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Webber on Padres pitching prospects

Mike DeMark

Steve Webber was in charge of some of the top pitchers in the San Diego Padres farm system at Double-A, including Manny Ayala, Greg Burke, Matt Buschmann, Gabe DeHoyos, Mike DeMark, and Mike Ekstrom.

How has Manny Ayala's curveball come along since he shelved the slider? Steve Webber: Well, he really didn't abandon the slider, he just added the curveball. And it was somewhat effective. He mixed it in occasionally as more of an off-speed pitch. Does that hurt him at all having four pitches to throw and still working on a few of them? Steve Webber: I don't think so. I mean, he got off... Recommended Stories

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