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Padres Prospect Interview: Anthony Contreras

Anthony Contreras

PEORIA, AZ-- San Diego Padres prospect Anthony Contreras was a shot in the arm to a depleted Fort Wayne team when he was signed in mid-June. He hit .304 across 36 games and manned three different positions. He credits the Padres approach to helping his bat and thrives on the pressure of not knowing where he might be playing on a given night.

You signed with the Padres in June after playing Independent League ball. Do you view this as a second chance after beginning your career in the Giants system? Anthony Contreras: I got released from the Giants the last day of spring training last year, and I hooked up with the team in Lincoln, Nebraska. Played out there; played shortstop for about two months. I did pretty well and got a call...

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