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Padres Prospect Interview: Adys Portillo

Adys Portillo

Signed as a 16-year-old, San Diego Padres prospect Adys Portillo has been given lofty expectations. The right-hander is in extended and there is talk of him beginning the year in Eugene. His maturity and demeanor say he may just be ready for such a jump. We spoke with Portillo through a translator.

You pitched in the finals for the Little League World Series and your team won. What do you remember about that and did that baseball atmosphere help you through your teenage years? Adys Portillo: It was a great experience. Even though it wasn't the Major League World Series, that week still felt like it was. The whole environment and energy surrounding the event – it put an extra emphasis on...

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