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Padres Prospect Interview: Wynn Pelzer

LAKE ELSINORE, CA: Wynn Pelzer was a ninth-round selection by San Diego in the 2007 draft. At the University of South Carolina, Pelzer was always considered to be a pitcher that had more ability than his performance indicated. Then again, when you consistently throw a fastball in the mid-90s while showing the ability to throw a good slider, you are going to get some attention.

After being injured in the Cape Cod League the summer he was drafted, Pelzer began his professional career in Fort Wayne and emerged as one of the better pitchers in the Midwest League, finishing the season at 9-6 with a 3.19 ERA. Pelzer throws a mix of two- and four-seam fastballs to go along with a very good slider and developing change. His control and ability to go deep into games has...

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