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Padres Prospect Interview: Matt Jackson

Eugene, OR: The last guy from South Alabama to tear through the Northwest League as a member of the San Diego Padres sytem was third baseman David Freese. Matt Jackson has seen Freese-like success from the pitching side.

A South Alabama kid comes to the Northwest League and sees immediate success. What has been the secret? Matt Jackson: It is not much different than college. A wood bat league, I am pounding the ball inside and getting in on their hands. Guys are struggling with wood bats at times. I banged the curveball when I first got up here but have been able to get ahead of guys and attack the strike zone...

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