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Padres Prospect Interview: James Darnell

James Darnell

A true testament to a prospect's status is how they develop over the course of the season. San Diego Padres prospect James Darnell improved his batting average in every month with Fort Wayne and accomplished the same feat when he went to Lake Elsinore.

One of the things that hitting coach Tom Tornicasa said to me was there were times when you would roll over on contact. What does that mean and how do you correct it? James Darnell: To me, it means that you have to get your timing straight and your foot down early. We just worked on that pretty consistently. The thing about it is even though I was rolling over on contact, I was hitting the ball...

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