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Flores on AZL Padres hitting prospects

Everett Williams

Former AZL Padres and current Fort Wayne TinCaps manager Jose Flores expressed strong opinions on his cast of hitters, identifying strengths and weaknesses – including the Arizona Rookie League MVP.

Jonathan Alia – an undrafted kid comes in and plays pretty darn well for you. What did you see from him? Jose Flores: Well, like you said, he was an undrafted kid. He had a big, physical body. Strong kid. I liked him. He came a long way as far as defense goes. When I first got him, they told me we got him because of the bat. Obviously, in college, he wasn't even playing 3rd base he played first...

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