Padres Prospect video: Quiles, Rincon
Edinson Rincon
Edinson Rincon
Posted Jan 18, 2010
Denis Savage

San Diego Padres prospects Emmanuel Quiles and Edinson Rincon starred at short-season Eugene. Quiles flashed his arm and emerging bat and Rincon was all-world as a hitter but struggled with the glove.

Emmanuel Quiles really improved in his second year with the Emeralds. The right-handed hitter had a more patient approach, specifically not swinging at the first pitch. While he has work to do, the progress was evident.

Quiles upped his average by 51 points from the season before, adding six more extra-base hits in two fewer at-bats. He didn't draw many walks but did get better pitches to hit.

"He’s been with us three years and is making progress but with him it’s about controlling the zone," former vice president of scouting and player development Grady Fuson said.

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Edinson Rincon has a smooth stroke and a patient approach, allowing him to wait for his pitch. When he gets something in his zone, Rincon has the power to crush it.

Rincon hit .300 across 70 games with the Emeralds, posting a .415 on-base percentage. He also notched 28 extra-base hits playing as an 18-year-old for much of the season.

"Offensively, he exceeded expectations of what he could do at this level," Fuson said. "He was a leader on the club."

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