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Scouting Padres Prospect James Needy

James Needy

San Diego Padres prospect James Needy has a mature approach to pitching, despite his tender age. One coach even threw out a comparison in some ways to Mat Latos.

Vital Statistics; Name: James Needy Position: RHP DOB: March 30, 1991 Height: 6-foot-6 Weight: 205 Bats: Right Throws: Right The San Diego Padres selected James Needy in the sixth-round of the 2009 MLB Draft and came to terms in late July on a deal that paid him nearly $150K over MLB's recommended slot. The right-hander went 9-4 with a 1.14 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 79 innings during his senior...

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