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Padres Prospect Interview: Wes Cunningham

Wes Cunningham

Eugene, OR: Wes Cunningham was taken in the 17th-round by the San Diego Padres in the 2010 draft out of Murray State. Although the Ohio Valley Conference is not the biggest draw for top prospects, Cunningham dominated the competition his last two years, hitting .411/.466/.698 his junior year and .408/.487/.824 this season.

Many scouts believe the reason why we wasn't taken earlier were concerns over his ability to hit for power and where he would eventually end up defensively. Although with 46 of his 95 hits going for extra-bases and 22 over the wall; it seems he may prove many wrong before its all over. This season in Eugene, he has seen time at both corner outfield slots and first base with the majority of his... Recommended Stories

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