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Gautreau In A Battle

Padres prospect interview

Striking out is something no prospect wants to be known for. For a hitter that does not hit 30 homers a season that tag is even worse. Jake Gautreau struck out 131 times in 122 games this year playing for Mobile. He was sent to the Arizona Fall League and admits cutting down on his whiffs and having better plate discipline were top priorities. <br><br> "Quality at bats," Gautreau confirms.

"I had never been like this before until this year so that is one thing I wanted to do when I came out (to Arizona) is definitely have better at bats. But it was such a bad season all around. "It was a struggle for me and it kind of got worse and worse. It seemed like I kept digging a hole deeper and deeper and my AB's just never got better, but I came out here and am working on some stuff. I...

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