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Portland Beavers Pitching Review

Dennis Tankersley

The Portland Beavers are the highest of San Diego's six farm teams, playing in the AAA level Pacific Coast League. The Beavers had a disappointing finish, ending up 12th out of 16 teams, with an overall record of 69-75. Some bright spots, however, did emerge for the Beavers in 2003. Ben Howard and Dennis Tankersley developed as players who could help the Padres in the future.

Too many players on the 2003 Beavers were rebounding from failed expectations (Dennis Tankersley, Ben Howard and Mike Bynum) In fact, out of the top thirty Padres' prospects ranked by Baseball America only four Beavers were in the top thirty (Greene #2, Bozied #10, Howard #6 and Castro #25). This gives you an idea of some of the talent that Rick Sweet had to work with this past year. If anyone...

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