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Top ten surprises in the Padres' system

Every year a prospect emerges from virtual anonymity and turns heads. This year was no different as prospects in the San Diego Padres system asserted themselves.

10. Tim Stauffer was expected to rise quickly through the system. Boy, did he do it in style. Stauffer was dominant in tours with Lake Elsinore and Mobile on his way to Portland. His poise on the mound and ability to limit mistakes by shirking the big inning earned him praise and a shot at the number five spot in the rotation in 2005. He gave up a few long balls in Portland but still managed...

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