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Position Player of the Year for Eugene

Position Player of the Year for Eugene

When the Padres first draft players they are assigned to "short season" leagues, which usually begin in June and last through the summer. The Padres maintain two teams in the short season leagues, Eugene in the Northwest League, where the Padres tend to send players with college experience and Peoria, the sight of their spring training complex in the Arizona League, where they send high school draft picks and young players from Latin America.

Two of the Padres "mini outfielders", Chris Kolkhorst and Matt Thayer stood out for the Eugene Emeralds this year. In selecting the players of the year for both levels, we imposed a criterion of selecting players in their first year within the organization. Position Player of the Year for Eugene Chris Kolkhorst Outfielder 5-foot-9, 180 pounds Birthdate: 3/7/82 2004 Season: Chris played at...

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