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Padres scouting report: Dirk Hayhurst

Padres scouting report: Dirk Hayhurst

A starter in college, Dirk Hayhurst began the year as a reliever with the Fort Wayne Wizards. His success in a long relief role became hard to ignore as the days turned into summer. When a hole opened up in the rotation, Hayhurst was immediately placed in the role.

"All these guys are starters in college and you don't get a chance to look at everybody," said Tye Waller, the Padres' Director of Player Development. "Because we liked the arms that we had at the time in Fort Wayne, he started out as a reliever. He earned the spot to be a starter. He pitched outstanding from day one in Fort Wayne." It wasn't something that the right-hander took to – at...

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