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Scouting Padres Prospect: Colt Morton

Scouting Padres Prospect: Colt Morton

Catcher Colt Morton was tearing up the California League, well on his way to MVP of the Championship Series until the team imploded after being up 2-0 in the best of five series. But that did not diminish some of the success he had in 2005.

There is a little hesitation when evaluating the status of Colt Morton as a prospect. The 2005 season marked his third year in Fort Wayne and his first two stints netted sub-Mendoza line statistics. But this year was different. It started with a shorter compact swing that made his path to the ball quicker. The result was solid contact on the ball, if for less power. "Colt is a guy who we...

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