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Padres Prospect Interview: Brandon Higelin

FORT WAYNE- Every year someone emerges out of the lower minors after a so-so professional debut. This year's diamond in the rough is Wizards' middle relief pitcher Brandon Higelin.            

Higelin was a 28th round draft pick of Cal-State-Los Angeles in the 2005 draft. What does it mean to be a 28th round pick when you're a college senior? It means no big money bonus, a fight for a roster spot and every year you better show something or your gone. Last year Higelin, 23, posted some good BB/K (11/21), but was a little too hittable with a 5.00 ERA and 40 hits in 27.1 innings. This... Recommended Stories

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