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Krosschell digging for lost confidence

Ben Krosschell

EUGENE- Ben Krosschell knows there will be better days. But right now that's little solace as the 20-year-old prospect, who once drew comparisons to Jake Peavy, is struggling mightily with the Eugene Emeralds.

A career that began with a peak of hope has now reached a valley. Ben Krosschell, the Padres 16th round selection out of Highlands Ranch (Colo.) High School in 2004, initially caught the eye of many scouts as a teenager with a powerful fastball that often reached speeds in the mid-to-low 90s. Fast-forward two years and now in his second stint in Eugene, the 6-foot-1, 177-pounder has been...

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