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The prospect tree was plump in Arizona

Rayner Contreras triggered the offense

The goal of every manager in professional sports is to win the Championship. The Holy Grail of athletics may be named different but the euphoria is the same. Carlos Lezcano led the San Diego Padres Arizona Rookie League team to the title and talked about the many young prospects he coached along the way.

Lezcano has since been promoted to manager of the Lake Elsinore Storm but it was his work in the desert with the Padres youth that got him the just reward. We recently caught up with Lezcano to discuss the players on his AZL Padres roster in 2006. It is a team that boasts some of the brightest stars in the Padres' system. Congratulations is definitely in order for the work you and your guys...

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