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Tool Time: Best Plate Discipline

Kody Valverde

The San Diego Padres stress of plate discipline and being aggressively patient is consistently on display, especially with the team continuing to look for hitters that display this attribute each year in the MLB Draft. Here is the best of the bunch currently in the system:

1. Matt Antonelli Not afraid to swing the stick, Antonelli waits for the pitch he wants and if it isn't being offered he will gladly take the free pass. Few can execute a hit-and-run like Antonelli. After drawing a walk in each of his first ten games, Antonelli would go on to have a hit or a walk in all but three of his contests with the Eugene Emeralds. 2. Cedric Hunter When you have an...

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