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Tool Time: Most Polished Pitchers

Brent Carter

Polished pitchers coming out of the MLB Draft often are products of strong college programs and can make it to the majors quickly because of a thorough understanding of themselves and the game. These San Diego Padres' prospects would see their reflection in brass because of their polish.

1. Cesar Carrillo The poster child for shoe-shining, Carrillo is a smart, aggressive pitcher who uses his full compliment of pitches to get the job done. Carrillo came to the Padres with a nice arsenal of pitches and a fearless attitude, attacking hitters inside and setting them up through each at bat. Injury prevented him from debuting last year. 2. Mike Ekstrom One of the first lessons...

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