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AZL Padres Pitcher of the Year

Simon Castro

The Arizona Rookie League boasts a combination of big arms trying to find the plate and college pitchers who can find the plate, but need to prove they have enough "stuff" to make it up the chain. The San Diego Padres squad had plenty of both.

AZL Padres Summary: The Arizona Rookie League (AZL) is one of two complex leagues in the minors. The AZL is where you will generally see three types of players, young prospects from Latin America, high school draft picks and second-tier college players who have to prove they can play on the professional level to be given future opportunities. With all of the games at spring training complexes...

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