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Padres Prospect Interview: Luis Durango

Luis Durango

FORT WAYNE, IN: Last year Luis Durango, 22, led the Northwest League in batting with a .367 average with a .422 on-base percentage. He had 16 extra base hits, eight of them triples and is widely regarded as the fastest man in the organization.

The switch-hitting Durango has tremendous natural ability, excellent pitch recognition and game-changing speed. His big obstacle is how to put it all together, and he is still learning the nuances of the game. Someone with his talent should have a better success rate on the bases than he did last year, stealing 17 bases in 27 attempts. Also, he needs to take much better routes defensively to...

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