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Padres Prospect Interview: Jeremy Hefner

Jeremy Hefner

FORT WAYNE, IN: Jeremy Hefner was picked in the fifth-round by San Diego in the 2007 draft and instantly proved that he may have been one of the better picks made by the Padres.

Despite a losing record in Eugene last year, Hefner recorded quality peripheral statistics, namely 74 strikeouts in 62.1 innings against only 20 walks. He also allowed less hits than innings pitched, 51/62.1 and only 27 earned runs with batters hitting .221 against him. This year, he has been a quality pitcher in Fort Wayne, a formidable 1-2 combination with Wynn Pelzer in the starting rotation...

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