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Tom Gamboa on Padres Prospects

EUGENE, OR: What are the impressions of Jaff Decker? What makes him so special? How do the Padres rate the year of Cedric Hunter and how special can he be? Has Will Inman become one of the top pitching prospects in the system and is his velocity consistent? MadFriars.com caught up to Tom Gamboa, the Padres minor league field coordinator, to get the answers.

You came to Eugene from Arizona and had a chance to see Jaff Decker. It looks from here that this is a special young man. Tom Gamboa: Very special. I had to go back in my memory bank – the only high school I can remember coming into pro ball as advanced mechanics, confidence, technique as Decker was many years ago with Milwaukee we drafted a kid named Dion James who at age 21 was hitting .300 in...

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