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Padres Prospect Interview: Chris Wilkes

There may be no better pitcher at grasping the San Diego Padres philosophy. Three pitches or less. Induce contact. Go deep into games. Throw first-pitch strikes. "I am looking to make batters put the ball in play," prospect Chris Wilkes said.

The Padres admittedly weren't sure what they were getting in you. Was there added pressure to perform giving the circumstances of your signing? Chris Wilkes: Nah. The Padres not knowing anything about me made me want to go out and prove I was better than what they thought. They got a steal with me. You walked just a handful all year – is there such a thing as throwing too many strikes? Chris... Recommended Stories

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