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Padres Prospect Interview: Eric Sogard

Eric Sogard

SAN ANTONIO, TX.: "Professional hitter" is a common term that is heard around minor league ballparks, but it is rarely explained and is even a rarer sight.

A professional hitter is a batter that doesn't give away at-bats. He makes a pitcher get him out, not the other way around. If he gets hit pitch in an at-bat, he makes them pay. If not, he trots down to first base. This type of batter has more walks than strikeouts and many times more extra-base hits than strikeouts as well. One of the closest players the Padres have in this organization to...

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