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Grady Fuson Midseason System Q&A

Lance Zawadzki

We caught up with Grady Fuson, the San Diego Padres vice president of scouting and player development, to get his thoughts on the draft, prospects, and the system at the mid point of 2009. Although there have been some disappointments, overall the Padres' minor league teams have made forward progress.

In an interview after the draft with Darren Smith of the Mighty XX, Kevin Towers said that by picking players like Donovan Tate, Everett Williams and Keyvius Sampson the Padres had a chance to get some difference makers. He characterized the system as having some players that could become good major league players, with the exception of Mat Latos, but not superstars that these players have the...

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