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Smith on Padres Latin American talent in US

San Diego Padres international scouting director Randy Smith is pleased with the progress of the Latin American talent coming through the pipeline in the United States, especially the names littering the lower levels.

Are you surprised by the struggles of Adys Portillo? Randy Smith: Yes and no. Again, he would be a high school junior. I saw him (on July 8). At times he showed the stuff that proved why we like him so much – the good arm and movement. I think a lot of it is location. He needs to pitch in more. Mechanically, he is off a little bit. He was sitting 94, 95 at the end of the Instructional League...

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