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Padres Prospect Interview: Simon Castro

Simon Castro

FORT WAYNE, IN: Of all the lower level pitching prospects, the one that gets the San Diego Padres development staff the most excited is Simon Castro, 21, the big right-hander out of the Dominican Republic.

"The guy that I am pleased with the most is Simon Castro. He has eliminated walks from his game, his velocity is up and he's on his way to being a potentially dominant pitcher," said Grady Fuson, the Padres vice president of scouting and development. At 6-foot-5 and a solid 225 lbs., the long-limbed Castro is a load. He has a strong sinking fastball that sits in the low-90s, but his development...

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