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Peyton on Eugene hitting prospects

Eugene, OR: Eric Peyton, hitting coach at the San Diego Padres short-season affiliate in Eugene, has evolved in his approach to teaching. As a result, he feels he can help his hitters refine their game. It was evident with the Emeralds this season.

We are in year two in your coaching career. How have you evolved from year one to year two? Eric Peyton: I am able to communicate with the players a lot better. Instead of talking, I am listening more, asking more questions regarding what they have been through so I can understand more of the mental makeup of each player. I now work on getting them to change their work ethic a little bit from the... Recommended Stories

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