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Padres Prospect Interview: Keyvius Sampson

Eugene, OR: Keyvius Sampson was selected by the Padres in the fourth-round of the 2009 draft out of Ocala Forest High School in Florida where the team was able to buy him out of a full scholarship commitment to attend Florida State University by paying him second round money.

The 6-foot-1 Sampson, 19, may not have the size that everyone looks for in a pitcher but he does have the velocity and movement on his fastball that everyone does like coming in consistently in the low-90s. Last year, everyone caught a glimpse of what he may be able to accomplish in limited appearances in the Arizona League and Eugene, but this year in the Northwest League has provided a better...

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