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2017 Fort Wayne TinCaps Season Preview

Synopsis: Three Strikes with Sam Geaney, the Padres Director of Player Development: What was the reason for leaving so many of your talented pitching prospects -- especially the Cubans -- in Extended Spring to begin the year?

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You have four 18-year-olds in your everyday lineup. What types of performances are you looking for from them this season? You are sending two very young players with limited exposure to Fort Wayne in Rosario and Reinaldo Ilarraza. What did they do to earn this promotion? *asterisks signify left-handed or switch-hitters. MadFriarsTop 20 Prospects in Fort Wayne: Catch a Rising Star: Starting Pitching: Pen: Catching: Infield: Outfield: On the Spot: Under the Radar: This article is reproduced with permission from MadFriars.com. Follow @MadFriars on Twitter for the best coverage of the Padres minor league system.