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Fernando-mania for Padres?

Originally Published: January 21, 2005
By John Sickels | Special to ESPN.com

Zach N. from Corvallis, Ore., writes: Hello, what is your opinion of Padres prospect Fernando Valenzuela Jr.? I saw him his first year with the Eugene Emeralds ... he had a great glove at 1st base with good range. He also hit line drives but did swing at some bad pitches. At Fort Wayne in 2004 he improved in all offensive categories. Does he have a chance? Heckuva nice young fellow too.

Fernando Valenzuela Jr. is, as you would expect, the son of former major league pitcher Fernando Valenzuela. ...

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