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MadFriars' Mid-Season Report with Randy Smith

Kral has been one of the surprises in 2013

We caught up with Randy Smith, the Padres' Director of Minor League Development, for some questions on the system at the midpoint. Three of the four Padres' affiliates have winning records and after some slow starts some of their bats are finally starting to heat up.

The strength of the organization is in some of the bigger name pitchers, Robbie Erlin, Burch Smith and Max Fried, that many are familiar with but there have also been some surprises with Dean Anna of Tucson and Robert Kral in Lake Elsinore. Tucson For those who follow the organization we get a lot of questions about Dean Anna, who is just having a fantastic season. Dean has seen the majority of...

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