MadFriars.com brings the game to you in our exclusive scouting video series. This edition features right-hander Pablo Menchaca during the San Diego Padres fall Instructional League. Menchaca was sidelined for much of the season due to shoulder soreness.
Coaches and scouts touted Pablo Menchaca
as someone to watch in 2007, likening him to Seattle Mariners
superstar Felix Hernandez
. They believe his upside rivals the King.
Signed out of Mexico in 2006, Menchaca worked just 12.1 innings during the regular season, seeing action in both Low-A Fort Wayne and short-season Eugene.
The previous year, Menchaca earned the win in the Arizona Rookie League Padres championship game.
Here is Menchaca pitching in Arizona: