San Diego Padres prospects Zach Herr, Stiven Osuna, and Eduardo Perez were key elements of a strong Fort Wayne bullpen. Herr was second in the Midwest League in appearances, Osuna contributed out of the bullpen and starting rotation and Perez was an essential long man.
was 13th in the entire minors with 12.45 strikeouts per nine innings. He works quick and is down in the zone as one of the main components of a strong TinCaps bullpen. Herr, a Midwest League All-Star, led the system with 18 holds.
Stiven Osuna split time between the bullpen and starting rotation, turning in an impressive run in July from the starter's role. He works off fastball command with a deadly changeup.
Eduardo Perez, acquired along with Michael Watt from Los Angeles in the deal that sent Greg Maddux north in 2008, had the primary responsibility of being a long man out of the bullpen. A control pitcher, he worked on keeping the ball down to maximize his effectiveness.