MadFriars.com brings the game to you in our exclusive scouting video series. This edition shows Mat Latos, Matt Huff and Dustin Gibbs throwing their side bullpen sessions with pitching coach Tom Bradley and manager Greg Riddoch watching.
November 15, 2007
Eugene, OR-- Matt Huff thought he would be in Fort Wayne by now. Fastball command, however, has kept him from reaching the potential he knows he has.
August 27, 2007
Brian Myrow clubbed two homers, but Clay Hensley had his worst outing to date. The Texas League All-Stars played - Will Venable played a pivotal role. Lance Zawadzki debuts with a bang. Yefri Carvajal, 17, shows patience and power, while Matt Bush throws fire and is excited about the returns. Euclides Viloria, also 17, debuts and talks about his goals, and Cooper Brannan wishes he had the day off.
Peoria, AZ-- Matt Huff is the elder statesman of the assembled team in extended spring training. He had a successful year last year and is looking to turn that into greater things in the coming season.
Surprise, AZ-- The San Diego Padres extended spring training club traveled to Surprise to take on the Kansas City Royals squad. Five runs in the ninth inning were not enough to bring the Friars back.
Peoria, AZ-- Ernesto Frieri and Matt Huff aren't the likeliest of pairs. But both have gotten to know the role of reliever over the last year – each showing they can have success from the pen. And both know spotting their pitches will be the difference in the coming season.
Pitching, ultimately, won the San Diego Padres rookie team a Championship. Those prospects will begin to move up the chain next year. It also helped having one of the biggest surprises on the team.
December 26, 2006
Six leagues to review in the San Diego Padres' farm system, so lets get going.