Synopsis: This is a classic Triple-A team with some prospects, others that are blocked and some guys trying to work their way back. The thin desert air and near cement infield at Kino Stadium in the summer months make this very much a hitter's paradise but not as much as some of the other stadiums in the PCL South.
Three Strikes with Randy Smith, the Padres Director of Player Development and International Scouting:
How has Robbie Erlin's health been this spring?
Randy Smith: Robbie has really been fine since last summer. He didn't have any problems in the fall or the spring. Right now I'm not even worried about the injury possibility.
Jaff Decker has looked good. What part of his game has improved since last year?
Randy Smith: With Jaff two things come to mind the first is just getting healthy. The second is getting more aggressive at the plate. He has a great eye but we want him to become more aggressive so he doesn't get down in the count. This spring I think he's done that....