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Big kid, big arm Simon Castro, RHP, Padres, (Low-A Fort Wayne) Tuesday's stats: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0...

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Big kid, big arm Simon Castro, RHP, Padres, (Low-A Fort Wayne) Tuesday's stats: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K A 20-year-old Domincan who cuts an imposing figure on the mound with his 6-foot-5 frame, Castro has been coming into his own of late and generating as much buzz as any pitching in the Midwest League of late. His fastball gets into the mid-90s at times, and his power slider has come leaps and bounds since early in the year, as in his last six starts, he's struck out 44 in 30 1/3 innings while limiting batters to a .187 batting average.

Minor League Update: July 28 by Kevin Goldstein