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MadFriars' Interview: Johnny Barbato

MadFriars' Interview: Johnny Barbato

LAKE ELSINORE - Johnny Barbato, 21, was drafted in the sixth round by the San Diego Padres in the 2010 draft. Barbato fell in the draft due to concerns of how strong his commitment was to the University of Florida.

In high school the Miami native was regarded as one of the best prep pitchers in one of the better places to play high school baseball in the country. The son of a high school coach, the six-foot-two inch 235 lbs. Barbato is a load and flashes a plus fastball to go along with a developing change-up and curve. After a disappointing debut season in Eugene in 2011 the Padres moved Barbato to the...

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