Padres Claim Samuel Deduno

After being designated for assignment by the Rockies earlier this week, Samuel Deduno has been claimed on waivers by the Padres, according to MLB.com. Colorado had designated the right-hander to make room for the newly acquired Clayton Mortensen.

Deduno missed part of last season due to injuries, but made his big league debut with the Rockies late in the year. Heading into 2010, Baseball America ranked the 27-year-old as Colorado's 11th-best prospect, writing that he "can be a solid major league starter if he sharpens his command and develops a changeup. His two strikeouts pitches should make him a good bullpen arm regardless."

Although he has struggled with his control throughout his minor league career (5.1 BB/9), Deduno has averaged 10.0 K/9 as a starter in 120 outings. San Diego could be a good fit for the righty, given the team's knack for finding and developing relievers.


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23 Comments on "Padres Claim Samuel Deduno"


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start_wearing_purple
4 years 5 months ago

Frankly, my dear, I doubt anyone gives a damn.

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David C. Ruckman
4 years 5 months ago

Interestingly, Deduno was the Texas League Pitcher of the Year in 2009. Injury and a lackluster pitching arsenal make this kid old for the minors. I’d be surprised if the Pads get any real value out of him at the MLB level. They seem to be loaded in the bullpen without his “assistance.”

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4 years 5 months ago

lackluster arsenal? Kind of strange to say that with a 10.0 K/9 as a starter.

Control problems sure, but stuff doesn’t look like its a problem

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Tim Valencia
4 years 5 months ago

i dont understand how it is needed for you to voice your lack of interest. The purpose of the site is to report the rumors and transactions around the league. It is your right to not care but have some respect for the work the guys who run the site.

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Sd_brain
4 years 5 months ago

interesting claim, this guy has some good stuff.

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4 years 5 months ago

Not many guys with that kind of K rate end up on waivers. Strange move by Col

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RATTY1
4 years 5 months ago

San Diego = Pitching & Defense…Keep stocking up arms…Young Arms Rule…Great Pitching Managers make it all the sweeter ..Go Pad Pitchers+++

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mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 5 months ago

Yep-I like the pick up too. Balsley and Black have gotten very good results with this kind of pitcher in the past. If a waiver claim is all it’s going to cost you, there is no reason for them to pass.

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daveypinstripes
4 years 5 months ago

To me it seems like he could be competing with Poreda this spring for a spot on the 40-man.

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4 years 5 months ago

“can be a solid major league starter if he sharpens his command and develops a changeup.”
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If only the padres had somebody in their system who could teach this sort of thing 😉

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Ohhhplease
4 years 5 months ago

You mean like the manager of the year in Black, and a highly regarded pitching coach in Ballsley? Examples of some of their work, Heath Bell, Cla Meredith, Mike Adams, resurrecting pitchers like Kevin Correia…..

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iheartyourfart
4 years 5 months ago

i think he was referring to trevor “youknowthechangeupiscomingidareyoutohitit” hoffman. he’s a special assistant/whatever this year and will be a uniformed instructor at spring training.