Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Headley will get a shot in left field

Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune reports, top prospect Chase Headley will get his shot to show the Padres that he can make the adjustment to being an outfielder.

Though Headley hasn't played a game in the outfield since his days at the University of Tennessee, it doesn't seem to have affected his confidence, “I'm coming in with the mentality that I'm trying to make this club,” he said. “I'd love to make this club and help it throughout the year.”

One Padre scout, who watched Headley take fly balls at Petco Park last month, says he'd be more a more competent outfielder than former Padre Ryan Klesko and current Rockie Matt Holliday, though neither is Gold Glove caliber defensively.

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