San Diego Padres: 4 Reasons Andrew Cashner Will Be a Stud at Petco Park

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San Diego Padres: 4 Reasons Andrew Cashner Will Be a Stud at Petco Park
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San Diego Padres newest pitching addition Andrew Cashner made headlines this past week, averaging a fastball of 102.2 mph in a spring training game against the Seattle Mariners.

The feat set off a flurry of new stories and tweets about the 25-year-old the Padres acquired in a deal that sent San Diego’s top prospect, Anthony Rizzo, to the Chicago Cubs.

While the deal seemed to favor the Cubbies at the time, it now looks like the Pads could walk away from it on top.

There is no doubting Rizzo’s ability to become one of the league’s top first basemen, as he headed a class of youngsters that made the Padres farm system the best in the league according to ESPN’s Keith Law.

But, now it appears the acquisition of Yonder Alonso from Cincinnati, the No. 2 first baseman prospect behind Rizzo, will benefit the team in the long run.

Here are four reasons why Andrew Cashner will be a stud at Petco Park.

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