A Tale of Two Hunters

Back in 1993, Torii Hunter was selected in the first round of the MLB draft. He joined the Fort Wayne Wizards for the 1994 season and turned in a solid .293 average while hitting 10 home runs with 50 runs batted. He dazzled the Fort Wayne faithful with his wizard-like skills in the outfield and has gone on to shine on the game’s biggest stage. Hunter is arguably the most well-known former Wizards player and has spent his entire career in the Minnesota Twins organization.

And while there has been much speculation that Torii Hunter’s tenure as a Twins player will soon come to an end, there is a new Hunter on the Fort Wayne horizon.

The San Diego Padres have a top prospect in Cedric Hunter, who batted .371 while in rookie ball and after a stellar prep career. Selected in the third round of last-year’s draft, Cedric Hunter recently turned 19 and has impressed many observers during his (very) young career. A recent article suggests that Hunter is expected to begin the 2007 campaign in Fort Wayne.

[tags]Fort Wayne Wizards, Torii Hunter, Cedric Hunter, Padres Prospects[/tags]

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