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]