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Forsythe's Fast Track to San Diego
12/02/2011 2:28 PM ET
Logan Forsythe, an All-Star with the Storm just two seasons ago, made his Major League debut with the Padres on May 4, 2011.

A native of Tennessee, Logan was drafted by the Padres as the 48th overall selection in the 2008 draft after playing his college ball at the University of Arkansas. In his first full year of professional baseball, Logan started in Lake Elsinore in 2009.

In 66 games of California League play, the third baseman hit .322 with 46 runs scored and 61 BB to earn him a selection to the mid-season All-Star team. Immediately after the All-Star game played at The Diamond, Forsythe received a promotion to AA San Antonio. His time in the Cal League ended with a 32 game on-base streak.

Another solid season in 2010 put Logan on the map in the Padres system as he began the year as the thirteenth ranked prospect in the organization. The Razorback started the year in AAA with the Tucson Padres, where he played 2B, 3B and SS. A month into the season, Logan was called up to the bigs and made his debut as a pinch hitter on May 4, 2011. A few days later, he would make his first start as the second baseman against the Diamondbacks. He split the rest of the season between Tucson and San Diego, hitting .472 in June for the Padres of Tucson.

Back in San Diego for the end of July and then August, Logan batted out of seven different spots in the Padres' lineup and he started 20 games at third base in August. His season came to an end when he had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee September 8.


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