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This guy lost me at Naylor....he may not even be in baseball in 2023 and certainly not on the Padres

Maybe Olivares for RF?

 

Quote from MrPadre19 on January 4, 2020, 2:34 pm

Maybe Olivares for RF?

 

Or Ornelas? 2023 is a long way off and time for the development.

Given the limited number of prospects that cleanly profile as a RF ...... might see options emerge via position shifts. Could the emergence of Campusano and Hunt push Mejia to RF (or could they end up in RF if they really can hit). Could Abrams and / or Arias be squeezed out of an INF slot and emerge in RF? Could they push Tatis to RF?

With Myers apparently around for the near term ... a lot to watch in the minors in each of the next 3 seasons as to #1 who can hit and #2 who starts getting reps out of their assumed position.

 

Let’s hope Myers hits and earns his hefty cost and takes over LF when Pham leaves and we have a real option for RF at that time.

 

I've never heard of RDCP = Rookie Career Development Program

https://www.mlb.com/padres/news/2020-rookie-career-development

Here's whose attending from Padres' org ...

Padres: MacKenzie Gore, LHP (No. 1MLB No. 4); Taylor Trammell, OF (No. 2; MLB No. 28); Luis Patino, RHP (No. 3; MLB No. 30); Edward Olivares, OF (No. 16); Jake Cronenworth, SS/RHP (No. 17)

Quote from LynchMob on January 7, 2020, 12:03 pm

I've never heard of RDCP = Rookie Career Development Program

https://www.mlb.com/padres/news/2020-rookie-career-development

Here's whose attending from Padres' org ...

Padres: MacKenzie Gore, LHP (No. 1MLB No. 4); Taylor Trammell, OF (No. 2; MLB No. 28); Luis Patino, RHP (No. 3; MLB No. 30); Edward Olivares, OF (No. 16); Jake Cronenworth, SS/RHP (No. 17)

Think it is designed for players that their team thinks will make their ML debut in 2020 ... sort of an orientation / education effort to make the step-up smoother.

Not earth shattering, but definitely the 5 guys I'd have on my "most likely to debut in MLB in 2020" list.

San Diego Padres 2020 Top 50 Prospects

1. CJ Abrams, SS (‘19 Midseason Rank – 4)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: .393/.436/.646, 3 HR, 15 SB, 8.5 K% 6.7 BB%
Abrams was the 6th overall pick and, to me, he helped his stock with a sensational debut. He is an elite athlete and has shown wonderful plate discipline. Reports also showed a bit more power than expected and if that develops you have .300/25 HR/40 SB potential at the middle infield position. I don’t know if he can quite get that high in the power department but he is going to be a great asset in fantasy. Many lists will probably have Gore at the No. 1 spot, but I tend to lean towards the hitter over pitcher when I can and Abrams is better than advertised. ETA: 2022

2. MacKenzie Gore, LHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 1)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 1.69 ERA, 0.832 WHIP, 135 K, 28 BB, 100.3 IP
The #1 prospect for the Padres last season, this is nothing against what Gore has done. He is still very much an elite prospect and the best left-handed starting pitcher in the minors. He has already shown a four-pitch mix and his velocity is strong (92-95 MPH) to go along with plus control. Not a lot of red flags either. With his size and track record so far, #1 starter potential is still in play although he still needs some more time in the minors. He might have my favorite delivery in baseball. ETA: Late 2020


Tier 2

3. Taylor Trammell, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 2)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: .230/.337/.337, 10 HR, 20 SB, 23.7 K%, 12.9 BB%
What happened last year Taylor? Still, when a prospect does 10 HR/20 SB with a 12.9 BB% and it’s considered bad, then you know you have got a premium talent. Trammell did have a very impressive last couple weeks of the season, so perhaps he is back on the path to stardom many held for him. However, I’d like to see a breakout season before vaulting him into tier 1, but I will admit that I fully expect him to achieve that in 2020. ETA: Mid 2021

4. Luis Patino, RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 3)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 2.58 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 123 K, 38 BB, 94.2 IP
Patino lacks the size of Gore, but he does share a lot of similarities except from the right side. An explosive leg kick, live arm, and potential four-pitch mix give Patino nearly as much upside. There is just a bit more to refine with the Colombian right-hander but he is just as exciting to dream on. I wish he was bit taller, but still a lot to like here. ETA: Late 2020


Tier 3
 

5. Luis Campusano, C (‘19 Midseason Rank – 15)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: .324/.396/.507, 15 HR, 0 SB, 11.7 K%, 10.7%
One of the biggest risers on this list, Campusano enjoyed a true breakout in 2019. He tapped into his power potential with the 15 bombs, and his defensive work is also above average. He took advantage of the lower levels, so 2020 will bring a stiffer test for the catcher, but if he continues his progress, you have a legit catching prospect here in an era where they are becoming increasingly rare. ETA: 2021

6. Hudson Head, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 9)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: R
2019 Stats: .283/.382/.416, 1 HR, 3 SB, 20.6 K%, 10.6 BB%
One of my favorites in the system, Hudson Head has dominated at every level of his career. The only issue is that the level of competition has never been truly tested. That’s why his debut is so enthralling to me as he seemed to fit right in. He reminds me of Drew Waters and I think that in 2020 Head will ascend into top-100 status. Potential 5-tool monster here. ETA: 2023

Here's a link to BA's Padres 2020 Top 10 chat ...

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/san-diego-padres-2020-top-10-mlb-prospects-chat/

MLBPipeline is running out its Top 100 today.

5. Gore (top pitcher)

25. Abrams

27. Patino

50. Campusano

57. Trammell

"only" 5 on the list but all are high on the list which is encouraging.

For the optimistic ... a #1 SP, a #2 SP, a catcher that can hit, a SS that can hit and run, a CF. Almost textbook on building strength up the middle.

The Padres' Top 30 will come out in February.

 

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