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Xavier Edwards

This is a guy that AJ should NOT move at all....top of the order, switch hitter, base stealing threat, middle infielder....reminds me of Alan Wiggins

Quote from 3fingersplit on December 18, 2018, 6:49 pm

This is a guy that AJ should NOT move at all....top of the order, switch hitter, base stealing threat, middle infielder....reminds me of Alan Wiggins

Hopefully with out the coke problem.

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2019-san-diego-padres-top-10-prospects-chat/

Kyle Glaser: ... And in Edwards you’ve got a twitchy, savvy middle infielder who makes a ton of contact and can fly, also projecting as a top-of-the-order type. 

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Daniel (Hayward): Xavier Edwards have any chance at making the top 100?

Kyle Glaser: Right now? No. Not close. But in two years could I see it? Sure

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Ken (Lakewood CA): Thanks for chatting Kyle. What are your thoughts on 18 year old Xavier Edwards? Exciting future? Thanks.

Kyle Glaser: He's a good player. Really exciting combination of athleticism and baseball instincts. Normally you get one but not the other from teenagers, so to see someone with both of them is pretty fun. I don't think anyone should ever expect a ton of power, but an old-school leadoff hitter type with speed to burn while playing the middle infield - that's a valuable player. His swing works, he has a plan up there...now we just have to see how it all works in full-season ball, but I'm optimistic it will.

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Derek (SD): What are your thoughts on the tandem tucupita marcano and xavier edwards? Thanks!

Kyle Glaser: Both are good athletes and both are going to make a lot of quality contact. That's a great place to start with two teenaged middle infielders. There is a long road ahead, but you can see the ingredients of future big leaguers.

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Michael Stern (Rochester NY): I know the Padres have a very strong system but still I was shocked that Xavier Edwards was not in the top 10. How close was he - and what do you see as his future with the Padres? Thanks for the chat!

Kyle Glaser: Edwards is very promising, but there are so many upper level guys who have proven it in full-season ball and received every bit as glowing reports that he wasn't particularly close. He may get there, but he wasn't really in the convo yet.

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Nuke (Durham, NC): I’ve seen conflicting reports on Xavier Edwards power projection, some say he could develop 15-20hr with his bat speed, and others say there is no power at all. When I see his swing he reminds me of a smaller trea turner. What’s your personal take on his power ceiling given today’s swing revolution and....dare I ask for your comp on Edwards?

Kyle Glaser: I would be skeptical of 15-20, even with how the major league ball is flying out. Just seeing his size and swing, I think it's going to be a lot of hard line drives and a few will carry over. Also, just say no to comping guys with 45 pro games of rookie ball under their belts. Let him be him, and we'll reassess when we have a larger sample

Urias better start hitting in the majors when he gets called back up.

This kid is forcing his way up the system and is my favorite position player prospect right now.

FIVE hits today.

Can hit,run and field.

Whats not to like?

 

Quote from David Nevin on May 1, 2019, 2:53 pm

Urias better start hitting in the majors when he gets called back up.

This kid is forcing his way up the system and is my favorite position player prospect right now.

FIVE hits today.

Can hit,run and field.

Whats not to like?

 

Lacks power? 🙂

It will be interesting where MLBPipeline positions him on the Padres top 30 (currently #14) on the mid-season update especially after Tatis - Mejia - Paddack - Urias (possibly) graduate off. Add injuries to Morejon, Espinosa, and Baez but considering their top draft pick ... still could see a Top 5 placement.

 

Quote from fenn68 on May 1, 2019, 3:27 pm
Quote from David Nevin on May 1, 2019, 2:53 pm

Urias better start hitting in the majors when he gets called back up.

This kid is forcing his way up the system and is my favorite position player prospect right now.

FIVE hits today.

Can hit,run and field.

Whats not to like?

 

Lacks power? 🙂

It will be interesting where MLBPipeline positions him on the Padres top 30 (currently #14) on the mid-season update especially after Tatis - Mejia - Paddack - Urias (possibly) graduate off. Add injuries to Morejon, Espinosa, and Baez but considering their top draft pick ... still could see a Top 5 placement.

 

I wouldnt be surprised if after graduations.. Xavier "X" is our #1 position prospect, top 3-5 org... I called this on the UT Forum last summer.. dude has 7 SO and 10 BB's in 77 AB's... thats a 9% K rate and 14% BB rate (roughly) which is beyond elite

Quote from fenn68 on May 1, 2019, 3:27 pm
Quote from David Nevin on May 1, 2019, 2:53 pm

Urias better start hitting in the majors when he gets called back up.

This kid is forcing his way up the system and is my favorite position player prospect right now.

FIVE hits today.

Can hit,run and field.

Whats not to like?

 

Lacks power? 🙂

It will be interesting where MLBPipeline positions him on the Padres top 30 (currently #14) on the mid-season update especially after Tatis - Mejia - Paddack - Urias (possibly) graduate off. Add injuries to Morejon, Espinosa, and Baez but considering their top draft pick ... still could see a Top 5 placement.

 

Power is everywhere right now.

OBP and speed are like the new Moneyball attributes.

It seems everyone can hit a HR or K or BB(except us on the BB)

Especially on our team....what we need are guys who can get on base and run around them.

I think we will have plenty of guys to drive them in.....just getting tired of solo homeruns.

I know...a homerun is better than not hitting a homerun....but a 3 run homerun is even better.

 

 

From today's DFR ...

With his eleventh steal of the season, Xavier Edwards now has more stolen bases than strikeouts on the season.  Interestingly, for his minor league career, the 19-year-old has 33 stolen bases and a mere 35 strikeouts in 72 games. After reaching base five times Thursday, he leads the Midwest League with a .370 average and .440 on-base percentage

From today's DFR ...

Shortstop Xavier Edwards doubled and walked Friday night, extending his hitting streak to 12 games and on on-base streak to 20. Perhaps more impressively, Edwards has not struck out since May 4th — a span of 46 plate appearances. Edwards leads the Midwest League in batting average (.364), on-base percentage (.429) and hits (47).

Fun fact of the day from today's DFR ... While it seems every day we discuss Xavier Edwards’s hitting prowess, it should be known that not only does he lead the MWL in hitting, he does so by 47 points.  The next closest hitter (Tyler Freeman at .330) is closer to 9th place Tucupita Marcano (.304) than to Edwards (.377).