After starting our What’s Brewing On The Farm series, we thought we would put it all together by publishing our own top Padres prospects list. It’s important to note that while we’ve seen a few of these players in person, we aren’t scouts or experts. We follow the Padres farm and collect as much info as we can from a variety of real experts.
What follows is a list based on mixing those opinions, and our own preferences of the importance of a player’s qualities. It’s also a mixture of each contributor’s thoughts into one final result. So throw on your AJ Preller approved bucket hat, it’s about to get real prospecty in here.
About a quarter of the way through the season, the Padres sit at 24-29 and 9.5 back in the NL West. They’re projected to finish the season at 78 wins and currently have about an 11% chance of making the playoffs, in almost all likelihood via a wild card spot.
There’s no question things aren’t going as expected. Aside from the based Seth Smith, the offense has been awful. While the team’s pitching, when not getting MRIs on various elbows, has been much better.
While huge changins are emotionally satisfying, they come with risk of their own. If you owned the Padres, where do you go from here?
Comment From Mo
what do you feel the real potential for yasmani grandal is?
Matt Vasgersian: I think the jury is still out as it is for alot of young guys attached to PED use. Personally I’m a big Nick Hundley fan and hope he can claim that gig full time.
Comment From Will
Padres fans are split when it comes to our Uniform preference. Do you like the current Blue scheme, or should the Padres go back to their Brown roots?
Matt Vasgersian: I like both … I just hate how boring the current logo is. If I had to pick one I’d say go back to the Brown. For some reason I also did the late 90’s uni’s that had the Orange accents
Comment From VM Nate
What is your impression of the current Padres ownership so far?
I’m excited to announce a new feature at Padres Public, the Prospect Stalker!
Because the farm system is the lifeblood of the Padres organization (cue flashbacks to fraternity rush), many of us enjoy following/crushing on our favorite team’s young talent as they develop skills before reaching the majors. And because these promising young players all play in different leagues, it becomes too much work keeping up with their progress throughout a long season as often as we’d like.
Thanks to the hard work of David Marver, the Prospect Stalker will make keeping up with an integral part of the Padres’ future easier and more enjoyable. Expect weekly updated stats from all Each of Jeff’s 25 top prospects in one place, without having to wade through non-prospects or stats that aren’t all that useful (pitcher W-L record says hello!).
Details are still being worked out regarding the best way to publish this data, but check out the current iteration of the Prospect Stalker and feel free to make any suggestions.