San Diego Padres 2020 Top 50 Prospects

MacKenzie Gore, Lake Elsinore Storm. Photo credit - Gail Verderico, @1baseballchick on Twitter

The Padres have a great mixture of high-upside prospects as well as several safe-floor guys. There are two elite prospects here with Abrams and Gore, with several others that could become above-average regulars. What’s more, the international signings are as good as ever, with several of the names reaching top-30 status as teenagers already. There are several future major leaguers on this list and it will stack up well against any other system in the league. It may not be the best, but when you look at what they already have at the big level, it’s easy to get very excited about the future.

No major graduations from the midseason list, but a few trades have mixed things up a little. In exchange for Jurickson Profar, the Padres had to give up a long-time favorite of mine, Buddy Reed. The Padres also exchanged prospects in the Hunter Renfroe/Tommy Pham deal, giving up Xavier Edwards in exchange for Jake Cronenworth. The draft class beyond Abrams also added some nice talent. Hudson Head and Logan Driscoll had great debuts, as Head is quickly becoming a personal favorite of mine.

With all that out of the way, here are the top 50 prospects for the San Diego Padres. Of course, keep in mind these are fantasy focused. Defense will be taken into account as it can guarantee playing time, but players that provide value in the fantasy categories will be valued higher.


Prospects1500 Tiers:
Tier 1: Players with high expectations of both making the majors and playing at an All-Star level for a number of years
Tier 2: Players with an above average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 3: Players with an average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor
Tier 4: Players who have the potential of making the majors, or have high likelihood of making the majors but providing minimal impact (e.g. middle reliever, low-ceiling UT guys)
Tier 5: Players who are worth keeping an eye on, but likely to never make a team’s 40-man roster


Tier 1

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

7. Edward Olivares, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 13)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: .282/.348/.452, 18 HR, 35 SB, 17.8 K%, 7.8 BB%
The power/speed combo here is more fantasy focused than what he will likely provide in real life, but Olivares had a marvelous 2019 season. His hit tool may ultimately keep him back, but he has a lightning-quick swing, wheels to burn and is highly athletic. Other guys in the system are probably a little safer, but Olivares provides a ceiling that is worth paying up for. ETA: Late 2020

8. Gabriel Arias, 2B (‘19 Midseason Rank – 21)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: .302/.339/.463, 16 HR, 8 SB, 25 K%, 4.8 BB%
Much like Olivares, it has taken Arias a while to get going, but 2019 proved to be a breakout campaign for the infielder. His glove was always his calling-card but now he has shown some intriguing offensive potential to boot. He needs to take more walks and make more contact, but Arias carries a high floor to go along with some upside. He is still only 19 so there is still a lot of room to mature here. ETA: Late 2021

9. Ryan Weathers, LHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 8)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 3.84 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 90 K, 18 BB, 96 IP
Not the most exciting prospect, but likely will reach the big leagues in some capacity given his ability to throw a ton of strikes. Still lacking an elite pitch, Weathers will have to get by on his command and savvy, both of which seem to be above average. Maybe his stuff can tick up, but for now, you are buying him for his high floor. ETA: Late 2021

10. Jake Cronenworth, SS/RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 16, Rays)
Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: .329/.422/.511/.934, 10 HR, 12 SB, 15.2 K%, 11.9 BB%
Bound to become a fan favorite, Cronenworth does a lot of things and does them really well. For one, he is a great defender that can play multiple positions which is great for fantasy. Second, his hit tool is continuing to rise the scales and looks to be legit. He also can steal bags. To top it all off, he should be able to double as a late-inning reliever who throws gas. Just a fun guy to have on your squad. ETA: Mid 2020

11. Michel Baez, RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 5)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: (MLB) 3.03 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 28 K, 14 BB, 29.2 IP
There are tall pitchers and then there is Baez, standing at 6’ 8’’. I get a little worried when pitchers can get too tall, but Baez does repeat his delivery well and he might be able to use that frame of his to reach his full potential. Right now, he is in the bullpen, but I still think he is a starter long term. He’ll be in the big leagues one way or the other, so scoop him now from those that think he is only a reliever long term. ETA: 2020

12. Hudson Potts, 3B/2B (‘19 Midseason Rank –  14)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: .242/.304/.426, 17 HR, 3 SB, 28.2 K%, 7 BB%
I used to really love Potts, but 2019 was a disappointment. He is turning in to a power only guy who doesn’t really have a true position. He was a 3b, but the Padres are suddenly very crowded at all the spots you would want to play him. Still, power and potential multiple position eligibility are nice, so see if he can bounce back and force his way into the Padres’ future plans. ETA: 2021

13. Adrian Morejon, LHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 6)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: (AA Stats) 4.25 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 44 K, 15 BB, 36 IP
Morejon has taunted us for a few years now, with his exciting 4-pitch mix and good velocity. Injuries have simply held him back and lowered him in the rankings. He did make his debut last season as a reliever, but unfortunately, the bullpen is a legit ending spot for him. However, if he can get past the injuries and back into the rotation he profiles right up there with Gore and Patino as far as pure stuff. ETA: 2020

14. Owen Miller, SS (‘19 Midseason Rank – 12)
Age: 22
Highest 2019 Level: AA
2019 Stats: .288/.354/.427, 13 HR, 5 SB, 15.5 K%, 8.3 BB%
Another safe prospect, Miller has a nice hit tool and will probably play all over the field for the Padres as someone that may not be the “starter” but still gets 550+ at-bats. He probably won’t hit for a lot of power, but he is the perfect glue guy for the Padres and should be a cheap investment for fantasy owners at the moment. ETA: Late 2020


Tier 4

15. Tucupita Marcano, 2B (‘19 Midseason Rank – 25)
Age: 20
Highest 2019 Level: A
2019 Stats: .269/.323/.336, 2 HR, 15 SB, 8.9 K%, 6.9 BB%
A pure contact hitter, Marcano is slowly climbing his way up the organization and (stop me if you have heard this before) offers a high floor. He is sound defensively up the middle and could pitch in 20 bags a year if he was a full-timer. Besides that, there isn’t a lot of elite tools here but middle infielders are always nice to have. ETA: Late 2022

16. Joey Cantillo, LHP (‘19 midseason Rank – 27)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: 2.26 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 144 K, 34 BB, 111.2 IP
Cantillo is easy to like because he is a big left-hander who throws strikes and also has the potential to add velocity as he matures. He dominated in his debut last year and has a lot of room to fill out. Worth a shot as a guy that may continue to improve and sneak up on people. ETA: 2022

17. Junior Perez, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 18
2019 Highest Level: R
2019 Stats: .268/.349/.512 11 HR, 11 SB, 28.2 K%, 11 BB% 
Probably the highest you will see him on ranks, for now, Perez is someone worth taking a shot on early. In a system with a lot of solid high-floor guys, the 18-year-old oozes upside and had a wonderful stateside debut. He has a nice uppercut swing with nice bat speed and has good size with room to grow. He is someone that could explode next year, so it’s worth getting in early before he becomes too expensive. ETA: 2024

18. Reginald Preciado, SS (‘19 Midseason Rank – 49)
Age: 16
2019 Highest Level: N/A
2019 Stats: N/A
Much like Perez, Preciado is tempting to dream on. A switch-hitting middle infielder who is already making tons of contact, he has a chance to rocket up lists this year as well. His swing is just a notch below where Perez is right now, but obviously, a lot can change in the next few years. Try to get one of these two guys when the price is low. ETA: 2024

19. Ismael Mena, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 16
2019 Highest Level: N/A
2019 Stats: N/A
I want to rank Mena higher based on the tools he shows, but his swing is just a mess in my opinion. He will get plenty of attention for development so if he can straighten out the swing mechanics he will rocket up the ranks as a power/speed threat with a decent hit tool to boot. Throw in some excellent defensive skills and you have someone worth closely monitoring in 2020. ETA: 2024

20. Esteury Ruiz, 2B (‘19 Midseason Rank – 11)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: /.238/.300/.356, 6 HR, 34 SB, 26.6 K%, 6.8 BB%
An intriguing power/speed guy, Ruiz has shown off the speed part very well. His power is lagging a little right now, but at 20 years old it could show up soon. If it does he might be an everyday type of guy. His swing and miss is still quite high at the moment, and his defense leaves some to be desired, but Ruiz still has an upward arrow for me at the moment. ETA: 2022

21. Jorge Ona, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 30)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: .348/.417/.539, 5 HR, 2 SB, 25.2 K%, 10.6 BB%
Ona has the tools to be higher on this list, but injuries have plagued him from much needed playing time. When he has played, he’s been great. The most interesting piece of information here is that the Padres decided to protect Ona from the Rule 5 draft this last year, signaling that the Padres do have a vision for him in the future. A fully healthy 2020 will give us a lot of evidence so keep an eye on him for now. ETA: 2021

22. Joshua Mears, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 16)
Age: 18
2019 Highest level: R
2019 Stats: .253/.353/.439 7 HR, 9 SB, 30.3 K%, 11.8 BB%
Mears looks like a football player with his 6-foot-3, 230-pound frame. As you might guess, he also carries a ton of power in that muscular frame. What’s more is that he already has a nice uppercut swing at the moment and just needs repetition and a ton of player development. If he gets there, you have a power-hitting corner outfield. ETA: 2023

23. Brayan Medina, RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 17
2019 Highest Level: N/A (J2 Signing)
2019 Stats: N/A
Medina has a ton of potential and is already touching 97 as a 17-year-old. He has a changeup and a developing slider. He’s also big and long with tons of room to grow and add muscle. Easy delivery, reminds me a little of Marcus Stroman but with better velocity. He’s going to rise quickly so get in now. ETA: 2024

24. Jeisson Rosario, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 18)
Age: 20
Highest 2019 Level: A+
2019 Stats: .242/.371/.313, 3 HR, 11 SB, 21.7 K%, 16.3 BB%
The numbers may not pop off the page right away, but take a closer look at that walk percentage; 16.3%. That’s elite and exceedingly rare for a 20-year-old. He’s also a phenomenal athlete. The only issue here is that the results haven’t really shown themselves yet in the other meaningful categories so he is more projection than anything. Still, with that type of plate recognition, his ceiling is higher than most you’ll find around this rank so he’s worth a flier. ETA: 2022

25. Omar Cruz, LHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 2.73 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 76 K, 19 BB, 56 IP
A nice looking lefty that shows above-average control already, Cruz had a brilliant 2019. Despite not having the highest velocity he was still able to strike our 32.9% of batters and held an impressive 2.73 ERA. These are the type of guys that make the big leagues and stay there for a decade. ETA: 2022

26. Reggie Lawson, RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 37)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: AA
2019 Stats: 5.20 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 36 K,13 BB, 27.2 IP
Injuries have derailed the 2016 draftee, but his stuff still remains. A lost year in 2019 means that he will come with a lot of risk, but he had a nice AFL showing so perhaps he can get healthy. If he does he has nasty stuff and middle of the rotation type of potential. Here’s to hoping for a healthy 2020. ETA: 2021

27. Ronald Bolanos, RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 24)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: 3.66 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 142 K, 53 BB, 130.1 IP
Made his debut in the MLB last season. An electric fastball and a big body make Balanos worth looking at, but I think he is headed to the bullpen in the future. The secondary pitches are just not quite there, but you don’t want to waste an arm like this. With enough starters in the system, I just don’t have high hopes he can be a starter. If he does, however, then he would rank 10-12 spots higher. ETA: 2020

28. Michael Gettys, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 40)
Age: 24
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: .256/.305/.517, 31 HR, 14 SB, 33 K%, 6.5 BB%
He doesn’t walk and he strikes out a ton, but those are pretty nice counting stats for the 24-year-old. He has shown the ability to provide value in both the power and speed department for years, but his approach still needs work. However, you rarely see him ranked anywhere and he is a minor adjustment away from being very useful. ETA: Mid 2020

29. Luis Gutierrez, LHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 16
2019 Highest Level: N/A (2019 J2 Signee)
2019 Stats: N/A
An advanced 16-year-old who shows a lot of promise. Hitting 90 MPH already, Gutierrez also is flashing two plus secondary offerings. To top it off, he also is showing above-average command and a smooth delivery. If he can develop at a normal pace there might really be something here. Of course, it will take a while to take place but I like what I see here. ETA: 2024

30. David Bednar, RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 35)
Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: 2.95 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 86 K, 18 BB, 58 IP
35th-round picks don’t make the big leagues, but Bednar has forced the issue here. A pure reliever who throws gas, the key to his success has been the advancement of his splitter. Strikeout rates have been excellent so there’s an outside chance that he becomes a late-inning stud. ETA: 2020 

31. Tirso Ornelas, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 22)
Age: 19
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: .218/.304/.278, 1 HR, 7 SB, 23.7 K%, 11.2 BB%
It was a poor 2019 for Ornelas as someone that I had very high hopes for heading into the season. Still, the skills are still there, even if the results aren’t. He was extremely young compared to he competition and he will probably repeat a level. If the results don’t improve he will drop, but there is a decent chance he figures somethings out and taps into his impressive raw talent. ETA: 2022

32. Logan Driscoll, C/OF (‘19 Midseason rank – 36)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: .268/.340/.458, 3 HR, 0 SB, 16 K%, 10 BB%
A second-round pick in 2019, Driscoll might be a little underrated. He has shown the ability to be an above-average defensive catcher and has a nice left-handed swing with an uppercut. The power probably won’t be huge but he has shown a nice approach and had a really solid AFL. ETA: 2022

33. Pedro Avila, RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 28)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: MLB
2019 Stats: 5.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 31 K, 9 BB, 24 IP
Avila actually made his debut in 2019 with some nice success, but he will be out for the 2020 season with Tommy John surgery. He’s young enough to still have plenty of success, but to me, this will put him at the back of the line of a crop of great pitching prospect. Hopefully, his comeback will be quick and he can pick up where he left off in 2019. ETA: 2021

34. Anderson Espinoza, RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – 29)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: Injured
2019 Stats: Injured
I really want Espinoza to succeed, but with two Tommy John surgeries under his belt, it’s tough to invest heavily in him at the moment. Still, he has the stuff to be great so hold on to him if you have him. Perhaps a multi-inning reliever with elite ratios could still be in play. ETA: 2022 


Tier 5

35. Mason Thompson, RHP (‘19 midseason Rank – 33)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: 7.24 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, 25 K, 22 BB, 27.1 IP
A big right-hander, Thompson hasn’t really had much success in the minors yet. He walks way too many at the moment and he’s still figuring things out with his delivery. He does throw hard and strikes out a lot of batters, but there isn’t a lot of positives to buy into him too much at this point. ETA: 2021

36. Chris Lincoln, RHP (‘19 midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 1.90 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 23 K, 6 BB, 23.2 IP
A former UCSB Gaucho, I am always going to find a place for these guys on my list. Very lanky and jerky with his delivery, it does appear that he will struggle to repeat his motion. It also appears very difficult to face him as hitters look quite uncomfortable in the box. The results were impressive in his debut so maybe he is one of those guys that just gets the job done. ETA: 2022

37. Blake Hunt, C (‘19 midseason Rank – 39)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: .255/.330/.378, 5 HR, 4 SB, 17.8 K%, 9.3 BB%
I don’t think I’ve seen a prospect that looks more like the stereotypical catcher than Hunt. Big and strong, Hunt may become an elite defensive catcher that hits 15-20 home runs in the big leagues, but he will carry low a batting average and walk rates. He’s a great player to have in your organization but not one that is particularly difficult to find in fantasy. ETA: 2022

38. Esteban Quiroz, IF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 41)
Age: 27
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: .271/.384/.539, 19 HR, 1 SB, 22.4%, 14.2 BB%
Yes, he is 27 but Qurioz has put some nice numbers. The former Mexican league star has proven that he is ready for the big leagues, should a spot open up. He has a good approach at the dish and has some power. If he were to get the call for some reason, I don’t see why he wouldn’t perform decently at the big league level. ETA: 2020

39. Dylan Coleman, RHP (‘19 midseason Rank – 34)
Age: 23
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: 3.18 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 39 K, 17 BB, 34 IP
He spent the year as a reliever, but his stuff is worth mentioning. Probably not talented enough to become a closer, but a stalwart in the pen might be a possibility. ETA: 2021

40. Grant Little, OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 20)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: .256/.338/.315, 0 HR, 6 SB, 17.2 K%, 11.4 BB%
He looks like a stud, but his tools just aren’t there. Quick, compact swing but it actually limits his power. His hit tool regressed this year and doesn’t have the speed to be super useful in the stolen base category. He screams 4th outfielder, so unless he makes some drastic swing changes don’t expect too much from him. ETA: 2022

41. Luis Almanzar, IF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 44)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: .221/.333/.323, 4 HR, 6 SB, 27.8 K%, 14 BB%
Almanzar was highly touted when he was signed a few years back, but he hasn’t really developed well. He should be an above-average infielder that has tapped into his power potential, but it just hasn’t happened. Still, he is only 20 and perhaps he reaches his potential a little late. The walk rate keeps you coming back. ETA: 2022

42. Henry Henry, RHP (‘19 midseason Rank – 46)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 3.32 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 80 K, 16 BB, 81.1 IP
Moved to the pen after being mainly a starter for the Padres in past seasons. Easy delivery and his stuff plays up a little in the pen. Still, his strikeout rates aren’t what you want in the lower minors. He does possess nice control and command so there might be something there. Plus, I really want a guy with his name to make the big leagues, so there’s that. ETA: 2021

43. Oswaldo Linares, C (‘19 midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 16
2019 Highest Level: N/A (J2 Signee)
2019 Stats: N/A
Don’t have too much on him, but he’s a catcher and the Padres are one of the best at the international signings. Hopefully, I can find some videos and update throughout the year. ETA: 2024

44. Carlos Rodriguez, C (‘19 midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 16
2019 Highest Level: N/A (J2 Signee)
2019 Stats: N/A
See Linares, Oswaldo. ETA: 2024

45. Eurbiel Angeles, IF (‘19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 16
2019 Highest Level: N/A (J2 Signee)
2019 Stats: N/A
Has a nice hit tool and some plus speed. No power at the moment and it’s hard to see it show up any time soon, but if it does he would be a huge riser. He’s 16, so there’s a chance, but a long way away and who knows if he grows into some power at this point. ETA: 2024

46. Zayed Salinas, LHP/OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 16
2019 Highest Level: N/A (J2 Signee)
2019 Stats: N/A
He is super young but is already hitting 90 MPH. I haven’t seen him pitch yet, but apparently, it’s a smooth delivery. He also has a nice left-handed stroke so we might have a two-way player and those are always fun. ETA: 2025

47. Jason Vosler, 3B (‘19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 25
2019 Highest Level: AAA
2019 Stats: .291/.367/.523, 20 HR, 0 SB, 23.9 K%, 10 BB%
A former top prospect from the Cubs, Vosler has been making some drastic changes at the plate. The results have been encouraging and he is now knocking on the door of the big leagues. Maybe he has found something and can translate his power to the bigs soon. ETA: Mid 2020

48. Olivier Basabe, IF/OF (‘19 Midseason Rank – 43)
Age: 22
2019 Highest Level: A+
2019 Stats: .233/.312/.337, 7 HR, 6 SB, 18.3 K%, 9.4 BB%
Your classic utility guy, Basabe can play all over the field and won’t kill you at the plate. I don’t see him getting full time at-bats in the big leagues, but he might make his way to the majors as a guy that can do everything for you. ETA: 2021

49. Matt Brash, RHP (‘19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 21
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 1.69 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 8 K, 0 BB, 5.1 IP
A Canadian fourth-round pick, Brash is 50/50 to remain a starter or head to the pen. I think he stays as a starter as he has solid stuff, good strikeout rates through his career and enough secondary stuff to be effective. I like these cold-weather guys, because once they tap into their full potential in warmer climates they often can explode up rankings. ETA: Late 2022

50. Ignacio Feliz, RHP (’19 Midseason Rank – NR)
Age: 20
2019 Highest Level: A
2019 Stats: 4.40 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 55 K, 27 BB, 57.1 IP
Smooth delivery and natural cut on his fastball. Not a nobody, there are plenty of other organizations that would take Feliz in their top 30. Just not throwing hard enough yet, and you are basing everything on projection at this point. See what happens. ETA: 2023




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6 Comments

  1. I am totally bias here. I am a huge Storm fan. I don’t think I missed but 1 or 2 games this year. I listen to Shawn McCal the voice of the storm or watch away games. When they moved to AA the Hodge, those were televised so I still kept up with Gore and Bolonas and Patino.

    You can call me crazy all you want… all you want. And I might just be saying this… But here goes.

    Gore is more polished, has better command. Right now.

    Patino, has better pure stuff. He has better velocity.

    When everything comes together…. It will be Patino who is the better of the 2.

    SO I don’t agree with tier 2 prospect. He should be higher than CJ in my humble crazy opinion.

    • I have no problem with that. I think you will fall in love with Abrams when you see him at Elsinore next year, just wait. I would not be surprised if Patino is the better player long term to be honest. However, I still love Abrams and in terms of fantasy I think will provide the most value out of everyone here.

  2. None the less this was a great write up! I will keep an eye on him for sure! I am hoping Ryan Weathers merited a promotion to High A. I absolutely love Gabrial Arias. Saw his fielding and it was as good as billed. Wonder if he and CJ were part of the reason they gave up Xavier.

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