To acquire Juan Soto, Josh Bell, Brandon Drury and Josh Hader, parents shipped out Nearly a dozen of their top prospects, including the previous likely No. 1 consensus on the show, two of the current top 100 talents and another bowler that many believe will break the rosters by the end of the summer. As front-office members started to wrap their heads around what they had accomplished before Tuesday’s trade deadline, someone acknowledged the work ahead of them.
Area code games begin Saturday at the University of San Diego.
“I have to renew the system.”
Here’s a look at Union-Tribune’s top 10 potential Padres following AJ Preller’s latest commercial release:
1 | SS Jackson Merrill
The late 19-year-old, who showed strength heading into the draft, was Padres’ pick in the first round in 2021. He was sidelined with wrist and leg injuries this year, but hit .360/.407/. 510 with two homers and seven steals in 26 games between his rookie ball rehab assignment and his stay at Single-A Lake Elsinore.
2 | C. Luis Camposano
Blocked in the majors, the 23-year-old hit .300/.366/.467 with nine crawlers and 41 RBI during a Triple-A El Paso repeat. He made massive defensive strides a year ago, but Padres’ players in the big league have been healthy all season.
3 | RHB Dylan Lesko
The 15The tenth Overall in this year’s draft, Lesko is the first high school student ever to win the Gatorade National Player of the Year and possibly the first overall pick if it weren’t for Tommy John’s surgery in April. Padres signed Lesco, who hits 97 mph with an advanced change, for $3.9 million last month.
4 | LHP Robby Snelling
High school student was in mind for Padres 15The tenth Public check before the fall of Lesco. The Padres signed Snelling for an additional $3 million deal last month. He pairs a fast ball touching 97 mph with a 70s plus curve ball.
5 | Samuel Zavala
The 18-year-old Venezuelan was promoted to low-key Single-A Lake Elsinore this week, a solid promotion after spending all of 2021 in DSL (.887 OPS) after signing for $1.2 million. Slowed by a shin injury, Zavala hit .345/.412/.621 with Homer one in 10 games at the Arizona rookie ball before being promoted.
6 | LHP Ryan Withers
The 22-year-old won’t appear on prospect lists anywhere else as he blew up the junior frontier last year, but the former No. 1 still has an upside despite his struggles with the region’s fastball leadership in the friendly Pacific Coast League The hitter (6.56 PM).
7 | INF Eguy Rosario
The right-hand hitter boasts the best throwing arm in the system and profiles as a utility player, but he paired 17 highly skilled ones with 18 steals and .294/.380/.521 in 97 games at Triple-A El Paso.
8 | RHP Victor Lizaraga
Signed for $1 million in January 2021 as Mexico’s Player of the Year, he completely surpassed the Dominican Summer League and started the year in the California Low Singles League, 5-2 with 3.39 ERA, 65 hits, 1.36 WHIP in 66 1/3 runs. His Fastball sits 90-94 mph and can gain speed as he matures into his 6-foot-3 tire.
9 | RHB Garrett Hawkins
The ninth player signed last year for $75,000 from British Columbia. At 6-foot-5, 230 pounds with a quick-plus ball, Hawkins is 4-5 with a 4.23 ERA, 100-strike and 1.22 WHIP in 72 1/3 innings this year at Single-A Lake Elsinore.
10 | INF Rosman Verdugo
The 17-year-old, top-ranked from Mexico, signed for $700,000 this winter. Advance enough to start his career in Arizona, Verdugo hit .248/.329/.481 with six lucky catches in 41 games this summer.
TRIPLE-A EL PASO (57-45)
- Chihuahua 10, Albuquerque 9 (12): 2B Iggy Rosario (.901 OPS) drove in four runs on two strokes, including Homer walking for his 17The tenth this season. RF Jose Azucar (.843 OPS) He went 4 for 7 and led in two rounds over Homer III. LHP Ryan Withers (6.56) allowed six runs in 5 2/3 runs at the start.
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (52-45)
- Wichita 4, missions 3 (10): 3 b Juan Fernandez (.642 OPS) Gold 3 vs 5 with RBI and LF Tirso Ornellas (.770 OPS) I went 3 against 5 with a double and a round. LHP Ben Croth (6.52) Hit seven and allowed twice in five innings to start.
HIGH SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (41-57)
- South Bend 3, Tencaps 1: RHP Dwayne Matos (1-3, 4.86) allowed three runs in 4 2/3 runs to lose after RHP Efrain Contreras (5.70) started the game with two stops. 1B Cole Cummings (.783 OPS) hit Homer IV.
LOW SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (58-41)
- Visalia 10, Storm 4: RHP Jairo Iriart (3-6, 5.14) hit six but allowed five runs in four innings to lose. c Jared Alvarez Lopez (.617 OPS) He went 2 on 3 with two doubles and scored twice.
Rocky ACL (21-20)
- Padres 7, Rangers 5: 3 b Roseman Verdugo (.810 OPS) went 1 for 3 with Homer VI and four RBIs. DH John Morello (.810 OPS went 2 for 4 with Homer his third.
ROOKIE DSL Pads (28-16)
- Orioles Orange 3, Padres 1: RHP Johnny Rosario (2.45) Hit a seven while allowing the unearned run in five runs at the start. RHP Angel Garswa (6-2, 6.23) allowed two runs in four innings to take the loss.