San Diego Padres Top 30
By Kyle Glaser
One of baseball's best farm systems stands posted to impact a Padres club nearing the end of its rebuild.
Even after graduating the likes of Fernando Tatis Jr., Chris Paddack and Francisco Mejia last season, the Padres are as potent as any organization. The system is headlined by MacKenzie Gore, one of the bright young arms across the minors.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Francisco Mejia (27)
First Base: Eric Hosmer (33)
Second Base: CJ Abrams (22)
Third Base: Manny Machado (30)
Shortstop: Fernando Tatis Jr. (24)
Left Field: Trent Grisham (26)
Center Field: Taylor Trammell (25)
Right Field: Josh Naylor (26)
No. 1 Starter: MacKenzie Gore (24)
No. 2 Starter: Luis Patino (23)
No. 3 Starter: Chris Paddack (27)
No. 4 Starter: Dinelson Lamet (30)
No. 5 Starter: Joey Lucchesi (30)
Closer: Andres Munoz (24)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to San Diego's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: CJ Abrams
Best Power Hitter: Luis Campusano
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Luis Campusano
Fastest Baserunner: CJ Abrams
Best Athlete: CJ Abrams
Best Fastball: Andres Muñoz
Best Curveball: Adrian Morejon
Best Slider: Luis Patiño
Best Changeup: Joey Cantillo
Best Control: Ryan Weathers
Best Defensive Catcher: Blake Hunt
Best Defensive Infielder: Gabriel Arias
Best Infield Arm: Gabriel Arias
Best Defensive Outfielder: Michael Gettys
Best Outfield Arm: Michael Gettys
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