2021 San Diego Padres Top MLB Prospects
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By Kyle Glaser
Even as the Padres clearly make moves to contend for a World Series in the short-term, leading to trades that involved more than a dozen prospects since the trade deadline, they boast a talented farm system with several Top 100 candidates.
Today we unveil the Padres Top 10 entering 2021.
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Here's how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Luis Campusano (25)
First Base: Eric Hosmer (34)
Second Base: Jake Cronenworth (30)
Third Base: Manny Machado (31)
Shortstop: Fernando Tatis Jr. (25)
Left Field: Robert Hassell (22)
Center Field: CJ Abrams (23)
Right Field: Trent Grisham (27)
Designated Hitter: Ha-Seong Kim (28)
No. 1 Starter: Blake Snell (31)
No. 2 Starter: Dinelson Lamet (31)
No. 3 Starter: MacKenzie Gore (25)
No. 4 Starter: Chris Paddack (28)
No. 5 Starter: Adrian Morejon (25)
Closer: Emilio Pagan (32)
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: Robert Hassell
Fastest Baserunner: CJ Abrams
Best Athlete: CJ Abrams
Best Fastball: Dauris Valdez
Best Curveball: Adrian Morejon
Best Slider: MacKenzie Gore
Best Changeup: Adrian Morejon
Best Control: Ryan Weathers
Best Defensive Catcher: Brandon Valenzuela
Best Defensive Infielder: CJ Abrams
Best Infield Arm: Eguy Rosario
Best Defensive Outfielder: Robert Hassell
Best Outfield Arm: Robert Hassell