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San Diego Padres 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER

NamePosition
Michel BaezRHP
David BednarRHP
Ronald BolañosRHP
Zach DaviesRHP
Jerad EickhoffRHP
Javy GuerraRHP
Pierce JohnsonRHP
Dinelson LametRHP
Chris PaddackRHP
Emilio PagánRHP
Luis PatiñoRHP
Luis PerdomoRHP
Cal QuantrillRHP
Gerardo ReyesRHP
Garrett RichardsRHP
Craig StammenRHP
Trey WingenterRHP
Kirby YatesRHP
Joey CantilloLHP
José CastilloLHP
MacKenzie GoreLHP
Joey LucchesiLHP
Adrian MorejonLHP
Drew PomeranzLHP
Matt StrahmLHP
Ryan WeathersLHP
Luis CampusanoC
Austin HedgesC
Francisco MejíaC
Webster RivasC
Luis TorrensC
C.J. AbramsSS
Gabriel AriasSS
Jake CronenworthINF
Ty FranceINF
Greg GarciaINF
Eric Hosmer1B
Manny Machado3B
Tucupita MarcanoINF
Owen MillerINF
Jurickson Profar2B
Fernando Tatis Jr.SS
Breyvic ValeraINF
Franchy CorderoOF
Trent GrishamOF
Robert Hassell IIIOF
Hudson HeadOF
Wil MyersOF
Josh NaylorOF
Edward OlivaresOF
Tommy PhamOF
Taylor TrammellOF

NOTABLE INCLUSIONS

The Padres loaded up on prospects as much as any other team. They included 14 of their top 16 prospects in their initial player pool. The only two exceptions are RHPs Andres Munoz and Reggie Lawson, who had Tommy John surgery this spring. The prospect crop is led by LHP MacKenzie Gore (No. 1 prospect) and RHP Luis Patino (No. 2), arguably the top 1-2 pitching prospect duo in baseball, and includes SS CJ Abrams (No. 3), OF Taylor Trammell (No. 4) and C Luis Campusano (No. 5). The Padres also did something unique and included OF Robert Hassell, the only high school first-rounder from this year's draft added to a 60-player pool so far.

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS

Not many. The Padres included all of their key major leaguers, potential contributors in the upper levels and top prospects at all levels. Aside from Munoz and Lawson, the top prospects not added were 3B Hudson Potts (No. 16) and C Blake Hunt (No. 19). But with only 52 players announced, the Padres still have room to add them and others at a later date, as well.

PARTING THOUGHTS

The Padres balanced long-term development with their desire to win this year. They managed to put together the major league roster they wanted with the requisite depth, while also not sacrificing the long-term development of any of their top prospects. Abrams, Hassell and others in the lower levels won't leave the Alternate Training Site, but they'll get valuable reps against older players.

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