I am now working on the Tampa Bay Rays prospect list. The next team in line is the San Diego Padres, to be followed by the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners, and the Washington Nationals to end this interminable process.
Use this thread to discuss the Padres farm system. Here are some potential points for discussion:
**Catching prospect Austin Hedges. His glove is excellent, sure. But his hitting...well, how confident are you in his bat?
***I really like Matt Wisler and he performed well enough in Double-A last year to get more people on the bandwagon. Are you there?
***Max Fried's control wasn't as good as expected in the Midwest League last year, but he otherwise drew good reports for his projectability, quality breaking ball, and mechanics. How likely do you think he is to have a big breakout season in the California League?
***True or False: Hunter Renfroe's plate discipline is going to be a significant problem.
***Are Keyvius Sampson and Burch Smith starters or relievers in the long run?
***As always, feel free to discuss sleepers or anything else Padre-oriented that comes to mind.