I am now working on the Seattle Mariners Top 20 prospects for 2016 list. The next team in line is the San Diego Padres, to be followed by the Top 175 prospects list. The PDF of the 2016 Baseball Prospect Book should be distributed by this time next week.
Use this thread to discuss the San Diego Padres organization. Possible points for discussion and commentary include, but are certainly not limited to,
****The Padres finished 74-88 in fourth place in the National League Western division in 2015. Obviously this was extremely disappointing, with the roster overhaul by new showrunner A.J. Preller failing dismally. What is your assessment of this team for 2016? Can they get back into contention?
****Cory Spangenberg: solid role player, or something more someday?
****Austin Hedges: will he hit eventually?
****How much confidence do you have in Travis Jankowski?
****Your development path for Hunter Renfroe?
****Colin Rea: was 2015 a mirage, or a legitimate prospect breakout?
****What are your impressions of Javier Guerra and Manuel Margot, brought over from the Red Sox in the Craig Kimbrel deal?
****As always, feel free to discuss sleepers or anything else Padres-oriented.