7. OF Michael Gettys– I liked Gettys a lot going into last year’s draft, and I think the Padres made a great selection with him. He’s still only a teenager, and did pretty well playing in the rookie leagues, hitting .310/.353/.437 with 16 extra base hits in his first 213 at-bats. If he develops into a good hitter, he could jump to the top of this list. If I were the Padres, I’d start him off in Fort Wayne next season to challenge him a bit. Gettys power is growing, and his speed is already there, making him another 20-20 threat in the future. Gettys is under the radar right now, and I’d keep my eye on him. He’s a good defender and if he keeps hitting and slowly improves his game, you could have a real good player on your hands.
Grade: B Potential: He’s still young and a raw talent. The safe prediction for now is a solid starter.