San Diego Padres: Top 10 Prospects

8. 2B Cory Spangenberg– The Padres really don’t have a leadoff hitter going into 2014, so if Spangenberg impresses this spring, I wouldn’t be surprised if he won the second base job and Middlebrooks was used off the bench. He was a first round pick that many criticized over the years, and though he won’t ever probably be exactly what you want a number ten pick to be, he is a solid hitter and has a future as a table setter. He held his own during his brief time with the Padres last year, and should be interesting to watch in 2015.

Grade: B-  Potential: Table setting second baseman. 

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  1. Marcus

    Agree w/the top three, but would put them Renfroe-Wisler-Hedges. Hedges’ defense is stellar, but his bat is really lacking. I don’t see Taylor Lindsey being anything in the majors, I think that Jose Rondon was the biggest piece in the Huston Street deal (no slight to RJ Alvarez, who was recently traded to the A’s in a package for Derek Norris and Streich). A prospect that I was really looking forward to was Mallex Smith, who was traded to Atlanta, I’ll be interested to see if he lands in their top 10, not sure how strong their farm is.

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  2. D68Soldier

    Good read! Great review of the new top 10 with all the changes. I will be interested to see what other changes are in store and how AJ Preller drafts.

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