EVT Top-100 San Diego Padres Prospects

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70- Ramon Perez– LHP  07/02/1999
Highest Level: Single-A Fort Wayne
2019 Stats: (3-7) 5.17 ERA/1.479 WHIP  94 IP/103 K

Left-handed prospect Ramon Perez has a decent upside to him. The 20-year-old owned a sub 4.00 ERA in over 180 minor league innings. There are some minor control issues, but there is a lot to like about the way he commands himself on the mound. The slow-working Cuban will soon be on the radar of the prospect lists. 2020 could be a big year for this pitcher.

69- Matthew Acosta– OF  01/01/1998
Highest Level: Short Season Tri-City
2019 Stats: .700 OPS  (.264/.350/.351)  2 HR/24 RBI’s 30 BB/37 K

The Padres took a chance on this former USC outfielder with a 12th round pick. He started his career in Tri-City, where he put up very good numbers in his first month there. The left-handed hitter hit the wall and struggled at some points, but played well at the end of the season. Acosta has gap power but is not a huge power threat. He does have excellent baseball skills that could be sharpened under proper tutelage. The outfielder is a project but has a decent floor.

68- Luis Almanzar– INF  11/01/1999
Highest Level: Single-A Fort Wayne
2019 Stats: .657 OPS  (.212/.333/.323)  4 HR/39 RBIs

Almanzar had very high expectations placed on his shoulders when he was signed in the 2016-17 international spending spree. The infielder is still 19, and there are some signs he is slowly figuring it out. The eye at the plate is improving, and he is starting to allow pitchers to throw him strikes. He has gap power from the right side of the dish but could get bigger and stronger in time. Almanzar is a decent runner and can play shortstop or third base. He has also seen some time in the outfield this year, which is new to him.

67- Chris Lincoln– RHP  1/02/1998
Highest Level: Short Season Tri-City
2019 Stats: (2-0) 1.90 ERA/0.887 WHIP  23.1 IP/23 K

Drafted in the 5th round of the 2019 draft, this right-handed pitcher from UCSB has a decent upside. He is a hard thrower who could improve velocity under major league coaching. Lincoln saved 13 games this year in college and projects as a closer in the future or a high-leverage reliever. He has excellent size at 6-foot-4 and should be a decent option eventually for the team.


66- Sean Guilbe– INF  12/13/1999
Highest Level: Short Season Tri-City
2019 Stats: .752 OPS (.233/.318/.435)  6 HR/17 RBI  21 BB/67 K

There is some upside to Guilbe who was drafted in the 12th round of the 2018 draft out of high school. The right-handed batter has shown some very nice power and some speed potential as well. He also shows a decent eye at the plate, which bodes very well for his future. Guilbe can play second base and third base very well. The Padres have also given him some time in the corner outfield as well.

Javier Guerra Photo Credit: (Bill Mitchell)

65- Javy Guerra– RHP  09/25/1995
Highest Level: Major Leagues
2019 Stats: (Minors) (0-0) 3.38 ERA/1.172 WHIP  21.1 IP/30 K

Converted shortstop, Javy Guerra has a plus arm from the right side. He throws a high 90’s fastball with excellent movement. The left-handed hitter also spins a very tight slider that is making his progression to pitcher much easier. He is athletic and repeats his motion really well. This is a project that might very well work out for the Padres. He will need to keep improving with his command.

64- Luarbert Arias- RHP  12/12/2000
Highest Level: Short Season Tri-City
2019 Stats: (5-1 ) 3.51 ERA/0.976 WHIP  56.1 IP/64 K

Arias is a pitcher who is starting to establish himself. The Venezuelan pitcher throws strikes and generally attacks hitters. He has a plus arm with decent arm action. The 6-foot-2 right-hander has nice size on the mound, and there is the thought that he will add velocity in time. He currently sits low 90’s with his fastball.

63- Reginald Dowtson-  OF 06/28/2002
Highest Level: DSL Padres
2019 Stats: .757 OPS (.231/.328/.429)  6 HR/27 RBIs  10 SB

At 17, there is a ton of uncertainty with Dowtson. He has a lot of power in his right-handed bat, but there is also plenty of swing and miss. The free-swinger will need to cut down on that at the higher levels, or he will never advance. He has decent speed and projects as a centerfielder where he shows a pretty decent arm. The Dominican youngster will likely get a taste of the AZL League next season.

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62- Evan Miller– RHP  05/23/1995
Highest Level: Triple-A El Paso
2019 Stats: (3-3) 3.47 ERA/1.139 WHIP  62.1 IP/69 K  15 saves

This 24-year-old has pitched well in 2019 and was promoted to El Paso to end his 2019 season. He recorded ten saves earlier in 2019 for the Storm. Miller is a strike-thrower and should get a taste of the big leagues eventually. The 22nd round pick in 2016 out of Indiana University is motivated.

61- Jordy Barley– INF 12/03/1999
Highest Level: Short Season Tri-City
2019 Stats: .733 OPS  (.254/.310/.423) 8 HR/30 RBIs  22 BB/98 K  14 SB

19-year-old Jordy Barley is starting to make some offensive strides and could reach his prospect expectations after all. The free-swinging Dominican youngster shows a very nice bat from the right side of the plate. He has some power and speed but has yet to showcase his skills on the field. He can play second base, shortstop and third base. Barley is starting to figure it out and could be a late-bloomer.

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9 thoughts on “EVT Top-100 San Diego Padres Prospects

  1. James,
    Great effort, as usual! You covered most of the position players of interest with the exception of Ethan Skender and Ripken Reyes, who had decent years. Long-time rated pitchers Michel Baez and Henry Henry were missing and I liked the stats I saw on Jesus Lugo, Ethan Elliott and Martin Carrasco.

    Lots of talent in the system with most just reaching or below AA.
    Look forward to Spring update!

    1. Baez is not considered a prospect anymore… Henry probably should have made the cut. Skender and Reyes were close… this system is so deep

  2. Thanks for the work James, I can imagine how hard it is to put together this list, but a couple of possible omissions, Tom Cosgrove, and Lake Bachar.

    1. Thank you. Appreciate the comment… the system is so deep. I agree. Both could have easily made the list. It is difficult to recognize them all.

  3. Great list James! Thank you for putting all the time in to make these exhaustive lists. Helps us Padre fans learn/know about more players than just the top 30 guys.

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