EVT Top-100 San Diego Padres Prospects

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90- Blake Rogers– RHP  02/23/1994
Highest Level: Double-A Amarillo
2019 Stats: (2-2) 5.20 ERA/1.60 WHIP  83 IP/86 K

Blake Rogers has worked hard to get to the Double-A level. The former 37th round pick has had to fight to earn a spot every year. Rogers is a serviceable reliever who can pitch in long relief if needed. He has a decent mix of pitches but does not have an exceptional pitch. The 25-year-old could be a factor late in the season next year for the Padres if he continues to develop in the minors.

89- Chris Givin– INF  03/21/1997
Highest Level: Single-A Fort Wayne
2019 Stats: .815 OPS  (.306/.377/.438)  1 HR/30 RBIs   16 BB/28 K

This right-handed hitter can play all over the diamond defensively, and that could prove to be valuable. Givin does not have much power, but he has shown a decent eye at the plate in the minors. The 2019 19th-round pick has some speed and will steal a base if needed. The 6-foot-2, 22-year-old still has time to develop in the game.

88- Taylor Kohlwey– OF 07/20/1994
Highest Level: Double-A Amarillo
2019 Stats: .820 OPS  (.302/.396/.424)  5 HR/41 RBIs  39 BB/73 K

Left-handed hitting Taylor Kohlwey gives you a quality at-bat. He is not blessed with the loudest tools but does do everything decent. Kohlwey has gap power and decent speed on the base paths. The 21st round pick in 2016 had been an outfielder for most of his career but is playing some first base too.

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87- Matt Batten– INF  06/22/1995
Highest Level: Triple-A El Paso
2019 Stats: .779 OPS  (.298/.353/.426)  6 HR/ 48 RBIs

Scrappy Matt Batten was drafted in the 32nd round of the 2017 draft. He cruised through the system and is currently in Triple-A playing a utility role for El Paso. He can play all over the field and even pitched a few times for the Chihuahuas this year when they were getting blown out. Batten went 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in seven games, and seven innings pitched for El Paso. The right-handed hitter has little power but will take a walk while at the plate. He brings some speed to his game but is not a colossal steal threat.

86- Aderlin Rodriguez– INF  11/18/1991
Highest Level: Triple-A El Paso
2019 Stats: .997 OPS (.321/.363/.634) 19 HR/64 RBIs  14 BB/46 K

With 173 career minor league home runs, Rodriguez has plenty of power in his bat. It is a mystery why he has yet to make his major league debut. Rodriguez is 27, and soon to be 28. He is not a “real” prospect, but he could be a late-bloomer. He can drive the ball out of the ballpark from foul pole to foul pole. Defensively, the former third baseman is now more of a first base only option. He has played some outfield, but should not be counted on to play that position. He will likely be granted minor league free agency this winter as he is Rule 5 eligible and the Padres have no longterm use for him.

85- Ruddy Giron– INF  01/04/1997
Highest Level: Double-A Amarillo
2019 Stats: .560 OPS  (.202/.239/.321)  2 HR/9 RBIs  3 BB/23 K

This 22-year-old right-handed hitter has a versatile glove but has some offensive issues. He has shown little power and speed in his time at the minor league level. There is a lot of swing and miss to his bat as well. The Dominican infielder can play all four positions and might eventually be a utility option, but he is sill seasoning in the minors.

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84-Euribiel Angeles– INF  05/11/2002
Highest Level: DSL Padres
2019 Stats: .734 OPS (.301/.359/.376)  0 HR/26 RBIs  17 SB

This right-handed infielder has plus bat-speed. He went deep in the DSL All-Star Game this summer where he showed nice power potential. There is a lot of swing and miss to his game right now, and Angeles will need to be more patient. He can play all over the infield where he shows decent range.

83- Dylan Coleman– RHP  09/16/1996
Highest Level: Single-A Lake Elsinore
2019 Stats: (4-3) 3.18 ERA/1.441 WHIP   34 IP/39 K

Hard-throwing Coleman battled injuries early in the year but finished 2019 well for the Padres. He was selected in 2018 out of Missouri State in the 4th round. He has excellent size, but battles with mechanics from time to time. The right-handed pitcher is a relief option that could be a closer down the road. Health will be key for him moving forward. If he establishes that his arm is sound, he will climb this list easily.

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82- Elliot Ashbeck– RHP  11/16/1993
Highest Level: Double-A Amarillo
2019 Stats: (6-3) 2.95 ERA/1.061 WHIP  103.2 IP/102 K

25-year-old Ashbeck is eating up innings at Lake Elsinore for the second straight year. He has pitched well this season in and out of the rotation and could be an excellent long-man option eventually for San Diego. The Wisconsin native throws strikes and mixes his pitches well. He is usually 90-93 mph with his fastball with an effective slider and curve. Ashbeck could start the season in Amarillo next year and be a phone call away from promotion.

81- Olivier Basabe– INF  07/15/1997
Highest Level: Single-A Lake Elsinore
2019 Stats: .650 OPS (.233/.312/.337) 7 HR/51 RBIs

Right-handed hitting Olivier Basabe was drafted in the 8th round of the 2017 draft out of Faulkner University. The infielder has a quick bat and generally makes decent contact. There is some power in his 5-foot-11 frame. Basabe can play all over the infield. This season in Lake Elsinore, he started nearly 100 games at first base. That was more out of necessity than anything else. He looks to be a possible middle infielder in the future.


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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