Padres’ organization players of the week: July 19-25

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Here is a look at the standouts throughout the organization for the San Diego Padres this week.

The major league squad went 3-3 during a rocky road trip this week. However, up and down the organization, several players stood out.

Taylor Kohlwey (El Paso)

The 21st round pick from 2016 put his stamp on this week. He hit safely in the final four games and put together two three-hit games. On Thursday, he put together a rare game in which he collected three triples. Over the six games, he posted a .435 average and 1.219 OPS. The outfielder has a .974 OPS in 35 games for El Paso.

Luis Campusano (El Pas0) 

San Diego’s No. 3 ranked prospect put together another solid week. He is starting to show his pop down in El Paso as he smacked another two home runs this week. He added a .944 OPS and 112 wRC+. After a slow start, the star-catching prospect is rounding into form. On the season, he is batting .274 with eight home runs with a .826 OPS.

Allen Cordoba (San Antonio)

Ahead of the 2017 season, the Friars drafted Cordoba from the Cardinals in the Rule 5 Draft. He spent that season at the big league level in San Diego, per the rules of that selection. Now, he enters his fifth season in the organization and is playing well for the Missions. While he didn’t homer, he collected eight hits in seven games, including four doubles. He posted a .400 average, a 1.100 OPS, and 194 wRC+.

Fernando Tatis Jr.

The offense as a whole took a dive this week for the Friars. However, Tatis put together a solid road trip against Atlanta and Miami. He launched two home runs and stole a base, becoming the fastest Padres player ever to 30 homers and 20 stolen bases. He also became the fastest player in Major League Baseball history to reach 50 career home runs and steals. He finished the week.

Blake Snell

Snell desperately needed a solid outing after this road struggles throughout the season. He did just that as he mowed down the Marlins for six innings and entered the seventh with a shutout still intact. He ended up leaving the game in the seventh but struck out eight and allowed just one run. It was a taste of vintage Blake Snell that pitched for the Rays.

Mark Melancon

The wheels looked a little wobbly for Melancon heading into the All-Star break. However, in his last three appearances, he looks much more like the Melancon Padres fans grew to love during the first half. Against the Braves and Marlins, he went three-for-three in save opportunities and allowed just one total baserunner in the three innings. He looks to be back on track as one of the best closers in baseball.

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Nick Lee
Native of Escondido, CA. Lived in San Diego area for 20 years. Padres fan since childhood (mid-90s). I have been writing since 2014. I currently live near Seattle, WA and am married to a Seattle sports girl. I wore #19 on my high school baseball team for Tony Gwynn. I am a stats and sports history nerd. I attended BYU on the Idaho campus. I also love Star Wars.

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