San Diego Padres Top 100 Prospects

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(Luis Asuncion) Credit: Tri-City Dust Devils

90- Tom Cosgrove–  RHP  06/14/1996

Left-handed pitcher Tom Cosgrove is a very underrated player in the system. He had an exceptional year last year in Fort Wayne where he put up a 3.71 ERA in 116 innings pitched. He struck out 122 in that time and walked only 34. He is a strike thrower who has decent size and velocity.

89- Jason Pineda–  INF  11/22/1999

Drafted in the 17th round in 2017, this right-handed-hitting infielder has been playing well. He has good size and power with the bat. The infielder doesn’t look like he will be able to stick at third base moving forward as he is stiff with his defense. He struck out 67 times last season in Arizona in 162 at-bats, and that is alarming.

88- Jean Cosme–  RHP  05/24/1996

Jean Cosme was acquired from the Orioles a few seasons back for Odrisamer Despaigne. The right-handed pitcher returned last year from injury and threw 19.2 innings. He was roughed up a bit, but did show some promise, recording a 1.169 WHIP. He has decent size and is still young enough to be a viable prospect if he can progress.

87- Alberto Fabian-  OF

Left-handed-hitting outfielder Alberto Fabian was signed this past July out of the Dominican Republic. He has a very smooth stroke and generates easy power. He looks to be a corner outfielder with plus power when it is all said and done. He will likely start in the DSL this coming year and could be one prospect to monitor.

86- Colby Blueberg–  RHP  05/11/1993

Colby Blueberg has seemingly been in the system for a long time. He made his way to El Paso last year (1 game) and is close to major league action. The right-handed reliever threw effectively in Mexico this winter and should start the year in El Paso. He recorded a 3.86 ERA last year in 35 games.

(Agustin Ruiz ) Photo by Ken Bugajski / EVTimes.

85- Luis Asuncion–  OF  02/27/1997

Three straight years in Tri-City is a good thing for a prospect, but Asuncion will be 22 soon and he really should have played full-season ball already. He does not walk enough and has shown little power despite being a 6-foot-4 corner outfielder. The right-handed hitter put up a .683 OPS last year in Washington.

84- Alison Quintero–  C  04/24/2000

The Padres have plenty of catching depth, and Quintero might one day be a viable prospect. He has a quick right-handed swing, but lacks power. He is a decent receiver and could easily remain at the position. He put up a .701 OPS last year in 40 games in the desert.

83- Efrain Contreras–  RHP  01/02/2000

Mexican hurler Efrain Contreras was dominant at times last year, recording a 2.11 ERA and a 0.922 WHIP in 68 innings pitched. He only walked 14 in that time, while striking out 76. The 5-foot-10 pitcher is not huge in stature, but he controls the game while on the mound. He could be a good one. Keep an eye on him in 2019 as he could emerge and really make a name for himself.

82- Agustin Ruiz–  OF  09/23/1999

Augustin Ruiz is a Mexican outfielder who has a promising left-handed swing. He put up an impressive .829 OPS in 218 at-bats last year. He is still very young and could eventually be a factor for the team in the outfield. He has nice size (6-foot-4) to develop power down the road.

81- Christian Heredia-  OF  04/12/2001

17-year-old Christian Heredia from Spain could be a viable prospect in time. He has great size (6-foot-3) and put up a .675 OPS last year in the DSL. He slugged four home runs in 200 at-bats and has very nice power. Speed is not his forte and he will remain in a corner outfield spot. It will be a while before we see this young man at the upper levels, but he could be special.


4 thoughts on “San Diego Padres Top 100 Prospects

  1. Hi,

    You guys post great articles about everything Padres. This one is no exception. I hit your website everyday looking to read something about a potential trade or yet another promising prospect who could be the next Padres game-changer. But in the back of my mind, I can’t help but reminisce about all of those promising Padres prospects of the past who either fizzled out before reaching the ‘Show’, or the ones who briefly reached the major leagues only to fade shortly thereafter. Since the consensus now is that we have the best farm system in baseball, does the player development department and talent evaluators have a system/program in place to actually develop these prospects to prepare them to not just make it to the major leagues, but actually teach them how to harness their talent and abilities and be contributors at the major league level? Talent alone will only get you so far.

    At any rate, you have a very good website. Keep up the good work.



  2. Finally somebody who ranks logan A and Patino higher then morejon & baez! Great read as always james. Very impressive. Really looking forward to seeing the kids grow more this year, excited about Espinosa on the come back….let’s hope he follows in the footsteps on paddack, its been a long time coming! This team is STACKED.

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