San Diego Padres Top 100 Prospects
50- Jason Vosler– INF 09/06/1993
Obtained from the Cubs this winter, this left-handed-hitting corner infielder is an intriguing option for the Padres. I would not expect him to make the team out of the spring, but he could factor eventually for the team at third base (especially if they fail to upgrade there). Vosler has a little hitch in his swing and could be someone to keep an eye on. Players often respond well to being traded and are open to reworking their motions. If he can develop some patience to go with the power, the 25-year-old could be a viable prospect.
49- Javy Guerra– INF 09/25/1995
The Padres called Guerra up to the majors in 2018, where he showed that he has much work to do. He can look lost at the plate from time to time. Guerra does have power, but will rarely walk. His defensive abilities are above average, but the bat does not look like it will ever progress enough for him to be a starting shortstop at the major league level.
48- Angel Solarte– OF 03/29/2001
Right-handed-hitting center fielder Angel Solarte is still 17 and has a decent upside to him. He is not a big athlete, but has some power to his bat. The Venezuelan native will probably start in the desert again and could get a second crack at Tri-City, where he played at last year going 3-for-15 in five games.
47- Mason House– OF 09/10/1998
The left-handed-hitting outfielder has plenty of ability, but is struggling to make consistent contact. He has great range and a decent arm, but is probably a corner outfielder moving forward. There is no reason not to believe that with a little adjustment, House can be a viable prospect within the system. He will need to have a solid showing early in spring to make a full-season team.
46- Omar Cruz– -LHP 01/26/1999
Omar Cruz is a talented left-handed pitcher out of Mexico. He recorded a 2.01 ERA in 22 innings with Tri-City last season. He totaled 42 total innings in 2018, recording a 1.91 ERA and 59 strikeouts. He also failed to allow a single home run. He does not have great size and walks too many batters presently. There are things to work on, but he has some very nice upside. He pitches very advanced for his age and could go far in the system.
45- Aaron Leasher– LHP 04/28/1996
This left-handed pitcher had a very effective and quiet year last year in the minors. He pitched well at two levels and provides some older depth to a minor league pitching system full of teenagers. Leasher went 6-7 last year with a 3.49 ERA in 118 innings pitched. The 6th-round talent out of Morehead State in 2016, will probably start in Lake Elsinore or Amarillo in 2019 and could be a fast riser.
44- Jorge Ona– OF 12/31/1996
Ona’s stock has slipped in the past year due to a disappointing season in Lake Elsinore, where he put up a .693 OPS in 100 games, only managing eight homers on the season. It is looking more and more like he will only be an average power threat, and that was supposed to be his major strength. At 22, there is still time for him to improve. Comfort has a lot to do with his struggles as he battled through many nagging injuries last year in the Cal League.
43- Brad Wieck– LHP 10/14/1991
He made his debut late last season and looked very serviceable from the left side. He has a funky delivery and can throw really hard. Wieck provides the Padres a decent option in the middle innings from the left side and should make the team with a productive spring. The Padres are stacked in the bullpen, so his roster spot is no guarantee. The native Texan is strong and resilient. He looks to be a late-bloomer.
42- Michael Gettys– OF 10/22/1995
He is having a great season in the ABL, currently leading the league in home runs. He has continued to show problems making contact, and that will always be his major issue. Gettys has struck out 725 times in 2,100 minor league at-bats. The power is there from him and he has top-notch speed. Gettys is fully capable of playing center field. Think of Gettys as a Drew Stubbs-type of player. That would be his ceiling.
41-Gerardo Reyes– RHP 05/15/1993
This Mexican relief pitcher had a very impressive season this winter pitching for the Yaquis de Obregon in Mexico. He was perfect in Mexico, failing to allow a run in a total of 19 games. The Padres added him to their 40-man roster and he could be a factor in the bullpen eventually. He throws hard and does it from a three-quarters arm angle. Reyes is close to being major league-ready, but he might need a little more seasoning.
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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.
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.
I believe Patino was signed in 2016.
You are correct. My bad