A year ago, the Padres boasted nine prospects in Baseball America’s top-100, tied with the Rays for the most in the game. Since then they’ve graduated the likes of Fernando Tatis Jr., Francisco Mejia and Chris Paddack but still have more prospects on that list than all but two teams.
Left-hander MacKenzie Gore headlines six Padres prospects included in Baseball America’s latest top-100, tied with the Twins for the third-most in the game. Only the Rays (8) and Dodgers (7) had more.
Three of those prospects — Gore (No. 6), right-hander Luis Patino (No. 18) and shortstop CJ Abrams (No.