Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 17

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Catcher Austin Hedges. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Double-A: San Antonio Missions (62-64)

The Missions won last night’s extra inning rubber game giving them the series win against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 6-3. Alex Dickerson had a great night at the plate reminding the Padres that despite a roster with multiple top prospects on it, he is not to be forgot about. Dickerson went 3-for-5 at the plate with a walk-off 3-run shot in the bottom of the 13th inning. Dickerson’s heroics are not surprising for those who have been following his career. Dickerson owns a triple slash line of .297/.319/.448 on the season with 8 doubles, 2 home runs, and 10 RBI. I think he is often overlooked as a top prospect due to lack of off the chart power or speed. He is just a solid hitter at the plate that will have plate discipline and provide great situational hitting.

San Antonio C Austin Hedges went 1-for-6 on the night with a RBI. Hedges is the Padres consensus top prospect due to his defense despite have a slower developing bat. He is continuously praise for his work behind the dish and for keeping the opponents running game minimal. Even if his bat never develops, if he could be a Jason Veritek type of player I would be very happy about that and I am sure the Padres front office would be as well.

Future Friar of the Game

Alex Dickerson 3-for-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Future Friar of the Game

Cody Overbeck 0-for-5, 2 K