Having a left-handed starting pitcher is a nice weapon to have in a pitching rotation. This year, the San Diego Padres do not have a lefty slated to be in the opening day starting rotation. In fact, because of the recent trades, the depth of left-handed starters is practically non-existent down on the farm. That being said, there are some arms that could turn into good prospects. You just have to dig deep. And we did. Here are the left-handed starter rankings for the Padres farm system….
10. Max MacNabb, AZL Padres
This a bit of a bias for me. I actually hit against MacNabb several times in high school when he attended La Costa Canyon High School and myself, San Pasqual. I am no major league scout much less hitter, but the dude has some nasty stuff. He has only appeared in 19 games professionally and has posted an unimpressive 5.93 ERA. However, he excelled on one of the best baseball programs in the West in USD, which also produced the Cubs’ young stellar prospect Kris Bryant. Take it from someone who has seen him pitch on two different levels now, he has potential to be filthy. If he isn’t a starter, he could ascend in the system as a nice southpaw weapon out of the bullpen.