Whenever there’s any controversy over who’s making the team, as opposed to things being clear-cut from the opening of camp, it’s a good position to be in. The San Diego Padres are in this predicament right now.
AJ Preller is constructing a monster, Dr. Frankenstein-style. The San Diego Padres were winning at the rebuilding game before they went out and added Eric Hosmer this past offseason. The Friars’ talent-cup is pouring over at a number of positions.
Nearly all of the Pads young pitching prospects are blossoming into bonafide MLB-level talent, which is a rare feat in itself. The credit for that and the many other instances of the Padres developing remarkable talent comes down to good drafting, naturally.
San Diego Padres have more blue-chip prospects coming down the line
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Whether Wil Myers or Eric Hosmer are here for five years or ten, the influx of talent that will be trickling (at times gushing) onto this team from its farm system will be significant.
When Eric Hosmer is 35-years-old and Josh Naylor is chomping at the bit to take his spot, he’ll be well prepared, no doubt.
By the time Jeisson Rosario or Michael Gettys (sooner, for sure), get here, not only will the Friars have a better idea of what they have, exactly, in Franchy Cordero and Manuel Margot, they’ll have even more players (pitchers and position guys), ready to make the jump into the big leagues.
And the cycle repeats itself. Funny business, this game of baseball.