San Diego Padres: Two To Watch For Fort Wayne TinCaps

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The top-ranked San Diego Padres farm system will begin their 2018 season this Thursday. Minor league affiliates are in the process of releasing their initial rosters, so let’s take a look at two under-the-radar prospects to watch from each affiliate’s roster.

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SAN DIEGO, CA – MARCH 29: A first base with the Opening Day logo sits on the field on Opening Day between the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on March 29, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /

Pick any affiliate of the San Diego Padres to watch on any given night and you’ll be in for a treat. The Minor League Baseball season will kick-off this Thursday with all four Padres’ affiliates in action on the road.

The El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA), San Antonio Missions (AA), Lake Elsinore Storm (A+), and Fort Wayne TinCaps (A) are in the process of releasing their Opening Day rosters, each of which is stacked with unbelievable talent. Hot Talent Lava, if you will.

Each morning leading up to MiLB Opening Day, we will take a look at two prospects from each team that fans should pay close attention to in 2018. These won’t be your top prospects, instead, we’re going to dig a little deeper. Minor league baseball is an endless treasure trove of unique and interesting talent, so let’s shed some light on these hopeful major leaguers who will be grinding it out daily down on the farm.

The Fort Wayne TinCaps feature seven of the Top 30 prospects in the San Diego Padres system.

The Fort Wayne TinCaps call Fort Wayne, Indiana home and play in the Midwest League. They finished with a 68-72 overall record in 2017, finishing 42-28 (2nd place) in the second half of the season after a 26-44 (last place) start to the year.

You can view their entire roster here, courtesy of the Fort Wayne TinCaps official website.

We have already featured a number of the top prospects on this year’s team including Mackenzie Gore (Breaking Down Mackenzie Gore and Adrian Morejon), Gabriel Arias (The Swift Rise of Gabriel Arias), Jeisson Rosario and Esteury Ruiz (Prospects We Will Soon See In The Top 100), and Tirso Ornelas (The Prospect To Watch In 2018).

What about those under-the-radar prospects to watch in Fort Wayne? Here are your top pitcher and top hitter (not in the Top 30) to keep an eye on in 2018.