The San Diego Padres have a very rich farm system full of young and exciting starting pitching prospects. Let’s take an in-depth look at each of them and when we can expect to see them in a Padres uniform.
Joey Lucchesi is one of those exciting pitchers and has been impressive through five starts sporting a 2.70 ERA for the San Diego Padres. The next pitching prospect to make their big league debut this year for the Padres was Eric Lauer.
In three starts this year for Triple-A El Paso, Lauer pitched to a 2-1 record with a 3.00 ERA. Both Lucchesi and Lauer are very talented pitchers, but according to MLB Pipeline, there are currently six other pitching prospects listed ahead of them.
Logan Allen No. 6 Padres Pitching Prospect, ETA 2019. Age: 20
Logan Allen was drafted in the 8th round out of the IMG Academy in 2015 by the Boston Red Sox. He was then quickly acquired by the Padres by being apart of the prospect package sent over by the Red Sox in the Craig Kimbrel trade that also included Manuel Margot and Carlos Asuaje.
Between pitching in both High-A and Double-A last year, Allen posted a 7-9 record with a solid 2.95 ERA, along with a mature 142/44 K/BB.
Allen possesses a low-90s fastball and compliments it with a nice curveball and changeup combo.
Still only 20 years old, the organization may want to take it slow with Logan Allen. He threw 125 innings last year which is by far the most he has ever thrown through his pro-ball career.
Allen will pitch in Double-A this year and I’m sure the Friars will continue to monitor his progress closely.