In our second article taking a look at the San Diego Padres minor league roster projections, we will look at the team about an hour and half up the I-15 North. The Lake Elsinore Storm.
While most of our Friar family anxiously awaits word on a possible franchise altering signing for the San Diego Padres, there is still business at hand.
With players already reporting to spring training facilities in both Arizona and Florida, the next article in our series will continue our march towards opening day and what the projected last rosters will look like for the San Diego Padres and their four full-season minor league affiliates.
Last season our next team, the Lake Elsinore Storm, had a similar path as the Fort Wayne Tin Caps. Like Fort Wayne the Storm shared the same fate of having the same record in the first half of the season as the second.
Identical 34-36 records leading to an overall record of 68-72. Missing out on a first-half playoff berth by one game.
Now, four games under.500 for an up and down season isn’t bad, but it could have been better. Another fate the Storm shared with Fort Wayne was roster fluidity. Lots of movement up and down caused by poor performance, as well as injuries and promotions between the affiliates led to a lack of continuity.
There were moments of team glory as well as some very good personal performances too. With most of, or at least lots of last years team graduating to the next level, it will be exciting to watch this team this summer.
With the best farm system in the game and 10% of the top 100 prospects in all of baseball, your chances of seeing someone special with the Storm this year is really good!
This roster’s stacked Friar family with 8 of the team’s top 30 prospects per MLB.com and if health permits, could be one of the best teams in the San Diego Padres system.
If you’re looking for a fun team to watch other than the big team this summer just travel up North to the “Diamond”.
Here us our projected roster for the San Diego Padres High A+ minor league affiliate.
Lake Elsinore Storm 25-man roster
Starting Lineup and Batting order:
1) Jeisson Rosario-CF
2) Robbie Podorsky-LF
3) Esteury Ruiz-2B
4) Brad Zunica-1B
5) Tirso Ornelas-RF
6) Luis Campusano-C
7) Eguy Rosario-3B
8) Gabriel Arias-SS
C-Marcus Greene Jr.
1) Luis Patino-RH
2) Pedro Avila-RH
3) Osvaldo Hernandez-LH
4) Reggie Lawson-RH
5) Ronald Bolanos-RH
6) Aaron Leasher-LH (Spot Starter/Long Man)
Well, there you have it San Diego Padres fans. Our first glance at what the rosters for another minor league affiliate that could do some special things this summer could look like.
Personally, I’ll be making the drive up to see the kids in seminary school before they graduate on to full Friar Hood.
What do you think about the roster projections for the Storm Friar fans? Please leave any comments, opinions and what your projections would look like.
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