Who are the San Diego Padres’ best prospects in 2019? Here’s an inside look at the Padres’ top 30 prospects at the midseason mark.
With the San Diego Padres having made their 2019 MLB Draft picks, and many of this season’s prospects already on the major league roster, it’s time to look at the Friars’ best options still in their farm system.
The list has changed drastically over the first half of the Padres’ 2019 season. Fernando Tatis Jr., Chris Paddack, and Francisco Mejia have all made it to San Diego’s major league roster. Other prospects are absent from this list due to their lack of performance in the minor leagues, or better talent emerging or being found in the MLB Draft.
But even with the various roster moves, the San Diego Padres still have baseball’s best farm system.
The good news for Padres fans is that there’s an abundance of pitching on this list—nearly a third of San Diego’s best up-and-comers are pitchers. That’s no surprise (the Padres’ front office has a history of drafting pitching), but it’ll be a relief, perhaps literally, for a team whose biggest deficiency is their inconsistency on the mound.
There are a few impressive position players, too, proving that the Padres have talent at a wide variety of positions who could definitely help the team either as a late-season callout or in the future.
These are the San Diego Padres’ current top 30 prospects, along with their estimated time of arrival (ETA) in the major leagues. The number in parentheses indicates where they ranked in our preseason list, or NR if they’re new to the list.
Click through this slideshow to see where your favorite prospect ranks, and let us know the players you’re keeping an eye on in the comments at the end of the article.