San Diego Padres 2019 top 30 prospects at midseason

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 8: San Diego Padres draft picks, from left, Matt Brash, Logan Driscoll, Joshua Mears and C.J Abrams, stand at home plate before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals at Petco Park June 8, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 8: San Diego Padres draft picks, from left, Matt Brash, Logan Driscoll, Joshua Mears and C.J Abrams, stand at home plate before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals at Petco Park June 8, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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10) Luis Campusano, C, High-A Lake Elsinore Storm, ETA 2021. (29)

Campusano made a huge jump among San Diego Padres prospects with a big 2019 season. Already considered a good defensive catcher, his bat has caught up with his glove quickly. Named a California League All-Star, Campusano is hitting .330 this season and giving the front office a valid argument to be the Padres’ catcher of the future. He has an advanced feel for the strike zone and could develop more power with additional at-bats.

9) CJ Abrams, SS, Arizona Rookie Padres 1, ETA 2022. (NR)

The San Diego Padres’ first-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft is off to a blazing start in the Friars’ farm system. Abrams is hitting an absurd .522, which included a 4-4 debut with a home run. Known for his speed and ability to feel out the strike zone, he also happens to be the third straight Gatorade National Prep Player Of The Year that the Padres have drafted. The team continues to talk about him moving to another position, though Abrams prefers to stay at shortstop.

8) Ryan Weathers, LHP, Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps, ETA 2021. (12)

Drafted seventh by the Padres in 2018, Weathers is having a solid season at Fort Wayne. He made the Midwest League All-Star Team. He’s also been bothered a little by nagging injuries that have slowed him down, but will look to have a strong, healthy second half of his 2019 season. And it is just his first full season in the pros, so he’s got a huge upside in front of him.

7) Xavier Edwards, SS, Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps, ETA 2021. (22)

Edwards can flat-out hit, which is why he went from the lower part of this list to a Top 10 prospect. Compared to Dee Gordon and Kenny Lofton, if he can become anything close to those hitters, the San Diego Padres have potentially found a great leadoff hitter with tremendous speed on the basepaths. It’s possible that he moves into the outfield or elsewhere to get him onto the major league roster.

6) Andres Munoz, RHP, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, ETA 2019. (18)

Throwing 100 MPH gets you noticed; throwing it consistently gets you to the show. Topping out at 104 MPH earlier this season, Munoz’s fastball makes him one of the best San Diego Padres prospects. Look for him to make an appearance in San Diego before the season ends, given how badly the bullpen has struggled in 2019. And if he can continue pitching this powerfully, he could be the team’s next closer.

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