With the first half of the MLB season officially in the books for the San Diego Padres, we take a look back at the best of the best in their minor league system through the end of June.
The San Diego Padres’ #1 ranked farm system has been an exciting one to follow. So exciting that we’ve decided to create a 25-man roster of the Padres’ best minor league players so far in 2019.
Although there will be plenty of familiar faces and prospects on this team, it won’t be a list of just prospects – this will include who has had the best statistics through the first half of the minor league season.
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Considering the Padres’ minor league affiliates are all having productive seasons, this wasn’t an easy list to come up with.
Every affiliate in the organization has had their respective leagues’ all-star games this side of Triple-A. That all-star game, and the soon to be Futures Game, are all that’s left for recognizing the best in the minors this year.
So far so good for the minor league teams in the San Diego Padres’ farm, with a total of seventeen players making their respective leagues’ all-star squads, and that is not including players on the Triple-A roster.
Seven players from Amarillo and Lake Elsinore and three from Low-A Fort Wayne have the Friars well represented thus far through the mid-season minor league all-star teams.
Triple-A El Paso will represent its all-star team with three additions, which include second basemen Luis Urias, catcher Austin Allen, and first base/third base option Ty France.
That will bring the total number of players making minor league all-star teams in the San Diego Padres organization to twenty.
Not too bad for the consensus best farm system in all of baseball.
If you add left-hander Adrian Morejon to that list for making the Futures Game, that shows an abundance of talent for this franchise that is being fully recognized.
Our roster will be a full starting lineup, a batting order with a DH, and a bench consisting of a catcher, infielder, utility option, and an outfielder. While the pitching staff will have a five-man starting rotation, a sixth starter will be listed as a spot starter/long man as well as a six-man bullpen with three middle relief options, two set-up men, and a closer.
Are you ready to meet your mid-season 25-man roster of the San Diego Padres minor league all-stars, Friar Faithful?