We take a deep dive into the scouting report on the San Diego Padres second best ranked prospect, outfielder Taylor Trammell.
It was a bit surprising when the San Diego Padres decided to trade one of their best outfielders last season in Franmil Reyes (along with two prospects), but they got back a potential superstar outfielder in Taylor Trammell.
The former 35th overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2016 draft is the 28th best prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB.com.
In the year he was drafted he hit .303/.374 with 2 home runs and 24 stolen bases in the Reds Rookie League at age 18.
He spent all of 2017 at Single-A where he hit .281/.368 with 13 home runs and 41 stolen bases in 129 games.
In 2018 he spent the entire season at High-A and hit .277/.375 with 8 home runs and 25 stolen bases in 110 games.
That fall he hit .298/.359 with 6 stolen bases in the Arizona Fall League.
The Reds finally moved him up to Double-A to start 2019 and he hit just .236 but had an OBP of .349 and stole 17 bases with 6 home runs.
After being traded he played 32 games with the Padres Double-A team and struggled a bit hitting just .229/.316 with 4 home runs and 3 stolen bases.
Overall in 2019 he hit .234/.340 with 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases.
Those certainly weren’t the numbers he was hoping for in his first season facing quality Minor League competition, but other than the batting average his other numbers were on par with his norms.
The left-handed 22-year-old still has something to prove at the Minor League level, but the talent and athleticism is there for him to be a special player one day.