San Diego Padres: Three underrated prospects to watch in 2020

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Everyone is already familiar with the top prospects within the San Diego Padres farm system; however, let’s look at three who are flying under the radar.

MLB Pipeline recently ranked the San Diego Padres farm system as the second-best in baseball. Highlighted by MacKenzie Gore and CJ Abrams, the Friars have five representatives in MLB’s Top 100 list. It’s remarkable what this organization has done in so little time as the farm system was quite poor back in 2016.

However, the acquisitions of Fernando Tatis Jr.and Taylor Trammell accelerated the rebuild, General Manager AJ Preller has generally drafted well, and the Padres have been active in the international free-agent market.

Gore, Trammell, Luis Patino, and Abrams round out the organization’s top four prospects, and they are all on a positive trajectory towards having successful Major League careers. However, the Padres also have several underrated prospects that could make strong contributions shortly as well.

Let’s look at three players.