Padres: A bevy of young talent ready for centerstage
We are about to bear witness to a playoff series, which includes the following players: Fernando Tatis Jr., Cody Bellinger, Manny Machado, Mookie Betts. The talent list goes on and on with many fun faces representing their respective clubs. Add in the likes of some rookies who will most likely find their way onto the roster, and it is set for a fun series with some of the best young talents in the league.
It will be intriguing as to what the Padres do with their roster. It would make sense for Jake Cronenworth to be added as he hit .285 with 20 RBI and posted a 125 wRC+ in his inaugural year in Major League Baseball. Trent Grisham would also not be a surprise as his 2.3 WAR ranked in the top-20 across all of baseball.
Of course, the Dodgers have one of the best players in baseball in Betts, and adding Bellinger and most likely Corey Seager to the fold with inevitably bring an exciting battery of talent on each side through what could be a surprising high-scoring series.
In terms of pitching, Buehler is a star. Padres starting pitcher Chris Paddack is still trying to find his footing but can be counted. Top prospects Adrian Morejon and Luis Patino, who made their debuts this season, will most likely factor in for the Padres at some point as will Dodgers 22-year-old fireballer Brusdar Graterol. It is going to be a star-studded time in the Lone Star state.