Padres prospect Robert Hassell III named to All-Star Futures Game roster

Robert Hassell III of the San Diego Padres bats during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Peoria Stadium on March 7, 2021 in Peoria, Arizona. The Royals defeated the Padres 4-3. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Robert Hassell III of the San Diego Padres bats during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Peoria Stadium on March 7, 2021 in Peoria, Arizona. The Royals defeated the Padres 4-3. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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San Diego Padres prospect Robert Hassell III will represent the franchise at the All-Star Futures Game this month at Dodger Stadium.

Hassell was named to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Baseball Prospects list on Wednesday and ranks 25th overall. He plays for the Padres’ High-A team in Fort Wayne, Ind.

This season, Hassell is hitting .303/.375/.462 with an isolated power of .159. His strikeout percentage is 18.4 and his walk percentage is 10.2. He has the best batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS and ISO on the team.

Some other notable Padres have played in the All-Star Futures Game, including Fernando Tatis Jr. and MacKenzie Gore.

The San Diego Padres may be represented in the MLB All-Star Game in addition to the Futures Game

The Padres should be well represented in the MLB All-Star Game with Manny Machado holding a narrow edge over Nolan Arenado in voting for starter at third base.

Until recently Machado had been carrying the lineup for the Friars all season in the absence of Fernando Tatis Jr. He’s provided a significant amount of power that no other player in San Diego can provide. He’s hitting .316/.389/.526 this season and has an isolated power of .210.

He’s having just as much of an impact at third base. Among all teams, the Padres have the best FanGraphs defensive rating (10.7) and outs above average (12) at third base. Machado has the third-highest defensive rating (7.8) among individual players in MLB at the position and is tied for second-best OAA (8).

The Padres had five All-Stars last year.

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