3 San Diego Padres prospects who should not be traded and 2 who should

With the San Diego Padres likely looking into buying at the deadline or this offseason, some of their prospects could be on the move

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Dylan Lesko
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4) Padres prospect Dylan Lesko should be traded

A problem with this Padres farm system is while it has talented players, they traded virtually everyone who was close to MLB-ready to Washington and Milwaukee. The good prospects they have are all far away. Dylan Lesko is included in that.

The 19-year-old was taken in the first round by San Diego in last year's draft, slipping thanks to Tommy John surgery. He just made his professional debut in Rookie Ball on June 20 and has made three starts. He's allowed four runs in 3.1 innings pitched with six strikeouts and two walks.

The stuff this kid has is undeniable. He throws hard, has a wicked change-up, and a solid curveball as well. The reason I believe hs should be available in a deal is because of how far away he is from debuting. MLB pipeline has his ETA for 2027. That's four seasons to wait for a guy who could be good, but you never know.

If the Padres can trade Lesko away for someone who can help them win right now, I don't see how you can pass that up. Watching a prospect play well against you would be annoying, but again, these are the risks you take when you're a win now team.