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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5) Padres prospect Adam Mazur should not be traded

Adam Mazur was taken in the second round by the Padres in the 2022 Draft and has developed very nicely in the San Diego system.

The right-hander was having an outstanding year for High-A Fort Wayne, posting a 2.02 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts) and 58 innings pitched. He doesn't strike many out as his 47 strikeouts don't jump off the table, but he's walked just 10 batters all season. He's walked an absurd 1.6 batters per nine while giving up just two home runs (0.3 HR/9).

The right-hander might not have the stuff Lesko and Snelling have, but he throws hard and has a really good slider. His command sticks out, and it feels like he could be a guy to help contribute in the not-too-distant future.

Mazur doesn't have the ceiling that other Padres prospects have, which is why he's ranked sixth in the system, but no team is filled with 26 All-Stars. Mazur can be a mid-rotation guy and help the Padres win for a long time. He's a guy worth keeping around for sure.