The writing is on the wall, as the Friar Faithful is clamoring for new blood on the San Diego Padres roster in 2024. The call for a promotion of one of the organization’s top prospects grows louder with each passing day.
Last season, the Padres minor league system lacked major league-ready talent. partially due to the 2022 Juan Soto trade deadline deal. Now, the Friars' top prospects are ready to contribute after completing another season of seasoning.
Too often, rookies need to take their lumps before hitting their stride in the majors. Patience is needed if the rookies are struggling to make contact against big-league pitching ... but they can only contribute if their names are in the lineup. Sometimes, playing a big role is as simple as this.