5 Padres players taking advantage of 2024 spring training

Which Padres players are looking to parlay a strong spring into a roster spot?
San Diego Padres infielder Graham Pauley
San Diego Padres infielder Graham Pauley / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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With the Seoul Series quickly approaching, the curtain has almost closed on the San Diego Padres' time in Peoria. The Friars will head to Korea shortly and have a date with the Los Angeles Dodgers to open the 2024 season.

Several players have enjoyed an impressive spring since arriving in Arizona last month, and with several spots on the Padres roster still unclaimed, Mike Shildt's job seems to be getting more difficult with each passing day.

But competition breeds success, and the roster battles this spring have seen some no-names emerge. There's also number of top prospects in the San Diego farm system who are attempting to use their spring training performance as a springboard to make the Opening Day roster. Which players have taken full advantage of a strong showing this spring?

5 Padres players taking advantage of 2024 spring training

Jhony Brito, Padres RHP

While Padres starter Joe Musgrove has looked out of sync, Brito has been spectacular this spring. The right-hander was part of San Diego's offseason trade with the New York Yankees and has shined with his new squad.

At this point, Brito hasn't just locked up a roster spot, but the 26-year-old is firmly in the conversation to be part of the Padres starting rotation. The most impressive stat by far has been Brito's 10 strikeouts. Couple that with no walks allowed, and the Padres coaching staff has to like what its seen this spring from their new addition.

Brito's six-strikeout performance during a Cactus League game against the Chicago Cubs earlier this spring is hopefully a preview of coming attractions heading into the regular season.