Padres Prospect Forum, 07 - 13 JUL 19

RHP Luis Patino

Have a glimpse of the future...

Welcome to the All-Star Break, everyone! While MLB heads into the half-way mark for a well-deserved break, multiple Padres prospects will either receive an opportunity to shine in the MLB Futures' Game (played last night), or continue to hone their craft down in the minors. As usual, this post will (hopefully) serve as the primary location for Padres prospect discussion, news, and notes. Let's take a look at the week that was, from AAA-El Paso down to A-Ft. Wayne (team records as of Sunday @ 0900 EST).

  • AAA-El Paso: The Chihuahuas continue to hold onto 1st place in the PCL's American Southern division, going 4-3 on the week to improve to 54-34 going into Sunday's action. INF Matt Batten, a 2017 32nd RD pick, went OFF last week in limited action, going 7-17 with 5 R, 3 HRs, and 12 RBI in only 4 games. While likely not on anyone's top prospect lists, Batten continues to post solid numbers for the Desert Dogs, and may draw interest leading up to the Rule 5 draft as a depth piece.
  • AA-Amarillo: The Soddies split the week, going 3-3 and running their record to 41-43 on the year and dropping to 2nd in the Texas League's South Division. 2016 1st RD pick INF Hudson Potts returned to AA action last week after completing a rehab stint. While Potts continues to tantalize with his raw talent, his struggles with more advanced pitching continued; he went 4-22 last week with 2 R, 3 RBI, and 8 K at the plate.
  • Hi-A-Lake Elsinore: The Storm struggled last week, going 2-5 to fall to 44-41 on the year and 3rd place in the Cal League's South Division. 2017 2nd RD pick C Luis Campusano continues to make the case that he's the Padres' true catcher of the future, going 5-14 with 3 R, 5 RBI, and 3 BB. That brings his slash line to .324/.403/.510 on the year.
  • A-FT Wayne: The Tin Caps just can't get anything going this year, going 3-4 on the week and falling to 39-45 on the year prior to Sunday's game. 19 year-old INF Tucupita Marcano continues to show an advanced approach at the plate, going 9-25 at the plate last week with 5 R, 1 BB, and 2 K. In 270 ABs this year, he's only struck out 29 times in his 1st full-season of pro ball.

That's the week that was. As per usual, I'll post key boxscore stats down in the comments each day, along with anything newsworthy I come across in my scrollings. If you see anything, feel free to add.

Go Padres!

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