Every month, MadFriars looks at the best performers across the Padres minor league affiliates. As the minor league season wraps up, we take one final look at all six affiliates to highlight the players who made the biggest contributions in August.
Reymond Fuentes August was one of the best months any Padre farmhand posted all year. The 22-year-old outfielder had a torrid two weeks in San Antonio, hitting .417.545.625 to earn a promotion to Triple-A. He promptly launched a 13-game hitting streak for Tucson, reaching base at least twice in all but one of his 14 games before getting the call to The Show. In his brief stay in the Pacific Coast League, Fuentes put up a .418.515.491 line, and added six stolen bases for good measure.
With Fuentes streaking through, it was minor league veteran Brandon Allen who provided stability in the middle of the Tucson lineup. The 27-year-old slugger paced the team with six homers in August, posting a .309.365.606. The strong finish wont,...