MLB released their top 100 prospect list yesterday for all baseball. Obviously it is a bit skewed in favor of big names like Matt Moore and Bryce Harper, but there are six Padres on the list which puts them in a tie for first. I personally don't agree with the entire list especially when the highest Padre is at #37 (Alonso) and Casey Kelly still makes the cut (#50). The biggest problem I have is Joe Wieland and Robbie Erlin didn't make the cut. Let's put that in perspective: on Seedlings To Stars top 100 list Erlin comes in at #11 and Wieland #24. Interesting stuff indeed. Here are your links for today:
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Six Padres Prospects make the top 100 list - Padres.com
"Six of their top prospects can be found on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list, starting with No. 39 Alonso, who was an important component in the trade that landed the Padres four players from the Reds for pitcher Mat Latos."
Players and coaches gathered for voluntary workouts - NCT
"Nearly two dozen players are assembling at Petco Park for a series of voluntary workouts designed to give management an early look at some of its players and top prospects."
Projecting Yonder Alonso vs. Prince Fielder - Chicken Friars
"Extrapolate Alonso’s batted balls at home and you’ll see a player who uses all fields, but does pull more balls just beyond the infield on the right side. Fielder does the exact same thing. Again, the sample size for Alonso is incredibly small, so all we can do is guess, but the similarities are there."
THT Forecasts - Friar Forecast
"This year I have a chance to write the San Diego Padres player comments for THT Forecasts, which you should probably buy. I’m taking over the duties from the venerable Geoff Young, so I have my work cut out for me."
Avenging Jack Murphy has 5 questions to pose
"These questions were specifically designed to get inside the mind of Geoff Young. While they were first posited to Geoff there's no reason you cannot challenge yourself too."
Padres 2012 Organizational Depth: First Base - Cheri Bell at The Friarhood
"The departure of Adrian Gonzalez also marked the end of the any reliable output from the Padres lineup. So let’s start with first base and see what the future holds."