Found January 25, 2012 on Friarhood:
Now that it appears that the majority of the changes are done for the 2012 Padres, it seems a good time to look at the depth in the organization at all the positions. This is the time of year that the writers of Baseball America and the notable baseball writers and commentators in this country put out their top prospect lists and their top prospects at each position. Many of the top prospects on those lists belong to Padres minor leaguers and the blog Top Prospect Alert, written by J.P. Schwartz, had a hard time narrowing down the top 15 for the Padres. He noted many others that were in his top 25 that would be top prospects for other teams. This alone should get Padres fans excited about this season and future seasons. It is not Padres scouts or front office personnel spinning out these lists but respected baseball experts and writers who are very high on the crop of players who are one to two seasons away with some expected to crack the 25 man sometime this season. With that sai...

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Daily Friar 1.24.12

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Daily Friar 1.26.12

  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...

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