We are proud to announce The San Diego Padres Top 30 Prospects for 2012. Peter Friberg has been studying minor league and amateur baseball players for nearly 10 years and has been writing about Padres minor leaguers for approximately eight. Peter has compiled his top 30 prospects in the Padres system for 2012 and this is our third installment featuring prospects 16-20
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2011 San Diego Padres Top 30 Prospects 16. Jonathan Galvez, SS, 6’2” 175, Born: Jan. 18, 1991
Galvez is a hitter. He came up as a shortstop but after several years of that failed experiment, the Padres moved Galvez to 2B full time in 2011. He doesn’t have Spangenberg’s elite speed or his upper-tier strike zone judgment, but he does have a lot more power potential and is roughly the same age. It is easy to imagine Galvez rather than Spangenberg holding down the keystone for the Padres.
A+ (Cal. Lg.): .291/.355/.465 in 488 AB with 36 2B, 5 3B, 1...