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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, we are now into the top 10, continuing with #2 Jedd Gyorko. It should be noted that this list was complied before the trade of Mat Latos. An updated list will be posted next week, with the additions of players acquired by the Padres.
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2011 San Diego Padres Top 30 Prospects
2. Jedd Gyorko, 3B, 5’10” 195, Born: Sept. 23 1988
Good: Gyorko does everything you want your offensive 3B to do. He hits for average, he hits for power (not a ton, but lots of doubles and at least average HR power), and he controls the strike zone. He profiles as the offensive 3B the Padres thought they had in Chase Headley.
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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, we are now into the top 10, continuing with #1 Robert Erlin. It...
After establishing himself as a solid pitcher in San Diego, Mat Latos is now being shipped off to the Midwest in a trade that the Cincinnati Reds will regret regardless if Latos pans out. I watched 1B/LF Yonder Alonso and C Yasmani Grandal play together in college, and they are both weapons with serious MLB potential. Not to mention that now solid prospect Brad Boxberger...
San Diego recently added one more player to their roster who spent most of the 2011 season in the Reds organization, and that player is OF Jeremy Hermida.
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With Triple-A Tucson this season, Martinez batted .313 with...
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So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the Reds traded for Mat Latos yesterday. It’s a pretty interesting development, especially given the enormous package they gave up to acquire him.
There has already been tons of analysis about whether or not this is a good deal, so I’ll just say that I come down on the pro side and leave it at that. What I’m really interested in is...