This is the third in a ten-part series (feeling more like Ken Burns now) where I will identify the top three players at each position in the Padres’ minor league system. Up next: Second Base.
Ahhhh. Finally some intrigue! San Diego has some interesting prospects at the second base position. Let’s start with the obvious: Jedd Gyorko.
Gyorko has a legitimate shot at being the Opening Day starter for the Padres at second base. However, the spot won’t be handed to him, as Alexi Amarista and Logan Forsythe have both made strong showings at the big league level. Everth Cabrera has also played there in his career. While Gyorko has spent most of his minor league innings at 3B, the middle infield is not foreign to him, as he played second in college and more recently in the minors. He played 30 AAA games at the two bag, committing one error for a .994 FLD%. Granted FLD% only tells part of the defensive story, but if Gyorko’s bat makes the transition, all he’ll have to do is make...