The San Diego Padres are still rebuilding, but pieces are beginning to fall into place in San Diego. The Padres farm system is one of the deepest in all of baseball, suggesting winning is on the horizon. Manager Andy Green will use 2018 as a bridge year to evaluate San Diego’s emerging young talent, hoping to expand upon the team’s current young core.
As a source of power in the middle of the lineup, Wil Myers remains the Padres’ best player. Myers has emerged as one of the National League’s better hitters while in San Diego. Former top prospects Hunter Renfroe, Austin Hedges, and Manuel Margot all got valuable experience in 2017, flashing their potential as building blocks for the future in San Diego. All three hope to take enormous strides in 2018. Be on the lookout for middle infielder Luis Arias in 2018 - there is a good chance he makes his much anticipated MLB debut at some point this season.
The Padres lost their best starting pitcher from last season, Jhoulys Chacin, to free agency, but they hope a bounceback season from veteran Clayton Richard makes up for the loss. Dinelson Lamet will also aim to improve the starting rotation this season after making his Major League debut last year. Among the Padres plethora of young pitching talent in the minor leagues, southpaw Joey Lucchesi is probably the prospect most likely to debut in 2018. Lucchesi’s funky delivery allows him to deceive hitters and attack the plate.
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