2012 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 San Diego Padres Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Yonder Alonso 1B
Born: 4/8/1987
Highest Level Reached: MLB Cincinnati Reds (Traded From Reds)
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .296, 24(2B), 4(3B), 12HR, 56RBI
MAJORS: .330, 4(2B), 5HR, 15RBI (29 hits in 88 at-bats)

#2 Keyvius Sampson RHP
Born: 1/6/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2011 Combined Stats: 12-3, 2.90ERA, 118IP, 49BB, 143K, .192BAA

#3 Cory Spangenberg 2B
Born: 3/16/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2011 Combined Stats: .316, 17(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 44RBI, 25SB (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#4 Casey Kelly RHP
Born: 10/4/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: 11-6, 3.98ERA, 142.1IP, 46BB, 105K, .278BAA

#5 Rymer Liriano OF
Born: 6/20/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps
2011 Combined Stats: .298, 31(2B), 9(3B), 12HR, 68RBI, 66SB

#6 Yasmani Grandal C
Born: 11/8/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Louisville Bats (Traded From Reds)
2011 Combined Stats: .305, 31(2B), 14HR, 68RBI

#7 Robbie Erlin LHP
Born: 10/8/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: 9-4, 2.99ERA, 147.1IP, 16BB, 154K, .227BAA

#8 Austin Hedges C
Born: 8/18/1992
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Eugene Emeralds
2011 Combined Stats: .231 (6 hits in 26 at-bats), 1(2B), 1HR, 4RBI (2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#9 Jedd Gyorko 3B
Born: 9/23/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: .333, 47(2B), 2(3B), 25HR, 114RBI, 12SB

#10 Joe Wieland RHP
Born: 1/21/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: 13-4, 1.97ERA, 155.2IP, 21BB, 150K, .234BAA

#11 Joe Ross RHP
Born: 5/21/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Padres
2011 Combined Stats: 0-0, 0.00ERA, 1IP, 0BB, 0K (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#12 Bradley Boxberger RHP
Born: 5/27/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Louisville Bats (Traded From Reds)
2011 Combined Stats: 2-4, 2.03ERA, 11 Saves, 62IP, 28BB, 93K, .152BAA

#13 James Darnell 3B
Born: 1/19/1987
Highest Level Reached: MLB San Diego Padres
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .310, 29(2B), 1(3B), 23HR, 79RBI
MAJORS: .222 (10 hits in 45 at-bats), 2(2B), 1HR, 7RBI

#14 Jaff Decker OF
Born: 2/23/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A San Antonio Missions
2011 Combined Stats: .236, 29(2B), 2(3B), 19HR, 92RBI, 15SB

#15 Reymond Fuentes OF
Born: 2/12/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Lake Elsinore Storm
2011 Combined Stats: .275, 15(2B), 9(3B), 5HR, 45RBI, 41SB

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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