Padres general manager A.J. Preller has never been one to shy away from challenging his best prospects. He made that much clear once again on Thursday, when the club announced its non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training.
Fernando Tatis Jr.’s remarkable 2017 campaign is officially over. His impact on the Padres’ offseason plans is not.
Tatis finished the 2017 year as one of the top prospects in all of baseball.
Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and left-hander Joey Lucchesi were named as the organization’s prospects of the year by MLBPipeline this week. Both were brought on board last summer, as part of the reboot of the Padres’ farm system.
Padres fans will get a glimpse of their future on Saturday as several of the club’s top prospects will take the field against a group of Rangers prospects for the “Padres On Deck Game” at Petco Park where Fernando Tatis Jr. and Adrian Morejon are among those scheduled to play.
This week on the MLBPipeline Podcast, host Tim McMaster and resident prospect gurus Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo talk to Padres No. 4 prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. The following is a transcript of a segment from this week’s episode of the Pipeline Podcast.
The Padres finalized their trade with the White Sox Saturday afternoon, sending right-hander James Shields to Chicago in exchange for a pair of Minor Leaguers.