San Diego Padres minor league players

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Below are select minor league players of the San Diego Padres organization and the rosters of their minor league affiliates:

Yeison Asencio[edit]

Yeison Asencio
San Diego Padres
Outfielder
Born: (1989-11-14) November 14, 1989 (age 26)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Yeison Asencio (born November 14, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball player in the San Diego Padres organization.

Asencio signed with the Padres as an international free agent in 2009. He used false documents to sign, going by the name "Yoan Alcantra", to portray himself as 2 12 years younger than he actually was.[1][2] The Padres added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season. In 2013, Asencio represented the Padres at the All-Star Futures Game.[3] Asencio was designated for assignment on November 20, 2014.

Carlos Asuaje[edit]

Carlos Asuaje
San Diego Padres
Third baseman
Born: (1991-11-02) November 2, 1991 (age 24)
Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Carlos Asuaje [ah-soo-ah'-hay] (born November 2, 1991) is a Venezuelan infielder, playing mainly as a third baseman in the San Diego Padres Minor League system. Asuaje was selected by the Red Sox in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Nova Southeastern University in Broward County, Florida.[4] He came to terms on a contract calling for a reported bonus of $100,000.[4]

Asuaje posted a .356/.451/.519 slash line in three seasons at Nova, being named Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year in 2011 and Sunshine State Conference Co-Player of the Year in 2012.[4]

Asuaje is undersized at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), weighing 160 pounds (73 kg), but he plays like he is the tallest man on the field. He debuted professionally with the Short-Season A Lowell Spinners in their 2013 season, starting his career as a shortstop, but eventually moved full-time to third base where his skills profile best. He also has shown the ability to play second base or left field if need be, while spending some time at designated hitter. In just 52 games for Lowell, he hit .269/.366/.368 with 19 runs scored and 20 RBI.[4]

Quietly consistent, Asuaje showed some serious power potential at the plate in 2014, when he hit a .305 average in 90 games for the Low A Greenville Drive, driving in 73 runs and scoring 69 times, while boasting a .391 OBP and collecting 45 extra-base hits. Batting 11 home runs, 10 triples and 24 doubles, he topped the South Atlantic League with a .542 slugging percentage and made the All-Star team before joining the High A Salem Red Sox on July 14.[4]

At Salem, Asuaje reached base safely in 35 of his 39 games against the more advanced High-A Carolina League pitching. He showed a progressive approach with a 11-game hitting streak from August 14–25, 2014, to finish the year with a .323/.398/.516 line, four home runs and 28 RBI. Overall, Asuaje hit .310 and slugged .533 in 129 games in his two stints. Additionally, he was the only player in the Sox minors system to collect 100-or-more RBI (101) and went on to post the best slugging percentage (.533). He also ended fourth in homers (15) and OBP (.393) and 10th in batting average (.310), while his on-base plus slugging (.927) was surpassed only by Mookie Betts (.960).[5][6] Besides, Asuaje was named Greenville Drive Player of the Year and added another All-Star selection to his list of accomplishments, as he was chosen to the 2014 South Atlantic League Annual All-Star team.[7]

Asuaje was promoted to the Double A Portland Sea Dogs in 2015, where was one of five Sea Dogs selected for the Eastern League All-Star team.[8] Asuaje ended 2015 with eight homers, seven triples, 23 doubles, 61 RBI, 60 runs scored and nine steals, as he slashed .251/.334/.374 over 131 games. He also gained a spot in the Arizona Fall League as a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions during offseason.[9]

On November 13, 2015, the Red Sox traded Asuaje, Javier Guerra, Manuel Margot, and Logan Allen to the San Diego Padres for Craig Kimbrel.[10]

Kyle Bartsch[edit]

Kyle Bartsch
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1991-03-10) March 10, 1991 (age 24)
Hurst, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Kyle Michael Bartsch (born March 10, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in Minor League Baseball for the San Diego Padres' organization.

Bartsch attended L. D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, and played for the school's baseball team.[11] He began his college career at West Texas A&M University, where he played college baseball for the West Texas A&M Buffaloes.[12] He transferred to Howard College, and played for the Howard Hawks,[13] and then to University of South Alabama to play for the South Alabama Jaguars. In 2012, Barsch had a 1–4 win–loss record with a 4.26 earned run average (ERA) and 10 saves with 39 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched for the Jaguars.[14] In 2013, he had a 3–0 record with a 3.12 ERA and 12 saves, tying Michael Nakamura for the most in a single season and setting the new school record with 22. He was named second-team All-Sun Belt Conference. The American Baseball Coaches Association named Bartsch to their second-team South Central All-Region squad.[15]

The Kansas City Royals selected Bartsch in the seventh round of the 2013 MLB Draft.[13] He played for the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Rookie-level Pioneer League in 2013, where he had a 2–1 win-loss record and a 2.45 ERA in 21 appearances. He pitched for the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League in 2014, where he had a 5–5 win-loss record and a 2.29 ERA in 41 appearances.[16] On November 20, 2014, the Royals traded Bartsch to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Reymond Fuentes.[17][18]

Jabari Blash[edit]

Jabari Blash
San Diego Padres
Right fielder
Born: (1989-07-04) July 4, 1989 (age 26)
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jabari Jerell Blash (born July 4, 1989) is a professional baseball right fielder in the San Diego Padres organization.

Blash was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 29th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of Amalie High School in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He did not sign and attended Miami-Dade College. He was then drafted by the Texas Rangers in the ninth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[19] He again did not sign and returned to Miami-Dade. The Seattle Mariners then took him in the eighth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft and he signed.[20][21]

Blash made his professional debut for the Pulaski Mariners. In 2013 he hit 25 home runs with a .915 on-base plus slugging (OPS) while playing for the High Desert Mavericks and Jackson Generals. He started 2014 back with Jackson and was promoted to the Tacoma Rainiers in April[22][23] Blash was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft and then traded to the San Diego Padres as the player to be named later from an earlier trade.[24]

Ryan Butler[edit]

Ryan Butler
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1992-02-23) February 23, 1992 (age 23)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ryan Jerome Butler (born February 23, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

Butler originally attended Marshall University and played college baseball for the Thundering Herd. After one year he transferred to Northwest Florida State College. During the season he suffered a ulnar collateral ligament which required Tommy John Surgery.[25] Despite the injury, Butler was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 16th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not sign with the Yankees and transferred to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Butler was then drafted by the San Diego Padres in the seventh round of the 2014 MLB Draft.[26] He signed with the Padres and made his professional debut with the Eugene Emeralds. He ended the season with the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

Franchy Cordero[edit]

Franchy Cordero
San Diego Padres
Shortstop
Born: (1994-09-02) September 2, 1994 (age 21)
Azua, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Franchy Vargas Cordero (born September 2, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop in the San Diego Padres organization.

Cordero signed with the San Diego Padres as an international free agent in November 2011. He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Dominican Summer League Padres. In 2013 he played for the Arizona League Padres. Cordero started 2014 with the Fort Wayne TinCaps and was demoted to the Eugene Emeralds during the season.[27][28]

Rafael De Paula[edit]

Rafael De Paula
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1991-03-24) March 24, 1991 (age 24)
La Victoria, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

José Rafael De Paula Figueroa (born March 24, 1991) is a pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

In May 2009, De Paula was suspended a year after lying about his age.[29] On November 19, 2010 he signed with the New York Yankees.[30] Pitching for the Dominican Summer League Yankees 1 in 2012, he went 8–2 with a 1.46 earned run average and 85 strikeouts. In July 2013, he participated in the 2013 Futures All-Star game in Citi Field. De Paula tossed a scoreless fifth for the World Team in a 4–2 loss, allowing one hit and hitting a batter but registering a strikeout.

Prior to the 2013 season, Baseball America ranked him as the Yankees 10th best prospect.[31]

On July 22, the Yankees traded De Paula and Yangervis Solarte to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Chase Headley.[32]

Michael Gettys[edit]

Michael Gettys
San Diego Padres
Outfielder
Born: (1995-10-22) October 22, 1995 (age 20)
Gainesville, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Michael Edward Gettys (born October 22, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the San Diego Padres organization.

Gettys attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Georgia. He was the Gainesville Times Player of the Year in 2012 and 2014.[33][34] Gettys was at one point considered a potential first round pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[35] He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the second round of the draft.[36] He made his professional debut with the Arizona League Padres. In 52 games, he hit .310/.353/.437 with three home runs.

Ruddy Girón[edit]

Ruddy Girón
San Diego Padres
Shortstop
Born: (1997-01-04) January 4, 1997 (age 19)
Santo Domingo Norte, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ruddy Aquino Girón (born January 4, 1997) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop in the San Diego Padres organization.

Girón signed with the San Diego Padres as an international free agent in July 2013.[37] He made his professional debut in 2014 with the Arizona League Padres. He started 2015 with the Fort Wayne TinCaps.[38][39]

Javier Guerra[edit]

Javier Guerra
San Diego Padres
Shortstop
Born: (1995-09-25) September 25, 1995 (age 20)
David, Panama
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Javier Alexis Guerra [gayr'rah] (born September 25, 1995) is a Panamanian professional baseball shortstop in the San Diego Padres organization. Listed at 5' 11", 155 lb., Guerra bats left handed and throws right handed.[40]

Guerra signed with the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent in 2012, coming to terms on a contract calling for a reported bonus of $250,000.[41] At the time Guerra drew mixed reviews for his defense because he had fringy speed, but he showed a very quick first step and excellent range to both sides. He has very soft but lightning-quick hands and is very assured in the field, which complements with a huge arm, perhaps the strongest in the Red Sox system, and can make any throw look easy even from deep in the hole.[40][42]

Guerra made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Red Sox in 2013, gaining successive promotions to the Gulf Coast Red Sox in 2014 and the Greenville Drive in 2015. During this time, Guerra improved significantly his offensive game.[40]

In his debut with the DSL Red Sox, Guerra hit a .248 average with nine doubles and 23 runs batted in in 60 games appearances. He then batted .269 with two home runs and 26 RBI in the Gulf Coast League. His breakout season came after joining Greenville, where he displayed his highlight-reel defensive plays at shortstop with the surprising ability to drive the ball.[40]

In 2015, Guerra exceeded expectations at the plate, hitting both for average and power, putting up a .279/.329/.449 slash line with 68 RBI, along with 23 doubles, three triples and 15 home runs in a career-high 116 games, while earning a selection to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.[40] In addition, Guerra ranked among the best hitters in the Red Sox system, ending second in home runs, third in RBI and total bases (195), fourth in slugging (.449) and fifth in runs scored (64).[5]

On November 13, 2015, the Red Sox traded Guerra, Carlos Asuaje, Manuel Margot, and Logan Allen to the San Diego Padres for Craig Kimbrel.[10]

Tayron Guerrero[edit]

Tayron Guerrero
San Diego Padres – No. 65
Pitcher
Born: (1991-01-09) January 9, 1991 (age 25)
Boca Chica, Casanare, Colombia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Tayron Luis Guerrero (born January 9, 1991) is a Colombian baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres' organization.

The Padres signed Guerrero as an amateur free agent in 2009.[43] In 2014, Guerrero started the season with the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Class A Midwest League before receiving a promotion to the Lake Elsinore Storm of the Class A-Advanced California League.[44] Guerrero played in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game for the World Team, recording a strikeout of Peter O'Brien.[45] After the season, the Padres assigned Guerrero to the Arizona Fall League to continue his development.[46] He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2014.

Justin Hancock[edit]

Justin Hancock
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1990-10-28) October 28, 1990 (age 25)
Defiance, Ohio
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Justin D. Hancock (born October 28, 1990 in Defiance, Ohio) is a minor league baseball pitcher currently in the San Diego Padres organization.

Before playing professionally, he attended Defiance High School and then Lincoln Trail College, where he was named All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference in 2011.[47] His fastball has been clocked at 98 miles per hour.[48]

He was drafted by the Padres in the 9th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft and signed for a bonus of $100,000. After going 0–3 with a 7.09 ERA to begin his career, Hancock posted a 3.30 ERA in 28 games (16 starts) between the Eugene Emeralds and Fort Wayne TinCaps in 2012. In 2013, he was 8–8 with a 3.38 mark in 26 starts between Fort Wayne and the Lake Elsinore Storm. While with Fort Wayne, he went 5–1 with a 1.73.[49] He went 3–2 with a 3.92 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) for the AZL Padres and San Antonio Missions in 2014.[50] He was sent to pitch in the Arizona Fall League following the 2014 campaign.[51][52]

He has consistently pitched at levels higher than his age level – in 2014, the then-23-year-old spent most of the year at Double-A. He was nearly 1.5 years younger than the average Double-A player.

Zechariah Lemond[edit]

Zechariah Lemond
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1992-10-09) October 9, 1992 (age 23)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Zechariah David Lemond (born October 9, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

Lemond was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 50th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft out of Waltrip High School in Houston, Texas. He did not sign and played college baseball at Rice University from 2012 to 2014. He was both a starter and relief pitcher for the Owls. As a sophomore in 2013, he set a school record for saves in a season with 14.[53] He finished his career with a 12–3 record, 1.90 earned run average (ERA), 155 strikeouts and 18 saves in 62 games (eight starts).

Lemond was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[54] He signed with the Padres and made his professional debut with the Eugene Emeralds. He also appeared in one game for the Double-A San Antonio Missions. He pitched in 12 games his first season with eight starts, going 2–3 with a 3.43 ERA and 36 strikeouts over 42 innings.

Manuel Margot[edit]

Manuel Margot
San Diego Padres
Center fielder
Born: (1994-09-28) September 28, 1994 (age 21)
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Manuel Margot [man-well'/mar-goe'] is a Dominican center fielder who plays in the San Diego Padres minor league system. Listed at 5' 11, 170 lb., he bats and throws right-handed.[55]

Margot was signed by the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent in July 2011, receiving a reported bonus of $800,000. According to scouting report, he has plus-plus speed that he uses well on the bases, above average range and solid outfield defense, as well as the ability to hit the ball hard to all fields.[56] At age 17, he started his professional career with Rookie Level Dominican Summer League Red Sox in their 2012 season.

In his season debut, Margot earned Red Sox Minor League Latin Program Player of the Year honors, after batting a .285/.382/.423 slash line with 38 stolen bases in just 68 games, gaining a spot on the DSL All-Star team. Regarded as a patient hitter, he walked more than he struck out in the DSL (36-to-25 in 260 at-bats).[56]

Margot jumped up two levels to the Lowell Spinners in 2013, and held his own as the youngest regular in the Short-Season A New York–Penn League.[57] Following his successful debut, Margot did manage to get a hit in 12 out of his first 15 games with Lowell, collecting a .254/.343/.307 line through July 24, when a hamstring injury laid him up. After a disabled list stint, he returned on August 16 showing glimpses of his potential with a .447/.475/.658 line over his first eight games back. He finished the year with a .270 average and 18 stolen bases in only 49 games.[56]

Margot had his first taste of full-season ball with the Low A Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League in 2014. In his first 99 games at Greenville, he posted a .282/.362/.418 line with 10 home runs and 45 runs batted in, while leading the Drive with 105 hits and 61 runs scored, and the Red Sox organization with 39 stolen bases.[56] As a result, he was promoted to High A Salem Red Sox on August 15.[58]

Margot posted the best numbers in the entire system in 2014, showing no signs of an adjustment period after a mid-month promotion. He hit .340/.356/.560 in just 18 games for Salem, combining for a .293/.356/.462 line with 12 homers and 59 RBI in 115 contests in the two stints. Besides, he led the Sox minors system with 42 stolen bases. It was just the latest part in what was a very solid season in the organization despite his youth. As such, he climbed from No. 11 to No. 4 in the MLB.com Top 20 Boston Red Sox Prospects list.[57]

Margot came back to Salem in 2015. He pushed his slash line up to .282/.321/.420 through 46 games, and earned a promotion to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs in the midseason. His five triples were tied for third-most in the Carolina League, while his 20 steals in 25 attempts ranked fourth in the circuit at the time of his promotion. Soon after, MLB.com announced that he would be member of the World Team in the Future’s Game prior to the Major League All-Star Game.[59]

Margot then posted a combined .271/.326/.419 batting line with 25 extra bases and 19 steals over 109 games played for the Sea Dogs.[56] His season highlight came during the Sea Dogs annual Field of Dream Fan Appreciation Game at Hadlock Field, when he hit for the cycle and drove in a season-high five runs as the Sea Dogs topped the New Britain Rock Cats, 10–5, becoming the first ever Portland player to hit a cycle at Hadlock Field.[60]

On November 13, 2015, the Red Sox traded Margot, Javier Guerra, Carlos Asuaje, and Logan Allen to the San Diego Padres for Craig Kimbrel.[10] On November 19, 2015, the Padres added Margot to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[61]

Josh Martin[edit]

Josh Martin
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1989-12-30) December 30, 1989 (age 26)
Enterprise, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Joshua Martin (born December 30, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

Martin played college baseball at Samford University. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 25th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign and returned to Samford. He was then drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 10th round of the 2012 MLB Draft.[62] Martin was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft.[63]

Elliot Morris[edit]

Elliot Morris
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1992-04-26) April 26, 1992 (age 23)
Renton, Washington
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Elliot Anthony Morris (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

Morris attended Federal Way High School in Federal Way, Washington and played college baseball at Pierce College.[64] He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Angels and made his professional debut with the Orem Owlz.[65] On July 19, 2014 Morris along with Taylor Lindsey, José Rondón and R. J. Alvarez were traded to the San Diego Padres for Huston Street and Trevor Gott.[66]

Chris Nunn[edit]

Chris Nunn
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1990-10-05) October 5, 1990 (age 25)
Cordova, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Christopher Jared Nunn (born October 5, 1990) is a minor league baseball relief pitcher currently in the San Diego Padres system.

He was born in Georgia, but his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee not long after his birth.[67]

Prior to playing professionally, he attended Harding Academy and then Lipscomb University.

He was drafted by the Padres in the 24th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft[68][69] and went 4–0 with a 0.81 ERA in 25 appearances for the AZL Padres and Eugene Emeralds, striking out 49 batters in 33 1/3 innings, in his first professional season. He was named to the Northwest League Post-Season All-Star team that year.[70] In 2013, he was 8–2 with a 2.77 ERA in 55 games for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, saving nine games and striking out 66 batters in 65 innings. With the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2014, Nunn went 4–2 with a 4.30 ERA in 49 games, striking out 76 batters in 58 2/3 frames. His professional career ERA through 2014 was 2.92. One observer noted that he ranks among the best Padres relief pitching prospects.[71]

Luis Perdomo[edit]

Luis Perdomo
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1993-05-09) May 9, 1993 (age 22)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Luis David Perdomo (born May 9, 1993) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

Perdomo signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as an international free agent in November 2010. He made his professional debut in 2011 with the Dominican Summer League Cardinals. In 2015 played with the Peoria Chiefs. In July he was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game as an injury replacement for Alex Reyes.[72][73][74]

Perdomo was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft, and then traded to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[75]

José Rondón[edit]

José Rondón
San Diego Padres
Shortstop
Born: (1994-03-03) March 3, 1994 (age 21)
Villa de Cura, Aragua, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

José Gregorio Hidalgo Rondón (born March 3, 1994) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop in the San Diego Padres organization.

Rondón was signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as an international free agent on January 13, 2011. He made his professional debut that season with the Dominican Summer League Angels. He started 2014 with the Inland Empire 66ers.[76] In July he played in the All-Star Futures Game as an injury replacement for Carlos Correa.[77]

On July 31, 2014, Rondón, along with Taylor Lindsey, R. J. Alvarez and Elliot Morris, was traded to the San Diego Padres for Huston Street and Trevor Gott.[78][79] The Padres assigned him to the Lake Elsinore Storm.[80]

On November 19, 2015, the Padres added Rondón to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[61]

Blake Smith[edit]

Blake Smith
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1987-12-09) December 9, 1987 (age 28)
Modesto, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Blake Smith (born December 9, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

Smith attended Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, California and then the University of California. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2nd round of the 2009 MLB Draft as an outfielder. He began his career with the Ogden Dodgers of the Pioneer Baseball League in 2009 and was promoted to the Class-A Great Lakes Loons in 2010, where he hit .281 with 19 homers and 76 RBI in 115 games. In 2011 with the Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League he hit .294 with 16 homers and 63 RBI in 74 games.

Smith was promoted to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts for 2012, hitting .267 with 13 homers and 65 RBI. He began 2014 in Chattanooga also but struggled this season, hitting only .233 in 74 games with only 6 RBI. The Dodgers made the decision to convert him to pitcher, so he was demoted to Rancho Cucamonga where he appeared in 21 games with a 7.78 ERA. He posted better numbers in 2014, split between the Quakes and Lookouts, he had a 3.82 ERA in 48 games. The Dodgers assigned him to the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League after the season. He was assigned to the AA Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League to start the 2015 season.[81] In 16 games for the Drillers, he had a 1.62 ERA and three saves.[82]

Smith was traded to the Chicago White Sox on May 22, 2015, in exchange for Eric Surkamp.[83] On December 10, 2015, he was selected by the San Diego Padres in the Rule 5 Draft.[84]

Seth Streich[edit]

Seth Streich
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1991-02-19) February 19, 1991 (age 24)
Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Seth Thomas Streich (born February 19, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

Streich played college baseball at Ohio University for the Bobcats from 2010 to 2012.[85] He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the sixth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[86][87] He signed with the Athletics and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Athletics and also played for the Vermont Lake Monsters. He played for the Beloit Snappers in 2013 and Stockton Ports in 2014.

On December 18, 2014, the Athletics traded Streitch and Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres in exchange for R.J. Alvarez and Jesse Hahn.[88]

José Torres[edit]

José Torres
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1993-09-24) September 24, 1993 (age 22)
Caracas, Distrito Federal
Bats: Left Throws: Left

José Marcos Torres (born September 24, 1993) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

Torres signed as an international free agent with the Oakland Athletics in July 2010. The Athletics began using him exclusively as a relief pitcher during the 2015 season, and he had a 2.56 earned run average in 77 13 innings pitched mostly for the Beloit Snappers of the Class A Midwest League,[89] while also making three appearances for the Stockton Ports of the Class A-Advanced California League.[90]

After the 2015 season, the Athletics added Torres to their 40-man roster to protect him from being eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 draft on November 20.[90] They then traded Torres, Drew Pomeranz, and a player to be named later or cash considerations to the San Diego Padres for Marc Rzepczynski and Yonder Alonso on December 2.[89]

César Vargas[edit]

César Vargas
San Diego Padres
Pitcher
Born: (1991-12-30) December 30, 1991 (age 24)
Puebla City, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right

César Vargas (born December 30, 1991) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher in the San Diego Padres organization.

Vargas played in the New York Yankees organization from 2009 to 2015. He signed with the San Diego Padres in November 2015.[91]

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  • 28 Seth Lucio
  • 14 Kyle McGrath
  •  2 Ernesto Montas
  • 33 Wilson Santos
  • 11 Bryan Verbitsky
  •  6 T. J. Weir

Catchers

  • 23 Miguel Del Castillo
  • 21 Jose Ruiz

Infielders

  •  9 Felipe Blanco
  • 22 Franchy Cordero
  • 20 Duanel Jones
  • 16 Trae Santos
  •  7 Josh VanMeter

Outfielders

  • 17 Henry Charles
  •  1 Michael Gettys
  • 15 Edwin Moreno
  • 34 Franmil Reyes
  • 10 Nick Torres

Manager

Coaches

  • 27 Lance Burkhart (hitting)
  • 32 Burt Hooton (pitching)


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Pitchers

  • 43 Alex Costanza
  •  9 Aaron Cressley
  • 31 Adrian De Horta
  • 15 Brandon Fry
  • 29 Chris Huffman
  • 45 Logan Jernigan
  • 14 Michael Kelly
  • 38 Elvin Liriano
  • -- Adys Portillo
  • 39 Travis Radke
  • -- Genison Reyes
  • 16 Griffin Russell
  • -- Zack Segovia
  • -- Chris Smith
  • -- Seth Streich
  • 32 Danny Wissmann

Catchers

  • 17 Michael Miller
  • -- Dane Phillips

Infielders

  • -- Chase Jensen
  • 10 Mitchell Morales
  •  6 River Stevens

Outfielders

  •  2 Joseph Epperson
  • 21 Jose Carlos Urena

Manager

  • -- Anthony Contreras

Coaches


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Rookie[edit]

Arizona League Padres roster
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Pitchers

  • 90 Ryan Atwood
  • -- Jace Chancellor
  • 71 Manuel Gonzalez
  • 63 Corey Kimber
  • 37 Jaimito Lebron
  • -- Chris Long
  • 93 Max MacNabb
  • 41 Mayky Perez
  • -- Travis Remillard ‡
  • 94 Mitch Watrous
  • 66 Starling Ynfante

Catchers

  • 33 Mike Fitzgerald
  •  & Zach Risedorf
  • 50 Ricardo Valenzuela

Infielders

  •  5 Carlos Belen
  • 24 Daniel Bravo
  •  2 Ruddy Giron
  • 10 Jonas Lantigua
  • 26 Luis Urias

Outfielders

  • 29 Luis Barahona
  •  3 Rod Boykin
  • 91 Alan Garcia
  • 36 Euri Minaya
  • 68 Jhonatan Pena
  • 14 Mason Smith
  • -- Donavan Tate

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Ben Fritz (pitching)
  • -- Carlos Sosa (hitting)


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Pitchers

  • -- Eisler Cordova
  • -- Erick De Los Santos
  • -- Adonis Diaz
  • -- Jean Garcia
  • -- Joel Garcia
  • -- Joel Linares
  • -- Diomar Lopez
  • -- Angel Mejia
  • -- Ernesto Montas
  • -- Rosmel Purroy
  • -- Emmanuel Ramirez
  • -- Emmanuel Ramos
  • -- Ramon Reyes
  • -- Eduardo Solano

Catchers

  • -- Fabian Castillo
  • -- Wilfri De La Cruz
  • -- Leudy Molina

Infielders

  • -- Enmanuel Arias
  • -- Luis Guzman
  • -- Westhers Magdaleno
  • -- Jose Savinon
  • -- Carlos Sosa
  • -- Elys Ugueto
  • -- Manuel Vizcaino

Outfielders

  • -- Luis Asuncion
  • -- Ronaldo Contreras
  • -- Dayon Olmo
  • -- Aurelio Perez
  • -- Jose Sotillo
  • -- Carlos Taveras

Manager

  • -- Evaristo Lantigua

Coaches


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