Kevin writes a nice article talking about the system as a whole, then breaking down the players that have already turned heads and have a great chance to make an impact at the MLB level soon.
The future success of every Major League team lies in its Minor League system. With that in mind, each preseason, MLB.com takes a top-to-bottom look at all 30 organizations, from top prospects to recent draft picks.
Looking at the San Diego farm system is a lot like going to eat on cruise ship buffet -- there's a little bit of everything for everyone, and no one will ever leave without being satiated.
If you want pitchers, the Padres have pitchers. You want outfielders, they have them, too. Toss in a few scrappy infielders, a nice crop of sleepers, and San Diego appears set for quite some time to come. Many of the players that helped Double-A San Antonio win the Texas League title last year are close to helping the big-league club. They'll be on the West Coast this year, if not in San Diego then in Portland.
So as the first pitch of the Minor League season approaches, feast on what the Padres have to offer. Here's a closer look at some of what San Diego has in its system heading into 2008.
Clink on the link to see the players and their write ups..... nice to see our farm system getting the attention it deserves since Alderson and Co. have taken over and really turned things around.
GO PADS !!!