Thursday, April 7, 2011
Baseball America's positional rankings are out, and the Padres fared about like I would've expected, showing pretty good depth and so-so star potential. Top ranking went to Anthony Rizzo, listed as the No. 6 first base prospect overall. Also cracking the rankings were Casey Kelly (ninth among right-handed starting pitchers), Jaff Decker (10th, corner outfielders), Reymond Fuentes (11th, center fielders), Drew Cumberland (13th, second basemen), Jason Hagerty (18th, catchers), Jedd Gyorko (19th, third basemen) and Cory Luebke (19th, left-handed starting pitchers). No Padres farmhand was among the 15 shortstop prospects or the 15 reliever prospects.