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Toolshed: Top 2016 picks meet Rule 5 protection

Gauging which prep selections will be added to 40-man rosters
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November 13, 2020

Next Friday will be an important day on any prospect lover's calendar. Nov. 20 is the date by which Major League clubs have to add eligible players to their 40-man rosters or leave them unprotected for this year's Rule 5 Draft, which will take place on Dec. 10. Rule 5-eligible

Potts aims for reset button in new AFL stint

No. 11 Padres prospect returns to desert with revised approach
October 2, 2019

Hudson Potts is used to facing advanced competition. Just 17 years old when the Padres drafted him with the 24th overall pick in 2016, Potts has used his prodigious bat to propel himself through San Diego's rich farm system. He climbed to Double-A by the end of his second full

Trammell, Poodles win Texas League title

Padres No. 2 prospect hits go-ahead grand slam in ninth inning
September 15, 2019

TULSA, Okla. -- Amarillo had squandered its share of opportunities but wasn't about to let another one pass them by with the Texas League championship on the line.After loading the bases with nobody out in the fifth inning and coming away empty, then loading them again and scoring just once

Tatis leads way in loaded Padres system

No. 2 overall prospect highlights San Diego's bountiful farm
December 5, 2018

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Brighter days are on the horizon in sunny San Diego.The Padres have not finished higher than

Tucker stays hot at plate with Saguaros

No. 5 Pirates prospect collects four hits, two runs, one RBI
October 29, 2018

Cole Tucker has picked up where he left off the regular season in Arizona.The fifth-ranked Pirates prospect collected four more hits, two runs and an RBI, but it was not enough to lift the Saguaros as Surprise fell to Peoria, 7-6, in Arizona Fall League action Monday at Peoria Stadium.

Toolshed: Potts growing into prominent role

Padres slugger adjusted well early in career ahead of AFL stint
October 12, 2018

When the Padres signed Eric Hosmer to an eight-year deal last offseason, they seemed to have locked down one quarter of their long-term infield. When No. 27 overall prospectLuis Urías arrived in the Majors in September, that was another piece locked in. No. 2 overall prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. may

Cal notes: Potts paying attention to details

Only 19, Padres No. 23 prospect ranks among league leaders
July 30, 2018

It's a hot, wild night in Lancaster and Lake Elsinore Storm third baseman Hudson Potts strolls to the plate with an air of confidence.His team is down, 5-0, in the top of the fifth inning with two outs and runners on the corners. Potts takes three balls, then ropes a

Morejon fans career-high 12 for Storm

Padres No. 6 prospect allows two runs, three hits in six innings
June 16, 2018

The beginning and end certainly could have gone better for Adrian Morejon, but the middle portion of his start went about as well as it could have on Friday night. Surrendering one run apiece in the first and sixth innings, the Padres' sixth-ranked prospect recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts but took the

Tatis Jr., Potts played beyond years for TinCaps

Teenage Padres prospects flashed historic pop for youthful squad
February 26, 2018

Since their professional baseball careers began, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Hudson Potts have been difficult to separate.After the White Sox signed Tatis out of the Dominican Republic in 2015, the Padres acquired him in June 2016 in a trade for James Shields. Five days later, San Diego selected Potts, a

MiLB announces August Players of the Month

September 6, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball today announced its August Player of the Month Award winners for all leagues. Each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball in recognition of the honor.

Prospect Roundup: Games of Sept. 3

Potts continues second-half power; Honeywell shines in return
September 4, 2017

Rays RHP Brent Honeywell Jr., Triple-A Durham: 5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 74 pitches, 51 strikes -- The Rays' top prospect enjoyed a scoreless outing at an opportune time. The 22-year-old right-hander was coming off a four-game suspension that, according to Marc Topkin of

Crooked number signals progress for Potts

Padres No. 23 prospect homers twice, plates seven for TinCaps
August 30, 2017

Admittedly, it took Hudson Potts some time to gain his footing in the Midwest League, but he stuck with his gameplan. That patience and dedication to the process is beginning to produce some serious results. San Diego's No. 23 prospect hit a pair of long balls and drove in a career-high

Jays' Guerrero leads Players of the Week

No. 6 overall prospect hits .462 with three homers in seven games
August 21, 2017

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s 2017 season has been full of acclaim. At just 18 years old, the third baseman has climbed from Class A Lansing to Class A Advanced Dunedin and seen his name appear on the Midwest League mid-season and post-season All-Star teams -- thanks to a .316/.409/.480 line with

Potts continues resurgence with TinCaps

Padres No. 23 prospect collects three hits, scores four runs
August 18, 2017

Even though his numbers weren't where he wanted them to be, Hudson Potts believed that things would turn around if he stuck with his approach. It looks like he was right. The Padres' No. 23 prospect continued his hot streak by going 3-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs and four runs

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 12

Rockies' Welker collects four hits; Royals' Lee keeps power going
June 13, 2017

Rockies 3B Colton Welker, Class A Asheville: 4-for-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB --  Both Triple-A circuits and the Eastern League were off Monday as much of the Minor League Baseball world turned its attention to the 2017 Draft, and as a result, this Roundup is all Class A. Welker, however,

TinCaps provide a glimpse of Padres' future

Top prospects Tatis, Potts and Allen produce big nights in romp
May 17, 2017

With several of San Diego's top prospects starting the season with Class A Fort Wayne, it's a good place to get a glimpse of the Padres' future. On Tuesday, a few of them showed what could be in store for the franchise.Sixth-ranked prospect Fernando Tatis, Jr. and No. 12 Hudson Potts both went

Potts breaks out at the plate for TinCaps

Padres No. 12 prospect ties career high with four hits, plates two
May 15, 2017

Hudson Potts found out the hard way how a bad start can impact his statistics just five weeks into the season. But the 18-year-old let it roll right off his back, knowing he'd soon turn things around.Now he has.