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Rays’ Franco repeats as top overall prospect

Tampa Bay boasts league-high eight players in's Top 100
January 28, 2021

For the second consecutive year, the Rays reign supreme in the prospect world. Led by consensus No. 1 overall prospect Wander Franco, Tampa Bay boasts a Major League-high eight prospects on's Top 100 list, released Thursday night. Following Franco at the top are the No. 1 overall picks in

Patiño headlines crop headed to Rays in Snell deal

Padres also sending Wilcox, Hunt, Mejia to reigning AL champions
December 28, 2020

The Rays have made a deal for some important future batterymates. The reigning American League champions finalized a trade on Tuesday to acquire No. 23 overall prospect Luis Patiño from the Padres along with fellow right-hander Cole Wilcox, catching prospect Blake Hunt and big league backstop Francisco Mejia in exchange

State of the System: San Diego Padres 

Gore, Patiño, Campusano ready to contribute to big club
December 16, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Toolshed: 10 most fun callups of 2020 season

Revisiting quick risers, late bloomers who made way to Majors
October 2, 2020

There were 210 Major League debuts (and perhaps still counting) during the 2020 season. This week, Toolshed looks back at the 10 most fun first callups of the 2020 season, listed in chronological order of debut date. To be clear, this isn't focused on how they did in their first

The Road to The Show™: Luis Patiño

No. 8 right-handed pitching prospect emerging for Padres
July 27, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at San Diego Padres right-hander Luis Patiño. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. The Padres spent big in

Prospects in the Padres' 2020 player pool 

Gore, Patino, Trammell all ready for Major League action
July 8, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Toolshed dream lineup: The 20-year-olds

Kelenic, Patiño lead strong class of those playing at 20 in '20
March 31, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. The opening edition focused on teenagers. This time, we turn our attention to prospects entering their age-20

Gore, Patiño fuel friendship with fire

Top Padres pitching prospects motivate each other toward Majors
March 6, 2020

PEORIA, Arizona -- When it comes to describing himself, MacKenzie Gore isn't much of a talker. He's reserved and more than a bit modest, his rather stoic personality not shedding much light on his emotions. That quickly changes when you bring up Luis Patiño. 

Padres invite Gore, Patiño to spring camp

Trammell, Campusano also among 27 non-roster invitees
January 16, 2020

The Padres might want to pack some sunglasses for Arizona because they're about to get a closer look at a bright future.Top-100 prospectsMacKenzie Gore, Luis Patiño, Taylor Trammell and Luis Campusano headline the list of 27 players to receive non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training from San Diego on

Gore, Patiño have Padres poised for wins

Pitching duo leads stacked San Diego system ready for impact
December 3, 2019

Each offseason, 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.It's been a long decade for the Padres, who haven't compiled a winning season since

Patino lands on seven-day injured list

No. 3 Padres prospect exited Aug. 20 start with blister issue
August 27, 2019

Luis Patiño's dominant year has hit a small blip in the waning days of the regular season. The third-ranked Padres prospect has been placed on the seven-day injured list -- retroactive to Aug. 25 -- with a blister on his right hand. In a corresponding move, top San Diego prospect MacKenzie

Patiño stepping into Sod Poodles uniform

Padres No. 4 prospect makes climb after brilliant July for Storm
August 7, 2019

Another Padres prospect is taking the next step.After a terrific four-plus months in the California League, San Diego's No. 4 prospectLuis Patiño is headed to Double-A Amarillo.

Dodgers' Gray leads Pitchers of the Week

No. 5 prospect fans 11 in 11 frames in second week with Tulsa
August 5, 2019

There was a time last week when Josiah Gray thought he might be traded -- again. It's tough to blame him. The 21-year-old right-hander was taken 72nd overall by the Reds in the June 2018 Draft, and six months later, he was moved to the Dodgers as part of the

Storm's Patiño brilliant in longest start

Padres No. 4 prospect pitches into ninth, allows three hits
August 1, 2019

Luis Patiño already was working on a career night and one of the best outings of his professional life. Then he got one more out for good's No. 33 overall prospect dazzled over 8 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and striking out nine without issuing a walk, and Padres

Patino posts zeros in longest outing

Padres No. 3 prospect scatters five hits over 6 1/3 innings
July 20, 2019

On July 7, Luis Patiño put the baseball world on notice with his performance out of the bullpen at the All-Star Futures Game. Two weeks later, he's pitching like that showcase never ended.The third-ranked Padres prospect matched the longest outing of his career by going 6 1/3 innings in Class A

AL rallies for tie in unique Futures Game

Huff, Patiño play starring roles in newly formatted showcase
July 8, 2019

CLEVELAND -- The All-Star Futures Game was supposed to be many things. It was supposed to be a seven-inning game. It was supposed to be a continuation of last year's slugfest that saw the teams combine for a record eight home runs. It was supposed to, at the very least,

Patino posts first scoreless start of '19

Padres No. 4 prospect strikes out seven over 5 1/3 innings
May 28, 2019

Forgive Luis Patiño for being stubborn sometimes. Certainly opposing hitters wish he'd been more relenting Tuesday. The fourth-ranked San Diego prospect tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings as Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore beat Rancho Cucamonga, 3-1, in the first game of a doubleheader at The Diamond. He struck out seven, allowing

Rosario, Patino shine for Lake Elsinore

Padres No. 21 prospect goes 4-for-4, No. 5 has best start of '19
May 8, 2019

The performance of Jeisson Rosario would have been notable no matter the backdrop, but mired in the worst slump of his brief career only highlighted the teenager's breakout act.San Diego's No. 21 prospect hit an inside-the-park homer, three doubles and drove in two runs as part of a four-hit night

Padres' Gore storming into Cal League

No. 15 overall prospect seeks rebound with Patino, Lake Elsinore
April 1, 2019

The big league arrivals of Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddack give Padres fans good reason to flock to Petco Park this summer. But the drive north to Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore is shaping up to be a worthwhile pilgrimage with two top-50 prospects on the roster.The Storm revealed

Patino sharp again in TinCaps' win

Padres No. 12 prospect tosses 5 2/3 scoreless innings
August 18, 2018

Luis Patiño continues to pitch well beyond his years.The 18-year-old right-hander delivered shutout ball into the sixth inning Saturday as Class A Fort Wayne beat Lansing, 3-1, at Cooley Law School Stadium.Patino, the Padres' 12th-ranked prospect, allowed a pair of singles and three walks over 5 2/3 innings, striking out five