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Top Prospects of Note
A starting pitcher currently at Double-A, Paddack has a chance to be successful in the Major Leagues.
Armed with some excellent off-speed offerings and a solid fastball, the 20-year-old owns a 1.54 ERA in stops at Rookie-ball and Single-A. What is perhaps most intriguing about the right-hander is his ability to miss bats without an overpowering fastball.
Paddack struck out 15.1 batters per nine frames last season.
A teammate of Paddack’s at Single-A Fort Wayne, Allen pitched to a 3.33 ERA in 54 innings for the minor league affiliate.
With a career 8.8 rate in terms of strikeouts per nine innings, the 19-year-old could be a Major League starter in the future.
Another starting prospect, Lamet should make his Major League debut long before Paddack or Allen.
The 24-year-old recently reached Triple-A for the first time last season, and could conceivably reach the Majors in 2017 with a solid showing at the minors’ highest level.
Featuring a mid-90s fastball, Lamet owns a 2.95 ERA and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings in his minor league career.
A second baseman by trade, Asuaje made his big league debut with the Padres last season after an excellent season at Triple-A.
The former Red Sox farmhand batted .321 with a .378 on-base percentage over 134 games.
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All told, he only struck out 82 times while collecting 172 hits, 98 runs scored, 69 RBI, 32 doubles, 11 triples and nine home runs.