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San Diego Padres’ Top Prospects

OF Taylor Trammell

Photo credit: Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos

            Trammell, MLB’s No. 57 and San Diego’s No. 5 prospect, is a 6-foot-2 left-handed hitting and throwing outfielder originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds No. 35 overall in 2016. Trammell was acquired by the Padres in a 2019 three-team blockbuster trade that sent SP Trevor Bauer to the Reds, and RF Franmil Reyes, LHP Logan Allen, 3B Victor Nova, and RF Yasiel Puig to the Cleveland Indians.

            The 22-year-old prospect hasn’t completely found his stroke at the plate over his minor league career, but he has shown impressive plate discipline skills. Since 2016, Trammell has slashed .270/.363/.406, which is an above average performance to say the least. However, he struggled in 2019, slashing .234/.340/.349 between two Double-A teams. 

            According to Trammell’s scouting report, his strongest attribute is his speed, as he stole 110 out of 147 bases since 2016. His power and hitting ability are not far behind, but still need adjustments before he is ready for an everyday role. Trammell’s weakest quirk is his arm strength. He was deployed exclusively as a centerfielder since being acquired by the Padres, but his scouting report suggests he is better profiled as a corner outfielder, most likely a left fielder due to his arm strength.

Sebastian Moore View All

My name is Sebastian and I am a senior at Northern Arizona University. I am a double major in journalism and communication, along with a minor in German. I have been in various editorial positions and have contributed articles to The Lumberjack, NAU's student-run newspaper.

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