June 24, 2024

The San Diego Padres have unveiled their lineup for the upcoming Spring Breakout series scheduled for March 14-17. Among the roster are five prospects who rank in MLB’s top-100, providing them with an opportunity to showcase their talents during this inaugural event.

The Padres’ pitching squad will include Robby Snelling, Dylan Lesko, Drew Thorpe, Jairo Iriarte, Adam Mazur, Ryan Bergert, Austin Krob, Braden Nett, Cole Paplham, Carson Montgomery, Bradgley Rodrigues, and Jayvien Sandridge.

Snelling (No. 36), Lesko (No. 56), and Thorpe (No. 85) are all among MLB’s top-100 prospects.

The catching lineup is headlined by 17-year-old Ethan Salas, who holds the No. 8 spot on MLB Pipeline’s prospect rankings. Additionally, catchers Brandon Valenzuela and J.D. Gonzalez have secured spots on the roster.

Infielders for the Padres include Jackson Merrill, Leodalis De Vries, Graham Pauley, Eguy Rosario, Nathan Martorella, Marcos Castañon, and Nerwilian Cedeño. Notably, Merrill has been exclusively training as an outfielder during spring training, showcasing notable improvements on both offense and defense.

Completing the roster are outfielders Samuel Zavala, Dillon Head, Jakob Marsee, and Homer Bush Jr.

Salas is expected to draw significant interest in the upcoming game due to his young age and promising talent. The team is enthusiastic about his potential development. In Spring Training thus far, Salas has tallied two hits and one RBI in seven at-bats.

Merrill is another player poised to capture attention. As the No. 12 overall prospect, he has already amassed 25 at-bats during Spring Training, registering seven hits and two RBIs in Cactus League play.

Both Salas and Merrill are anticipated to contribute to the Padres’ prospects lineup in their matchup against the Seattle Mariners on March 15.

Padres Prospects Chosen to Spring Breakout Roster

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