Lasvegas — without uncertainty the Padres are warranted within their enthusiasm for Fernando Tatis Jr.. They’re the top-ranked prospects at short stop along with second base, respectively, according to MLB Pipeline, plus they are likely to man the center of the diamond at Petco Park for quite a while.

But that really is true: Tatis and Urias are 19 and 21 yrs of age. They’re also going to have growing pains, although they’re going to have considerable playing time in 2019. The Padres wish to be sure the burden is heavy on either of them.

Lasvegas — without uncertainty the Padres are warranted within their enthusiasm for Fernando Tatis Jr.. They’re the top-ranked prospects at short stop along with second base, respectively, according to MLB Pipeline, plus they are likely to man the center of the diamond at Petco Park for quite a while.

But that really is true: Tatis and Urias are 19 and 21 yrs of age. They’re also going to have growing pains, although they’re going to have considerable playing time in 2019. The Padres wish to make sure the burden is heavy on either of them.

Manager Andy Green and the media on Wednesday talked together within his address at the Winter Meetings. He touched together with his farm system — a number of themes at the peak of the list. Tatis and Urias’ status became a recurring subject.

• Padres’ Top 30 Prospects list

“Both men, their heads work, they know the match,” said Green. “They’re going to be amazing, over time, plus so they’re going to have to earn opportunities. Those opportunities are real at front of both of those guys.”

Video: Preller on Tatis Jr. and powerful farm program

The two young middle infielders are on trajectories that are different. Urias is the starter at second base last September after he debuted. He batted .208 at 12 games before his season ended as a result of a hamstring pull. (Urias still has not fully recovered, but he is likely to be more healthy by the start of camp)

Tatis, meanwhile, is still the sport’s No. 2 ranked possibility all around. He missed the final two weeks of the regular season after thumb surgery. But he is making up for lost time from the Dominican Winter League, where he is hitting .265/.383/.485.

… I do believe we’ve done a great job from the Minor Leagues of preparing men emotionally for that if they arrive at the big leagues”

It seems Tatis gets service-time concerns that are awarded the Opening Day roster and also the very fact that he is just spent half a season at Double-A. But if everything goes according to plan, he can spend three quarters of this season in San Diego.

Needless to say, playing short stop from the Majors can be quite a tall task for just about any new coming — let alone. The Padres are researching a reunion with Freddy Galvis (and perhaps temporarily moving Tatis to third base). But it seems likelier Tatis remains in a short and gets his chance.

Ofcourse the Padres will probably be more OK with those mistakes. They spent a decade trying to find a short stop solution. They feel as if they’ve found it.

Green eyes rotation creativity
The Padres remain in the market for starting-pitching help, having completed together with the highest spinning ERA in the National League at 2018. They likewise do not feel like they will need to induce signings or any trades this winter.

They would have any serious questions when the summer growing season begins if pat stands. None of the five areas in their rotation have been guaranteed, though Eric Lauer along with Joey Lucchesi each appear to get a leg upward.

“We’re taking a look at Lucchesi, Lauer, guys who did plenty of good stuff for people last year, after which some open competition,” Green said.

That competition could feature a few choices. The team is attempting to stretch Matt Strahm into a starting job after his amazing season in the bullpen. Where had he’d toss three innings or so before ceding the mound but if he can’t manage the workload, then Strahm remains an choice to function in a starting role.

Strahm did that about five occasions a year, but it may turn into an even regular occurrence this year.

Video: [email protected]: Strahm gets McCutchen trying to end the First

The Padres seem open to all spinning possibilities. A opener could be used by them. They can call up some prospects — perhaps Logan Allen or Cal Quantrill — earlier than expected and shuttle them between triple a and the Majors. They can go the conventional path and hold a competition for the final three spinning places.

“The dust will choose our roster construction , hopefully within the next couple of weeks,” Green said. “Then we’ll get a much better idea exactly how we may make use of the guys we’ve got from the spinning in a productive way for people to be amazing. I actually don’t think anything’s off the table for all of us “

Note-worthy
• Green mused that first baseman Eric Hosmer might bounce straight back from his rough Padres debut in 2018 after a normal off-season’s worth of work. New infielders coach Damion Easley recently flew to do the job well with Hosmer.

“Eric is the type of guy that’s really crushing it by the hitting view, working incredibly hard and real excited to be getting when it defensively,” Green said. “I presume Damion is going to be a terrific partner with him and draw things out and invite him to get better.

“He is most excited, at my own time talking to himabout having a normal offseason. Last season was any such thing but that, where he is becoming paraded around in the match and waiting to land at an area. He fundamentally landed with us the first day of Spring Training last year.”

Video: Preller discusses Hosmer, prospect thickness

• Asked his thoughts that Major League Baseball might institute a rule change limiting or attacking the shift, Green failed to say much of an opinion either way. As stated by FanGraphs, the Padres changed on 5.01 batters per game a year ago, the third highest at the Majors.

“I’m not that concerned that if you take off the shift we aren’t likely in order to develop a competitive advantage,” Green said. “Everyone is playing with those rules. Some folks might have a true strong passion, but the match is likely to be the same”

Who is the newcomer right of Green?

“That is the beauty of Dec. 12,” he said. “I don’t have to pick that right now.”

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