Padres On Deck: Cuban Oña Leads the List of Right Field Prospects

<h2 >Suwinski, Reyes also interesting candidates</h2 ><p ><em >By Bill Center</em ></p ><p ><img src="https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*t-1dTyYgnFjkM84mNltjJg.jpeg"/ alt="Cuban Oña Leads the List of Right Field Prospects" ></p >Jorge Oña makes a throw from the outfield during game action in Fort Wayne<p >Midway through last season, the future of right field for the Padres seemed to be set.</p ><p >Twenty-five-year-old <strong >Hunter Renfroe</strong > seemed to be entrenched. Then the Padres decided the rookie slugger needed to work on some parts of his game — such as pitch selection, getting on base and defense — and dispatched Renfroe to Triple-A El Paso.</p ><p >Renfroe returned to finish the season with the Padres and set the franchise record for homers by a rookie, his total of 26 eclipsing the 24 that first baseman <strong >Nate Colbert</strong > hit with the original Padres in 1969.</p ><p >Renfroe finished the season with a .231 average and a .284 on-base percentage. He also had 25 doubles, a triple, 56 RBIs and 51 runs scored. But he struck out 140 times while drawing only 27 walks in 475 plate appearances.</p ><p >However, Renfroe’s grip on right field appears firm at the moment.</p ><p ><img src="https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*KjMOVIrWE8N05lvpMsV3AQ.jpeg"/ alt="Cuban Oña Leads the List of Right Field Prospects" ></p >Jorge Oña waits for a pitch at the plate during a game with the TinCaps<p >The top right field prospect in the Padres system right now is 20-year-old <strong >Jorge Oña</strong >. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Cuban, who is ranked the Padres’ №11 prospect by <code data-tlink="http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2017?list=sd" rel="noopener" data-target="_blank" >MLB Pipeline</code >, spent his first season in the United States at Single-A Fort Wayne.</p ><p >But he is the only right field prospect ranked among the Padres’ top-30 prospects. The next-highest right field prospects would appear to be <strong >Franmil Reyes</strong > and <strong >Jack Suwinski</strong >.</p ><p >Reyes, 22, who played 135 games at Double-A San Antonio in 2017, is the Padres’ most advanced right field prospect. The Padres had minor league veterans making most of the starts in right this season at El Paso.</p ><p >Reyes, a 2011 signing out of the Dominican Republic, hit .258 for the Missions with 27 doubles, a triple and 25 homers for 102 RBIs and 79 runs scored. He also had a .322 on-base percentage with a .464 slugging percentage for a .785 OPS. He led the Texas League in homers and led San Antonio in doubles, homers, RBIs and runs scored.</p ><p ><img src="https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*7oXAEMesuFBgdcWPbv87aA.jpeg"/ alt="Cuban Oña Leads the List of Right Field Prospects" ></p >Jack Suwinski leaps for a ball in right field during game action with the TinCaps<p >Ona and Suwinski both played for Fort Wayne this season.</p ><p >Ona hit .277 in 107 games with 18 doubles, a triple and 11 home runs. He had a .351 on-base percentage and a .405 slugging percentage for a .755 OPS.</p ><p >Suwinski, 19, was the Padres’ 15th-round pick in the 2016 draft. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound, left-handed hitter batted .227 in 125 games for the TinCaps this year with 21 doubles, four triples and nine homers. He draw 55 walks for a .319 OPS.</p >

Suwinski, Reyes also interesting candidates

By Bill Center

Cuban Oña Leads the List of Right Field Prospects

Jorge Oña makes a throw from the outfield during game action in Fort Wayne

Midway through last season, the future of right field for the Padres seemed to be set.

Twenty-five-year-old Hunter Renfroe seemed to be entrenched. Then the Padres decided the rookie slugger needed to work on some parts of his game — such as pitch selection, getting on base and defense — and dispatched Renfroe to Triple-A El Paso.

Renfroe returned to finish the season with the Padres and set the franchise record for homers by a rookie, his total of 26 eclipsing the 24 that first baseman Nate Colbert hit with the original Padres in 1969.

Renfroe finished the season with a .231 average and a .284 on-base percentage. He also had 25 doubles, a triple, 56 RBIs and...

Cuban Jorge Oña leads the list of Padres On Deck in right field as we continue our breakdown of 🔝 prospects by position.

Check out the standout prospects around the farm in RF 👇

Eric Filia stays scorching hot in Fall League

Seattle Mariners

Can't stop, won't stop.

Marcus Semien and the A's front office..

Oakland Athletics

Marcus Semien and the A's front office served lunch to members of the Oakland community at St. Vincent de Paul today. #OakLend

Winter Padres: AFL Wrapping Up, but Padres Could Be in Saturday Title Game

San Diego Padres

As Arizona Fall League wraps up, take a look at the 9️⃣ Padres On Deck prospects who could play in this weekend’s title game 👇

$23 million raised for Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund

San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (November 10, 2017) - Today, Tipping Point announced $23 million has been raised for low-income communities hit hardest by the North Bay fires. Last night's Band Together Bay Area concert raised $17 million through ticket sales, sponsorships and online donations. Prior to the concert,…

Padres, Dodgers to play 3 games in Monterrey

San Diego Padres

ICYMI: Major League Baseball will return to Mexico for the first time in 1️⃣9️⃣ years when the Padres open a 3-game series vs. Dodgers in May 🇲🇽

Padres Again Carrying MLB's Flag to Mexico Next May 4-6

San Diego Padres

The Padres are set to make their fourth trip to the heart of Mexico since 1996—now their third to Monterrey 🇲🇽

Take a look back at the Padres' history south of the border 👇

2018 marks our 60th season in San Francisco. We’re looking forward to..

San Francisco Giants

2018 marks our 60th season in San Francisco. We’re looking forward to celebrating our rich history and tradition all season long.

#SFGiants

Say hello to the newest member of the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame,..

San Francisco Giants

Say hello to the newest member of the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame, Shawon Dunston. Congratulations! [from left to right, daughter Whitnie, wife Tracie, Shawon, daughter Jasmine]

#SFGiants

#TurnBacktheSox - Chicago White Sox👌 #TurnBacktheSox