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What prospects will the Padres protect?

Steve Garrison

The San Diego Padres will have a number of decisions to make on their young talent – who to protect and who should be left unguarded – in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft. Adding a prospect to the 40-man roster is the only way to ensure they are protected.

Mike Baxter A versatile defender that can play the outfield, first base and even catch in a pinch, Baxter has a number of tools but none that stand out. He hits for average and has doubles power but is not a threat to take balls deep with regularity. He has a touch above average speed. Baxter has been solid since tweaking his swing in the Arizona Fall League. It is, however, unlikely that the...

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