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Padres Interview: Josh Barfield

Josh Barfield

Since Josh Barfield's first professional season in Idaho Falls, he's been consistently ranked among the top Padres prospects. The thought of an athletic second baseman that has the ability to hit in the middle of the order has always caught people‘s attention. And now he is proving his worth with the San Diego Padres.

Drafted out of Klein HS in Spring, Texas in 2001 Barfield has been a consistent producer in the Padres organization, including a monster season in Lake Elsinore in 2003 where he hit .337 with 128 RBIs in 135 games. Along the way he passed more highly regarded prospect Bernie Castro and 2001's first round draft pick Jake Gautreau to the top of the prospect ladder. Last year in Portland he started...

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