San Diego Padres: 2018 minor league awards

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 31: Luis Urias #9 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park on August 31, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 31: Luis Urias #9 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park on August 31, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Joey Luccchesi #37 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at PETCO Park on September 18, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /

The San Diego Padres are now universally considered to have the top farm system in the game. Who were the top performers in that farm system in 2018?

As part of our continuing coverage at Call to the Pen of the minor leagues, we will be covering each organization’s top players for 2018. The coverage will go in reverse order of record. Today, we will look at the San Diego Padres.

We are going to review the system’s leaders for each organization statistically, then choose one hitter and one pitcher to honor for every team. This will be primarily based on statistical performance, though some “age relative to level” could come into play, so a very impressive season from a 28-year-old in AA will rank below a nearly as impressive season from a 20-year-old at the same level.

After we review each organization’s hitter and pitcher of the year, we will close out October with Call To The Pen’s Minor League team of the year. That will lead into November starting our team top 10 prospect lists. In other words, there will be plenty of minor league content on the way at CTTP, so keep coming back for more each day this offseason!!

San Diego Padres minor leagues

When the San Diego Padres chose to go into a rebuild mode after the 2015 season, they went in with both feet, to say the least. The Padres tore down their team, bringing in a host of prospects and then went in heavy into the international market in a way unmatched by any team previous in the depth of international class on top of quality.

The team has been building onto that jump start ever since, and with the Atlanta Braves graduating a few players in 2018 to the major leagues, the Padres have now moved into the position as the top farm system in all of baseball as the 2018/2019 offseason begins.

Before we offer up awards on the season, let’s take a look at the system’s statistical leaders:

Organization Leaders (min. 150 PA, 50 IP)

BA: Tucupita Marcano .366
OBP: Xavier Edwards .453
SLG: Franmil Reyes .614
OPS: Franmil Reyes 1.042
R: Ty France 84
H: Josh Naylor 149
2B: Luis Torrens 36
3B: Edward Oliveras and Agustin Ruiz 10
HR: Ty France and Austin Allen 22
RBI: Ty France 96
SB: Buddy Reed 51
TB: Ty France 236

W: Logan Allen 14
G: Rowan Wick 49
GS: Cal Quantrill 28
IP: Jerry Keel and Logan Allen 148 2/3
SV: Travis Radke 16
K: Logan Allen 151
ERA: Osvaldo Hernandez 1.81
WHIP: Chris Paddack 0.82
K/9: Dauris Valdez 12.8
K/BB: Chris Paddack 15.00