Catcher – Jason Hagerty
After a breakout 2010 campaign that saw Hagerty’s presence atop a few notable Padres Top Prospect lists – 12 at Baseball Prospects, 10 at Baseball America – he did little to upset San Diego fans with a .311/.386/.518 triple slash in 68 games with the Lake Elsinore Storm. While he did struggle during most of his time in San Antonio, Hagerty continued to show solid secondary skills and improvements on the defensive end.
First Base – Anthony Rizzo
Pacific Coast League aided or not, Rizzo had an amazing offensive season in 2011. While his early-season cup of coffee with the Padres disappointed many, Rizzo did a lot this year to prove that he has fully recovered from the chemotherapy treatments that caused him to miss chunks of 2008 and 2009. Rizzo finished sixth in the PCL in RBI and eighth in home runs while playing around 30-40 games less than the rest of his competition. In addition, the 22-year-old lefty finished second in the league with a 1.056 OPS.
Honorable Mention: Connor Powers
Second Base – Vincent Belnome Continue reading “2011 Padres Prospects Post Season All Star Team” »