Sitting in fourth place in the National League West with a .400 record, the San Diego Padres will be sellers at the trade deadline. They have major trade pieces (Carlos Quentin, Chase Headley, Huston Street), who if traded will open up roster spots for deserving prospects in the Padres' farm system, ranked No. 1 in 2012 by ESPN.
This list ranks the players who have most earned a promotion in 2012 to the majors from the Padres' minor-league system. Blue-chip prospects, fan favorites, feel-good stories and 'quad-A' players populate this list. A notable exclusion is Jaff Decker due to injury. Think that I missed someone? Post him in the comments so we can get a discussion going.
One thing is for certain: Watching baseball is about to get very fun again in San Diego.
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