Over the past few years, San Diego Padre fans have watched their front office trade away fan favorites and emerging stars for unproven prospects with high expectations.
As a fan, it's been difficult and disheartening to watch the team develop quality players only to trade them away at their peak.
However, it's also been promising to watch our farm system grow into one of the best in baseball.
Not only have the guys we acquired through trades been developing and starting to contribute to the big league team, but our drafting and international acquisitions also look like they will start to pay dividends in the near future.
You may be familiar with Major League Baseball's 2012 ranking of the top 20 Padre prospects, but what about the other guys in our farm system that have yet to crack the list?
Without further ado, let's take a look at 10 lesser-known players you should be keeping your eye on in 2013 and beyond.