As the 2011 season enters the beginning of the end, teams with no realistic shot at postseason glory will use the month of September as an audition to players who they hope can become a significant part of the team's future.
The San Diego Padres are no exception.
In fact, several top prospects within the organization have already seen significant playing time throughout the entire season.
Not surprising given this is the team's first season of the post-Adrian Gonzalez era.
With the team stuck in a sort of "rebuilding" era, there are several young prospects looking to make a name for themselves, and give the Friar Faithful a glimpse of things to come.