In MLB news, the San Diego Padres promoted their top prospect catcher Ethan Salas from High-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps to Double-A San Antonio Missons. Salas is only 17 years old, and he is the MLB’s fifth-best prospect, according to their website.
He is not projected to reach the Big Leagues until the 2026 season. Ethan Salas has already played on two San Diego Padres affiliate teams this season. He has played in 57 games so far this season and has a .257 batting average with nine home runs and 38 RBIs, along with five stolen bases. His on-base percentage is .335.
Even though Ethan Salas is not projected to reach the MLB level for a few seasons, will his development process be sped up? It remains to be seen.
San Diego Padres Promote 17-year-old Prospect to Double-A
Ethan Salas is one of the great MLB prospects, and being at the top of the list as a teenager is something special. He was just signed as an international prospect from Venezuela on Jan. 15.
The San Diego Padres’ top prospect bats from the left side of the plate. He is a right-handed catcher that’s 6’2″ and weighs 185 lbs. He was signed into this MLB organization at just 16 years old, and it is amazing at how rapidly he is moving up the ladder in the Minor League system.
Ethan Salas only played in just nine games in High-A. During those nine games, he only batted .200 with three RBIs. His on-base percentage during that span was .243.
With Salas being called up to Double-A, he is the youngest player at that level. It will be interesting to see when in 2024, he will be at the Triple-A level with the El Paso Chihuahuas. Ethan Salas should be a stud for the San Diego Padres MLB organization down the road.