Renfroe among Padres' quartet of young stars

Hedges, Turner and Wisler follow on's Top 100 Prospects list

Renfroe among Padres' quartet of young stars

SAN DIEGO -- Four Padres were named on's Top 100 Prospects list that was announced Friday night on MLB Network, led by outfielder Hunter Renfroe at No. 48. Catcher Austin Hedges ranks 51st, shortstop Trea Turner is 62nd and right-handed pitcher Matt Wisler is 69th, respectively.

The four prospects give the Padres 174 prospect points, ranking 15th among the 30 clubs. Prospect points are assigned to each ranked player as follows: 100 for No. 1, 99 for No. 2, 98 for No. 3, etc.

The annual ranking of baseball's Top 100 Prospects is assembled by Draft and prospect experts Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, who compile input from industry sources, including scouts and scouting directors. It is based on analysis of players' skill sets, upsides, proximity to the Majors and potential immediate impact to their teams. The list, which is one of several prospect rankings on's Prospect Watch, only includes players with rookie status in 2015. Team-by-team Top 30 Prospects lists for 2015 will be unveiled in March.

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Renfroe, Hedges and Wisler have all received invitations to Major League camp for Spring Training next month in Arizona. For Hedges and Wisler, this will be the second time they've been to big league camp.

Turner, the Padres' first-round Draft pick a year ago out of North Carolina State, was the player to be named later in the three-team deal San Diego made last month with the Nationals and Rays. He can't officially be traded until he's been in the Padres' organization for an entire year (June 13).

Top Prospects: Turner, SD

Renfroe, the team's first-round Draft pick in 2013, has assembled a .268/.334/.467 line in his first two seasons in the system with 27 home runs and 100 RBIs in 672 at-bats. He'll likely begin the season at Double-A San Antonio, where he hit .232 in 224 at-bats in the second half of the '14 season.

Hedges, regarded as one of the top defensive catchers in the Minor Leagues, hit .225 with San Antonio last season with six home runs and 44 RBIs, though there's no questioning his defense, pitch-calling and ability to control the run game.

Top Prospects: Hedges, SD

Wisler started last season in San Antonio and had a 2.10 ERA in six starts before being promoted to the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, where he took his lumps at times against older competition, going 9-5 with a 5.01 ERA in 22 starts.

Wisler will head to Spring Training with an outside chance to win a job at the back end of the rotation.

Top Prospects: Wisler, SD

Pitchers and catchers report to Peoria on Feb. 18, with the first workout set for the following day. Renfroe and the rest of the position players report on Feb. 24, and the first full-squad workout is also set for the following day.

Corey Brock is a reporter for Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.