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Where the Padres' top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Padres' top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the Padres' top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Hunter Renfroe -- San Antonio Missions (AA)
2. Austin Hedges -- El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)
3. Trea Turner -- San Antonio Missions (AA)
4. Rymer Liriano -- El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)
5. Jose Rondon -- Lake Elsinore Storm (A Adv)
6. Michael Gettys -- Fort Wayne TinCaps (A)
7. Cory Spangenberg -- San Diego Padres (MLB)
8. Franchy Cordero -- Fort Wayne TinCaps (A)
9. Fernando Perez -- Lake Elsinore Storm (A Adv)
10. Casey Kelly -- El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)
11. Zech Lemond -- Lake Elsinore Storm (A Adv)
12. Tayron Guerrero -- San Antonio Missions (AA)
13. Taylor Lindsey -- El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)
14. Cory Mazzoni -- El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)
15. Travis Jankowski -- San Antonio Missions (AA)
16. Alex Dickerson -- El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)
17. Justin Hancock -- San Antonio Missions (AA)
18. Rafael DePaula -- Lake Elsinore Storm (A Adv)
19. Gabriel Quintana -- Lake Elsinore Storm (A Adv)
20. Franmil Reyes -- Fort Wayne TinCaps (A)
21. Seth Streich -- San Antonio Missions (AA) -- DL
22. Ryan Butler -- Lake Elsinore Storm (A Adv)
23. Elliot Morris -- San Antonio Missions (AA)
24. Jose Castillo -- Extended spring training
25. Carlos Belen -- Extended spring training
26. Auston Bousfield -- Lake Elsinore Storm (A Adv)
27. Yeison Asencio -- San Antonio Missions (AA)
28. Leonel Campos -- El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)
29. Adys Portillo -- San Antonio Missions (AA) -- DL
30. Josh VanMeter -- Fort Wayne TinCaps (A)

Team to watch
The Padres' last two first-round picks, outfielder Hunter Renfroe and shortstop Trea Turner, will open the year with the Double-A San Antonio Missions. (Turner reportedly will depart in June and become a Ray as the player to be named in the Wil Myers trade.) Two more Missions of note are flamethrowing right-hander Tayron Guerrero, a 2014 Futures Gamer, and center fielder Travis Jankowski, who should contend for the Minor League stolen-base title.

Teams on MiLB.TV
El Paso Chihuahuas
San Antonio Missions

New faces
While GM A.J. Preller's wheeling and dealing mostly remade the big league club, it also added three prospects who have yet to make their Padres debuts. Right-hander Cory Mazzoni, acquired last week from the Mets for Alex Torres, will open with the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. Righty Seth Streich, who led the high Class A California League with a 3.16 ERA last year, will be out for a while after having major shoulder surgery prior to coming over from the Athletics in the Derek Norris deal in December. The best left-hander in the system, Jose Castillo, was part of the three-team Wil Myers trade in December and is in extended spring training.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com and writes a blog, Callis' Corner. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.