In a few weeks, we’ll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR – just for the fun of it! Currently, we’re creating 15-player protected lists for each of the existing 30 teams. You can catch up on the rules for player eligibility here.
Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer will make the list due to their no-trade protection. For this exercise, I’ve also decided to automatically protect any Baseball America Top 100 Prospect to whom they gave a 2020 ETA. That means Adrian Morejon is on the list. Otherwise, I’ve decided to make minor leaguers ineligible for our mock expansion draft. Here’s the full list of 12 Padres I’ll protect out of the gate:
That leaves three spots for the following 22 players:
With that, we turn it over to the MLBTR readership! In the poll below (direct link here), select exactly three players you think the Padres should protect in our upcoming mock expansion draft. Click here to view the results.