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Prospect Report: Kyle Blanks, San Diego Padres

Published by on May 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Every season there is a sizable list of prospects who appear primed to make a major impact in the major leagues, but the team has no place to use them.  “Blocked prospect” is a phrase we’ve all heard, and it definitely applies to the Padres first baseman Kyle Blanks.  All he has to overcome in order to be slotted into the middle of the Padres lineup is Adrian Gonzalez, one of the best players in baseball. 

There is a ray of hope now available.  According to Tom Krasovic of The San Diego Union-Tribune, “an uncertain yet potentially far-reaching experiment by the Padres will begin soon when Kyle Blanks plays left field for the Triple-A Portland Beavers.” 

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