Juan Fernandez is a 22-year-old catcher from Venezuela.
Fernandez has seen action in eight of the San Antonio Missions’ first 16 games of the season and is batting .250. He was the Missions’ opening day starter at catcher and had three hits and a walk in the first game, an 8-3 road win in Corpus Christi.
This is Fernandez’s first season in Double-A. Two years ago, he played in 53 games in Class A and batted .274.
Fernandez joined the San Diego Padres organization in March 2016 when he was signed as a free agent to a minor-league contract.