Robbie Podorsky wasn’t picked until the 25th round of the 2017 amateur baseball draft. The Padres took Podorsky No. 738 overall out of McNeese State in Louisiana.
Podorsky showed he could hit from the very beginning of his pro career. He played 11 games in rookie ball in the summer of 2017 and batted .400. In short-season Class-A that summer, he batted .302 in 37 games with nine extra-base hits and 13 RBIs.
This season, the 26-year-old outfielder is in his first season in Double-A. He played in every one of the San Antonio Missions’ first six game and leads the team with a .435 batting average and has a 1.171 OPS. He has one double, one triple, four walks and five RBIs along with two stolen bases.