Missions infield to include two rising Padres prospects

San Diego Padres infield prospect CJ Abrams playing at a 2021 spring training game in Arizona. - photo by Joe Alexander
San Diego Padres infield prospect CJ Abrams at the Padres’ 2021 big league spring training in Peoria, Arizona, in March. – photo by Joe Alexander

Opening day roster also includes five pitching prospects

CJ Abrams and Eguy Rosario were both part of 2021 big league spring training with the San Diego Padres.

The two young infielders spent February and March with the Padres’ stars and first team in Peoria, Arizona.

When the San Antonio Missions open the season tomorrow, things are in place for Abrams and Rosario to be anchoring the middle of the San Antonio defense.

The Missions released their 2021 opening day rosters today. Abrams, ranked the No. 2 prospect in the Padres organization, and Rosario, ranked No. 18, are both on the list.

Abrams is a 20-year-old shortstop from Georgia and a first-round pick by the Padres in the 2019 draft coming out of high school. He is 6-foot-2 and bats left-handed.

Abrams played in 32 games in rookie league and two games in Single A in 2019 and batted .393 with three home runs and 22 RBIs.

Rosario is a 21-year-old second baseman from the Dominican Republic and bats right-handed. He has played in the minors and winter league since being a 16-year-old in 2016.

Rosario spent three games with the San Antonio Missions in 2018 after being called up from High-A. In 2019, he batted .278 in High A in seven home runs and 72 RBIs in 122 games.

The Missions’ roster also includes five pitchers from the Padres’ top 30 prospects.

Right-hander Reggie Lawson is the top rated Padres pitching prospect on the Missions’ roster at No. 8.

Right-handed Missions pitcher Efrain Contreras is No. 16 on the Padres’ prospect list.

Right-handed pitcher Mason Fox is No. 22 on the Padres’ prospect list.

Right-handed pitcher Jordan Humphreys (no, not the former Longhorns receiver) is No. 24 on the Padres’ prospect list.

Lefty Osvaldo Hernandez is No. 29 on the Padres’ prospect list.

The Missions open the season Tuesday night in Corpus Christi, weather permitting.

All prospect rankings from MLB Pipeline at mlbcom

Eguy Rosario playing for the San Diego Padres during 2021 spring training in Arizona. - photo by Joe Alexander
San Diego Padres infield prospect Eguy Rosario at the Padres’ 2021 big league spring training in Peoria, Arizona, in March. – photo by Joe Alexander