Saturday, August 29, 2009

Blanks done for the year?

Saturday August 29, 2009

Kyle Blanks went on the 15 day disabled list today with a foot injury he re-aggravated while jogging around the bases after crushing his 10th home run of the season in yesterday's game.

Could we have seen the last of Blanks in 2009?

It is quite possible that the Padres will just rest him the rest of the season instead of risking aggravating the plantar fasciitis that Blanks is suffering from.

While Blanks will not be eligible for ROY honors in 2010 (45 days on the active roster or 130 abs is the limit), he will undoubtedly still be listed as a top prospect by Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus and other prospect ranking services.

With the emergence of Mat Latos, international free agent prospects and the 2008 draftees, the Padres may be looking at a Top 10 organizational ranking for prospects in 2010 after being ranking near last in 2009.

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