Padres top 20 prospects

He just barely made the list, but the writer thinks he has a good chance to make the show. We know his work ethic and I expect him to make it.

19. Kevin Kopps, RHP

Age: 25 | 6-0 | 200 pounds
Bats: Right | Throws: Right
Drafted: No. 99 in 2021

Kopps was a 24-year-old, fifth-year senior as the closer for the University of Arkansas last spring when the Padres took him in the third round. Pro ball didn’t faze him, as he continued to dominate by throwing his slider the majority of the time, and he’ll go as far as that pitch will take him. He throws it for strikes and keeps attacking hitters, so I like his chances to at least end up a quality middle reliever in the big leagues.

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