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Triple-A El Paso - Catcher-first baseman Brett Nicholas

Acquired by the Padres from the Texas Rangers just before the start of the minor league season, Nicholas was named the PCL Player of the Week for hitting .370 (10-for-27) with eight walks, two doubles, four homers and 14 RBIs. He had a .469 on-base percentage and .889 slugging percentage for 1.358 OPS. Nicholas ranks sixth in the PCL in hitting (.386), is tied for third with six home runs and is second with 20 RBIs.

Insider's Notes: Brett is a dangerous hitter from the left side of the plate. He's working hard on his receiving behind the plate and improvements have been made.

Double-A San Antonio - Catcher Austin Allen

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound, 24-year-old, left-handed hitter was 11-for-22 (.500) with three doubles, two homers, seven runs scored and four RBIs last week for a .577 on-base percentage and a .909 slugging percentage for a 1.486 OPS. The Padres' fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft ranks sixth in the Texas League in hitting (.373) and is second with six homers while leading the league in both slugging percentage (.780) and OPS (1.202).

Insider's Notes: Austin had a tremendous offseason focused on getting his body in shape. He's always been known for his stick at the plate. There was a heavy focus on his flexibility during the winter months; he got to a point where he could do the splits. 

Advanced Single-A Lake Elsinore - Center fielder Buddy Reed

The switch-hitting Reed hit .625 (15-for-24) last week with five doubles, four homers, nine runs scored and nine RBIs to win the Cal League honors. The Padres' second-round pick in the 2016 draft out of Florida, Reed is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound speedster who has five doubles, four homers and five steals on the season. He ranks second in the California League in hitting (.413), second in slugging percentage (.698) and third in OPS (1.129).

Insider's Notes: Buddy is playing the game hard and he's really focused right now. He has a chance to be a five-tool player in the future.

Single-A Fort Wayne - Center fielder Jeisson Rosario

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound, left-handed hitter from the Dominican Republic had a breakout week as an 18-year-old. He was 6-for-12 with eight walks against a single strikeout. He scored eight runs and drove in three with a slash line of .500/.700/.500/1.200. His .508 on-base percentage ranks third in the Midwest League. Rosario has scored 15 runs with nine RBIs, 16 walks and five steals in 13 games with the TinCaps.

Insider's Notes: Jeisson is a fluid natural athlete with a great pitch recognition. He can be a plus defender in centerfield.