Luis Fernando Figueroa Urías...originally signed by Padres scouts Chad MacDonald and Robert Rowley.
Spent the entire season with San Antonio (AA), posting a Texas League-leading .398 on-base percentage...finished second in walks (68), fourth in runs (77) and sixth in average (.296)...Was the only teenager in the Texas League at the season's start...led the club in average (.296), on-base percentage (.398) walks (68), sacrifice hits (six) and tied for first in h its (131) and triples (four)...Posted more walks (68) than strikeouts (65) for the fourth consecutive season...Collected back-to-back career-high-tying four-hit efforts on 4/20 and 4/21 at Midland, including two triples on 4/21 en route to earning Texas League Player of the Week honors...recorded five four-hit efforts on the season...Named a Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star... served as the South Division's starting shortstop...Started 59 games at shortstop and 54 games at second base...his 19 errors were the most he had in a single season...Made his second postseason stint and hit .222 (4-for-18) with two doubles, two RBI, three walks and one run scored in five games...Prior to the season, represented Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic...appeared in three games, going 1-for-6...Appeared in 17 games in the Arizona Fall League for the league champion Peoria Javelinas...produced a .315/.443/.481 slash line and drew a team-leading 14 walks...started at shortstop in the Fall Stars Game, homering and turning a diving double play up the middle...contributed an RBI in Peoria's championship victory vs. Mesa...Named the best hitter for average and best strike-zone discipline by Baseball America following the season...Entered 2018 rated as the No. 32 prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America, No. 36 by MLB.com and No. 38 by ESPN.com.
In his first full professional season, hit a combined .333 (158-for-475) with 26 doubles, five triples, six home runs, 55 RBI and 77 runs in 123 total games with a .404 OBP between Lake Elsinore (A) and El Paso (AAA)...Named Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year for the California League, playing 120 games for the Storm...Also named a California League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star...Captured the Cal League batting title, hitting .330 (154-for-466) and ranking second in the league in hits (154) and third in OPB .397...Finished the season as the only qualifying Cal League hitter with more walks (40) than strikeouts (36)...Against right-handed pitching for the Storm he hit .339 (125-for-36) while hitting .299 (29-for-97) against left-handers...With RISP for the Storm, he hit .327 (34-for-104), including .326 (14-for-43) with RISP and two outs...Assigned to El Paso on 7/8 and assigned back to Lake Elsinore on 7/11...made three starts at second base for the Chihuahuas and hit .444 (4-for-9) with one home run, three RBI, six runs scored, five walks and a stolen base.
Split the season between Fort Wayne (A) and Tri-City (A), hitting a combined .299 (67-for-224) in 61 games...Named an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com following the 2015 season...Recorded more walks (21) than strikeouts (19).
Made his professional debut with two games for the DSL Padres and 43 games for the AZL Padres, hitting a combined .297 (49-for-165) with 30 runs scored in 45 total games...posted 18 walks against 13 strikeouts.