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2015 DRaysBay Community Prospect special election

New acquisition Kevin Padlo needs a spot on the list. Or does he?

The Jake McGee trade yielded Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo
The Jake McGee trade yielded Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

I hope the nonsensical nature of the last poll is what caused the low turnout. Justin O'Conner only needed seven votes to come out on top.

1. LHP Blake Snell (95.2%)
2. SS Willy Adames (59.1%)
3. 1B/OF Jake Bauers (60.6% in runoff)
4. RHP Brent Honeywell (50.0%)
5. RHP Taylor Guerrieri (57.5%)
6. SS Daniel Robertson (64.3%)
7. RHP Jacob Faria (69.0%)
8. 3B Richie Shaffer (64.9%)
9. OF Garrett Whitley (44.7%)
10. OF Mikie Mahtook (39.0%)

11. 1B Casey Gillaspie (42.1%)
12. OF Justin Williams (56.4% in runoff)
13. UT Taylor Motter (42.1%)
14. SS Adrian Rondon (54.1%)
15. C Chris Betts (63.2%)
16. LHP Enny Romero (51.5%)
17. 2B Ryan Brett (32.4%)
18. C Justin O'Conner (29.2%)

That's the list as it stands now, but a narrow margin determined that Kevin Padlo should have a special election to be placed ahead of any of these prospects. Where do you think he should be on the list? If you say No. 1, you're putting him above Blake Snell. If you say No. 11, he's between Mikie Mahtook and Casey Gillaspie. You could say No. 19 to continue the list.

If you are against placing him on the list as it stands, please say so in the comments by saying "no".

3B Kevin Padlo (R/R, 6'2 200, 19 in 2016)

2015 statistics with Class-A Asheville and short-season Boise: 407 PA, .257/.372/.447, 40 XBH, 11 HR, 35-for-41 SB, 14.5 BB%, 21.6 K%

Entering his second full pro season, Padlo will play half the season at just 19 years old. Acquired from the Rockies along with Corey Dickerson, Padlo comes with a nice set of tools. He has above-average power potential and a mature plate approach, so he has a chance to utilize that power in games, especially if he continues to use the whole field. He's a solid defender at the hot corner, and while prior scouting reports don't mention his speed, he was effective on the basepaths in 2015.