Padres Call Up Highly Touted Pitching Prospect Luis Patiño

The 20-year-old is the No. 27 prospect in baseball, and is expected to join the club's bullpen upon his arrival.

The Padres' exciting, energetic new-look team is getting another fun young addition.

Luis Patiño is coming to the Padres. The team called up the 20-year-old right handed pitcher, who will join the team Tuesday. He is expected to work out of the bullpen, adding an enticing arm to a group that has struggled at points early in the season.

Patiño is one half of the club's promising tandem of starting pitchers. He, along with MacKenzie Gore, were expected to make their MLB debuts this season. The six-foot righty from Columbia is the No. 27 prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. He is the No. 3 prospect in the Padres organization, behind Gore and CJ Abrams.

Patiño pitched for the Padres Class A-Advanced team in Lake Elsinore for the majority of 2019, before finishing with two appearances for Double-A Amarillo. He posted a 2.69 ERA in 87.0 innings. He posted 113 strikeouts, holding opposing hitters to a .192 batting average. In Amarillo he tossed 7.2 innings, allowing one earned run with 10 strikeouts.

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