Trammell could be placed on the Padres' taxi squad if a 2020 season takes places, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Although Trammell was sent to minor-league camp in March, he was in the mix for a roster spot throughout most of spring training while excelling with a .391/.440/.609 slash line in Cactus League play. That should make him a shoo-in for a spot on a proposed 20-man taxi squad if he doesn't make the Padres' active roster outright. Much is yet to be determined about how a potential 2020 campaign may be structured, but Trammell is a good bet to make his big-league debut at some point in 2020 if a season does take place.
Trammell is likely to begin the 2020 campaign at Triple-A but must be added to the 40-man roster in the offseason in order to avoid being exposed to the Rule 5 draft, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Trammell enjoyed a strong spring, batting .391/.440/.609 over 25 plate appearances before he was sent to minor-league camp March 11. He was in the mix for an outfield spot until the reassignment, suggesting that he's not far away from getting his first callup to the big leagues. As one of San Diego's top hitting prospects, his addition to the 40-man roster following the 2020 campaign seems to be a foregone conclusion.
Trammell was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday. The talented young outfielder enjoyed a strong spring, batting .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles, a triple and four RBI in Cactus League play. Though he'll begin the campaign in the minors, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Trammell called up to the Padres at some point in 2020.
Trammell survived Sunday's round of roster cuts and remains in the running for an Opening Day roster spot, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Cassavell noted that Trammell is "on the fringes" of the competition for a major-league roster spot, but that at least keeps open the possibility of the 22-year-old breaking camp with the big club. Trammell has helped his chances with a strong spring in which he has batted .409 (9-for-22) with three doubles, one triple and four RBI.
Trammell has reached base in half of his 16 plate appearances thus far in spring games. Trammell -- among the top prospects in the Padres' deep farm system -- has collected six hits and two walks in six Cactus League games. While he's unlikely to make the Opening Day roster, the 22-year-old's performance has inspired optimism following a rough 2019 campaign during which he hit a combined .234 between two Double-A stops.