Down on the Farm: August 9- Cal Quantrill Adjusting to Double-A

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Dillon Overton– LHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas
6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Maybe Dillon Overton isn’t finished just yet. After a string of poor outings, Overton looked solid on Wednesday night. The numbers don’t jump off the page, but for what the Padres brought Overton in to do, the numbers don’t have to jump off the page. At this point, the Padres will take anything they can get from the left-hander.

Luis Urias– 2B, Double-A, San Antonio Missions
2-3, 1 BB

Luis Urias is back and it’s a great sight to see. After putting up a goose egg in his first game back from injury this weekend, Urias collected two hits on Wednesday. Even more importantly, Urias was back at shortstop for the Missions with Noah Perio in at second base. Prior to tonight’s game, Urias had played second base in five consecutive starts, but it will be interesting to see how that plays out as he progresses to Triple-A. As for his bat, it’s still all there, but fans and scouts alike are still waiting on some more power. Power that may just never come.

Cal Quantrill– RHP, Double-A, San Antonio Missions
5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 4 K

It hasn’t really been pretty in Double-A for Cal Quantrill since being promoted to Double-A, but he has gotten the job done more often than not. However, there may be some cause for concern, as Quantrill’s 24.1 percent High-A strikeout rate has fallen to just 15.2 percent in San Antonio. Sure, his walk rate has fallen by a few percentage points as well, but Quantrill is giving up more hits than he did in High-A as well. Going forward, Quantrill still has those kinks to work out, but he still possesses top of the rotation stuff if everything breaks right in his development.

Kyle Overstreet– C, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm
3-4, 2 2B, 1 BB, 1 R

Going into this season, Kyle Overstreet was a bit of an afterthought. Now the 23-year-old 14th-round draft pick from 2015 has drawn some attention to himself. Over the last thirty days, Overstreet is slashing .393/.419/.583 with four doubles and four home runs. Although a catcher by trade, Overstreet has bounced around the diamond a bit, playing first, third, and designated hitter so far this season, given the success that Austin Allen is having. While Allen has been impressive over the last month or so, Overstreet isn’t too far behind.

Justin Lopez– SS, Short Season, Tri-City Dust Devils
2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI

Sometimes lost in the Padres’ sea of teenaged international talent, shortstop Justin Lopez has turned it on as of late. After not hitting a home run in nearly 200 at bats to start the season, Lopez finally hit his first one tonight for the Dust Devils. Like just about every other Dust Devils position player, Lopez has tools, lots of athleticism, and a propensity to strikeout. However, his potential is just as much as any other guy on that Tri-City roster.

Henry Henry– RHP, Short Season, Tri-City Dust Devils
5 IP, 8 H, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 4 K

I mainly write about Henry Henry because of his double first name, but he had a somewhat rebound start after a poor outing last week. In that last outing, Henry gave up six earned runs on seven hits in just four innings. Prior to that, Henry had not given up more than three earned runs in a start all year. There’s going to be bumps in the road for Henry, but he looks a lot more like the pitcher we saw before last week than the one we saw the week before that.

Cole Bellinger- RHP, Rookie League, AZL Padres 2
1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Making his third appearance with the AZL Padres 2, Cole Bellinger kept his scoreless inning streak alive with his fourth straight scoreless inning to start his professional career. Bellinger now has six strikeouts in those first four innings with just two hits given up. It remains to be seen where Bellinger goes from here, but if he’s anything like his big brother, the Padres may have found a nice player in the 15th round of this year’s draft.

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Patrick Brewer
Editorial and Prospect Writer for East Village Times. Twenty-three years young, Patrick has lived in San Diego for his entire life and has been a Padres fan nearly as long. Patrick lives for baseball and is always looking to learn new things about the game he loves through advanced stats.

This article has 2 Comments

  1. Hey Brother, I like what you do, but you get a bit repetitive with your sentences. Here’s three examples of what I’m talking about. Keep up the good work, though!

    “The numbers don’t jump off the page, but for what the Padres brought Overton in to do, the numbers don’t have to jump off the page.”
    “It hasn’t really been pretty in Double-A for Cal Quantrill since being promoted to Double-A, but he has gotten the job done more often than not.”
    “Making his third appearance with the AZL Padres 2, Cole Bellinger kept his scoreless inning streak alive with his fourth straight scoreless inning to start his professional career.”

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