The San Diego Padres had a total of 11 prospects playing around the world on Tuesday in various winter leagues.
In Peoria, the Javelinas lost 11-4 to the Salt River Rafters. The team has a two-game lead over the Glendale Desert Dogs with only two games left on the schedule. Peoria will play the Scottsdale Scorpions Wednesday and Thursday, as they hope to advance to the Championship game on Saturday the 18th.
The Australian Baseball League is one day from starting as the Padres have four prospects “down under”. Buddy Reed, Gabriel Arias, Lake Bachar, and Felipe Blanco will all play for the Canberra Cavalry. The first game will be 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning, and you can watch the game on YouTube.
There is no longer a “Fernando Tatis watch” in the D.R., but there is still plenty to witness if you are a Friar fan. Franchy Cordero is playing everyday, as he further grows in the game he loves. Cordero has come a long way and has an opportunity to blossom in 2018.
Javier Guerra got the start at short and was 0-2 with two walks, a run, and a strikeout on the day. Guerra continues to show improved plate discipline and flashes of brilliance with the glove. It will be interesting to see where he is placed in 2018 within the Padres’ system.
Luis Urias went 0-3 on Tuesday with a walk. He is hitting .300 on the season for the Javelinas.
DOMINICAN/MEXICAN/VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUES
Rafael Ortega was 1-3 with a walk on Tuesday and is hitting .308 on the year.
Fernando Perez was 0-3 as he is in a bit of a slump. The corner infielder is still hitting .330 on the year in Mexico.
Franchy Cordero was 0-2 while playing left field in the D.R. He is hitting .281 on the season now.
Luis Torrens was 0-3 with a walk as he continues to be behind the plate most every night for his Venezuelan team. The catcher is hitting .268 on the year.
Jose Rondon played in his first game of the year, and was 1-4 with a strikeout. The minor league shortstop played third base for his winter league team in his first taste of action.
Alberth Martinez went 0-2 with an RBI and a run scored on Tuesday. He also stole a base and is hitting .289 on the year.
Kyle Lloyd went three innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits. He also walked three and struck out four on 56 pitches and his ERA is 3.27 on the year.
Trevor Frank threw a scoreless inning, walking one batter. He has a 5.23 ERA at the moment.
Jose Ruiz went 0.2 innings pitched, walking two batters. He lowered his ERA to 2.84 on the year.
Eric Yardley allowed one unearned run on two hits and has a 0.54 ERA on the year.