Most Productive 2017 Padres’ Draft Picks Thus Far

October 3, 2017

Mackenzie Gore, who is compared to Clayton Kershaw, and Luis Campusano, a catcher who looks like an absolute stud so far, are the names to remember from the San Diego Padres’ 2017 MLB draft class. While those two have had some exciting success in their early careers, there are other draftees who deserve to be written about as well, based on their excellent 2017 seasons. With that being said, here…


Down on The Farm- 2017 Review: The Promising DSL Padres

September 15, 2017

The 2018 Dominican Summer League Padres In an attempt to keep you up to speed with all things San Diego Padres, we here at EVT will do a recap of all eight affiliates. We start with the lowest of all the levels, the Padres DSL team. This summer team first came into existence in 1990, as the team first shared affiliation with the Tigers, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, Yankees, and…


Is New TinCap Andres Munoz About to Get More Attention?

September 3, 2017

When September baseball rolls around, prospect promotions become a wonderful attraction for fans. The same can be said for the fans of minor league games. That being said, the promotion of Andres Munoz on August 30 must be a welcome sight for those in Fort Wayne. Munoz was one of the bigger names that the Friars signed in Preller’s first international splash with the team. In exchange for $700,000, San…


Will Recent Waiver Wire Addition Tim Melville be a Productive Padre?

August 31, 2017

In recent years, the Padres have made some outstanding waiver claims. In 2016, it was Brad Hand who went from a struggling starting pitcher in Miami to a stud high-leverage reliever in San Diego. In the two years that he has been with the Friars, Hand has twirled a shiny 2.61 ERA in 155 innings pitched, an innings total that ranks at the top among MLB relievers. During this span,…


Was Extending Andy Green the Right Decision?

August 24, 2017

On Sunday, August 13, San Diego extended the contract of Andy Green. The extension effectively makes Green the manager of the Friars through the 2021 season. A modest unknown before getting hired by San Diego, Green was a surprise hire. Once a versatile player, Green played four seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets. After failing to be a successful major leaguer, he retired from baseball after the 2009…


Pedro Avila Deserves Real Attention After Tuesday’s Start

August 13, 2017

When former Padre Derek Norris struggled to be a competent catcher in 2016, the expectations became low on his trade value. As a result, A. J. Preller received a little known starting prospect by the name of Pedro Avila to little fanfare. Since coming over from Washington on December 2 of last year, Avila has shown to be a possible steal. The small, 5’11”, 170 lb. righty has become one…


Another Young Hurler Emerging- Osvaldo Hernandez’ Big Night

July 31, 2017

  During the San Diego Padres’ 2016-2017 international spending spree, all eyes were on the uber-talented lefty Adrian Morejon. Today, the Padre shares the spotlight with another Cuban, Michel Baez, who has shot up the Friar’s prospect rankings and firmly cemented himself as seventh best. His domination of the lower minors was thrilling and his ability to win all his games, post a 0.78 ERA in 23 innings at Fort…


Padres Trade Deadline: What Teams Need Yangervis Solarte?

July 30, 2017

  As the July trade deadline approaches all eyes are on Brad Hand and whether he will be moved for big name prospects. While the Padres will surely strike oil when it comes to accumulating young talent for Hand, the same can be said of Yangervis Solarte. Teams always need depth in the postseason and Solarte is a good, versatile infield option with a solid bat. Since the second half…


Should the Padres Play Yangervis Solarte at Shortstop?

July 29, 2017

For the second half of the 2017 season, the Padres were expected to use Erick Aybar at short. However, after suffering through a foul ball off his foot on July 22, the former Angel is no longer an option. As a result, Allen Córdoba and veteran minor leaguer Dusty Coleman have taken over. With neither serving as servicable everyday regulars, San Diego has come up with the idea to have…


Underrated Prospects the Padres Should Target

July 18, 2017

While Brad Hand will certainly fetch the Padres a huge prospect return when traded, the other trade chips on San Diego’s roster are a lot less likely to do so. Instead, names such as Trevor Cahill, Jhoulys Chacin, Clayton Richard, and Ryan Buchter will only inspire contending teams to give up their expendable ones. However, the Friars still have a great opportunity, as the club can steal massively talented, yet…


Is a Potential Padres/Yankees Trade Blooming?

July 10, 2017

Over the last few weeks, reports have circulated that A.J. Preller asked for the New York Yankees stud shortstop prospect, Gleyber Torres, in exchange for prized lefty, Brad Hand. While Torres is obviously too much to surrender for a bullpen arm, the two teams may still hook up on a deal, at least that’s what reports on Saturday indicated. Since the reports neglected to note trade proposals, the fun task…


Framing the Friars: Richard Bounces Back & Austin Hedges Powers the Offense

July 7, 2017

Before the first game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Clayton Richard and Austin Hedges were in the midst of struggling stretches. Whereas Richard’s ERA ballooned from 4.20 on June 19 to 4.85 on June 30 due to two extremely horrible starts, Hedges’ batting average dropped from .222 on June 25 to .214 on July 4 with help from nine strikeouts in seven games and awful plate discipline. As such, the first…