Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 47 with James & Patrick (Reviewing EVT’s Top-100 Prospect List)

June 27, 2017

For the 47th episode, we discussed EVT’s top-100 prospect list, that was just completed last week. The list was a daunting task, but I found it to be refreshing at the same time. Finding all these new potential prospects that I hear little, to nothing about was enjoyable. I educated myself on the Padres’ farm system and my attempt was to do the same for all Padre fans. Patrick and…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 46 with John Conniff

June 24, 2017

  The show welcomes back John Conniff of MadFriars. He has a wealth of information about the Padres’ farm system as he has covered the team for a long time. We ask John about the recent draft selections and his thoughts about each new Padre. Mackenzie Gore is discussed in-depth as we learn John’s feelings on the prep left-hander. We also discuss Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt and the thought…

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San Diego Padres Top-100 Prospects

June 23, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system has grown tremendously. With talent overflowing at every level, a top 40 or 50 list doesn’t do justice for what this current regime has created. So, I decided to embark on a top-100 list for the Padres. This was a long, arduous task, but in compiling this list, I found so many under-the-radar type youngsters that have a serious shot at being real prospects…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 45 with Jesse Agler

June 20, 2017

  For the 45th show we welcome Jesse Agler, from the road, in Chicago. The Anthony Rizzo slide into Austin Hedges is fresh news, so we got Jesse’s opinion on the matter. He explains to us his feelings and we all delve into this delicate matter. We also get Jesse’s feelings on Allen Cordoba. The young phenom has impressed everyone with his play since the Padres selected him in the…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 43 with Geoff Young

June 16, 2017

In this week’s episode, fresh off the draft, we welcome in Padres “Blog Father”, Geoff Young. He did our show last year around this time and we decided it was time to bring back the man. It is always great to talk to Geoff and pick his brain about the state of the current Padres’ regime. We speak a bit about the draft and Mackenzie Gore. We also briefly speak…

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Three Years Ago Today We Lost a Legend

June 16, 2017

Three years ago today, the Major League Baseball community lost a great man. The iconic face and heart of the San Diego Padres‘ franchise lost his battle with cancer. The immortal Tony Gwynn will always be known as one of the best hitters in the game, but his accolades accomplished on the ball field were nothing compared to the man he truly was. Some people just carry this aura about…

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The San Diego Padres Draft Another College Pitcher in Dominic Taccolini

June 13, 2017

  The San Diego Padres drafted yet another collegiate pitcher, as they selected Dominic Taccolini out of the University of Arkansas. He did not have the best numbers, but has shown a major league-quality arm. He went 4-1 last year in 20 games (five starts) for the Razorbacks, while posting a 4.24 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. His overall numbers at the school are 17-10 in four seasons with a…

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RHP Alex Cunningham is the Padres Ninth Round Pick

June 13, 2017

  With their ninth-round selection, the Padres took a RHP out of Coastal Carolina by the name of Alex Cunningham. That is three straight college pitchers, and Cunningham is coming off winning a National Championship in Carolina. He is a right-handed pitcher who has had decent success in college, going 25-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 56 games and 312 inning pitched. During his span in college he struck out…

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The San Diego Padres Draft a SS with 8th Round Selection (Olivier Basabe)

June 13, 2017

  Today was an exciting day for the future of the San Diego Padres. The middle rounds are what can make or break a franchise. The team had eight selections today and it is safe to say they attained their goal of collecting high-ceiling prospects that fit the mold of what they want from young players. It is no secret that the team has had a glaring weakness at shortstop…

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It’s the Seventh Round & Pick #198 is LHP Nick Margevicius By the Padres

June 13, 2017

  After taking six straight high school players, the team drafted a left-handed collegiate pitcher out of Morehead State. The team already selected Mackenzie Gore, Luis Campusano, Blake Hunt, Mason House, Sam Keating, Jonny Hozma, and Aaaron Leasher, so who would they eye for their fifth selection of the day, and eighth overall? The Padres took another little-known LHP out of college named Nick Margevicius. He pitched for Rider University,…

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Pick #168 in the 6th Round & the Padres Select LHP Aaron Leasher

June 13, 2017

  With six high school athletes selected with the Padres’ first six picks, the team was surely going to take a collegiate athlete in the sixth round, right? Right? A.J., Right? Well the team finally did, as they selected LHP Aaron Leasher out of Morehead State. He is 21 years old and holds a 16-10 career record in college. In 211 inning pitched for Morehead, he has struck out 248…

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