Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 57 with A.J. Cassavell

August 17, 2017

A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com is welcomed back to the show and officially becomes our most frequent guest with his third appearance. We start off talking about the state of the locker room with A.J. and how it has blossomed into what we see presently. The 2017 San Diego Padres were not supposed to be a good squad. The team isn’t a World Series contender presently by any stretch of the…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 56 with Eric Longenhagen

August 16, 2017

The Padres EVT Podcast brings back Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs. He just finished up his top-10 list for the San Diego Padres, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring him on in and discuss the list. As we all know, FanGraphs is a very reliable site to gather information of everything baseball. Eric is the lead prospect analyst and has seen many of these young players firsthand….

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Down on the Farm: August 15- Hudson Potts Has Big Night in Loss

August 15, 2017

  The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-4 on Tuesday. The AZL 2 team did not play. In El Paso, the Chihuahuas were victorious 4-2, behind right-handed pitcher Chris Huffman. He was able to contain the Albuquerque Isotopes by allowing just one run in five and a third innings pitched. El Paso got out to a quick 3-0 lead after four innings and was able to hold off a late…

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Down on the Farm: August 14- Allen, Avila & Sheckler All Pitch Well

August 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Monday as the AZL Padres team and the Missions did not play. The Chihuahuas were home against El Paso, and pulled out a 10-7 victory after scoring double-digit runs over their first four innings of the ball game. Dillon Overton went five innings for El Paso, but was roughed up allowing five earned runs. His ERA has now climbed to 7.44 on…

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Blake Hunt Interview: Intangibles Galore

August 12, 2017

The San Diego Padres surprised many, as they selected high school catchers with two of their first three picks in the June draft. Luis Campusano was picked with the 39th selection (second-round pick) overall and Blake Hunt was drafted with the 69th pick (second competitive balance round) overall. Both are regarded as defensive-minded catchers with a strong likelihood to remain at the position. As a high school backstop, often it…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 55 with Craig Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus

August 10, 2017

For this episode, we welcome Craig Goldstein back to the show. The minor league editor for Baseball Prospectus has vast knowledge about the Padres’ minor league system, so we welcome his insight. Let me warn you that Craig is brutally honest and he is not affiliated with the team in any way. He gives his opinion and he does not pull any punches in doing so. We speak about Fernando…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 54 with James & Patrick

August 10, 2017

  In this episode, we planned to discuss the state of the San Diego Padres. We started out that way, but the conversation quickly turned into talk about the minor league system. Pedro Avila had a great start on Tuesday night and we talk about the right-handed pitcher that was obtained for Derek Norris prior to the 2017 season. I mean, hey- the minor league system for the Padres is…

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Down on the Farm: August 7- Michel Baez Continues Dominance

August 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Monday. Mackenzie Gore shut down the AZL Padres 2 team. The Missions and the Storm both had off days and will resume play on Tuesday. In Fresno, the Chihuahuas broke out the lumber, as four different players (Franchy Cordero, Jabari Blash, Rafael Ortega, Rocky Gale) hit home runs in a 14-9 win. Michael Kelly failed to record an out in the first,…

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Carlos Asuaje Easily Passes the “Eye-Test”

August 7, 2017

In this day and age of the modern game of baseball, players are revered for their sheer size and athleticism. They are also cherished for the”tools” they possess while playing this game we all know and love. While speed, power, and the ability to square up a baseball are excellent assets to have, they are not the only way to judge talent. Playing major league baseball is a grind. It…

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Down on the Farm: August 5- De Los Santos, Stillman & Morejon Pitch Well

August 6, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-3 on Saturday. It rained heavily in New Orleans, so the Chihuahuas game was cancelled. They will look to play a double-header on Sunday, if Mother Nature cooperates. Enyel De Los Santos continues to impress, as the right-hander went seven shutout innings for the Missions on Saturday. The bullpen uncharacteristically blew the lead, as Trey Wingenter and Aroni Nina both allowed one run on…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 53 with James & Patrick

August 4, 2017

  How about a quick little podcast on the Padres day off? Patrick and I were itching to talk some Padre baseball, so we fired up the old podcast machine and gave it a whirl. We started out talking about, of all things, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team from up north has played remarkable so far this season, and we discuss how they are also built for the long…

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Down on the Farm: August 3- Quantrill Earns First Double-A Victory

August 4, 2017

Credit: EVT News The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Thursday. There was rain for El Paso and the AZL Padres team had the night off, so six out of the eight teams played. Cal Quantrill picked up his first win at the Double-A level as the right hander went six strong innings for the Missions. As usual, the bullpen shut the door. Brad Wieck, Cesar Vargas and Trey…

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