The San Diego Padres Select Mason House With Pick #78 in the Draft

June 13, 2017

The San Diego Padres landed their man, as they selected Mackenzie Gore with the third overall selection in the draft. The prep pitcher out of North Carolina is truly polished and the excitement regarding him is justified. With the next two picks, the team selected high school catchers, which turned everybody’s head in San Diego. Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt are true catchers in the terms that they will surely…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 42 with James & Patrick

June 12, 2017

Mackenzie Gore is a San Diego Padre, and we are both ecstatic about it. In this week’s show, we discuss the young lefty and what his abilities are. He comes with great upside, but will he be able to live up the high expectations? Only time will tell. The team shocked the Padres world, as they selected two catchers with its next two picks. We discuss the duo and what…

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With #69 Pick the Padres Select Catching Prep Blake Hunt

June 12, 2017

  With their third selection on the night, the Padres took catcher, Blake Hunt. Yes, I know they already took a catcher with their second pick. But you can never figure out what A.J. Preller is up to. You just have to let it go. He, again, is a high-upside pick that should help solidify the Padres’ minor league system. The young man has all the tools for success and…

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Padres Select Luis Campusano with Pick #39 in the 2017 MLB Draft * With Video

June 12, 2017

  After selecting Mackenzie Gore with the third pick in the draft, the Padres turned their attention towards their second selection. Holding the 39th position in the draft, the Padres again went with the best athlete on the board. Or at least that is what they feel. A.J. Preller indicated that was the team’s strategy and they kept to it. Building a sold core is very important, as the Padres…

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MacKenzie Gore Was The Correct Choice for Padres *Video on the Lefty

June 12, 2017

  The San Diego Padres held the #3 overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, and there were tons of rumors on who they would select. Hunter Greene was linked to the team, but when they team picked, he was no longer there. The Padres had to envision that happening, so they changed gears without batting an eye. Instead of Hunter Greene, the team landed a quality pitcher by the…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 41 with Kyle Glaser (Draft Special)

June 11, 2017

It is almost draft time, so we bring on Kyle Glaser of Baseball America to discuss the latest on the 2017 MLB Draft. We are less than 24 hours before the Padres select with the third pick and Kyle gives us his latest thoughts on the team. The three of us discuss all the likely subjects as we talk about Hunter Greene, Kyle Wright, McKenzie Gore, Brenden McKay, and Royce…

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Possible Trade Chips for the Padres, Not Named Solarte or Hand

June 10, 2017

There is no doubt in my mind, nor should there be in yours, that the San Diego Padres will make some moves in the very near future. The team is not built to win now, but that does not mean that the team is not focused on winning for the long-term. One way to build for the future is by trading off major league-caliber players for prospects. Sadly, this is…

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The Padres “Growing Pains” are Sometimes Unbearable to Watch

June 9, 2017

As the 2017 San Diego Padres roster was being constructed, there was tons of criticism that this would easily be the worst team in baseball when it was all said and done. That has not come to fruition just yet, as the season is only one-third of the way complete, but in spurts, we all have definitely witnessed a really bad team take the field. With the youth that surrounds…

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The Padres 2017 MLB Draft Preview

June 8, 2017

In an attempt to give you an advanced look at Monday’s draft, we here at EVT have specifically put out tons of content on potential picks for the San Diego Padres in the 2017 MLB Draft. It is impossible to predict exactly who the Padres will select with their picks, but we did our best to cover the likely suspects. With the third overall selection, we get a decent idea…

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Puerto Rican Prep OF Heliot Ramos is on Padres’ Radar

June 7, 2017

The Padres hold the #3 pick in the upcoming June MLB Draft. There is speculation that the team could select Hunter Greene, Mackenzie Gore, Royce Lewis, or Kyle Wright with the pick, depending on who the Twins and Reds select before them. Someone from that foursome will probably be selected, but you never know what A.J. Preller is thinking. There really is no certainty on who will be picked before…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 40 with James & Patrick

June 6, 2017

We are back with another solo show as we delve into the latest in Padres news. The team has collectively played better in recent weeks, but the Padres still stand in firm position for a top selection in the June 2018 draft. Patrick and I discuss the play of the team recently, as we converse about the future for the 2017 Padres. Jarred Cosart, and his abilities, are something we…

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Nate Pearson Interesting Option for Padres with Second Round Pick

June 1, 2017

With the MLB Draft just weeks away, its time to start thinking about who the Padres will be selecting with their picks. The team has four selections in the first 78 picks, and will be looking to maximize talent while improving their already flourishing farm system. The Padres own the third pick in the draft and have been rumored to be interested in Hunter Greene, Mackenzie Gore, Kyle Wright, and…

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