The Pros & Cons to Potentially Signing Mike Moustakas

September 29, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a positive 2017 season. Despite the fact the team finished fourth in their division, they played better than most predicted. For a team that was supposed to lose 100 games, the Padres played exceptionally well. The youth on the team produced, for the most part, and the inadequacies in the pitching staff were not a major issue for young manager Andy Green. Yes, the staff…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The San Antonio Missions

September 28, 2017

In this sixth piece detailing the Padres’ minor league system, we take a look at the San Antonio Missions. The Missions were a team that dominated the Texas League from start to finish in the regular season. They headed into the playoffs as favorites, but were unable to get past the Mission Rock Hounds, despite being up 2-1 in the series and up late in game four. It was a…

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Despite the Lightning, Aztecs Survive Tough Test in Colorado & Beat Air Force 28-24

September 23, 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado Fresh off two emotional victories against Pac-12 opponents, the San Diego State Aztecs found themselves in a potential “trap” game, against a fierce Air Force Falcons team that had just gone toe to toe with Michigan. The Falcons lost their game last week, but they performed well on the road against the Wolverines. The Colorado skies opened up on Saturday as weather forecasters called for rain and…

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Hunter Renfroe is Mr. September

September 21, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are not in a pennant chase right now. There will be no wild card spot for the Friars in the 2017 season. We all knew that coming into the year, and that is fine. The progression this franchise has made with its minor leagues is enough to create excitement within the normally docile fan base. Players like Fernando Tatis, Cal Quantrill, Joey Lucchesi and Michel…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Review- The Tri-City Dust Devils

September 20, 2017

Three takeaways 1- Strikeouts were a theme The Tri-City Dust Devils had an impressive group of pitchers take the mound in the 2017 season. The staff was dominant from top to bottom, but offensively the team struggled to get anything going. The offense set a new Dust Devil record with strikeouts as the group contained many young players that looked overmatched at times. On the flip side, the pitching staff…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 64 with James & Patrick

September 19, 2017

We first discuss the state of the Padres. Are they coming or going? They don’t even know. The tank talk is strong as the team is still within reach of a top-5 selection. With roughly 12 games left, the Friars would need a losing streak to gain a top selection. This will be worth monitoring as the season ends. September call-ups were just made, as Hunter Renfroe, Travis Jankowski, Christian…

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What is Hunter Renfroe’s Future With the Padres?

September 16, 2017

Last year, in September, we all got a great look at the positives to Hunter Renfroe. He was the first ever player to hit a home run onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Building, and put up a .371/.389/.800 batting line in 11 games. That mammoth dinger was amazing, and so was his production in his first stint of major league pitching, but we here at EVT warned…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 63 with Jim Callis

September 13, 2017

We were extremely excited to talk to Jim Callis. He is widely recognized in the industry as one of the best in the business. MLB and MLB pipeline are where everyone goes for prospect information. In speaking with Jim, we learn about what goes into creating the site’s lists. The timing was perfect for today’s podcast, as Jim just revealed his prediction for next years top-10 overall prospects. Mackenzie Gore…

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Padres Prospect Outlook: RHP Luis Patino

September 13, 2017

It is no secret that the San Diego Padres have built their prestigious farm system through the international market. The team spent nearly 70 million dollars (after penalties) for a group of young men. Luis Almanzar, Jorge Ona, Adrian Morejon, Gabriel Arias, Justin Lopez, and Michel Baez get most of the headlines, but it is virtually unknown players like Luis Patino that have made the difference in this developing young…

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Shohei Otani To Be Free Agent This Winter, Could Padres Be Players?

September 13, 2017

It is being reported that the “Japanese Babe Ruth”, Shohei Otani, has elected to come to the U.S. this winter, and will be declared a free agent. If you don’t know who he is by now, then you are about to become very familiar. The hype train is coming, as virtually every major league team has the chance to land this excellent young player. Otani is a right-handed pitcher that…

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Tyson Ross Released by Rangers, Padres Will Have Interest

September 12, 2017

Tyson Ross was officially released by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday after going 3-3 this year with a 7.71 ERA in 10 starts. The right-handed pitcher was inked to a one-year/$6-million deal in the off-season after the Padres released their former ace. Recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome, which is a shoulder impingement, proved to be too much for the 30-year-old. He had surgery in October to help alleviate the discomfort,…

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