Advanced Stat Friday: Hunter Renfroe’s Woes and Ryan Schimpf’s BABIP

June 23, 2017

With baseball executives taking new steps to understand the game, and baseball writers and analysts developing new methods to analyze play on the field, the baseball sabermetric revolution is in full swing. Although the process really started with Bill James and his Baseball Abstracts in the 1980s, the baseball stat revolution didn’t start to take off until the Moneyball days of the Oakland Athletics, where on base percentage took the…

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Down on the Farm: June 22- Lots of Big Leaguers on the Farm

June 23, 2017

Ryan Schimpf/Manuel Margot– 2B/CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 0-8, 3 K One was demoted and one is rehabbing, both had nights to forget. Jered Weaver– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K So apparently the Padres are ready to bring Jered Weaver back into the fold. Well at least after he completes his rehab assignment. The PCL isn’t the best place to…

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Down on the Farm: June 19- Manny Margot is Back

June 20, 2017

Manuel Margot- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 0-4, 1 BB In the first game of his minor league rehab stint, Maneul Margot joined the El Paso Chihuahuas on Monday night. It was a quiet return for Margot as he did not get a hit in five plate appearances. Margot was also the designated hitter for the night so he didn’t get to contribute in the field either. Either way, it…

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Luis Perdomo is The Most Exciting Padre

June 20, 2017

For the San Diego Padres, the 2017 season has come with a lot of uncertainty. Given the team is in a state of transition, there aren’t really many sure things at this point in time. Sure there are bright spots, such as the development of Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe, and Austin Hedges, but it remains impossible to predict which players are going to work out, and which ones are going…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 44 with Casey Boguslaw

June 19, 2017

In episode 44 of the EVT podcast, we began with some banter about the San Diego Padres. We talked about the weekend series with the Milwaukee Brewers, how Luis Perdomo and Dinelson Lamet looked over the weekend, and how Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte both had solid showings. The conversation then moved to trade chips, as Yangervis Solarte and Clayton Richard have both been performing well and building up their…

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Attempting to Solve Wil Myers’ Slump

June 19, 2017

  Baseball is a game of inches. One inch here or one inch there can make or break a player. If a pitcher misses his location just barely, a strikeout could turn into a three-run home run. If a batter swings just a fraction of an inch in the wrong direction, he could miss the ball completely. Given how small-scale baseball can be, players are required to make constant micro-adjustments…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review June 12-19

June 18, 2017

Rafael Ortega- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-23, 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 16 TB I know Ortega is a 26-year-old minor league free agent playing in Triple-A, but he has been pretty impressive so far this season. Over the last 10 days, Ortega has collected 15 hits, including two home runs and four doubles. If the Padres experience further injuries in the big league outfield, Ortega seems…

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Framing the Friars: The Ball is Juiced?

June 17, 2017

Following a three-game home sweep against the Cincinnati Reds, the San Diego Padres came into Miller Park on Friday with confidence. The Padres wasted little time jumping on Brewers’ starter Junior Guerra early. After the first two batters reached on an outfield misplay and a walk, the struggling Wil Myers stepped to the plate. And he did not disappoint, as the right-hander launched an absolute moon shot over the outfield…

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Do the Padres Deserve an All-Star Game Representative?

June 17, 2017

It’s June 17th. The 2017 MLB Draft has come and gone. MacKenzie Gore is now a San Diego Padre. With the draft in the rear view, all eyes are on MLB All-Star voting. There’s exactly 25 days until the best players in baseball take the field in Miami. As the current voting stands, there is no Padre anywhere close to being a top vote-getter. With how the Padres have performed…

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Down on the Farm: June 16- Adrian Morejon!

June 16, 2017

Christian Villanueva– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K Considering the Padres were going into a rebuilding year, they had no qualms with signing a plethora of minor league free agents in hopes that one or two would pan out. Given the sense of open opportunity on the Padres’ big league roster, there is a window for some of these guys to earn…

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Advanced Stat Friday: Franchy, Pirela, Hand & More

June 16, 2017

  With baseball executives taking new steps to understand the game, and baseball writers and analysts developing new methods to analyze play on the field, the baseball sabermetric revolution is in full swing. Although the process really started with Bill James and his Baseball Abstracts in the 1980s, the baseball stat revolution didn’t start to take off until the Moneyball days of the Oakland Athletics, where on base percentage took…

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Down on the Farm: June 15- The Dust Devils Are Back!

June 15, 2017

Ryan Schimpf– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-4, 1 HR It’s June 15 and Ryan Schimpf is in Triple-A. If you asked me before the season, I would have said there was a pretty good chance that Schimpf would be playing for a team other than the Padres. I just didn’t think that team would be the Padres Triple-A affiliate in El Paso. With that being said, Schimpf hit another…

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