Padres EVT Podcast Episode 75 with Scott Miller of Bleacher Report

December 7, 2017

The hot stove is heating up and we though it would be nice to talk to national writer Scott Miller. Scott is all over the recent happenings in all of MLB and he graciously returns to our show to talk some Padre baseball. Shohei Ohtani is dominating the headlines and we ask Scott about his thoughts on the young man. He tells us a little more about Ohtani as we…

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San Diego Padres Organizational Review: Relief Pitchers

December 2, 2017

It’s common sense to never get excited about relief pitcher prospects, but the Padres have no shortage of relief pitchers who are of some interest. I never thought I would find myself writing about 13 relief pitcher prospects, but all are of some interest for the Padres moving forward. Without further ado, I present the Padres relief pitcher organizational review. Eric Yardley It’s probably smart to not get too excited…

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Austin Hedges

November 27, 2017

Going into the 2017 season, the Padres were counting on their first wave of prospects to show their talent and provide some hope for the future. The trio of Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe, and Austin Hedges represented the best of that first wave of prospects, and their development was probably the biggest storyline of the 2017 season. However, those three weren’t without their struggles. While Margot was fairly consistent when…

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Trevor Hoffman: Hall of Fame-Bound or Likely Snub?

November 26, 2017

*Originally written in early 2016. Updated comments at the end of the post. As the calendar turns to January, marking the start of a new year, the 2016 Hall of Fame class is coming into clearer focus. With names like Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, and others filling the ballot, there is no shortage of names to select from this year. While most years…

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San Diego Padres Have Rule 5 Draft Question Marks

November 20, 2017

It’s been just under three weeks since the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the 2017 World Series. In the 18 days that have followed, there hasn’t been much news in the baseball world. Sure, there are plenty of rumors about which free agent will sign where, lots of minor transaction news, as well as a plethora of Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors, but all-in-all it has been…

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San Diego Padres Organizational Review: An Introduction

November 7, 2017

Halloween has come and gone, the Houston Astros are World Series Champions, and all is right with the world. Well, except for the whole “Padres being bad” thing. But that seems to be going in the right direction. Coming off a 2017 season in which the Padres won 71 games and finished fourth in a very good National League West, it’s clear the Padres still have work to do to…

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Franchy Cordero

November 3, 2017

Going into 2017, there were a lot of significant question marks about the Padres’ Opening Day outfield. The team had high hopes for Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe, but it was unclear how both would adjust to everyday big league playing time. With the injury to Alex Dickerson, Travis Jankowski was given free reign on the left field job. However, early season injuries to both Jankowski and Margot thrust young…

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A Deeper Look at wOBA, wRC+, and Much More

October 25, 2017

Credit: MLB Sabermetrics In such divided times, there is still one thing we can all agree on. Change is scary. New things are sometimes unwelcome. Alterations to the way we choose to think or do things are sometimes tough, if not downright impossible, to adjust to. But regardless of how we feel, some change sticks, whether we like it or not, whether we want it or not. And in the…

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San Diego Padres All Minor League Team: Pitchers

October 23, 2017

MacKenzie Gore- LHP, Rookie League, AZL Padres Seven games started, 21.1 innings, 40.5%-8.3% K/BB rate, 1.27 ERA, 2.14 FIP With such a stacked system for pitching, it may be hard to pick just one player who could be the Padres’ future ace. However, if I was a betting man, I would put my money down on left-hander MacKenzie Gore. Drafted number three overall by the Padres in the 2017 MLB…

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San Diego Padres All-Minor League Team: Position Players

October 19, 2017

Austin Allen– C, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 121 games, 516 plate appearances, .283/.353/.497, 127 wRC+ In 121 games played in Lake Elsinore in 2017, catcher Austin Allen did little to disprove the notion that he is the opposite of Austin Hedges. A bat-first player with a still developing glove behind the plate, Allen continued to mash in 2017. After a successful offensive season spent mostly in Fort Wayne in 2016,…

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Matt Strahm

October 9, 2017

With the postseason well underway and the Padres season more than a week in the rearview mirror, the offseason is in full swing in San Diego. Sure, we have plenty to watch in what has already been an exciting postseason, but the time has come to start looking back on what was in the 2017 season and what to expect in 2018. In order to get a more holistic view…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- El Paso Chihuahuas

October 2, 2017

Player of the Year Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 127-390, .326/.369/.603, 21 2B, 18 3B, 17 HR, 64 RBI, 68 R, 23 BB, 118 K, 235 TB, 146 wRC+ It was pretty evident that no player on the Chihuahuas’ roster had a more impressive 2017 season than outfielder Franchy Cordero. Between bouts of big league playing time, Cordero set the Pacific Coast League on fire with 56 extra…

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