Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- Low-A Fort Wayne TinCaps

September 22, 2017

Three Takeaways 1. Fernando Tatis Jr. is One of the Best Prospects in Baseball If there is any obvious takeaway from the TinCaps season, it is that Fernando Tatis Jr. very clearly puts himself into the conversation as one of the best prospects in all of baseball. After improving in every month in Fort Wayne, Tatis found himself surprisingly promoted to the San Antonio Missions in September for the stretch…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- Arizona Rookie League Padres

September 18, 2017

Three Takeaways 1. Rookie League is Flush with International Talent If there was one thing that was on clear display for the AZL Padres and AZL Padres 2 this season, it was the plethora of international talent that made its mark on the Arizona Rookie League fields. From the big names such as Jeisson Rosario, Jordy Barley, and Tirso Ornelas to the not-so-big names such as Michell Miliano, Luis Patino,…

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Down on the Farm: September 7- All Three Padres’ Affiliates Win

September 7, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas- Won 7-2 (2-0) It was a quiet first three innings in El Paso, as right-hander Bryan Rodriguez retired nine of the first ten batters he faced while the Chihuahuas had three hits with no runs over those first three innings. The Chihuahuas finally pushed some runs across in the top of the fourth with a Hunter Renfroe single, a Jose Rondon double, and a Dusty Coleman home…

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Down on the Farm: September 4- The Final Day of the Regular Season

September 4, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R In what may just be his last regular season game with the El Paso Chihuahuas, Franchy Cordero hit yet another home run, driving in two runs and scoring three as well. Since returning to Triple-A for good in late July following his struggles at the big league level, Franchy Cordero has slashed .340/.381/.653 with a 162…

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Down on the Farm: August Review- Tremendous Growth Within the System

September 1, 2017

Rafael Ortega– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 33-89, .371/.456/.528, 9 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 17 R, 47 TB, 159 wRC+ Outfielder Rafael Ortega has done a little bit of everything for the Chihuahuas in the month of August. Given his age (he’s 26), Ortega isn’t much of a prospect, but he has been fairly consistent all season. Through August, Ortega has a 118 wRC+ on the season,…

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Arizona Fall League Rosters Set; Seven Padres’ Prospects Included

August 30, 2017

  With less than a week remaining in the minor league season, the minor league playoffs are just around the corner. As it currently stands, it appears that most of the Padres’ minor league affiliates will be making the playoffs. The El Paso Chihuahuas, San Antonio Missions, Fort Wayne TinCaps, and Tri-City Dust Devils have all clinched playoff spots or appear poised to clinch. Despite the playoffs not yet starting,…

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Tri-City Dust Devils Riding Pitching to Playoffs

August 29, 2017

It has definitely been a fun season to be a fan of the San Diego Padres organization. The Major League team has had their share of problems on the field, but there has been plenty to watch throughout the various levels of the minor-league system. Although the Padres have had varying levels of success throughout the minor league system, the Tri-City Dust Devils have been one team that has really…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review- August 21-27

August 27, 2017

Hunter Renfroe– RF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-20, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 R, 5 RBI, 17 TB It’s been a week in the minors for Hunter Renfroe, and he hasn’t missed a beat from where he left off last time he was in Triple-A. Since returning to the minors, Renfroe is hitting .550 with seven extra base hits. Despite this success, it is still clear that Renfroe…

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Down on the Farm: August 23- Lucchesi and Lawson Dazzle

August 23, 2017

Franmil Reyes– RF, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI For those who don’t know, right fielder Franmil Reyes is a massive six-foot five inches and 240 pounds. With that kind of size, it’s not surprising that he lacks much speed or defensive value, but he has made up for some of his shortcomings with his bat. His lack of tools outside of his power hurts his prospect…

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The Padres’ Tank is Far From Done

August 23, 2017

With just over a month left in the 2017 season, the San Diego Padres now find themselves at 55-69, a full 33 games back of the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, with the eighth-worst record in baseball. Going into the season, many thought the Padres would have a realistic chance at a 100-loss season with an almost guaranteed shot at the number one pick. Now the Padres sit nine games behind…

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Down on the Farm: August 22- A Quiet Night on the Farm

August 22, 2017

Travis Jankowski– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 0-5, 4 K At this current juncture, it seems less and less likely that Travis Jankowski is a part of the Padres’ long-term plans. Prior to the start of this season, it appeared that Jankowski was going to get a lot of playing time to start the year. Even with his poor start at the big league level, the injury to Alex Dickerson…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review August 14-20- Urias, Avila, Ruiz & Potts

August 20, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-24, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI, 12 TB Week after week, Franchy Cordero continues to hit, as this marks the third straight week he has been mentioned in the Weekly Review. However, Cordero also continues to strike out, now at a 29 percent rate for the season. That’s clearly better than his near 45 percent strikeout rate in the big…

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