Down on the Farm: July’s Top Performers- Urias, Allen & Baez Oh My!

July 31, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas .337/.371/.696, 5 2B, 5 3B, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 64 TB, .359 ISO, 165 wRC+  Since being demoted back down to Triple-A seemingly for good earlier this month, Franchy Cordero has been excelling for the Chihuahuas. However, despite his successful month of July, Cordero still is having similar problems in Triple-A that he was having in the big leagues. His strikeout rate is…

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San Diego Padres Take A Great Risk, Hold Onto Hand

July 31, 2017

As I am writing this, it is 1:02 PM PST and the trade deadline has come and gone without any Padres trades. Well except for the trade that sent Brandon Maurer, Trevor Cahill, and Ryan Buchter to the Royals for Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, and Estuery Ruiz, but you already knew about that. But the big trade that everyone anticipated, the Brad Hand deal that would net the Padres a…

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The Clock is Ticking: Will the Padres Give a Team a “Hand” or Not?

July 31, 2017

Here we are. After a month of speculation and rumors, it is finally July 31st. With the trade deadline coming quickly at four o’clock Eastern Standard Time and one o’clock Pacific Standard Time, Padres fans will finally get an answer to the big question: Will the San Diego Padres trade Brad Hand or not? Over the last week, there has been an immense amount of speculation with a variety of…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 24-30

July 30, 2017

Ryan Schimpf– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-26, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 9 K, 4 BB, 3 TB I usually try to focus on players who had a good or great week, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about Ryan Schimpf this week. After getting off to a pretty solid start in Triple-A, it’s become pretty clear that Ryan Schimpf has gotten to the point where he…

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Down on the Farm: July 29- Austin Allen Continues to Rake

July 30, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas (52-55) Lost 9-2 Saturday night ended up being another tough outing for left-hander Dillon Overton. He has now given up thirteen earned runs over his last two starts and 10 innings pitched. He did have three solid outings of three earned runs or fewer prior to those two bad starts, but Overton has lacked consistency in his short time with the Padres organization. Diego Goris had the…

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Down on the Farm: July 27- Logan Allen Pitches Well

July 28, 2017

Cory Mazzoni– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K With every outing, right-hander Cory Mazzoni looks more and more comfortable on the mound. So far, Mazzoni has thrown 14 innings between rookie ball and Triple-A this season, and he has yet to give up an earned run while striking out 22 batters. It remains to be seen how cautious the Padres will…

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Welcome to San Diego, Kyle Lloyd

July 26, 2017

  With the trade of Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter to the Kansas City Royals, the Padres not only have two bullpen slots to fill but also one slot in the starting rotation. Sure, left-hander Travis Wood came back to the Padres in the deal, but it’s unclear if the Padres use him as a starter or reliever for the rest of the season. With Wood not ready…

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Who’s the Closer Once Brad Hand is Traded?

July 26, 2017

  With their trade of Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer, and Trevor Cahill to the Kansas City Royals on Monday afternoon, the Padres not only finally kicked off their trade deadline moving and shaking, but they also blew up their bullpen in the process. While Hand has been reliably used as the Padres’ bullpen fireman, operating as a quasi set-up man/multi-inning relief ace, Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer more or less…

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A Brief Glimpse at Matt Strahm & Esteury Ruiz

July 25, 2017

After a rather quiet start to the Padres’ trade deadline season, things have finally picked up, as the Padres made a move that sent right-handed pitchers Brandon Maurer and Trevor Cahill, in addition to left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter, to Kansas City in exchange for left-handers Travis Wood and Matt Strahm, as well as 18-year-old rookie ball prospect Esteury Ruiz. While Wood is somewhat of a known commodity, Strahm and Ruiz…

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Down on the Farm: July 24

July 25, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 4-6, 2 HR, 4 RBI Someone doesn’t want to play in Triple-A anymore. Despite Cordero tearing apart Triple-A pitching, it’s hard to really see him playing a role with the big league team before the conclusion of the season, save for a potential September call up. With Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot back in the lineup, and Travis Jankowski nearing a return himself,…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 17-23

July 24, 2017

Credit: EVT News Christian Villanueva– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-20, 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 15 TB If not for the Padres’ insane infield depth, third baseman Christian Villanueva might have finally caught his long-awaited major league break. However, with Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg, Carlos Asuaje, and Ryan Schimpf ahead of him on the depth chart, Villanueva continues to crush Triple-A pitching. Villanueva is now up…

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