The Demotion of Hunter Renfroe Was the Right Move

August 20, 2017

After a fairly quiet few weeks in terms of notable roster moves, the Padres made a rather significant roster move on Saturday afternoon. Following a disappointing beginning to his big league career, right fielder Hunter Renfroe finds himself once again with the Triple-A Chihuahuas. Going into the 2017 season, Renfroe was riding high after a sensational end to what was a fantastic year for the young outfielder. After helping the…

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Down on the Farm: August 18- Morejon, Quantrill & Lauer All Pitch

August 18, 2017

Cal Quantrill– RHP, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 4 K With just a few weeks left in the season, it appears the Padres are finally starting to more fully manage some of their top prospects’ innings. Coming off Tommy John surgery, which caused him to miss nearly two full seasons, right-hander Cal Quantrill is now just over 100 innings and the…

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Down on the Farm: August 16- Tirso Ornelas’ Big Night

August 16, 2017

Kyle Lloyd– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6.2 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K It’s been a bit of a rough go for Kyle Lloyd since returning to Triple-A following his major league debut at the end of July. Prior to Wednesday’s solid outing, Lloyd had three consecutive poor outings, giving up 13 earned runs in just 11 innings. However, Wednesday was a solid bounce back for…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Review: August 7-13- Tatis, Lauer & Ruiz Developing

August 13, 2017

  Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-30, 1 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, 20 TB It seems like I write about Franchy Cordero every few days, and nothing has really changed. The strikeout problem is still readily apparent, but Cordero is continuing to do his part at the plate. Depending on the Chihuahuas’ playoff position, Cordero should get a good amount of time on…

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Down on the Farm: August 12- Enyel De Los Santos Dominates/Tatis Hits #21

August 12, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas (58-62) Won 4-3 Right-hander and newest Chihuahua, Jordan Lyles, took the ball for the Chihuahuas on Saturday night in his first appearance in the Padres’ organization. After a harmless single in the first, Lyles ran into some trouble in the second inning, as Lyles gave up two singles, a walk, and a two-run single after getting the first batter out to start the inning. After a one-two-three third…

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Down on the Farm: August 10: Reggie Lawson Bounces Back

August 11, 2017

Josh Naylor– 1B, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 R In a lot of ways, first baseman Josh Naylor is a prototypical first baseman without being a prototypical first baseman. Sure, Naylor has the big build and bat-first nature of what would be considered a common first baseman. However, Naylor’s hit tool is currently more advanced than his power tool, which makes him irregular. Currently, Naylor…

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Down on the Farm: August 9- Cal Quantrill Adjusting to Double-A

August 10, 2017

Dillon Overton– LHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K Maybe Dillon Overton isn’t finished just yet. After a string of poor outings, Overton looked solid on Wednesday night. The numbers don’t jump off the page, but for what the Padres brought Overton in to do, the numbers don’t have to jump off the page. At this point, the Padres will take anything…

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Jose Pirela Playing Himself Into Padres’ Plans

August 9, 2017

On the eve of the 2017 season, it was pretty clear where the Padres stood in the National League. After filling out their rotation with free agent dumpster-dive players, and preparing to start the season with a roster half made up of rookies and players only in the first few years of their respective careers, the Padres were well on their way to the worst record in baseball. However, somewhere…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 31-August 6- Baez, Potts, Ruiz & Gore

August 6, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 5-17, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 R, 8 TB There may be a logjam in the outfield in San Diego, but Franchy Cordero has been doing just about everything in his power to force a call-up back to San Diego. Since being demoted back to the minor leagues following the return of Manuel Margot at the end of June, Cordero has…

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Down on the Farm: August 4- Mason House’s Big Night

August 4, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas (53-58) Lost 6-5 It was another rough night on the mound for left-hander Dillon Overton, as he was hit hard for six earned runs on eight hits in just four innings of work. After the Chihuahuas went down in order in the top of the first, Overton gave up a solo home run to Brandon Barnes to put New Orleans on the board. A leadoff walk, a…

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Down on the Farm: August 2- Austin Allen Continues Hot Streak

August 2, 2017

San Antonio Missions (64-45) Rained Out The San Antonio Missions were rained out against Corpus Christi on Wednesday night. Cal Quantrill was scheduled to pitch for the Missions. Lake Elsinore Storm (50-59) Lost 5-4 The Lake Elsinore Storm played a doubleheader after their scheduled game against the Lancaster Jethawks on Tuesday night was rained out. In the first game of the doubleheader, left-hander Thomas Dorminy took the mound for the…

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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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