Who is the Padres Number One Prospect?

July 21, 2017

It’s July 21 and the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching. While most people take this time of year to discuss which players could be moved and which players should be acquired, I try not to get too involved. At the end of the day, the Padres are going to make some moves to better the future prospects of winning a World Series championship. With so many teams vying…

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Down on the Farm: July 20

July 20, 2017

Kyle Lloyd– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K At this point in his professional career, Kyle Lloyd isn’t really viewed as much of a “prospect” in those kinds of circles, at least not in terms of being a key piece of the Padres’ future plans. However, even though he is already 26 years old, the right-hander has put together a solid…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Review: July 10-16

July 17, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6-14, 2 2B, 2 HR, 14 TB Now more than three months into the 2017 season, and Padres Triple-A outfielder Nick Buss continues to mash. After another solid week, Buss is now sporting a 168 wRC+ on the season and an OPS over 1.000. Despite Buss’ success, it remains increasingly unlikely that Buss will see any big league playing time this season, especially…

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San Diego Padres Trade Deadline To-Do List

July 15, 2017

The MLB Draft is in the books, the Home Run Derby has concluded, and the All-Star game was won. With the first half of the baseball calendar now complete, it is finally time to look forward to the next biggest day on the MLB calendar: the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. With just 17 days left until July 31st, the trade deadline kicked off in a big way with the…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 3-9

July 10, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-29, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 18 TB There’s no doubt that Franchy Cordero was impressive in his short stint with the Padres this season. However, with the return of Manuel Margot, and Cordero’s rather significant strikeout problem, it was pretty clear he needed some time back down in Triple-A. Since returning to Triple-A, Cordero has been on fire, as…

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Advanced Stat Friday: Padres’ Bullpen Dominance

July 7, 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 crown…

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Down on the Farm: July 6

July 7, 2017

Dillon Overton– LHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K Fresh off a not so great spot start against the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers, Overton looked a lot better for the Chihuahuas on Thursday night. Over the last year or so, Overton has been about as up and down as they come. For every solid start there is a bad start, but…

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Framing the Friars: Lamet Struggles as Padres’ Bats Go Cold

July 6, 2017

  After winning two straight games against the defending American League Champions, in which the Padres ragtag bullpen shut down the Indians offense, the third game of the three-game set was marked by a different story entirely. Despite winning the series with the victories on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Padres didn’t really show up to play in a tough 11-2 loss in Cleveland. The Padres head to Philadelphia to play…

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Down on the Farm: July 5

July 6, 2017

Zach Lee– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 12 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K It may be time to admit that Zach Lee is just not going to work out for the San Diego Padres. When the Padres signed him to a minor league contract this last off-season, the hope was that Lee could finally put it all together and perhaps give the team some big league…

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Down on the Farm: July 4- Fireworks on the Farm

July 5, 2017

Franchy Cordero- CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-5, 3 K Since his demotion back to Triple-A, Cordero has been pretty solid, as he has collected two four-hit games for the Chihuahuas. However, the strikeouts are still clearly a problem, as Cordero whiffed three times on Wednesday night. His strikeout rate still sits at exactly 30 percent for the season in Triple-A, which is certainly not a good number. Given it…

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Down on the Farm: June’s Top Performers

July 3, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas .394/.459/.561, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 37 TB After sending quite a few players to the Triple-A All Star Game in 2016, the El Paso Chihuahuas are only sending one representative in 2017, but it is a deserving one: outfielder Nick Buss. Sure, Buss has an advantage because he’s a 30-year-old playing in Triple-A, but you can’t argue with his .388/.445/.567 slash…

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Advanced Stat Friday: Need for Speed

June 30, 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 crown…

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