Most Productive 2017 Padres’ Draft Picks Thus Far

October 3, 2017

Mackenzie Gore, who is compared to Clayton Kershaw, and Luis Campusano, a catcher who looks like an absolute stud so far, are the names to remember from the San Diego Padres’ 2017 MLB draft class. While those two have had some exciting success in their early careers, there are other draftees who deserve to be written about as well, based on their excellent 2017 seasons. With that being said, here…

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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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Social Summit/Padres on Deck Game: September 29

September 30, 2017

A couple of EVT writers and myself (plus my lovely wife) were lucky enough to be invited to a Padres event Friday. The team hosted another #PadresSocialSummit in which a new hashtag of #PadresOnDeck was utilized. The summit would include some top Padres’ personnel, and of course, a meet and greet with several of the Padres young up and coming prospects. Ron Fowler was first on the docket, as the…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The San Antonio Missions

September 28, 2017

In this sixth piece detailing the Padres’ minor league system, we take a look at the San Antonio Missions. The Missions were a team that dominated the Texas League from start to finish in the regular season. They headed into the playoffs as favorites, but were unable to get past the Mission Rock Hounds, despite being up 2-1 in the series and up late in game four. It was a…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The Lake Elsinore Storm

September 25, 2017

RECORD:  First Half (35-35): 3rd in Cal League South Division Second Half (29-41): 5th in Cal League South Division STARTING ROTATION: The Lake Elsinore Storm entered 2017 with high hopes for their starting rotation. Although top prospect Anderson Espinoza was shut down just a few days prior to the Padres Opening Day (and eventually had TJ surgery), the starting rotation was by far the best part of the team in…

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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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Memphis Redbirds Crowned PCL Champs as Chihuahuas Fall 3-1

September 18, 2017

El Paso, Texas After an impressive series comeback, the El Paso Chihuahuas fell to the Memphis Redbirds on Sunday, crowning Memphis as the PCL Champions. Kyle Lloyd started and allowed two runs in five innings while striking out six. Prior to the game, a season ticket holder mentioned that he’d seen Lloyd running sprints in the outfield a few weeks ago, and manager Rod Barajas had described him as the…

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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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El Paso Chihuahuas Headed into Do Or Die Game 5 of PCL Championship Series

September 17, 2017

El Paso, Texas The San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, will play game 5 of the PCL Championship tomorrow. What a ride it has been. After stumbling through the season, the Chihuahuas surged and won eight of their last ten games to secure the PCL Southern Division title. Then they swept Reno, which landed them in the PCL Championship Series for the second consecutive season. Memphis took…

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Down on The Farm- 2017 Review: The Promising DSL Padres

September 15, 2017

The 2018 Dominican Summer League Padres In an attempt to keep you up to speed with all things San Diego Padres, we here at EVT will do a recap of all eight affiliates. We start with the lowest of all the levels, the Padres DSL team. This summer team first came into existence in 1990, as the team first shared affiliation with the Tigers, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, Yankees, and…

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River Bandits Shut Out TinCaps for 2-0 Series Lead

September 14, 2017

Fort Wayne Indiana Just as they did in the first game of the Midwest League Championship, the Quad Cities River Bandits jumped out to a first-inning lead and never let go, beating the TinCaps 5-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. In the top of the first, TinCaps’ starter Lake Bachar walked the second batter, Colin Moran, who then advanced to second on a slow-rolling base hit to…

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First Inning Rally Overwhelms TinCaps in 6-3 Loss

September 14, 2017

  Fort Wayne, Indiana The Quad Cities River Bandits started the Midwest League Championship with a bang, sending eight batters to the plate in the first inning, resulting in a 5-0 lead that eventually led to a 6-3 win in the first game of the series. As the championship series began, the TinCaps had one of their most reliable starters on the mound in Pedro Avila, who entered the game…

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