Luis Urias & Josh Naylor Can Only Benefit From Playing in the WBC

March 11, 2017

In this World Baseball Classic, the San Diego Padres have two intriguing prospects playing for both countries which border ours. Luis Urias and Josh Naylor are two young, talented players who can greatly benefit from their experience in the WBC. This article will provide a full understanding of how playing in the WBC can very well help these two young men. Luis Urias If you are hearing the name Luis…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

February 22, 2017

  The current San Diego Padres‘ farm system is something to take great pride in. This regime has certainly invested in the team’s future, and it shows in the wealth of minor league talent throughout the system. In fact, this list I constructed swelled from a top-30 list all the way to a top-50 list simply because the team has so much talent that deserves to be praised. The San…

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Padres RHP Prospect Michell Miliano is Flying Under the Radar

February 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have many young talented players in their farm system currently. Among them is a RHP named Michell Miliano, and he looks to have a very bright future. The big Dominican pitcher was signed in June as part of the international spending spree the team went on. He was inked to a $450,000 contract, that could prove to be a steal when it is all said…

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Padres LHP Brad Wieck Interview- Just Give Him The Ball

February 14, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are developing talent at an unusually high rate. Well, at least unusual for them, as they presently have a group of players that are just about ready for major league service time. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Carlos Asuaje are just the beginning. They are the first wave of talent that will continuously pound the shores of San Diego. Not far behind them…

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A Brief Look at the Padres Top Four Prospects

February 12, 2017

  As you probably already know, the San Diego Padres have a very bright future. Recently, Keith Law of ESPN.com ranked the Padres’ farm system third in all of baseball. The Padres’ farm system is very diverse and filled with talent at all positions. In fact, the Padres have four prospects in MLB.com’s list of the top one hundred prospects, including Manuel Margot, Anderson Espinoza, Hunter Renfroe, and Cal Quantrill….

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Padres Young Prospect Jeisson Rosario is the Real Deal

February 8, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have an excellent young core of minor league players. For the first time in the history of the team, the farm system is deep, and especially so in terms of international talent. With over 70 million dollars spent (and counting) since the period opened on July 2, the Padres have gone the extra mile in terms of acquiring young talent. Luis Almanzar, Adrian Morejon, Jorge…

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Padres’ Franchy Cordero is Starting to Find Himself in Minors

November 29, 2016

At the age of 17 in 2012, the San Diego Padres signed an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic by the name of Franchy Cordero. He was thin in stature and very young, but he had an approach at the plate that tantalized the Padres very much. Like many of the players signed this 2016 season from the international market by A.J. Preller and company, he was originally…

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An Update on the Padres’ Players in Arizona Fall League

October 26, 2016

The San Diego Padres have three hitters and five pitchers playing for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. Usually when I reference player stats I like to avoid small samples, but the Arizona Fall League itself is a small sample. So, to avoid getting carried away based on these stats, I’ll present them in context with how the players performed in the 2016 regular season as well. Two…

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First Year in The Books for Padres’ Prospect Austin Smith

October 22, 2016

Sitting in the owner suite watching the Padres Future’s Game with my fellow #SDSocialSummit participants, I witnessed Austin Smith taking a hard comebacker off the back of his thigh. It was really the only hard contact against the right hander in his appearance that day. I texted Austin later that evening to see if he was okay. He responded fairly quickly that he was fine because “I’m a beast”. He…

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Luis Urias Gives Padres Fans Much to be Excited About

October 16, 2016

At the age of 19, second baseman Luis Urias is quickly becoming a prime name to watch in the San Diego Padres system. For good reason, too. As the youngest player in the California League (until his teammate Josh Naylor arrived), Urias hit .330/.397/.440 with a .836 OPS for the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2016, en route to winning the California League MVP. He also had more walks (40) than…

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Padres Well Represented in Arizona Fall League

September 10, 2016

Usually during mid-to-late November, all eyes are on the Major League Baseball playoffs. However, there is another interesting baseball spectacle that goes on during that same time. That is the Arizona Fall League, whose one month schedule allows for each team to give their best prospects more playing time after the conclusion of the minor league schedule. There are only six teams in the AZL, with each team being filled…

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Padres’ Minor League LHP Kyle McGrath Emerging

September 4, 2016

It is a pleasure to report that there is a common theme in recent months. San Diego Padres minor league pitchers are really progressing. Dinelson Lamet, Michael Kelly, Andrew “Walker” Lockett, Jerry Keel and Seth Simmons have all developed exceptionally well this season beyond the A-Ball level. The majority of the Padres pitching-rich talent is currently at Fort Wayne, but soon you will be seeing Anderson Espinoza, Eric Lauer, Jacob…

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