Padres Minor Leagues: Catching Up With Padres Minor League LHP Jerry Keel

August 1, 2016

As I compiled my list of top starting pitchers prospects for the San Diego Padres, I regrettably neglected to add Jerry Keel to the list. Partially because I failed to realize the franchise had turned him into a starter recently, and also because he just simply fell under the radar. The 22-year-old Keel was a 9th round selection in the 2015 draft out of Cal State Northridge. Another great value…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap

August 1, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 K After a ridiculous home run streak in mid-to-late June, Austin Hedges has cooled off considerably, hitting only .182 in the last ten days. Hedges is still hitting .348 on the season and has more than proven his ability to hit consistently. All that’s left is proving that at the big league level, although that may…

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Padres Minor Leagues: RHP Chris Paddack Injured, Tommy John Surgery Possible

July 31, 2016

The San Diego Padres received some terrible news recently as young pitcher Chris Paddack has a torn elbow ligament. In the post-game news conference after Saturday’s game it was revealed by A.J. Preller that Paddack does indeed have the injury. He was in San Diego visiting a doctor in an attempt to determine the next course of action. Tommy John surgery seems imminent but nothing has been decided as of…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 15 Recap

July 25, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (58-44, 4-4 for week) Monday: W 11-5 Tuesday: W 9-2 Wednesday: L 3-10 Thursday: W 7-2 Friday: L 3-7 Saturday: L 0-12 Sunday: W 4-0/L 1-5 Player of the Week: Manuel Margot 11-27, 1.097 OPS, 0 HR, 3 RBI Pitcher of the Week: Aaron Northcraft 6 IP, 0 ER, 0.677 WHIP, 7 K San Antonio Missions (37-63, 5-2 for week) Monday: W 4-3 Tuesday: L 2-4 Wednesday:…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Padres Prospect Report- July 21st

July 22, 2016

Prospect of the Day Marcus Greene Jr., C, Low-A Fort Wayne Tincaps: 3-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB No Padre prospect had a more effective night than catcher Marcus Greene. Not only did Greene reach base in all four of his plate appearances, but he had a home run to boot. Greene has hit only .108 in his first 37 at bats with the Tincaps…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- July 1st

July 2, 2016

Prospect of the Day: Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso: 2-3, 2 HR, 6 RBI I don’t think there is much else to be said about Austin Hedges at this point. Hedges now has nine home runs over the last eleven games. I wrote about him at length earlier in the week. He needs to be in the big leagues. Like yesterday. Other Noteworthy Performances: Hunter Renfroe, RF, Triple-A El…

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Padres Minors: Taking A Closer Look at New Padre Chris Paddack

July 1, 2016

As the calendar turns from June to July, and the All Star Break looms ever closer, the MLB trade deadline season is about to be in full swing. After getting this year’s trading started with their early June trade of James Shields to the Chicago White Sox for Erik Johnson and Fernando Tatis Jr., the San Diego were back at it again on Thursday morning/afternoon. Despite his position as a…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- June 27th

June 28, 2016

Padres Prospect of the Day: Jason Hagerty, LF, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB On a day in which the Chihuahuas’ bats once again came to life, Jason Hagerty was the star of the show. The Chihuahuas were getting hits up and down the lineup, but Hagerty was the real star, collecting three hits and driving in two of the Chihuahuas 11 runs. Hagerty has…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 11 Recap

June 27, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas: (45-31, 5-3 for week) Monday: L 7-3 Tuesday: W 11-6 Wednesday: W 4-2 Thursday: L 10-5 Friday: W 9-3 Saturday: W 7-4 Sunday: L 6-4/ W 7-4 Player of the Week: Austin Hedges 12/21, 2.069 OPS, 5 HR, 11 RBI Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes. Pitcher of the Week: Michael Kelly 11.2 IP, 3 ER, 0.893 WHIP, 9 K San…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm, June 25th

June 25, 2016

Padre Prospect of the Day: River Stevens, 3B, Double-A San Antonio: 4-5, 4 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI Despite entering the season outside of the Padres top 30 prospect list, River Stevens has been one of the lone bright spots in what has been a dreadful season for the Padres Double-A affiliate. After starting the season off in Fort Wayne, Stevens jumped first to Lake Elsinore and then to San…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 10 Recap

June 20, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (3-4 for week, 40-29 overall) Monday: W 2-1 Tuesday: L 5-4 Wednesday: W 6-3 Thursday: L 6-5 Friday: L 5-4 Saturday: L 6-1 Sunday: W 7-1 Player of the Week: Hunter Renfroe 14/34, 1.030 OPS, 2 HR, 11 RBI Your browser does not support iframes. Pitcher of the Week: Daniel McCutchen 13 IP, 2 ER, .692 WHIP, 8 K Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 9 Recap

June 13, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (3-3 for week, 37-25 overall) Monday: W 6-2 Tuesday: L 7-1 Wednesday: N/A Thursday: L 6-3 Friday: L 4-3 Saturday: W 3-0 Sunday: W 11-3 Player of the Week: Ryan Schimpf 11/21, 1.663 OPS, 3 HR, 5 RBI Pitcher of the Week: Daniel McCutchen 12 IP, 0 ER, .833 WHIP, 10 K Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio Missions (2-3 for week, 19-41 overall) Monday:…

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