The Importance of the Rise of Fernando Tatis Jr.

August 30, 2017

    The A.J. Preller era of the San Diego Padres has been defined by risky moves and the hoarding of high-upside prospects. Many of these high risk/high ceiling prospects won’t pan out, but the ones that do will provide the foundation for a long-term rebuild that will hopefully turn the Padres into what recently rebuilt clubs like the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros have become. Those two long-suffering franchises…

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Down on the Farm: August 29- Franmil Reyes Homers Twice, Now 25 on Season

August 29, 2017

    With the DSL Padres season over and the TinCaps and AZL Padres teams on a break, the Padres affiliates were on 3-2 Tuesday night. The Chihuahuas put up 13 runs, as six hitters recorded at least two hits on the night in the 13-10 victory. Catcher Tony Cruz hit two solo homers and Hunter Renfroe, Christian Vilanueva, and Franchy Cordero each had three hits for El Paso. Chase…

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Tri-City Dust Devils Riding Pitching to Playoffs

August 29, 2017

It has definitely been a fun season to be a fan of the San Diego Padres organization. The Major League team has had their share of problems on the field, but there has been plenty to watch throughout the various levels of the minor-league system. Although the Padres have had varying levels of success throughout the minor league system, the Tri-City Dust Devils have been one team that has really…

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Down on the Farm: August 28- Quantrill Struggles, Ruiz & House Continue to Hit

August 28, 2017

DSL Padres: SEASON HAS CONCLUDED AZL Padres (23-28): OFF AZL Padres 2 (28-22): 9-4 loss @ AZL Cubs Tri Ciy Dust Devils (39-32): 4-3 win @ Hillsboro Fort Wayne TinCaps (65-69): 6-5 loss @ Lansing Lake Elsinore Storm (61-72): OFF San Antonio Missions (74-58): DOUBLEHEADER VS Corpus Christi: Missions 1-11, Frisco 3-12 El Paso Chihuahuas (68-67): 10-2 win vs Fresno Key Performers: RF Mason House (2-5, 2B, 3B, R, 2RBI,…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review- August 21-27

August 27, 2017

Hunter Renfroe– RF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-20, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 R, 5 RBI, 17 TB It’s been a week in the minors for Hunter Renfroe, and he hasn’t missed a beat from where he left off last time he was in Triple-A. Since returning to the minors, Renfroe is hitting .550 with seven extra base hits. Despite this success, it is still clear that Renfroe…

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Down on the Farm: August 26- Fort Wayne & Tri-City are Victorious in 11 Innings

August 26, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-5 on Saturday. El Paso had a doubleheader and the Missions were rained out. In El Paso, the Chihuahuas split a doubleheader with the Sacramento River Cats. Dillon Overton was knocked around in game one, as he allowed five earned runs on eight hits in his three innings pitched. The left-handed pitcher has not been able to get on track since being claimed by…

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Esteury Ruiz: Bringing Speed & Power to the Game

August 26, 2017

The San Diego Padres are in a rebuilding mode of sorts. The team will not use that term, but the writing is on the wall. A.J. Preller was brought to San Diego to revamp a farm system that had been neglected for a long time. Evaluating talent was his specialty and the young G.M. wasted no time in spending money on the international market. The Padres had, sadly, never really…

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Down on the Farm: August 25- De Los Santos, Baez & Margevicius Pitch Well

August 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on the day. The Chihuahuas were rained out and the AZL Padres 2 team had the night off. In San Antonio, the Missions are on the verge of a playoff appearance. The next wave of talent that is due to arrive at Petco is firmly entrenched in Texas. That roster is made up of plenty of young stars. We shall soon get a…

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What Does the Future Hold for Fernando Tatis Jr?

August 25, 2017

Fernando Tatis Jr has been promoted to Double-A San Antonio. But what is next for the 19-year-old shortstop? The young infielder was promoted by the Padres all the way up to Double-A San Antonio from Fort Wayne, skipping Lake Elsinore altogether. But what does that mean exactly? The promotion of Tatis doesn’t necessarily mean that he will never play in Single-A again. Some would suggest that this promotion was solely…

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Down on the Farm: August 24- Morejon, Lauer & Keel

August 24, 2017

DSL Padres (24-45): 7-1 win vs DSL Blue Jays AZL Padres (23-25): OFF AZL Padres 2 (28-19): 7-3 win vs AZL Indians Tri Ciy Dust Devils (36-31): 4-3 loss @ Spokane Fort Wayne TinCaps (63-67): 2-1 loss @ Lake County Lake Elsinore Storm (58-69): 6-1 win @ Rancho Cucamonga San Antonio Missions (73-55): DOUBLEHEADER VS FRISCO: Missions 3-0, Frisco 1-3 El Paso Chihuahuas (65-66): 6-1 win vs Sacramento Key Performers:…

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Down on the Farm: August 23- Lucchesi and Lawson Dazzle

August 23, 2017

Franmil Reyes– RF, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI For those who don’t know, right fielder Franmil Reyes is a massive six-foot five inches and 240 pounds. With that kind of size, it’s not surprising that he lacks much speed or defensive value, but he has made up for some of his shortcomings with his bat. His lack of tools outside of his power hurts his prospect…

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