Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- October 23

October 23, 2017

On Monday, only a few Padres prospects were in action. There were many teams with an off day in the Dominican, Venezuelan, and Puerto Rican Winter Leagues. Only the Estrellas Orientales were in action in the D.R. and that is where Fernando Tatis currently plays. The Peoria Javelinas were back in play after a few days off, and they were victorious 14-7. They are 7-4 now on the year. The…

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San Diego Padres All Minor League Team: Pitchers

October 23, 2017

MacKenzie Gore- LHP, Rookie League, AZL Padres Seven games started, 21.1 innings, 40.5%-8.3% K/BB rate, 1.27 ERA, 2.14 FIP With such a stacked system for pitching, it may be hard to pick just one player who could be the Padres’ future ace. However, if I was a betting man, I would put my money down on left-hander MacKenzie Gore. Drafted number three overall by the Padres in the 2017 MLB…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup October 22

October 22, 2017

The San Diego Padres had nine players in action on Sunday. These men were playing in games all over the world. In the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico the Padres have prospects participating, and they are certainly well-represented in the 2017 winter leagues. The Peoria Javelinas were not in action this weekend, but Josh Naylor did take some swings on Saturday night (video below). Here is a look at…

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Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup- October 21

October 22, 2017

  The San Diego Padres’ minor league players were limited to a few games on Saturday. Apologies for the brief report today. Arizona Fall League The Arizona Javelinas were off, so Luis Urias, Josh Naylor, and company were not in action. We will have to wait til Sunday to see the Javelinas, who are currently 6-4 on the season, and the only club out of the six in the AFL…

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Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup- October 20

October 20, 2017

Peoria Javelinas The team won 2-0 on Friday, beating Scottsdale. They are now 6-4 on the season. Luis Urias went 1-3 with a run and a walk on the night. The infielder is still displaying excellent plate discipline and hitting .368 on the season. Josh Naylor went 1-4 with two K’s on Friday night. The left-handed power hitter has hit two homers already in a handful of games this winter…

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San Diego Padres All-Minor League Team: Position Players

October 19, 2017

Austin Allen– C, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 121 games, 516 plate appearances, .283/.353/.497, 127 wRC+ In 121 games played in Lake Elsinore in 2017, catcher Austin Allen did little to disprove the notion that he is the opposite of Austin Hedges. A bat-first player with a still developing glove behind the plate, Allen continued to mash in 2017. After a successful offensive season spent mostly in Fort Wayne in 2016,…

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Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup October 18- Tatis Goes Deep for First Time

October 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have so much talent in the minor league system currently. With endless amounts of talent scattered throughout the system, players are participating in Winter Leagues currently. In total, 11 different players got into game action on the 18th of October. The Padres’ top prospects Fernando Tatis Jr., Luis Urias, Josh Naylor, and Franchy Cordero all played. Here is a glimpse at Wednesday’s action and what…

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Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup October 17

October 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres 2017 season is in the books. All in all the year was a success, as the major league team played better than expected and the minor league system started to bear fruit. Dinelson Lamet and Franchy Cordero came up this season for their first taste of major league service time and were productive for the Friars. That bodes well for the future young kids that are…

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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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