PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Carlos Asuaje

October 20, 2017

Carlos Asuaje wasn’t on the San Diego Padres’ Opening Day roster, but he had a significant impact on the club during the 2017 season. Asuaje was called up by the Padres from Triple-A El Paso on May 22. He made his first appearance on May 23, during a game against the New York Mets. He was only with the Padres for two days before being sent back to El Paso….

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Padres Birthday Spotlight: Rudy Seanez

October 20, 2017

Happy 49th birthday to the reliever from Brawley, CA, Rudy Seanez (see-AHN-yez). Seanez was a well-traveled pitcher who played for nine different teams during his successful 17-year career. He was a part of Padres history even when he was not pitching for San Diego. He appeared in the 1998 playoffs with the Atlanta Braves, when the Braves duked it out with San Diego in the NLCS. He pitched in four…

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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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A Look Back at the 1984 San Diego Padres

October 19, 2017

Regular Season The 1984 San Diego Padres were one of the first solid Padres teams. In fact, that team represented the first time that the franchise had made the playoffs. A young, 24-year-old Tony Gwynn led the charge for the Friars, batting an astounding .351, which won him his first batting title. He also finished 3rd in MVP voting. The power bat in the lineup was Graig Nettles. He hit…

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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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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook) Cory Spangenberg

October 18, 2017

For EVT’s next PNO (positive, negative, outlook) we will focus on Cory Spangenberg. The San Diego Padres selected the left-handed hitter with their first pick in the 2011 draft. He was drafted 10th overall out of Indian River Community College, where he had an impressive 2011 season as a 20-year-old. Spangy put up a .477/.553/.659 slash line in 176 at bats that season and also stole 33 bases. He looked…

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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Hunter Renfroe

October 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a young outfield in 2017. Manuel Margot, Franchy Cordero, and Hunter Renfroe all were rookies, and all spent time on the field and in the lineup as Friar youngsters. Travis Jankowski and Jose Pirela, also young players, saw time on the field. One of those rookies, Renfroe, was a mixed bag this season. The right fielder showed off his power, belting 26 home runs. He…

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The Brad Hand Sweepstakes are Sure to Heat Up, Will Padres Pull the Trigger?

October 15, 2017

As the weather changes and another season of the game of baseball comes to a close, it is time to start thinking about off-season transactions. The San Diego Padres will surely be players when it comes to active trade talks. The team has a rare combination of young prospects and relevant major league talent that could be shopped around. Names like Yangervis Solarte, Travis Jankowski, and Brad Hand will come…

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Blake Hunt Interview- Early Adjustments Have Paid Dividends

October 14, 2017

In taking on this challenge to provide top-notch Padres’ content, I have been lucky enough to talk to numerous prospects. Many of these young men are excellent individuals, and their skills go far beyond the baseball field. Of all the prospects I keep in touch with, young catcher Blake Hunt is quickly becoming one of my favorites to converse with. The young man has an infectious craving for the game…

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Top Moments of the 2017 Season: Richard’s Complete Game Shutout

October 14, 2017

The afternoon home-game that took place on August 16 against the Philadelphia Phillies, was hands-down one of the top games of the Padres’ 2017 season, if not number one. The Friars sent Clayton Richard to the mound to see if he could lead the team to completing a three-game sweep of the series against the Phils. Indeed he did…in excellent fashion and with a little history-making help from Wil Myers….

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PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook) Dinleson Lamet

October 13, 2017

The 2017 San Diego Padres season had many surprises. In a season where the team was supposed to lose 100 games easily, the Padres finished 71-91 and managed to finish out of the cellar in a very tough National League Western Division. Arguably, one of the best things that came from the 2017 season was the emergence of Dinelson Lamet as a viable factor moving forward in the rotation. The…

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