Padres’ Draft Fits Recent Pattern

June 14, 2017

Don’t try to figure it out, you’ll drive yourself crazy. Or maybe, there might be a method somewhere in there. The Padres first three picks in the 2017 MLB draft were, shall we say, confusing. At least on the surface. Right off the top, it should be noted that every pundit seems to say the same thing about MacKenzie Gore: he has all the stuff you want, four pitches, good…

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The San Diego Padres Draft Another College Pitcher in Dominic Taccolini

June 13, 2017

  The San Diego Padres drafted yet another collegiate pitcher, as they selected Dominic Taccolini out of the University of Arkansas. He did not have the best numbers, but has shown a major league-quality arm. He went 4-1 last year in 20 games (five starts) for the Razorbacks, while posting a 4.24 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. His overall numbers at the school are 17-10 in four seasons with a…

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The San Diego Padres Select Mason House With Pick #78 in the Draft

June 13, 2017

The San Diego Padres landed their man, as they selected Mackenzie Gore with the third overall selection in the draft. The prep pitcher out of North Carolina is truly polished and the excitement regarding him is justified. With the next two picks, the team selected high school catchers, which turned everybody’s head in San Diego. Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt are true catchers in the terms that they will surely…

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With #69 Pick the Padres Select Catching Prep Blake Hunt

June 12, 2017

  With their third selection on the night, the Padres took catcher, Blake Hunt. Yes, I know they already took a catcher with their second pick. But you can never figure out what A.J. Preller is up to. You just have to let it go. He, again, is a high-upside pick that should help solidify the Padres’ minor league system. The young man has all the tools for success and…

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Padres Select Luis Campusano with Pick #39 in the 2017 MLB Draft * With Video

June 12, 2017

  After selecting Mackenzie Gore with the third pick in the draft, the Padres turned their attention towards their second selection. Holding the 39th position in the draft, the Padres again went with the best athlete on the board. Or at least that is what they feel. A.J. Preller indicated that was the team’s strategy and they kept to it. Building a sold core is very important, as the Padres…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 41 with Kyle Glaser (Draft Special)

June 11, 2017

It is almost draft time, so we bring on Kyle Glaser of Baseball America to discuss the latest on the 2017 MLB Draft. We are less than 24 hours before the Padres select with the third pick and Kyle gives us his latest thoughts on the team. The three of us discuss all the likely subjects as we talk about Hunter Greene, Kyle Wright, McKenzie Gore, Brenden McKay, and Royce…

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Two Possible Targets for the Padres’ #69 Draft Pick

June 11, 2017

  When writing about the possible options the Padres could go with during the second round of the MLB Draft, including high-ceiling prepsters Jeter Downs and Drew Waters, the intrigue over whom San Diego could take afterwards became too much. As such, the Padres’ 69th overall pick during the Competitive Balance Round B, will be examined. Even though the chances of taking a quality future major league player diminishes incredibly…

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Louisville LHP/1B Brendan McKay is Interesting Option at #3 for Padres

June 9, 2017

  It all started with this guy named Babe Ruth. A pitcher by trade when he entered the league, Ruth spent the first four seasons of his illustrious career on the mound, tossing his way to a 2.28 ERA over 163 appearances. However, it soon became clear that as good as he was throwing the ball, he was even better at hitting it, and he made the transition into the…

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The Padres 2017 MLB Draft Preview

June 8, 2017

In an attempt to give you an advanced look at Monday’s draft, we here at EVT have specifically put out tons of content on potential picks for the San Diego Padres in the 2017 MLB Draft. It is impossible to predict exactly who the Padres will select with their picks, but we did our best to cover the likely suspects. With the third overall selection, we get a decent idea…

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Is Royce Lewis a Future Friar?

June 4, 2017

You could call it one of the Golden Rules of Roster Management. Build through the middle – catcher, shortstop, second base, and center field. These are the players with the greatest likelihood of being involved in a play on defense, occupying positions that require a skill set unique enough that contributions at the plate are often considered a plus. The Padres appear set for the long-term at three of these…

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Nate Pearson Interesting Option for Padres with Second Round Pick

June 1, 2017

With the MLB Draft just weeks away, its time to start thinking about who the Padres will be selecting with their picks. The team has four selections in the first 78 picks, and will be looking to maximize talent while improving their already flourishing farm system. The Padres own the third pick in the draft and have been rumored to be interested in Hunter Greene, Mackenzie Gore, Kyle Wright, and…

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Jake Burger a Possibility for Padres with Second Round Pick?

May 29, 2017

For those who have watched the Missouri State Bears play at Hammons Field over the past three years, it was common to see people holding signs that say “THE BEST BURGER IN TOWN.” Fans who held those signs weren’t talking about the hamburgers they could buy at the concession stand, or even any of the restaurants in downtown Springfield, Missouri. They are referring to Missouri State third baseman, Jake Burger….

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