Advanced Stat Friday: Franchy, Pirela, Hand & More

June 16, 2017

  With baseball executives taking new steps to understand the game, and baseball writers and analysts developing new methods to analyze play on the field, the baseball sabermetric revolution is in full swing. Although the process really started with Bill James and his Baseball Abstracts in the 1980s, the baseball stat revolution didn’t start to take off until the Moneyball days of the Oakland Athletics, where on base percentage took…

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Jose Pirela; The Diamond in the Rough?

June 14, 2017

Dwelling in the cellar at 25-40, the 2017 season has been a work in progress for the San Diego Padres. There are no surprises here. Everyone with some sense was expecting the season to look something like this. Has it been all bad? No, not at all. At the close of May, the club managed a 10-game stretch during which they went 7-3 and swept the Chicago Cubs in the…

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Wil Myers: What To Make Of His Tough May

June 11, 2017

Wil Myers is the Padres’ best player. I don’t think there is too much debate about that. The Padres believe in Wil… so much so that this off-season they dedicated six-years/$83 million dollars to him; notably a huge contract in terms of Padres standards. Myers started off the season hitting everything hard. He was peppering balls all around the yard during spring training. In March and April, Wil hit .310,…

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Kirby Yates & Waiver Wire Success Stories

June 5, 2017

For a team in the Padres’ position on the win curve, you need to maximize talent acquisition and find talent wherever you can. Over the last few years, the Padres have tried to exploit a market inefficiency by taking full advantage of the Rule 5 Draft. With three players, Miguel Diaz, Allen Cordoba, and Luis Torrens, currently on the 25-man roster after being selected in the Rule 5 Draft, and…

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Five Things to Look Forward To for the Rest of the Padres Season

June 4, 2017

The casual fan sees that the San Diego Padres are more than a few games under .500 and, deems the 2017 season a “lost season”. Said fan views this season on wins and losses rather than what is important. The development of young players, along with many other things is something we, as Padres fans, have to keep our eye on this year. At the start of this season, it…

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Miguel Diaz is Worth Keeping Around

June 2, 2017

Although the Padres are just two months into what is going to be another lost season as part of the rebuilding effort, the team has made some history in 2017. After selecting/acquiring four players in the Rule 5 Draft in 2015, among which two ended up staying with the team, the Padres went ahead and selected another three players in the Rule 5 Draft in 2016. In 2016, Luis Perdomo…

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Brandon Maurer is an Absolute Enigma

May 19, 2017

There have been plenty of developments through the first quarter of the Padres’ season. As a rebuilding team, the focus for the 2017 season is development: mainly getting players every day playing time in the hopes that the Padres can find some pieces for their next winning team. The development of Hunter Renfroe, Austin Hedges, and Manuel Margot has been exciting to watch. The development of Luis Perdomo has been…

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Wil Myers’ Changed Approach

May 2, 2017

  The 2017 San Diego Padres aren’t good. But we all knew that. With that being said, there is no shortage of interesting storylines to watch with the 2017 version of the Padres. From the rookie seasons of Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe to the re-emergence of Austin Hedges to the trio of Rule 5’ers, Padre fans have plenty of fun players to watch this season, even with a losing…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 31 with James & Patrick

April 27, 2017

For the 31st episode of the Padres EVT Podcast, we bring you something different. For the first time in the history of the show, we have no guest. Instead, we will just talk Padres baseball and the state of the game ourselves. The San Diego Padres are a young team, and with that, there are many growing pains that have to be endured by the fan base. Manuel Margot, Hunter…

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Stop Supporting the Tank, Padre Fans

April 11, 2017

Padre fans hoping for their team to lose is starting to piss me off. For a little context here, I joined Twitter about five years ago. Hundreds of Padre fans beat me to the punch, which turned out to be fortuitous for me. I got to select from the buffet of Padre-related Twitter accounts. Let me see, I’ll grab a few bloggers, a scoop of stats guys, one each of…

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Is A.J. Preller on The Hot Seat?

February 16, 2017

After two seasons as GM, A.J. Preller’s main contributions have been trades that were scrutinized, either because they didn’t work, or they involved some less than forthright disclosure of injury information. Both have been written about more than enough, notably by national baseball writers that don’t seem to enjoy saying anything nice about the Padres. Fans of Preller focus more on the newly revamped farm system that is one of…

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