Appreciating Yangervis Solarte

June 24, 2017

Ever since the Padres traded for Yangervis Solarte in 2014, he has provided stability to an organization that has anything but that. In 3+ seasons as a Padre, he has hit .274/.334/.427 with 43 home runs while spending time at second, short, and third. Over that time, he has accumulated a nice 6.9 WAR. If one had to describe Yangervis Solarte on the field, it would probably be this: rock-solid….

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San Diego Padres Top-100 Prospects

June 23, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system has grown tremendously. With talent overflowing at every level, a top 40 or 50 list doesn’t do justice for what this current regime has created. So, I decided to embark on a top-100 list for the Padres. This was a long, arduous task, but in compiling this list, I found so many under-the-radar type youngsters that have a serious shot at being real prospects…

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Luis Perdomo is The Most Exciting Padre

June 20, 2017

For the San Diego Padres, the 2017 season has come with a lot of uncertainty. Given the team is in a state of transition, there aren’t really many sure things at this point in time. Sure there are bright spots, such as the development of Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe, and Austin Hedges, but it remains impossible to predict which players are going to work out, and which ones are going…

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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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Recap of Rounds 1-10 of the San Diego Padres 2017 MLB Draft

June 14, 2017

Round 1, Pick #3– MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville (N.C.) HS In the weeks leading up to the 2017 MLB Draft, the Padres were scouting a number of top-end talents, including all of the big five players of Hunter Greene, Royce Lewis, Brendan McKay, Kyle Wright, and MacKenzie Gore. A lot was going to depend on how the first two selections played out, but the Padres appeared to be most heavy…

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RHP Alex Cunningham is the Padres Ninth Round Pick

June 13, 2017

  With their ninth-round selection, the Padres took a RHP out of Coastal Carolina by the name of Alex Cunningham. That is three straight college pitchers, and Cunningham is coming off winning a National Championship in Carolina. He is a right-handed pitcher who has had decent success in college, going 25-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 56 games and 312 inning pitched. During his span in college he struck out…

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With Pick #108 in the Fourth Round, the Padres Select Sam Keating

June 13, 2017

  Fourth round picks aren’t guaranteed success, but the Padres may have found a decent pick in this morning’s draft. With pick #108 of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Padres took Sam Keating He is someone to keep an eye on in the near future. The young right-hander has a decent mid-90’s fastball with developing secondary pitches. He will add to the pitching depth in the Padres’ farm system. A.J….

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N.L. West Day 1 Draft Recap

June 13, 2017

  Here is a rundown of the Padres’ picks from day one of the draft, as well as the picks of the other N.L. West clubs. Scouting reports are largely based on mlb.com’s prospect watch. Ceiling and risk grades are my own and based on skill set, age, and what is expected from the position. On day one, the Padres strengthened their depth up the middle by stockpiling another high-ceiling…

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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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MacKenzie Gore Was The Correct Choice for Padres *Video on the Lefty

June 12, 2017

  The San Diego Padres held the #3 overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, and there were tons of rumors on who they would select. Hunter Greene was linked to the team, but when they team picked, he was no longer there. The Padres had to envision that happening, so they changed gears without batting an eye. Instead of Hunter Greene, the team landed a quality pitcher by the…

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