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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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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Possible Trade Chips for the Padres, Not Named Solarte or Hand

June 10, 2017

There is no doubt in my mind, nor should there be in yours, that the San Diego Padres will make some moves in the very near future. The team is not built to win now, but that does not mean that the team is not focused on winning for the long-term. One way to build for the future is by trading off major league-caliber players for prospects. Sadly, this is…

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The Padres “Growing Pains” are Sometimes Unbearable to Watch

June 9, 2017

As the 2017 San Diego Padres roster was being constructed, there was tons of criticism that this would easily be the worst team in baseball when it was all said and done. That has not come to fruition just yet, as the season is only one-third of the way complete, but in spurts, we all have definitely witnessed a really bad team take the field. With the youth that surrounds…

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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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Options For the Padres’ Second Round Draft Pick

June 8, 2017

  Since the end of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft, scouts and baseball writers alike have gone into great detail over which players will be drafted in the first round of this year’s draft. However, there are few sources one can access which will give them a look at who should be drafted in the second and later rounds. Thus, the purpose of this article will be to describe some…

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Puerto Rican Prep OF Heliot Ramos is on Padres’ Radar

June 7, 2017

The Padres hold the #3 pick in the upcoming June MLB Draft. There is speculation that the team could select Hunter Greene, Mackenzie Gore, Royce Lewis, or Kyle Wright with the pick, depending on who the Twins and Reds select before them. Someone from that foursome will probably be selected, but you never know what A.J. Preller is thinking. There really is no certainty on who will be picked before…

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Know Nick Allen’s Name: Scouting San Diego’s Best Prospect

June 6, 2017

  San Diego is no stranger to baseball talent. Even while the major league Padres have struggled for the vast majority of their existence, the region has become a breeding ground for prospects and pros alike. Top youngsters like Bradley Zimmer, Brady Aiken, and Mickey Moniak. Established stars such as Stephen Strasburg, Cole Hamels, and Adrian Gonzalez. Legends like Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn. All spent their prep days under the…

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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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Listen to the Padre Train A-Comin’

June 5, 2017

I hear the train a-comin’ Rollin’ round the bend I ain’t seen the sunshine Since I don’t know when – Johnny Cash The Taco Train has had quite a fortnight. It began two Sundays ago when the man Andy Green described as the unquestioned leader of the team, Clayton Richards, spun a complete game against the Arizona Diamondbacks resulting in a 5-1 Padre victory. The game came on the heels…

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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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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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