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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Down on the Farm: August 3- Quantrill Earns First Double-A Victory

August 4, 2017

Credit: EVT News The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Thursday. There was rain for El Paso and the AZL Padres team had the night off, so six out of the eight teams played. Cal Quantrill picked up his first win at the Double-A level as the right hander went six strong innings for the Missions. As usual, the bullpen shut the door. Brad Wieck, Cesar Vargas and Trey…

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Down on the Farm: August 2- Austin Allen Continues Hot Streak

August 2, 2017

San Antonio Missions (64-45) Rained Out The San Antonio Missions were rained out against Corpus Christi on Wednesday night. Cal Quantrill was scheduled to pitch for the Missions. Lake Elsinore Storm (50-59) Lost 5-4 The Lake Elsinore Storm played a doubleheader after their scheduled game against the Lancaster Jethawks on Tuesday night was rained out. In the first game of the doubleheader, left-hander Thomas Dorminy took the mound for the…

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Down on the Farm: July’s Top Performers- Urias, Allen & Baez Oh My!

July 31, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas .337/.371/.696, 5 2B, 5 3B, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 64 TB, .359 ISO, 165 wRC+  Since being demoted back down to Triple-A seemingly for good earlier this month, Franchy Cordero has been excelling for the Chihuahuas. However, despite his successful month of July, Cordero still is having similar problems in Triple-A that he was having in the big leagues. His strikeout rate is…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 24-30

July 30, 2017

Ryan Schimpf– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-26, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 9 K, 4 BB, 3 TB I usually try to focus on players who had a good or great week, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about Ryan Schimpf this week. After getting off to a pretty solid start in Triple-A, it’s become pretty clear that Ryan Schimpf has gotten to the point where he…

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Down on the Farm: July 29- Austin Allen Continues to Rake

July 30, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas (52-55) Lost 9-2 Saturday night ended up being another tough outing for left-hander Dillon Overton. He has now given up thirteen earned runs over his last two starts and 10 innings pitched. He did have three solid outings of three earned runs or fewer prior to those two bad starts, but Overton has lacked consistency in his short time with the Padres organization. Diego Goris had the…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 17-23

July 24, 2017

Credit: EVT News Christian Villanueva– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-20, 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 15 TB If not for the Padres’ insane infield depth, third baseman Christian Villanueva might have finally caught his long-awaited major league break. However, with Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg, Carlos Asuaje, and Ryan Schimpf ahead of him on the depth chart, Villanueva continues to crush Triple-A pitching. Villanueva is now up…

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Down on the Farm: July 18

July 18, 2017

Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on Tuesday night, with the Fort Wayne TinCaps having the day off. The Chihuahuas lost 7-6 in 12 innings, as Christian Villanueva stayed hot. He had three extra-base hits on the night, including his 18th home run of the year for the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate. He is hitting .299 on the year and could very well earn himself a call-up very soon. In San Antonio, the…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Review: July 10-16

July 17, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6-14, 2 2B, 2 HR, 14 TB Now more than three months into the 2017 season, and Padres Triple-A outfielder Nick Buss continues to mash. After another solid week, Buss is now sporting a 168 wRC+ on the season and an OPS over 1.000. Despite Buss’ success, it remains increasingly unlikely that Buss will see any big league playing time this season, especially…

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Storm Bats Heating Up Nicely as Season Progresses

July 15, 2017

Lake Elsinore, California After snapping their three-game losing streak Thursday night, the Storm looked to keep up their momentum by sending Logan Allen to the mound. It would be Allen’s third start in a Storm uniform this season. He had recorded a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched with 11 strikeouts prior to Friday’s start. The game began with a quick 1-2-3 first inning for Allen, as he got the…

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Padres News: Weekly Prospect Spotlight- Austin Allen

January 29, 2016

In this edition of the weekly prospect spotlight series here at East Village Times, Patrick Brewer puts the spotlight on Padres catching prospect Austin Allen. Despite completely remaking their roster over the last year plus, the San Diego Padres have several holes on their roster. One position that is not the case is at catcher. After operating with three different catchers in 2014, in Yasmani Grandal, Rene Rivera, and Nick…

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