Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The Lake Elsinore Storm

September 25, 2017

RECORD:  First Half (35-35): 3rd in Cal League South Division Second Half (29-41): 5th in Cal League South Division STARTING ROTATION: The Lake Elsinore Storm entered 2017 with high hopes for their starting rotation. Although top prospect Anderson Espinoza was shut down just a few days prior to the Padres Opening Day (and eventually had TJ surgery), the starting rotation was by far the best part of the team in…

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Down on the Farm: August 28- Quantrill Struggles, Ruiz & House Continue to Hit

August 28, 2017

DSL Padres: SEASON HAS CONCLUDED AZL Padres (23-28): OFF AZL Padres 2 (28-22): 9-4 loss @ AZL Cubs Tri Ciy Dust Devils (39-32): 4-3 win @ Hillsboro Fort Wayne TinCaps (65-69): 6-5 loss @ Lansing Lake Elsinore Storm (61-72): OFF San Antonio Missions (74-58): DOUBLEHEADER VS Corpus Christi: Missions 1-11, Frisco 3-12 El Paso Chihuahuas (68-67): 10-2 win vs Fresno Key Performers: RF Mason House (2-5, 2B, 3B, R, 2RBI,…

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Down on the Farm: August 18- Morejon, Quantrill & Lauer All Pitch

August 18, 2017

Cal Quantrill– RHP, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 4 K With just a few weeks left in the season, it appears the Padres are finally starting to more fully manage some of their top prospects’ innings. Coming off Tommy John surgery, which caused him to miss nearly two full seasons, right-hander Cal Quantrill is now just over 100 innings and the…

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Down on the Farm: August 9- Cal Quantrill Adjusting to Double-A

August 10, 2017

Dillon Overton– LHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K Maybe Dillon Overton isn’t finished just yet. After a string of poor outings, Overton looked solid on Wednesday night. The numbers don’t jump off the page, but for what the Padres brought Overton in to do, the numbers don’t have to jump off the page. At this point, the Padres will take anything…

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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: July 27- Logan Allen Pitches Well

July 28, 2017

Cory Mazzoni– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K With every outing, right-hander Cory Mazzoni looks more and more comfortable on the mound. So far, Mazzoni has thrown 14 innings between rookie ball and Triple-A this season, and he has yet to give up an earned run while striking out 22 batters. It remains to be seen how cautious the Padres will…

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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 21- Quantrill & Lawson Both Pitch Well

July 21, 2017

With both AZL teams on a break, the Padres’ affiliates went 2-4 on the day. The El Paso Chihuahuas came close to a victory, as Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer in the eighth to bring them within one run. In the end, Kyle Zimmer pitched two innings and recorded his first save of the year as El Paso lost 7-6. Nick Schulz hit his third home run of the…

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Who is the Padres Number One Prospect?

July 21, 2017

It’s July 21 and the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching. While most people take this time of year to discuss which players could be moved and which players should be acquired, I try not to get too involved. At the end of the day, the Padres are going to make some moves to better the future prospects of winning a World Series championship. With so many teams vying…

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14 Players Who Have Progressed Within the Padres’ System This Year

July 6, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ future really depends on how well the minor league system flourishes. Groundwork has been laid for the team to have success for a long time, but that all is based on the hope that their young farm system provides ample talent to compete. Recently, Peter Seidler was on local radio and proclaimed that the team will not delve into big-time free agency in the future. That…

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Cal Quantrill Interview: A Man on a Mission

July 2, 2017

Recently I had a chance to catch up with Lake Elsinore Storm pitcher Cal Quantrill. The ace right-hander has been very kind to myself, as well as the site, and was gracious enough to sit down and speak with me. Cal was recently chosen to participate in the MLB All-Star Future’s Game to represent the World Team, being that he is Canadian. I heard the news as I drove up…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review June 19-25

June 25, 2017

Carter Capps– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K After a rough first go-round in his rehab assignment, Capps has looked a lot better since returning to El Paso following a month in extended Spring Training to work on his form. Capps did not give up a hit or an earned run this week, although he did receive two balks called against…

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