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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Storm Well-Represented at Cal League All-Star Game

June 22, 2017

  The annual Cal League All-Star game was hosted by the Visalia Rawhide this season. The event took place June 19-20, and featured several fun and unique activities relating to the local community and concluded with the actual all-star game on day two. This game was a great way to see the bright young prospects from around the league, including the eight players representing the Lake Elsinore Storm. The Storm…

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The History of the Padres First Round Picks in This Century

May 26, 2017

The 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is only a few weeks away, and the Padres have the number three overall pick. With endless conversations speculating who the Padres could grab with their first round pick, let’s take a break from all that and look back at all the Padres’ first round draft choices from this century, and what the team got from each. 2016 The Friars had three first round…

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Contention Clock: Forecasting the Padres’ Window to Win

May 2, 2017

We’ve all allowed ourselves to imagine it. The final out is recorded. The stadium erupts. Players pour out of the dugout and mob the mound. The National League West banner (or dare we dream for more?) once again flies above America’s Finest City. Yes, the return of the San Diego Padres from baseball’s basement is sure to be met with cheers (and possibly tears, if you’re anything like me). However,…

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