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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Down on the Farm: April 26

April 27, 2017

San Antonio Missions Nick Schulz 1-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K Schulz continued his hot start to the season with another home run on Wednesday. He has cooled off a little bit over the last ten games, but is still slashing .282/.391/.641 with four home runs during that time. Schulz has had a quiet professional career to this point, but this strong offensive performance is definitely drawing some attention….

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Down on the Farm: April 20

April 21, 2017

  El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 13 K Look no further than the 13 strikeouts on the line, but Lamet showed what type of pitcher he can be on Thursday night. Even more impressive was the fact that Lamet struck out 13 batters in only five and a third innings. Considering Lamet only got 16 batters out, 13 strikeouts is very, very…

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The San Diego Padres 2020 Potential 25-Man Roster

April 19, 2017

Yes, the Padres have the lowest payroll in the MLB. And yes, the Padres are paying players on other teams more than the players on their own team. And yes, the Padres have the second-youngest team in baseball. But yes, these are also all positive things for the 2020 season. MLB Pipeline rated the Padres farm system as the fourth best in all of baseball. That is incredible, considering general…

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The Lake Elsinore “Pitching” Storm

April 6, 2017

Earlier in the week, the San Diego Padres announced the Opening Day roster for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, which we looked at here at East Village Times on Sunday. With the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm set to open up their season with a four game series against the Modesto Nuts that begins on Thursday night, we will take a top-down look at the roster of what is easily the Padres’…

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A Brief Look at the Padres Top Four Prospects

February 12, 2017

  As you probably already know, the San Diego Padres have a very bright future. Recently, Keith Law of ESPN.com ranked the Padres’ farm system third in all of baseball. The Padres’ farm system is very diverse and filled with talent at all positions. In fact, the Padres have four prospects in MLB.com’s list of the top one hundred prospects, including Manuel Margot, Anderson Espinoza, Hunter Renfroe, and Cal Quantrill….

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Padres Eric Lauer Interview- Progression Through Dedication

February 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres selected Eric Lauer with their 25th overall pick in the 2016 draft. The left-handed pitcher out of Kent State came with the reputation of being a polished pitcher, and he has done absolutely nothing to contradict that assessment. Lauer has worked his tail off since joining the Padres’ organization, and is anxious to start his first full professional season. He recently took time to sit down…

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Padres’ Prospect Cal Quantrill Just Wants to Win

December 20, 2016

The game of baseball is like life. Its circular in every way.  It’s strange how it happens, but as you mature in life you realize that fact. Former relief pitcher Paul Quantrill spent just under two months with the team in 2005, and his 10-year old son spent some time in the Padres’ locker room that summer as his father pitcher for the Friars. Who would have known that this…

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Should the Padres Bring Back Fernando Rodney in 2017?

November 19, 2016

I’m going to cut to the chase. I absolutely believe that the San Diego Padres should bring Fernando Rodney back in 2017. Just to be upfront, I haven’t heard or seen anything connecting the Padres to Rodney moving forward, but it would just make so much sense. I have a little theory that if the Padres can put together a steady (not necessarily dominant) rotation and a deep, strong bullpen…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

October 9, 2016

The new rankings have come out for each teams’ top-30 prospects from MLB.com. Here are my current ranking for the top 30 prospects in the San Diego Padres farm system, plus a few other prospects that are worth mentioning. Enjoy, and please remember, this is my list. Take it with a grain of salt and remember that the value of these players fluctuates very easily from year to year. This…

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