Down on the Farm: August 10: Reggie Lawson Bounces Back

August 11, 2017

Josh Naylor– 1B, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 R In a lot of ways, first baseman Josh Naylor is a prototypical first baseman without being a prototypical first baseman. Sure, Naylor has the big build and bat-first nature of what would be considered a common first baseman. However, Naylor’s hit tool is currently more advanced than his power tool, which makes him irregular. Currently, Naylor…

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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 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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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 3-9

July 10, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-29, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 18 TB There’s no doubt that Franchy Cordero was impressive in his short stint with the Padres this season. However, with the return of Manuel Margot, and Cordero’s rather significant strikeout problem, it was pretty clear he needed some time back down in Triple-A. Since returning to Triple-A, Cordero has been on fire, as…

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Down on the Farm: July 4- Fireworks on the Farm

July 5, 2017

Franchy Cordero- CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-5, 3 K Since his demotion back to Triple-A, Cordero has been pretty solid, as he has collected two four-hit games for the Chihuahuas. However, the strikeouts are still clearly a problem, as Cordero whiffed three times on Wednesday night. His strikeout rate still sits at exactly 30 percent for the season in Triple-A, which is certainly not a good number. Given it…

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Down on the Farm: June 22- Lots of Big Leaguers on the Farm

June 23, 2017

Ryan Schimpf/Manuel Margot– 2B/CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas (0-8 3 K combined) One was demoted and one is rehabbing, both had nights to forget. Jered Weaver– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K So apparently the Padres are ready to bring Jered Weaver back into the fold. Well at least after he completes his rehab assignment. The PCL isn’t the best place…

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Down on the Farm: June 19- Manny Margot is Back

June 20, 2017

Manuel Margot- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 0-4, 1 BB In the first game of his minor league rehab stint, Maneul Margot joined the El Paso Chihuahuas on Monday night. It was a quiet return for Margot as he did not get a hit in five plate appearances. Margot was also the designated hitter for the night so he didn’t get to contribute in the field either. Either way, it…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review- June 5-11

June 12, 2017

  Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-17, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 10 TB Nick Buss continues to be one of the hottest hitters in the entire Padres organization. Buss is now slashing .370/.428/.519 after yet another strong week, and could be next in line should the Padres need more Triple-A help later this season. With Jose Pirela showing what can happen when a player is given a big…

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Down on the Farm: May 30

May 31, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 RBI, 2 R Most of the time, a 30-year-old doing well in Triple-A isn’t really noteworthy. However, Nick Buss is taking that to a whole new level this season. Buss is now slashing .380/.434/.556 on the season with four long balls in just 108 at bats. After starting the season in a reserve role, Buss has earned himself everyday playing time,…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Recap May 22-28

May 29, 2017

Rafael Ortega– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 12-29, 2 2B, 2 3B, 6 RBI, 4 R, 18 TB With a strong last month, and an even stronger week and a half or so, Rafael Ortega is now slashing .331/.381/.494 on the season and is proving to be one of the Chihuahuas’ most reliable bats. Ortega is a 26-year-old with major league experience playing in Triple-A, but he has had a…

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Down on the Farm: May 27- Pitching , Pitching, and More Pitching

May 28, 2017

Carlos Asuaje– 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R Fresh off a short stint back in the big leagues with the Padres, Carlos Asuaje had a good showing for the Chihuahuas on Saturday night. Everyone knew Asuaje’s call up was going to be temporary given the Padres need for a starter for Thursday’s game, which ended up being Dinelson Lamet. Asuaje failed to get a…

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Down on the Farm: Franchy Cordero Gets the Call

May 27, 2017

Going into the 2017 season, many expected the Padres outfield to consist of some combination of Travis Jankowski, Alex Dickerson, Manuel Margot, and Hunter Renfroe. With just over two months of the season played, only one of those players remains on the field. Alex Dickerson was the first to go down with an injury, as the outfielder was initially sidelined with back pain that ended up being a bulging disk….

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