Down on the Farm: August 31- Lauer Nearly Perfect, Baez Pitches Well Too

August 31, 2017

  Padres affiliates were on 2-3 Thursday. Tri-City was off and so was the AZL Padres team. The El Paso Chihuahuas won 5-1 on Thursday as Franchy Cordero had a monster night, going 4-4. The outfielder is poised to have a huge September with the Padres if the team can find him at bats. His plate discipline is improving, as is his general value. The young Dominican could be a…

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Down on the Farm: August 24- Morejon, Lauer & Keel

August 24, 2017

DSL Padres (24-45): 7-1 win vs DSL Blue Jays AZL Padres (23-25): OFF AZL Padres 2 (28-19): 7-3 win vs AZL Indians Tri Ciy Dust Devils (36-31): 4-3 loss @ Spokane Fort Wayne TinCaps (63-67): 2-1 loss @ Lake County Lake Elsinore Storm (58-69): 6-1 win @ Rancho Cucamonga San Antonio Missions (73-55): DOUBLEHEADER VS FRISCO: Missions 3-0, Frisco 1-3 El Paso Chihuahuas (65-66): 6-1 win vs Sacramento Key Performers:…

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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 Weekly Review: August 7-13- Tatis, Lauer & Ruiz Developing

August 13, 2017

  Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-30, 1 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, 20 TB It seems like I write about Franchy Cordero every few days, and nothing has really changed. The strikeout problem is still readily apparent, but Cordero is continuing to do his part at the plate. Depending on the Chihuahuas’ playoff position, Cordero should get a good amount of time on…

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Down on the Farm: August 1- Bryan Rodriguez Throws a Shutout

August 1, 2017

San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on the day. The Lake Elsinore Storm game was postponed due to weather and Tri-City had an off night. The El Paso Chihuahuas got a great start from Bryan Rodriguez, as he threw a complete game shutout against the Round Rock Express. The 26-year-old right handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic failed to walk a batter in his best start of the year. Rafael…

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The Padres Farm Isn’t All High Risk (Profiling Five Pitchers)

July 24, 2017

The Padres are becoming synonymous with risky moves and risky prospects that have high upside. Loading up on as many high-ceiling prospects as possible is a strategy the club continued to implement in the 2017 MLB Draft by taking a high school pitcher with the number three overall pick, and followed that pick up by taking two high school catchers and a high school outfielder. In a farm system known…

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Down on the Farm: July 20

July 20, 2017

Kyle Lloyd– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K At this point in his professional career, Kyle Lloyd isn’t really viewed as much of a “prospect” in those kinds of circles, at least not in terms of being a key piece of the Padres’ future plans. However, even though he is already 26 years old, the right-hander has put together a solid…

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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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Storm Lose Second-Half Home Opener to Quakes 6-4

June 27, 2017

The Lake Elsinore Storm kicked off their first home series of the second half Monday night. The Storm finished the first half in third place with an even .500 record, going 23-12 at home and 12-23 on the road. After getting off to a rough start in the opening series at Inland Empire, dropping the first three games, the Storm were able to avoid the sweep in the finale. Cal…

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Down on the Farm: June 26

June 26, 2017

Eric Lauer– LHP, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 5 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 8 K Apparently Eric Lauer is mortal after all. In what was his worst outing of the season, Lauer gave up six earned runs on seven hits over his five innings of work. Lauer’s trouble began in the third inning following a one-out walk, which was followed by a two-out triple, scoring the first run…

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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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