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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Down on the Farm: June 16- Adrian Morejon!

June 16, 2017

Christian Villanueva– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K Considering the Padres were going into a rebuilding year, they had no qualms with signing a plethora of minor league free agents in hopes that one or two would pan out. Given the sense of open opportunity on the Padres’ big league roster, there is a window for some of these guys to earn…


A Brief Conversation With Storm LHP Eric Lauer

May 26, 2017

When the Padres selected Eric Lauer in the June 2016 draft, word around the baseball community was that he was easily the most polished collegiate pitcher. After going 10-2 in 2016 at Kent State, with a mind-blowing 0.69 ERA, expectations are very high for this young man. He has not disappointed at all this season, recording a 1.97 ERA in his first eight starts of the season for the Lake…


Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 15-21

May 22, 2017

Christian Villanueva and Jose Pirela– 3B/IF, OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 12-25, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 22 TB 10-28, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 22 TB Offensively, it was a big week for the El Paso Chihuahuas. Over the last week, the Chihuahuas have had nine players hit over .300, led by Villanueva and Pirela, who slashed .480/.519/.880 and .435/.480/.957 with seven combined home runs. Although these two may be from…


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’…


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…