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 around 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…

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Which Padres’ Prospects Should be Promoted Soon

June 22, 2017

Nothing but October baseball can match the grandeur of the MLB All-Star Game. The same can be said about each minor league summer classic. Even though the MiLB All-Star games don’t garner as much attention as the parent one, they carry more weight and importance, especially since the major league event will no longer have a home-field advantage rule attached to it. With the Fort Wayne Tincaps and the Lake…

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Down on the Farm: June 14

June 14, 2017

Bryan Rodriguez– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K Bryan Rodriguez has looked a lot better as of late. Rodriguez now has four straight starts in which he has pitched at least five innings and given up three earned runs or fewer. Even better than that, Rodriguez has not had a real blow up since a seven-run outing back in late April….

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Down on the Farm: May’s Top Performers

June 1, 2017

Batters Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 80 AB, .350/.404/.538, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 8 BB, 43 TB Going into the season, it was clear the upper levels of the Padres’ farm system were lacking. A.J. Preller and company did a massive amount of work over the last two years to revamp the farm system, but almost all of the talent flowed to the bottom…

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Down on the Farm: May 23

May 23, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB Have I mentioned that I like Franchy Cordero a lot? To some, he profiles as just a fourth outfielder type of player, but the potential for more is still there. The Padres obviously have a lot of outfield depth in the major leagues, with the group of Manuel Margot, Hunter…

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Down on the Farm: May 16

May 17, 2017

Jabari Blash- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-2, 2 BB, 4 RBI I am going to have to be honest here. I have been trying to avoid writing about Jabari Blash as much as possible. To me he just isn’t a major league-caliber talent, and he’s proven that plenty of times. With that being said, he is currently tearing apart Triple-A pitching over the last week. Over the last 10…

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Down on the Farm: May 15

May 16, 2017

Carlos Asuaje– 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB It was Carlos Asuaje bobblehead night in El Paso, and Asuaje did not disappoint. After a wildly successful 2016 season, which earned him a late-season promotion to the big league club, Asuaje has struggled this year, slashing only .232/.336/.344. Despite those struggles, the high walk rate and low strikeout rate are encouraging signs for Asuaje’s long…

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Fernando Tatis Jr. Is a Mature & Impressive Young Man

May 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is growing beyond belief. Players with high ceilings are at almost every level. The growth of the farm system is phenomenal, and not many players have developed more in recent months than the San Diego Padres’ infielder, Fernando Tatis Jr. The 18-year-old, Dominican, right-handed hitter is currently playing at the Single-A level, and is holding his own against much older competition in the Midwest…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 8-14

May 15, 2017

Rocky Gale– C, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-19, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 15 TB A pair of Austins lead the Padres’ organizational catching depth chart, with one in the big leagues and one currently at High-A, but Rocky Gale continues to show a positive presence in the Triple-A clubhouse. At 29 years old, Gale isn’t going to wow anyone statistically, he is playing among players quite a few…

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Down on the Farm: May 11

May 12, 2017

Joey Lucchesi- LHP, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 K In what was arguably the worst start of his professional career, Lucchesi went only five innings for the Storm, giving up a season-high six hits, and a career-high three earned runs. Over his first 20 professional appearances, spanning 73 innings, Lucchesi had given up more than one earned run only three times. To say Lucchesi has…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 1-7

May 8, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-23, 1 2B, 2 HR, 7  RBI, 17  TB I wrote about Buss last week in the Weekly Recap, and he hasn’t slowed down at all this week. Buss is now slashing .500/.543/.844 over his last 10 days and .451/.491/.667 over his last 30 days. This is all very unsustainable, but hey, maybe Buss has finally figured it out at 30 years old. Tyrell Jenkins–…

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Down on the Farm: April 25

April 26, 2017

  El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K Fresh off a 13-strikeout performance in just 5.1 IP, Lamet outdid himself. Lamet only struck out nine on Tuesday night, but a four hit, seven inning shutout got the job done. Lamet has now given up just one earned run over his first 20 innings, good for a 0.45 ERA. Lamet is striking out…

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