A Detailed Look at the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates

January 6, 2017

  The minor leagues are an interesting place. They are obviously not glamorous, nor are they filled with players making multi-millions of dollars a year. For many players, the minor leagues are a struggle. Many minor league stadiums can be in random cities and areas. The Padres have five main affiliates: the Tri-City Dust Devils, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Lake Elsinore Storm, San Antonio Missions, and El Paso Chihuahuas. All five…

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Philip’s Journey Helps Give Padres’ Logan Allen Motivation on the Mound

December 24, 2016

In order to get the best out of your abilities as a player, the game of baseball requires a proper mindset. It is not easy to play the game, and if you are not concentrating and totally focused, you are only cheating yourself and your teammates. Players learn to maintain concentration in different ways and they sometimes use motivational factors to get the job done. In the case of 19-year-old,…

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First Year in The Books for Padres’ Prospect Austin Smith

October 22, 2016

Sitting in the owner suite watching the Padres Future’s Game with my fellow #SDSocialSummit participants, I witnessed Austin Smith taking a hard comebacker off the back of his thigh. It was really the only hard contact against the right hander in his appearance that day. I texted Austin later that evening to see if he was okay. He responded fairly quickly that he was fine because “I’m a beast”. He…

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Padres’ Minor League First Baseman Brad Zunica is Standing Tall

September 28, 2016

At 6′ 6″ and 255 lbs, Brad Zunica has great size and strength to be a legit power threat for the Padres for a long time. His left-handed swing is more than capable of generating enough torque to power fastballs over fences for years to come. At the age of 20, Zunica is still presently very raw but the Padres are pleased with his growth as a player. He played…

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The Progression of Padres’ Minor League Pitcher Walker Lockett

August 27, 2016

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres are lacking starting pitchers in the upper minor league levels. The team was gutted of many of its older pitching prospects in the last few years by A.J. Preller as he reshapes the Padres minor league system. In the Padres A-Ball level the team has many terrific young arms. Anderson Espinoza, Logan Allen, Jacob Nix, Austin Smith, Enyel De Los Santos,…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Recap August 3rd/4th

August 5, 2016

Wednesday Brandon Morrow, RHP, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 0.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 K Sadly it appears more and more likely that Brandon Morrow’s career as a major league pitcher is coming to an end. After a successful start to the 2015 season, Morrow got injured and did not pitch again for the remainder of the year. He has yet to see big league action since last May…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap

August 1, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 K After a ridiculous home run streak in mid-to-late June, Austin Hedges has cooled off considerably, hitting only .182 in the last ten days. Hedges is still hitting .348 on the season and has more than proven his ability to hit consistently. All that’s left is proving that at the big league level, although that may…

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Padres Minor Leagues: RHP Chris Paddack Injured, Tommy John Surgery Possible

July 31, 2016

The San Diego Padres received some terrible news recently as young pitcher Chris Paddack has a torn elbow ligament. In the post-game news conference after Saturday’s game it was revealed by A.J. Preller that Paddack does indeed have the injury. He was in San Diego visiting a doctor in an attempt to determine the next course of action. Tommy John surgery seems imminent but nothing has been decided as of…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 7 Recap

May 24, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas  22-20 (3-3 this week) Monday 5/16- Win 7-6 vs New Orleans Tuesday 5/17- Win 11-7 vs New Orleans Wednesday 5/18- OFF Thursday 5/19- Win 4-3 vs Round Rock Friday 5/20- Loss 10-14 vs Round Rock Saturday 5/21- Loss 11-13 vs Round Rock Sunday 5/22- Loss 7-16 vs Round Rock Player of the Week: Alex Dickerson 14-26 (.538) 3 HR, 10 RBI, 11 runs Pitcher of the Week:…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 6 Recap

May 16, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (19-17, 5-2 for week) Monday W 8-6 Tuesday L 6-4 Wednesday W 4-1 Thursday L 7-2 Friday W 12-10 Saturday W 10-8 Sunday W 7-6 Player of the Week: Carlos Asuaje 14/26, 1.446 OPS, 1 HR, 7 RBI Pitcher of the Week: Jeremy Guthrie 7 IP, 1 ER, 0.857 WHIP, 4 SO Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio Missions (12-23, 2-3 for week) Monday L…

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Padres Minor Leagues: Down on the Farm- Padres Week 4 Minor League Recap

May 3, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (4-2) for the week Monday- W 8-5 at Salt Lake Tuesday- W 9-0 at Salt Lake Wednesday- Off Thursday- L 2-4 at Fresno Friday- W 6-5 at Fresno Saturday- L 0-3 at Fresno Sunday- W 4-3 at Fresno Player of the Week James Loney– (9-22) .409 Pitcher of the Week Daniel McCutchen– 2-0, 11 innings pitched, three earned runs Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio…

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