Down on the Farm: July 24

July 25, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 4-6, 2 HR, 4 RBI Someone doesn’t want to play in Triple-A anymore. Despite Cordero tearing apart Triple-A pitching, it’s hard to really see him playing a role with the big league team before the conclusion of the season, save for a potential September call up. With Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot back in the lineup, and Travis Jankowski nearing a return himself,…

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Omaha Runs Out of Pitchers as El Paso Keeps Hitting

July 24, 2017

EVT Sports Reporting from El Paso, Texas It’s be an eventful few days for the El Paso Chihuahuas. Following their series opening loss, Chihuahua bats came alive on Saturday with Ryan Schimpf hitting two home runs, and Nick Schulz hitting one. Both of them made it two days in a row with home runs, and Collin Cowgill also hit his fifth home run of his injury-shortened season. The Chihuahuas would…

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The 2017 San Diego Padres FULL Rookie Report

July 14, 2017

Here we are at the MLB All-Star break, the five-win pass came and went and we’ve seen plenty of new faces, from waiver wins like Chase d’Arnaud and free agent signings like Craig Stammen, to trade pieces like Matt Szczur. More importantly, the Padres first wave of talent has arrived at Petco Park. To start the season, the Padres had some guys we were expecting to see, like Hunter Renfroe and…

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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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Should Franchy Cordero Stay in the Bigs?

June 28, 2017

After missing just over a month of the season with a hamstring injury, young center fielder, Manuel Margot, made his long-anticipated return to the San Diego Padres’ lineup on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves. In order to make room for Margot on the roster, the Padres made a temporary move, shifting Chase d’Arnaud to the paternity list, as the infielder just had a baby boy on Tuesday morning. However, given…

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Are the Padres Approaching a Potential Logjam?

June 24, 2017

The San Diego Padres have seen a revolving door of players go on the disabled list. Currently, two starting pitchers and two starting outfielders have spent significant time away from the big club because of injuries. Trevor Cahill and Jered Weaver are finishing up rehab assignments in the minors before they return to the starting rotation. The same goes for Manuel Margot, who began a rehab assignment at Triple-A El…

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Advanced Stat Friday: Hunter Renfroe’s Woes and Ryan Schimpf’s BABIP

June 23, 2017

With baseball executives taking new steps to understand the game, and baseball writers and analysts developing new methods to analyze play on the field, the baseball sabermetric revolution is in full swing. Although the process really started with Bill James and his Baseball Abstracts in the 1980s, the baseball stat revolution didn’t start to take off until the Moneyball days of the Oakland Athletics, where on-base percentage took the crown…

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Advanced Stat Friday: Franchy, Pirela, Hand & More

June 16, 2017

  With baseball executives taking new steps to understand the game, and baseball writers and analysts developing new methods to analyze play on the field, the baseball sabermetric revolution is in full swing. Although the process really started with Bill James and his Baseball Abstracts in the 1980s, the baseball stat revolution didn’t start to take off until the Moneyball days of the Oakland Athletics, where on base percentage took…

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Framing the Friars: Franchy Cordero is the Man

June 15, 2017

Before the season even got underway, the Padres were down a man, as left-handed hitting outfielder, Alex Dickerson, was having back problems that would cause him to miss the beginning of the season. Here we are nearly three months later, and it appears Alex Dickerson may not play this season at all. Along the way, the Padres have also suffered further outfield injuries, first to Travis Jankowski and then to Manuel…

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Framing the Friars: Franchy Cordero Launches First Career Home Run

June 13, 2017

San Diego Padres center fielder, Franchy Cordero, had a memorable game on June 12, as the Friars hosted the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a three-game series. San Diego won the game 9-3. The key inning in the game was the second, where the Padres put up six runs to take a 7-2 lead, snatching momentum early and putting themselves in the driver’s seat the rest of the way….

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Framing the Friars: Cosart’s Continued Struggles, Hits Still Hard to Come By

June 5, 2017

The Padres came into this series on a high horse and swiftly took game one. Since then, the bats have gone quiet in two straight losses. In the previous game, the Padres combined for just one run and four hits in 30 at bats. Today, they combined for one run but with only three hits in 29 at bats against Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman and the Rockies bullpen. Hoffman is now…

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Framing the Friars: Cordero, Perdomo Lead Padres in Finale to Sweep

May 31, 2017

The Padres came into this series on a little bit of a high note. They closed the book on the Nationals series with a 5-3 win to split the road trip at 3-3. The Chicago Cubs were the next test for the young Padres. After a hard slump before the road trip, I was expecting for this series to start a new slump, as the reigning World Series champions are…

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