Down on the Farm: August 10: Reggie Lawson Bounces Back

August 11, 2017

Josh Naylor– 1B, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 R In a lot of ways, first baseman Josh Naylor is a prototypical first baseman without being a prototypical first baseman. Sure, Naylor has the big build and bat-first nature of what would be considered a common first baseman. However, Naylor’s hit tool is currently more advanced than his power tool, which makes him irregular. Currently, Naylor…

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Down on the Farm: July 29- Austin Allen Continues to Rake

July 30, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas (52-55) Lost 9-2 Saturday night ended up being another tough outing for left-hander Dillon Overton. He has now given up thirteen earned runs over his last two starts and 10 innings pitched. He did have three solid outings of three earned runs or fewer prior to those two bad starts, but Overton has lacked consistency in his short time with the Padres organization. Diego Goris had the…

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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 4- Fireworks on the Farm

July 5, 2017

Franchy Cordero- CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-5, 3 K Since his demotion back to Triple-A, Cordero has been pretty solid, as he has collected two four-hit games for the Chihuahuas. However, the strikeouts are still clearly a problem, as Cordero whiffed three times on Wednesday night. His strikeout rate still sits at exactly 30 percent for the season in Triple-A, which is certainly not a good number. Given it…

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Down on the Farm: June’s Top Performers

July 3, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas .394/.459/.561, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 37 TB After sending quite a few players to the Triple-A All Star Game in 2016, the El Paso Chihuahuas are only sending one representative in 2017, but it is a deserving one: outfielder Nick Buss. Sure, Buss has an advantage because he’s a 30-year-old playing in Triple-A, but you can’t argue with his .388/.445/.567 slash…

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Down on the Farm: June 28

June 28, 2017

Prospect of the Day Jacob Nix– RHP, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 9 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K In what was perhaps the best pitching performance by any Padres prospect this season (sorry Kyle Lloyd), right-hander Jacob Nix threw a complete game, two-hit shutout for the Lake Elsinore Storm Wednesday morning. After missing nearly two months to start the season, Nix had has his share of highs…

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Down on the Farm: May 26- Jacob Nix is Back

May 26, 2017

  Matt Magill– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K Over his first five starts, Matt Magill gave up only five earned runs in 29 innings pitched. Magill wasn’t overpowering in that stretch but he certainly showed he was capable of having success in the offense-heavy PCL. However, Magill soon hit a rough pitch, as the right-hander 18 runs over his next…

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Padres Minor Leagues: Catching Up With Padres Minor League LHP Jerry Keel

August 1, 2016

As I compiled my list of top starting pitchers prospects for the San Diego Padres, I regrettably neglected to add Jerry Keel to the list. Partially because I failed to realize the franchise had turned him into a starter recently, and also because he just simply fell under the radar. The 22-year-old Keel was a 9th round selection in the 2015 draft out of Cal State Northridge. Another great value…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- July 1st

July 2, 2016

Prospect of the Day: Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso: 2-3, 2 HR, 6 RBI I don’t think there is much else to be said about Austin Hedges at this point. Hedges now has nine home runs over the last eleven games. I wrote about him at length earlier in the week. He needs to be in the big leagues. Like yesterday. Other Noteworthy Performances: Hunter Renfroe, RF, Triple-A El…

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Padres News: Padres 2015 EVT Draft Review

June 15, 2015

Well I wanted to write an article about the guys that might be on the San Diego Padres radar, and one of the guys I wrote about definitely was.  Pitcher Austin Smith was ranked near 51st by mlb.com, but many scouts had him as a first round talent. Therefore San Diego was pretty excited when he dropped down to 51, and jumped at the chance to use their top pick on him. Smith…

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