Can Javier Guerra Improve in Double-A?

July 23, 2017

Javier Guerra was the top prospect for the Padres a couple of seasons ago, that was before his very rough 2016 performance in High-A Lake Elsinore. This season, Guerra has certainly bounced back a bit and now has his first Double-A performance under his belt. In his first two games, Guerra went 0-8 with three strikeouts (all three Ks came in his debut). On the defensive side, things went a…

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13 Players Who Have Not Progressed This Padres’ Minor League Season

July 11, 2017

In keeping up with the San Diego Padres, you are very aware that their prospects are the key to the future. The team is being constructed from the ground floor on up, and what happens in the farm system will surely have a direct effect on the major league team. I recently wrote a piece that highlighted 14 players that have progressed this season for the club in 2017. Names…

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Down on the Farm: May 27- Pitching , Pitching, and More Pitching

May 28, 2017

Carlos Asuaje– 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R Fresh off a short stint back in the big leagues with the Padres, Carlos Asuaje had a good showing for the Chihuahuas on Saturday night. Everyone knew Asuaje’s call up was going to be temporary given the Padres need for a starter for Thursday’s game, which ended up being Dinelson Lamet. Asuaje failed to get a…

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Will Michael Gettys & Javier Guerra Ever Figure It Out?

May 5, 2017

It can be both endlessly fun and very painful to prospect watch. For every prospect that works out and becomes a major league star, there is at least four or five that burn out at the lower levels of the minor leagues. In recent years, the Padres have turned around what was a bottom-of-the-barrel farm system. Now sitting among the top five or so farm systems in all of baseball,…

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Prospect Watch: 2017 is a Big Season for Javier Guerra

February 17, 2017

  After what has been a rough couple of years as a San Diego Padres fan, the Padres finally have some real hope for the future. With a flurry of trades and big time international signings, the Padres have turned one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball into one of the game’s deepest. On top of that, many Padres prospects had successful 2016 seasons, which gave the…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap August 5th-7th

August 8, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 3 RBI Another night, another strong performance from Austin Hedges. While the catcher has cooled off significantly as of late, he is still showing he is very capable of providing offense to go along with his strong defense. With Derek Norris still in San Diego it seems unlikely Hedges will get big league time this year. However, a Norris trade this…

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Padres News: Should Padres Be Concerned About Slow Start of Javier Guerra?

May 26, 2016

When the San Diego Padres dealt Craig Kimbrel to the Boston Red Sox they got a huge haul in return for the closer. The Red Sox gave four of their top prospects in the deal. Manuel Margot, Javier Guerra, Logan Allen and Carlos Asuaje were all decent young players and each immediately became Padres top-30 prospects. Margot and Guerra came with the most hype. Both players were top-10 prospects in…

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Padres News: WBC Qualifiers Start Today, First Chance to see Javy Guerra

March 17, 2016

The second round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers are underway today in Mexicali, Mexico and Panama City, Panama. Oh boy are their some interesting things to look out for. We’ll start with the city four hours away from San Diego, Mexicali. Now the teams playing there are really not that interesting apart from the host, Mexico, but there should still be plenty of action. The other teams include…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 07 with Craig Goldstein

February 13, 2016

In this brand new edition of the San Diego Padres EVT Podcast, we bring you the minor league editor of Baseball Prospectus, Craig Goldstein. He sits down and speaks with us about Padres prospects and their abilities now and in the future. It is extremely interesting to get a point of view from an expert and someone who is not partial to the Padres or their prospects. He pulls no…

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Padres News: San Diego Padres Offseason Report Card

February 12, 2016

The San Diego Padres were not good in 2015. Despite expectations from some that the city could field a winning team on the heels of A.J. Preller’s splashy offseason, the Padres were worse last season than in 2014. Even with all the movement throughout the organization. Even with a new general manager. An entirely new outfield. A new catcher. A new pitcher. An entirely new organizational philosophy. From small-market, prospect-heavy…

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Padres Editorial: Is the Padres Farm system being undervalued?

February 1, 2016

The brand new rankings have come out for the top 100 players in all of minor league baseball. The list is highly regarded and is a very useful tool when determining value of minor league players. With no surprise to anyone the Padres have only three players on the list. Manuel Margot (45th), Javier Guerra (58th) and Hunter Renfroe (92) all made the top 100 list, but was their ranking…

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Padres Editorial: Where I Agree With Preller’s Critics

January 19, 2016

I like what A.J. Preller has done to alter the Padres roster, but I do agree with his critics in one area. One year ago pitching depth in the upper minor leagues was an area of strength for the Padres, and now it is completely lacking top prospect talent. That’s not a good thing. Matt Wisler, Joe Ross, Jesse Hahn, Max Fried, Joe Wieland and Casey Kelly have all been…

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