Storm Fall Short in Cunningham Debut

July 1, 2017

Friday night’s Storm game saw the professional debut of Padres 2017 ninth round draft pick Alex Cunningham. The right-handed pitcher was drafted out of Coastal Carolina University where he was 7-2 with a 2.63 ERA this year. He held opponents to a .195 batting average and struck out 117 batters in 106 innings there. It was a little surprising that Cunningham would be sent to Lake Elsinore to make his…

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Storm Well-Represented at Cal League All-Star Game

June 22, 2017

  The annual Cal League All-Star game was hosted by the Visalia Rawhide this season. The event took place June 19-20, and featured several fun and unique activities relating to the local community and concluded with the actual all-star game on day two. This game was a great way to see the bright young prospects from around the league, including the eight players representing the Lake Elsinore Storm. The Storm…

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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: April 26

April 27, 2017

San Antonio Missions Nick Schulz 1-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K Schulz continued his hot start to the season with another home run on Wednesday. He has cooled off a little bit over the last ten games, but is still slashing .282/.391/.641 with four home runs during that time. Schulz has had a quiet professional career to this point, but this strong offensive performance is definitely drawing some attention….

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Down on the Farm: April 24

April 25, 2017

  Tyrell Jenkins 3 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K After the Atlanta Braves decided that they were done trying to make Jenkins an effective big league pitcher, the Padres made the decision that it was their turn to take a chance. So far, that chance has not worked out the way the Padres had hoped. There have been some flashes of greatness by Jenkins, but overall…

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Down on the Farm: April 22

April 23, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)- Won 7-1 Jabari Blash 1-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI After what’s been a rather rough start to the year, Blash went deep for the first time on Saturday night. However, Blash is hitting just over .200 and getting on base at a sub-.300 clip over his first 29 at bats with the Chihuahuas. With an even 50 percent strikeout rate, Blash is showing the most obvious…

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Down on the Farm: April 20

April 21, 2017

  El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 13 K Look no further than the 13 strikeouts on the line, but Lamet showed what type of pitcher he can be on Thursday night. Even more impressive was the fact that Lamet struck out 13 batters in only five and a third innings. Considering Lamet only got 16 batters out, 13 strikeouts is very, very…

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Down on the Farm: April 7-9

April 10, 2017

Here is how the Padres’ minor league affiliates did this weekend, and a glimpse at each days players of the game. Friday El Paso Chihuahuas Cory Spangenberg, 3B, 2-4, 1 R Matt Magill, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K San Antonio Missions Nick Torres, LF, 3-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R Rafael De Paula, RP, 2 IP, 1 K Lake Elsinore Storm Josh…

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Luis Urias & Josh Naylor Can Only Benefit From Playing in the WBC

March 11, 2017

In this World Baseball Classic, the San Diego Padres have two intriguing prospects playing for both countries which border ours. Luis Urias and Josh Naylor are two young, talented players who can greatly benefit from their experience in the WBC. This article will provide a full understanding of how playing in the WBC can very well help these two young men. Luis Urias If you are hearing the name Luis…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

October 9, 2016

The new rankings have come out for each teams’ top-30 prospects from MLB.com. Here are my current ranking for the top 30 prospects in the San Diego Padres farm system, plus a few other prospects that are worth mentioning. Enjoy, and please remember, this is my list. Take it with a grain of salt and remember that the value of these players fluctuates very easily from year to year. This…

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2016 Padres Futures Game – Top 5 Players to Watch

October 7, 2016

The 2016 San Diego Padres season left most fans with little to cheer about and watch as the team traded all their top talent for prospects. Rebuilding is once again in full effect and the strategy is pretty clear. A.J. Preller has reloaded the farm system via trades, the MLB Draft, and the International Draft. Last November’s trade of Craig Kimbrel to the Red Sox has already paid off for…

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Padres Minors: A Brief Interview with Brand New Padres 1B Prospect Josh Naylor

August 10, 2016

The San Diego Padres are currently constructing a winning formula. The franchise has put a great emphasis on the future and with that the team has hoarded tons of talent in the last few months. It all started in the June Amateur Draft as the Padres had six of the top 85 picks and they selected very wisely. Cal Quantrill, Hudson Potts, Eric Lauer, Buddy Reed, Reggie Lawson and Mason…

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