Down on the Farm: September 2- Tatis with Four Hits, Morejon, Ramirez & Scheckler Solid

September 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-4 on Saturday. The El Paso Chihuahuas won 8-1, as their playoff hopes are still in full swing. Dillon Overton, who was DFA’d a few days ago and re-signed after clearing waivers, was pretty effective throwing for El Paso. The lefty went six strong innings, striking out four and only allowing one earned run. A special Happy Birthday to Franchy Cordero, who went 2-5…

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Arizona Fall League Rosters Set; Seven Padres’ Prospects Included

August 30, 2017

  With less than a week remaining in the minor league season, the minor league playoffs are just around the corner. As it currently stands, it appears that most of the Padres’ minor league affiliates will be making the playoffs. The El Paso Chihuahuas, San Antonio Missions, Fort Wayne TinCaps, and Tri-City Dust Devils have all clinched playoff spots or appear poised to clinch. Despite the playoffs not yet starting,…

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Down on the Farm- August 19- Michel Baez is Human

August 19, 2017

DSL Padres (23-42): 5-3 loss vs DSL DBacks 1 AZL Padres (22-22): OFF AZL Padres 2 (26-18): 10-9 win (10 innings) vs AZL Mariners Tri-City Dust Devils (34-28): 4-3 win @ Everett Fort Wayne TinCaps (61-64): 10-1 loss vs Great Lakes Lake Elsinore Storm (58-68): 6-5 win vs Rancho Cucamonga San Antonio Missions (71-53): 3-2 loss @ Tulsa El Paso Chihuahuas (63-64): 2-0 win @ Tacoma Key Performers: RF Mason…

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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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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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