Down on the Farm: May 23

May 23, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB Have I mentioned that I like Franchy Cordero a lot? To some, he profiles as just a fourth outfielder type of player, but the potential for more is still there. The Padres obviously have a lot of outfield depth in the major leagues, with the group of Manuel Margot, Hunter…

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Ty France is Making a Great Impression

May 21, 2017

It was a cold Friday night when the Padres took on the Lake Elsinore Storm in a preseason exhibition game. I sat alongside fellow EVT writer, Mike Clark, and founder, James Clark, behind home plate, as we watched the Padres’ starting line-up slowly begin to substitute with up-and-coming prospects. Among those prospects was first baseman, Ty France. He was a late addition to the game, sporting the number 98, which was originally…

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Down on the Farm: May 16

May 17, 2017

Jabari Blash- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-2, 2 BB, 4 RBI I am going to have to be honest here. I have been trying to avoid writing about Jabari Blash as much as possible. To me he just isn’t a major league-caliber talent, and he’s proven that plenty of times. With that being said, he is currently tearing apart Triple-A pitching over the last week. Over the last 10…

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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: May 11

May 12, 2017

Joey Lucchesi- LHP, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 K In what was arguably the worst start of his professional career, Lucchesi went only five innings for the Storm, giving up a season-high six hits, and a career-high three earned runs. Over his first 20 professional appearances, spanning 73 innings, Lucchesi had given up more than one earned run only three times. To say Lucchesi has…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 1-7

May 8, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-23, 1 2B, 2 HR, 7  RBI, 17  TB I wrote about Buss last week in the Weekly Recap, and he hasn’t slowed down at all this week. Buss is now slashing .500/.543/.844 over his last 10 days and .451/.491/.667 over his last 30 days. This is all very unsustainable, but hey, maybe Buss has finally figured it out at 30 years old. Tyrell Jenkins–…

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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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Down on the Farm: May 1

May 2, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 5 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 4 K For the first time this season, right-hander Dinelson Lamet did not have a good night for the El Paso Chihuahuas. After opening the season with only one earned run over his first 20 innings pitching, things fell apart a bit for Lamet on Monday night. Inefficiency once again reared its ugly head, as Lamet struggled…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: April 24-30

May 1, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-14, 4 2B, 4 RBI, 13 TB A 30-year-old in Triple-A, Nick Buss isn’t the most conventional baseball player. With that being said, Buss has been hot in recent weeks and is now slashing .464/.515/.607 over his first 28 at bats this season. That’s clearly unsustainable, but if Buss keeps up his strong performance, maybe he can earn himself some big league playing…

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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 25

April 26, 2017

  El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K Fresh off a 13-strikeout performance in just 5.1 IP, Lamet outdid himself. Lamet only struck out nine on Tuesday night, but a four hit, seven inning shutout got the job done. Lamet has now given up just one earned run over his first 20 innings, good for a 0.45 ERA. Lamet is striking out…

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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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