Everything You Need to Know About the Lake Elsinore Storm

March 25, 2017

  “The Storm” The Lake Elsinore Storm are the minor league Advanced Single-A baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres. They have been an affiliate of the Padres since 2001. Prior to that they were an affiliate of the California Angels. The team plays at Peter Lehr Field. The stadium is called the “Lake Elsinore Diamond” and cost $24.3 million dollars to construct in 1994. Storm games may be heard…

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Padres LHP Brad Wieck Interview- Just Give Him The Ball

February 14, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are developing talent at an unusually high rate. Well, at least unusual for them, as they presently have a group of players that are just about ready for major league service time. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Carlos Asuaje are just the beginning. They are the first wave of talent that will continuously pound the shores of San Diego. Not far behind them…

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Eric Yardley Interview: Opportunity in Every Difficulty

January 18, 2017

It is July in the sweltering summer of Alpine, TX, and the phone is ringing. On one end sits Eric Yardley, a pitcher for the Trinidad Triggers of the Pecos League, an association of independent baseball clubs spread from California to Kansas. He is a recent graduate of Seattle University who opted to forgo a Master’s degree in education (for now) for the possibility to be called a professional baseball…

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A Detailed Look at the Padres’ Minor League Affiliates

January 6, 2017

  The minor leagues are an interesting place. They are obviously not glamorous, nor are they filled with players making multi-millions of dollars a year. For many players, the minor leagues are a struggle. Many minor league stadiums can be in random cities and areas. The Padres have five main affiliates: the Tri-City Dust Devils, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Lake Elsinore Storm, San Antonio Missions, and El Paso Chihuahuas. All five…

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Luis Urias Gives Padres Fans Much to be Excited About

October 16, 2016

At the age of 19, second baseman Luis Urias is quickly becoming a prime name to watch in the San Diego Padres system. For good reason, too. As the youngest player in the California League (until his teammate Josh Naylor arrived), Urias hit .330/.397/.440 with a .836 OPS for the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2016, en route to winning the California League MVP. He also had more walks (40) than…

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Renfroe & Lamet Named Padres Minor League Players of the Year by MLB.com

October 7, 2016

The San Diego Padres are all about the future at this point. Over the last few seasons the team has taken us all on a personnel roller coaster ride. Most of us rose to varying levels of excitement in the winter of 2015 when A.J. Preller brought in a flurry of big names from around the league. Those of us who entertained that moment of excitement then experienced the drop-off…

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The Progression of Padres’ Minor League Pitcher Walker Lockett

August 27, 2016

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres are lacking starting pitchers in the upper minor league levels. The team was gutted of many of its older pitching prospects in the last few years by A.J. Preller as he reshapes the Padres minor league system. In the Padres A-Ball level the team has many terrific young arms. Anderson Espinoza, Logan Allen, Jacob Nix, Austin Smith, Enyel De Los Santos,…

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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 Minors: Down on the Farm- Recap August 3rd/4th

August 5, 2016

Wednesday Brandon Morrow, RHP, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 0.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 K Sadly it appears more and more likely that Brandon Morrow’s career as a major league pitcher is coming to an end. After a successful start to the 2015 season, Morrow got injured and did not pitch again for the remainder of the year. He has yet to see big league action since last May…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap

August 1, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 K After a ridiculous home run streak in mid-to-late June, Austin Hedges has cooled off considerably, hitting only .182 in the last ten days. Hedges is still hitting .348 on the season and has more than proven his ability to hit consistently. All that’s left is proving that at the big league level, although that may…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 11 Recap

June 27, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas: (45-31, 5-3 for week) Monday: L 7-3 Tuesday: W 11-6 Wednesday: W 4-2 Thursday: L 10-5 Friday: W 9-3 Saturday: W 7-4 Sunday: L 6-4/ W 7-4 Player of the Week: Austin Hedges 12/21, 2.069 OPS, 5 HR, 11 RBI Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes. Pitcher of the Week: Michael Kelly 11.2 IP, 3 ER, 0.893 WHIP, 9 K San…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm, June 25th

June 25, 2016

Padre Prospect of the Day: River Stevens, 3B, Double-A San Antonio: 4-5, 4 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI Despite entering the season outside of the Padres top 30 prospect list, River Stevens has been one of the lone bright spots in what has been a dreadful season for the Padres Double-A affiliate. After starting the season off in Fort Wayne, Stevens jumped first to Lake Elsinore and then to San…

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