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….


Fort Wayne TinCaps 25-Man Roster is Set

April 2, 2017

Today is finally Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season. After what seems like years of waiting, the San Diego Padres will finally play meaningful baseball in 2017 starting at one o’clock against the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the big league team may be rough to watch this season, the Padres have a lot of talent in the minor leagues to keep an eye on. Nowhere is that more true…


Philip’s Journey Helps Give Padres’ Logan Allen Motivation on the Mound

December 24, 2016

In order to get the best out of your abilities as a player, the game of baseball requires a proper mindset. It is not easy to play the game, and if you are not concentrating and totally focused, you are only cheating yourself and your teammates. Players learn to maintain concentration in different ways and they sometimes use motivational factors to get the job done. In the case of 19-year-old,…


Padres Minor Leagues: Catching Up With Padres Minor League LHP Jerry Keel

August 1, 2016

As I compiled my list of top starting pitchers prospects for the San Diego Padres, I regrettably neglected to add Jerry Keel to the list. Partially because I failed to realize the franchise had turned him into a starter recently, and also because he just simply fell under the radar. The 22-year-old Keel was a 9th round selection in the 2015 draft out of Cal State Northridge. Another great value…


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…


Padres Minors: Catching Up With Logan Allen, A Brief Conversation

May 18, 2016

When Craig Kimbrel was shipped out of San Diego, the Padres received a huge haul of prospects in return. Everybody has heard of Manuel Margot and Javier Guerra. Those two are now two of the Padres top prospects. In addition to Margot and Guerra, the franchise received infielder Carlos Asuaje and left-handed pitcher Logan Allen. Asuaje and Margot are currently in El Paso playing for the Chihuahuas. Guerra is in…


Padres Minors: Q & A with new Padres minor league pitcher Logan Allen

January 15, 2016

EastVillageTimes was lucky enough to secure an interview with new left-handed pitcher Logan Allen. The 18-year-old southpaw has excellent stuff and an even better attitude. He should go far in the game. Allen was acquired with Carlos Asuaje, Manuel Margot and Javier Guerra for Craig Kimbrel in a November trade. Allen was drafted in the eighth round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox. He was drafted out…


Padres News: Analyzing the Padres “New” Farm System

November 22, 2015

Just barely three weeks into the 2015-2016 offseason, the San Diego Padres have already made quite a bit of noise. The Padres traded both Joaquin Benoit and Craig Kimbrel, and have also made several other smaller moves. A.J. Preller and company are just getting started. After such a disappointing 2015 season, the Padres have a long to-do list this offseason and are wasting no time getting started on it. This…


Padres News: Evaluating the Return in the Craig Kimbrel Trade

November 14, 2015

Following the trade of Joaquin Benoit earlier in the week, some estimated that the trade would mean Craig Kimbrel would still be the San Diego Padres closer come 2016. That, however, is not the case. On Friday afternoon, the Padres completed a blockbuster deal that sent the closer to the Boston Red Sox in return for four minor league prospects, outfielder Manuel Margot, infielders Javier Guerra and Carlos Asuaje, and…


Padres News: Craig Kimbrel Dealt to Red Sox

November 13, 2015

The inevitable has happened and the San Diego Padres have dealt their ace closer Craig Kimbrel. He was rumored to be involved in trade talks with the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros, but in the end it was the Boston Red Sox who stepped up and paid the asking price. The San Diego Padres did very well in this deal on paper. Manuel Margot is ranked the…