Heading to the Finish Line with the Padres’ Rule-5 Players

August 25, 2017

It’s becoming increasingly more likely that the San Diego Padres will be a 70-plus win team by season’s end. That’s a far cry from the preseason predictions that tagged the team as a mere 60 game winner and the worst in the league. Now the team is poised to potentially end up closer to the bottom-middle of the pack. Some fans would argue that this is not an ideal situation….

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The 2017 San Diego Padres FULL Rookie Report

July 14, 2017

Here we are at the MLB All-Star break, the five-win pass came and went and we’ve seen plenty of new faces, from waiver wins like Chase d’Arnaud and free agent signings like Craig Stammen, to trade pieces like Matt Szczur. More importantly, the Padres first wave of talent has arrived at Petco Park. To start the season, the Padres had some guys we were expecting to see, like Hunter Renfroe and…

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Is it Time to Move on From Rule-5 Pick Luis Torrens?

May 7, 2017

Carrying three Rule-5 draft picks is an unusual task for a major league team. The San Diego Padres chose to keep Miguel Diaz, Allen Cordoba, and Luis Torrens, after each established themselves this spring in Arizona. Cordoba has looked fantastic and seems to be a lock to remain with the Padres for the entire 2017 season. Miguel Diaz has been roughed up recently, but like Luis Perdomo from last year,…

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Padres Rule-5 Draftees Progressing Through Spring Training

March 24, 2017

  When A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres front office decided to “splurge” in the Rule-5 draft last December, a lot of doubt was held pretty much everywhere of the Padres’ ability to keep just one, yet alone all three of their selections. The #1 pick, Miguel Diaz, was the most likely to be kept at the time. Infielder Allen Cordoba and catcher Luis Torrens were seen as long…

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Can Luis Torrens Become the Padres’ Catcher of the Distant Future?

December 17, 2016

Almost two weeks ago the Padres finally did the inevitable and traded Derek Norris. He went to the Washington Nationals for prospect RHP Pedro Avila. This was a positive and necessary move, another nod towards the youth movement, as it finally opened up the starting role for Austin Hedges behind the dish. In return, the Padres received another solid piece of young pitching depth to look forward to. I like…

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Padres Have Busy Morning at the Rule 5 Draft

December 8, 2016

Following the trade of Derek Norris and the non-tender of six other players last week, the Padres went into the Winter Meetings with only 33 players on their 40-man roster. With seven open spots on the 40-man, the Padres had plenty of options going into the 2016 Rule 5 Draft. Going into 2017 with little hopes of fielding a competitive roster, it was clear the Padres could benefit from making…

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