San Diego Padres All Minor League Team: Pitchers

October 23, 2017

MacKenzie Gore- LHP, Rookie League, AZL Padres Seven games started, 21.1 innings, 40.5%-8.3% K/BB rate, 1.27 ERA, 2.14 FIP With such a stacked system for pitching, it may be hard to pick just one player who could be the Padres’ future ace. However, if I was a betting man, I would put my money down on left-hander MacKenzie Gore. Drafted number three overall by the Padres in the 2017 MLB…

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Most Productive 2017 Padres’ Draft Picks Thus Far

October 3, 2017

Mackenzie Gore, who is compared to Clayton Kershaw, and Luis Campusano, a catcher who looks like an absolute stud so far, are the names to remember from the San Diego Padres’ 2017 MLB draft class. While those two have had some exciting success in their early careers, there are other draftees who deserve to be written about as well, based on their excellent 2017 seasons. With that being said, here…

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Social Summit/Padres on Deck Game: September 29

September 30, 2017

A couple of EVT writers and myself (plus my lovely wife) were lucky enough to be invited to a Padres event Friday. The team hosted another #PadresSocialSummit in which a new hashtag of #PadresOnDeck was utilized. The summit would include some top Padres’ personnel, and of course, a meet and greet with several of the Padres young up and coming prospects. Ron Fowler was first on the docket, as the…

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Down on the Farm: August 22- A Quiet Night on the Farm

August 22, 2017

Travis Jankowski– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 0-5, 4 K At this current juncture, it seems less and less likely that Travis Jankowski is a part of the Padres’ long-term plans. Prior to the start of this season, it appeared that Jankowski was going to get a lot of playing time to start the year. Even with his poor start at the big league level, the injury to Alex Dickerson…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review August 14-20- Urias, Avila, Ruiz & Potts

August 20, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-24, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI, 12 TB Week after week, Franchy Cordero continues to hit, as this marks the third straight week he has been mentioned in the Weekly Review. However, Cordero also continues to strike out, now at a 29 percent rate for the season. That’s clearly better than his near 45 percent strikeout rate in the big…

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Down on the Farm: August 7- Michel Baez Continues Dominance

August 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Monday. Mackenzie Gore shut down the AZL Padres 2 team. The Missions and the Storm both had off days and will resume play on Tuesday. In Fresno, the Chihuahuas broke out the lumber, as four different players (Franchy Cordero, Jabari Blash, Rafael Ortega, Rocky Gale) hit home runs in a 14-9 win. Michael Kelly failed to record an out in the first,…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 31-August 6- Baez, Potts, Ruiz & Gore

August 6, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 5-17, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 R, 8 TB There may be a logjam in the outfield in San Diego, but Franchy Cordero has been doing just about everything in his power to force a call-up back to San Diego. Since being demoted back to the minor leagues following the return of Manuel Margot at the end of June, Cordero has…

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Down on the Farm: July’s Top Performers- Urias, Allen & Baez Oh My!

July 31, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas .337/.371/.696, 5 2B, 5 3B, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 64 TB, .359 ISO, 165 wRC+  Since being demoted back down to Triple-A seemingly for good earlier this month, Franchy Cordero has been excelling for the Chihuahuas. However, despite his successful month of July, Cordero still is having similar problems in Triple-A that he was having in the big leagues. His strikeout rate is…

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Down on the Farm: July 24

July 25, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 4-6, 2 HR, 4 RBI Someone doesn’t want to play in Triple-A anymore. Despite Cordero tearing apart Triple-A pitching, it’s hard to really see him playing a role with the big league team before the conclusion of the season, save for a potential September call up. With Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot back in the lineup, and Travis Jankowski nearing a return himself,…

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Recap of Rounds 1-10 of the San Diego Padres 2017 MLB Draft

June 14, 2017

Round 1, Pick #3– MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville (N.C.) HS In the weeks leading up to the 2017 MLB Draft, the Padres were scouting a number of top-end talents, including all of the big five players of Hunter Greene, Royce Lewis, Brendan McKay, Kyle Wright, and MacKenzie Gore. A lot was going to depend on how the first two selections played out, but the Padres appeared to be most heavy…

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MacKenzie Gore Was The Correct Choice for Padres *Video on the Lefty

June 12, 2017

  The San Diego Padres held the #3 overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, and there were tons of rumors on who they would select. Hunter Greene was linked to the team, but when they team picked, he was no longer there. The Padres had to envision that happening, so they changed gears without batting an eye. Instead of Hunter Greene, the team landed a quality pitcher by the…

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Making a Case for Mackenzie Gore Over Hunter Greene in Upcoming Draft

May 21, 2017

Since the beginning of the year, Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles has garnered the respect of countless scouts. With a high-octane fastball capable of reaching 100 mph, Greene is this draft year’s version of Riley Pint. However, it’s his smooth delivery and quality athleticism (traits rarely seen in power pitchers from high school), which makes him a likely top-3 pick. As such, the Padres have…

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