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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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- Low-A Fort Wayne TinCaps

September 22, 2017

Three Takeaways 1. Fernando Tatis Jr. is One of the Best Prospects in Baseball If there is any obvious takeaway from the TinCaps season, it is that Fernando Tatis Jr. very clearly puts himself into the conversation as one of the best prospects in all of baseball. After improving in every month in Fort Wayne, Tatis found himself surprisingly promoted to the San Antonio Missions in September for the stretch…

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Down on the Farm: August 25- De Los Santos, Baez & Margevicius Pitch Well

August 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on the day. The Chihuahuas were rained out and the AZL Padres 2 team had the night off. In San Antonio, the Missions are on the verge of a playoff appearance. The next wave of talent that is due to arrive at Petco is firmly entrenched in Texas. That roster is made up of plenty of young stars. We shall soon get a…

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Down on the Farm- August 19- Michel Baez is Human

August 19, 2017

DSL Padres (23-42): 5-3 loss vs DSL DBacks 1 AZL Padres (22-22): OFF AZL Padres 2 (26-18): 10-9 win (10 innings) vs AZL Mariners Tri-City Dust Devils (34-28): 4-3 win @ Everett Fort Wayne TinCaps (61-64): 10-1 loss vs Great Lakes Lake Elsinore Storm (58-68): 6-5 win vs Rancho Cucamonga San Antonio Missions (71-53): 3-2 loss @ Tulsa El Paso Chihuahuas (63-64): 2-0 win @ Tacoma Key Performers: RF Mason…

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Interview with Michel Baez: Cuban Fireballer Assesses His Performance

August 17, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana Michel Baez (ME-shell Bye-ez) has been lighting up radar guns and regularly sending batters back to the dugout since arriving in the Low Class-A Midwest League. Baez, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound Cuban right-hander, hit 98 mph in his first outing July 4 with the Fort Wayne TinCaps. A Parkview Field crowd of 9,266 saw the 21-year-old fan nine Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) while walking none in five…

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Hudson Potts Homers in 6-3 Loss & Michel Baez Shows He is Human

August 13, 2017

  Fort Wayne, Indiana On Sunday, the Bowling Green Hot Rods exposed the TinCaps’ Michel Baez as a mere mortal. Dominating in his first five starts, Baez struggled more than usual in the 6-3 loss. Baez compiled five wins and a 0.74 ERA in his first five starts, but the Hot Rods tagged him for six hits and five runs through five innings of work. Baez also struck out five,…

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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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Michel Baez Dominates Again, Striking Out 14 in Win

July 31, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana In a record-breaking night at Parkview Field, the Fort Wayne TinCaps held on for a 4-3 victory in front of 7,320 fans.   Michel Baez continued his domination of opposing teams, notching his 4th victory in five starts for the TinCaps.   Baez controlled the Dragons’ lineup from the beginning, needing only eight pitches to retire the side in the top of the first.   The right…

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Another Young Hurler Emerging- Osvaldo Hernandez’ Big Night

July 31, 2017

  During the San Diego Padres’ 2016-2017 international spending spree, all eyes were on the uber-talented lefty Adrian Morejon. Today, the Padre shares the spotlight with another Cuban, Michel Baez, who has shot up the Friar’s prospect rankings and firmly cemented himself as seventh best. His domination of the lower minors was thrilling and his ability to win all his games, post a 0.78 ERA in 23 innings at Fort…

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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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