Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 14

November 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a total of 11 prospects playing around the world on Tuesday in various winter leagues. In Peoria, the Javelinas lost 11-4 to the Salt River Rafters. The team has a two-game lead over the Glendale Desert Dogs with only two games left on the schedule. Peoria will play the Scottsdale Scorpions Wednesday and Thursday, as they hope to advance to the Championship game on Saturday…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 12 (Fernando Tatis Shut Down for the Winter)

November 12, 2017

The Padres are a team on the rise. The future is bright in sunny San Diego, as the farm system of this team is developing at a fast pace. Despite the fact the Peoria Javelinas elected to rest their Padre position players, there were a total of nine  Padre’ minor leagues in action around the globe. Unfortunately for Padre Fans, Fernando Tatis has been shut down by the Padres. The…

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Can Fernando Tatis Jr. Be the Next Carlos Correa?

November 11, 2017

The San Diego Padres have not had stability at the shortstop position for quite some time now. It has essentially been a revolving door since the departure of Everth Cabrera. However, Cabrera only had two years in which he played more than 100 games. We would have to go all the way back to Khalil Greene in order to find some semblance of stability at the shortstop position. This is…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 5

November 5, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a total of eight players in action on Sunday afternoon. After an eventful Fall Stars Game, the Peoria Javelinas were off. Both Luis Urias and Josh Naylor had a successful all-star game, but in the end the West team lost to an East squad that rallied in the bottom of the eighth to overcome a 2-1 deficit. Urias homered in the game and Naylor had…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 4 *With Video

November 4, 2017

  The San Diego Padres were well-represented on Saturday, around the globe. The annual “Fall Stars” game was held in Phoenix, where the Padres had Luis Urias and Josh Naylor in attendance for the franchise. The Arizona Fall league puts on this showcase every year to display some of the brightest stars from the league. Both young infielders played well as they scored both runs for the West Division. The…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 3

November 3, 2017

The San Diego Padres had nine prospects in action on Friday night. In Peoria, the Javelinas lost 7-2 to the Glendale Desert Dogs. They are now 12-9 on the year with a three-game lead on the same Desert Dogs’ team in the AFL West standings. In other leagues around the globe, both Fernando Tatis and Franchy Cordero are in a bit of a slump. Both players did play on Friday…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 2

November 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres had 10 men in action on Thursday. In Peoria, the Javelinas were able to keep up their winning ways as they beat the Scottsdale Scorpions 4-2. The team is now 12-8 on the year and all alone in first place in the Arizona Fall League West division. The other leagues were active as well, as games were being played in Mexico and Venezuela. Both Franchy Cordero…

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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- Winter League Roundup- October 21

October 22, 2017

  The San Diego Padres’ minor league players were limited to a few games on Saturday. Apologies for the brief report today. Arizona Fall League The Arizona Javelinas were off, so Luis Urias, Josh Naylor, and company were not in action. We will have to wait til Sunday to see the Javelinas, who are currently 6-4 on the season, and the only club out of the six in the AFL…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The San Antonio Missions

September 28, 2017

In this sixth piece detailing the Padres’ minor league system, we take a look at the San Antonio Missions. The Missions were a team that dominated the Texas League from start to finish in the regular season. They headed into the playoffs as favorites, but were unable to get past the Mission Rock Hounds, despite being up 2-1 in the series and up late in game four. It was a…

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Padres Prospect Outlook: RHP Luis Patino

September 13, 2017

It is no secret that the San Diego Padres have built their prestigious farm system through the international market. The team spent nearly 70 million dollars (after penalties) for a group of young men. Luis Almanzar, Jorge Ona, Adrian Morejon, Gabriel Arias, Justin Lopez, and Michel Baez get most of the headlines, but it is virtually unknown players like Luis Patino that have made the difference in this developing young…

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Is New TinCap Andres Munoz About to Get More Attention?

September 3, 2017

When September baseball rolls around, prospect promotions become a wonderful attraction for fans. The same can be said for the fans of minor league games. That being said, the promotion of Andres Munoz on August 30 must be a welcome sight for those in Fort Wayne. Munoz was one of the bigger names that the Friars signed in Preller’s first international splash with the team. In exchange for $700,000, San…

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