San Diego Padres Prospect Watch: Jose Castillo

March 20, 2017

With each passing year, spring training marks a time for players to make a statement. Teams are looking to fill spots on their opening day rosters and players are looking to earn those spots. This fact rings doubly true for rebuilding teams, a label that is extremely fitting of the 2017 Padres. However, 2017 is different, as the World Baseball Classic has provided an additional, grander stage for players to…

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What “Dead Money” Really Means for the Padres

March 14, 2017

Recently it was pointed out by Fangraphs’ Craig Edwards, in a piece he wrote, that the Padres were among teams with the most “dead money” on their payroll. Not surprisingly, the Dodgers topped the list. Los Angeles’ big market has taken on big contracts to facilitate trades, and have invested consistently on the international front, along with big free agent signings and extensions to star players. The Yankees and Angels…

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San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

February 22, 2017

  The current San Diego Padres‘ farm system is something to take great pride in. This regime has certainly invested in the team’s future, and it shows in the wealth of minor league talent throughout the system. In fact, this list I constructed swelled from a top-30 list all the way to a top-50 list simply because the team has so much talent that deserves to be praised. The San…

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Padres Eric Lauer Interview- Progression Through Dedication

February 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres selected Eric Lauer with their 25th overall pick in the 2016 draft. The left-handed pitcher out of Kent State came with the reputation of being a polished pitcher, and he has done absolutely nothing to contradict that assessment. Lauer has worked his tail off since joining the Padres’ organization, and is anxious to start his first full professional season. He recently took time to sit down…

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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,…

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A Reality Check on the Padres’ Future

August 31, 2016

I’m not optimistic about the San Diego Padres future plan, but I want to be. I have tremendous faith in A.J. Preller as a scout and believe the Padres will draft well under his leadership. However, even the best of scouts misses the mark—a lot. If we are banking our future on long off prospects in the pipeline as that pipeline is now constructed, both the Padres and their fans…

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Padres’ Minor League Pitcher Seth Simmons is an Interesting Story

August 29, 2016

The San Diego Padres season has not gone well but within all the pain there have been some stories that certainly stand out as a positive thing. One particular note that has been developing in the recent weeks is the emergence of veteran minor league pitcher Seth Simmons. The right handed pitcher had thrown over 240 games and 355 innings as a reliever since being drafted by Arizona in the…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 7 Recap

May 24, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas  22-20 (3-3 this week) Monday 5/16- Win 7-6 vs New Orleans Tuesday 5/17- Win 11-7 vs New Orleans Wednesday 5/18- OFF Thursday 5/19- Win 4-3 vs Round Rock Friday 5/20- Loss 10-14 vs Round Rock Saturday 5/21- Loss 11-13 vs Round Rock Sunday 5/22- Loss 7-16 vs Round Rock Player of the Week: Alex Dickerson 14-26 (.538) 3 HR, 10 RBI, 11 runs Pitcher of the Week:…

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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…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 6 Recap

May 16, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (19-17, 5-2 for week) Monday W 8-6 Tuesday L 6-4 Wednesday W 4-1 Thursday L 7-2 Friday W 12-10 Saturday W 10-8 Sunday W 7-6 Player of the Week: Carlos Asuaje 14/26, 1.446 OPS, 1 HR, 7 RBI Pitcher of the Week: Jeremy Guthrie 7 IP, 1 ER, 0.857 WHIP, 4 SO Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio Missions (12-23, 2-3 for week) Monday L…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Minor League Week 5 Recap

May 9, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (14-15, 4-3 for week) Monday L 6-3 Tuesday L 15-6 Wednesday W 17-6 Thursday W 7-6 Friday L 5-4 Saturday W 6-4 Sunday W 9-4 Player of the Week: Casey McElroy 14/29, 1.174 OPS, 0 HR, 9 RBI Pitcher of the Week: Aaron Northcraft 5 IP, 1 ER, 1.000 WHIP, 3 K Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio Missions (10-20, 1-6 for week) Monday L…

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Padres Minor Leagues: Down on the Farm- Padres Week 4 Minor League Recap

May 3, 2016

El Paso Chihuahuas (4-2) for the week Monday- W 8-5 at Salt Lake Tuesday- W 9-0 at Salt Lake Wednesday- Off Thursday- L 2-4 at Fresno Friday- W 6-5 at Fresno Saturday- L 0-3 at Fresno Sunday- W 4-3 at Fresno Player of the Week James Loney– (9-22) .409 Pitcher of the Week Daniel McCutchen– 2-0, 11 innings pitched, three earned runs Your browser does not support iframes. San Antonio…

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