Down on the Farm: April 24

April 25, 2017

  Tyrell Jenkins 3 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K After the Atlanta Braves decided that they were done trying to make Jenkins an effective big league pitcher, the Padres made the decision that it was their turn to take a chance. So far, that chance has not worked out the way the Padres had hoped. There have been some flashes of greatness by Jenkins, but overall…

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Down on the Farm: April 20

April 21, 2017

  El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 13 K Look no further than the 13 strikeouts on the line, but Lamet showed what type of pitcher he can be on Thursday night. Even more impressive was the fact that Lamet struck out 13 batters in only five and a third innings. Considering Lamet only got 16 batters out, 13 strikeouts is very, very…

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The San Diego Padres 2020 Potential 25-Man Roster

April 19, 2017

Yes, the Padres have the lowest payroll in the MLB. And yes, the Padres are paying players on other teams more than the players on their own team. And yes, the Padres have the second-youngest team in baseball. But yes, these are also all positive things for the 2020 season. MLB Pipeline rated the Padres farm system as the fourth best in all of baseball. That is incredible, considering general…

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Can Jamie Romak Be the Next Ryan Schimpf?

April 18, 2017

  Jamie Romak is a name you are probably not familiar with, and you should not feel ashamed about it. Just like Ryan Schimpf, the long-time minor leaguer hasn’t been given a shot to crack a major league roster on a regular basis. Despite 216 minor league home runs, the 31-year-old has only had 36 major league at bats since being drafted by the Braves in the fourth round of…

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The Lake Elsinore “Pitching” Storm

April 6, 2017

Earlier in the week, the San Diego Padres announced the Opening Day roster for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, which we looked at here at East Village Times on Sunday. With the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm set to open up their season with a four game series against the Modesto Nuts that begins on Thursday night, we will take a top-down look at the roster of what is easily the Padres’…

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San Antonio Missions & El Paso Chihuahuas Set Opening Day Rosters

April 6, 2017

It’s Thursday, April 6, and the Major League season is already on its fifth day. With the Padres season starting on Monday, with a 14-3 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the minor league season has gotten ever closer. After the Padres announced their final roster cuts on Saturday morning, roster news on the Padres minor league affiliates has slowly trickled in. The Padres began by announcing…

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Fort Wayne TinCaps 25-Man Roster is Set

April 2, 2017

Today is finally Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season. After what seems like years of waiting, the San Diego Padres will finally play meaningful baseball in 2017 starting at one o’clock against the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the big league team may be rough to watch this season, the Padres have a lot of talent in the minor leagues to keep an eye on. Nowhere is that more true…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Lake Elsinore Storm

March 25, 2017

  “The Storm” The Lake Elsinore Storm are the minor league Advanced Single-A baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres. They have been an affiliate of the Padres since 2001. Prior to that they were an affiliate of the California Angels. The team plays at Peter Lehr Field. The stadium is called the “Lake Elsinore Diamond” and cost $24.3 million dollars to construct in 1994. Storm games may be heard…

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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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