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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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The Lake Elsinore Storm

September 25, 2017

RECORD:  First Half (35-35): 3rd in Cal League South Division Second Half (29-41): 5th in Cal League South Division STARTING ROTATION: The Lake Elsinore Storm entered 2017 with high hopes for their starting rotation. Although top prospect Anderson Espinoza was shut down just a few days prior to the Padres Opening Day (and eventually had TJ surgery), the starting rotation was by far the best part of the team in…

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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: 2017 Review- The Tri-City Dust Devils

September 20, 2017

Three takeaways 1- Strikeouts were a theme The Tri-City Dust Devils had an impressive group of pitchers take the mound in the 2017 season. The staff was dominant from top to bottom, but offensively the team struggled to get anything going. The offense set a new Dust Devil record with strikeouts as the group contained many young players that looked overmatched at times. On the flip side, the pitching staff…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- Arizona Rookie League Padres

September 18, 2017

Three Takeaways 1. Rookie League is Flush with International Talent If there was one thing that was on clear display for the AZL Padres and AZL Padres 2 this season, it was the plethora of international talent that made its mark on the Arizona Rookie League fields. From the big names such as Jeisson Rosario, Jordy Barley, and Tirso Ornelas to the not-so-big names such as Michell Miliano, Luis Patino,…

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Down on The Farm- 2017 Review: The Promising DSL Padres

September 15, 2017

The 2018 Dominican Summer League Padres In an attempt to keep you up to speed with all things San Diego Padres, we here at EVT will do a recap of all eight affiliates. We start with the lowest of all the levels, the Padres DSL team. This summer team first came into existence in 1990, as the team first shared affiliation with the Tigers, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, Yankees, and…

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River Bandits Shut Out TinCaps for 2-0 Series Lead

September 14, 2017

Fort Wayne Indiana Just as they did in the first game of the Midwest League Championship, the Quad Cities River Bandits jumped out to a first-inning lead and never let go, beating the TinCaps 5-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. In the top of the first, TinCaps’ starter Lake Bachar walked the second batter, Colin Moran, who then advanced to second on a slow-rolling base hit to…

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First Inning Rally Overwhelms TinCaps in 6-3 Loss

September 14, 2017

  Fort Wayne, Indiana The Quad Cities River Bandits started the Midwest League Championship with a bang, sending eight batters to the plate in the first inning, resulting in a 5-0 lead that eventually led to a 6-3 win in the first game of the series. As the championship series began, the TinCaps had one of their most reliable starters on the mound in Pedro Avila, who entered the game…

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Down on the Farm: Heartbreaking Losses for TinCaps & Missions

September 9, 2017

  Fort Wayne TinCaps: 2-1 loss vs Dayton Adrian Morejon toed the rubber for Fort Wayne in game one of a best-of-three series vs Dayton, and he pitched quite well. He only gave up one run in six innings of work; striking out five and scattering seven hits. The lone run of the night for the TinCaps came on a throwing error in the bottom of the third inning, which…

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TinCaps Report: Throwing Error Costly in 2-1 Loss to Dayton

September 9, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana The Dayton Dragons took a 1-0 lead in the Midwest League Divisional Championship, beating the TinCaps 2-1 on a cool Saturday night in Fort Wayne. The deciding run came in the eighth inning. Jose Siri hit a one-out single and then advanced to second on a wild pitch by reliever Dauris Valdez. Valdez walked the next batter to put two men on base. Bruce Yari then hit…

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Down on The Farm: Two Playoff Victories

September 8, 2017

  San Antonio Missions: 9-0 Win @Midland Joey Lucchesi threw seven scoreless innings, and Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits, as the Missions beat the Midland Rockhounds 9-0 on Friday night. San Antonio will look to be the first team since 2013 to eliminate the A’s affiliate in the playoffs, as Midland has won three consecutive Texas League championships. Notable Performers Joey Lucchesi (7.0IP, 6H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 5K) The left-hander…

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TinCaps Walkoff Wins Game 6-4 & Playoff Series 2-0

September 7, 2017

Bowling Green, Kentucky  The TinCaps defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods in a dramatic, come-from-behind win on Marcus Greene Jr.’s two-run walk-off homer. With the win, the TinCaps advance to the Midwest League Eastern Division Championship Series. Greene’s home run capped a three-inning comeback effort that began in the bottom of the seventh. Down 4-1 with one out, Reinaldo Ilarraza hit a ground-rule double to left field and then advanced…

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