Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 1

November 1, 2017

The San Diego Padres had 10 players in action on Wednesday night. Franchy Cordero was arguably the most notable player participating in game action. The center fielder continues to make a smooth transition to the outfield and will be a real contender for a roster spot in the spring. Keep an eye on the speedy Dominican outfielder. The Peoria Javelinas lost 7-5 on Wednesday to the Scottsdale Scorpions. Walker Locket…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- October 28

October 28, 2017

We have reached the midway point in the Arizona Fall League, and the Peopria Javelinas continue their hot streak. The team is now 10-6 on the season after beating Salt River by the score of 10-4 on Saturday. At the half way point, the Javelinas have a three-game lead over the Glendale Desert Dogs, who are 7-9. Peoria has assembled quite an impressive group of youngsters, and the Padres are…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- October 25

October 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres had nine players in action on Wednesday throughout the globe. The Peoria Javelinas lost 6-3 and are now 7-6 on the season. Tatis and Cordero did play in the Caribbean, as each continues their growth in the game. Josh Naylor and Luis Urias had the day off, but each should return to action on Thursday. ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE T.J. Weir got into some game action on…

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Down on the Farm: August 9- Cal Quantrill Adjusting to Double-A

August 10, 2017

Dillon Overton– LHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K Maybe Dillon Overton isn’t finished just yet. After a string of poor outings, Overton looked solid on Wednesday night. The numbers don’t jump off the page, but for what the Padres brought Overton in to do, the numbers don’t have to jump off the page. At this point, the Padres will take anything…

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The Padres Farm Isn’t All High Risk (Profiling Five Pitchers)

July 24, 2017

The Padres are becoming synonymous with risky moves and risky prospects that have high upside. Loading up on as many high-ceiling prospects as possible is a strategy the club continued to implement in the 2017 MLB Draft by taking a high school pitcher with the number three overall pick, and followed that pick up by taking two high school catchers and a high school outfielder. In a farm system known…

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Down on the Farm: July 19

July 19, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on the day. The Chihuahuas were unable to get the offense going in Sacramento and lost 3-1. They only managed one run on the day and gave no run support to Dillon Overton, who had a decent start. The Chihuahuas put the ball in play, only striking out six times on the day, but just could not get the key hit when it…

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Down on the Farm: July 14

July 15, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 6-2 on Friday. El Paso was victorious, behind a solid effort from Dillon Overton on the mound. The lefty pitcher went six strong innings, allowing two earned runs on the night. Chase d’Arnaud was 2-5 and the Chihuahuas flexed their muscles by hitting five home runs. Christian Villanueva, Ryan Schimpf, Nick Buss, Collin Cowgill, and Diego Goris all went deep. The Missions survived a…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 3-9

July 10, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-29, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 18 TB There’s no doubt that Franchy Cordero was impressive in his short stint with the Padres this season. However, with the return of Manuel Margot, and Cordero’s rather significant strikeout problem, it was pretty clear he needed some time back down in Triple-A. Since returning to Triple-A, Cordero has been on fire, as…

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Rough First Inning Too Much To Overcome For Lake Elsinore

June 30, 2017

  Thursday night was the fourth and final game of the series with Rancho Cucamonga. The Storm went in to the game looking to seal the series having already taken two of the first three contests. Lake Elsinore manager Edwin Rodriguez handed the ball to pitcher Jesse Scholtens. Things started a bit rough, as Drew Jackson worked a leadoff walk. By the time the Quakes reached the sixth batter in…

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Down on the Farm: May 30

May 31, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 RBI, 2 R Most of the time, a 30-year-old doing well in Triple-A isn’t really noteworthy. However, Nick Buss is taking that to a whole new level this season. Buss is now slashing .380/.434/.556 on the season with four long balls in just 108 at bats. After starting the season in a reserve role, Buss has earned himself everyday playing time,…

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Padres Young Prospect Jeisson Rosario is the Real Deal

February 8, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have an excellent young core of minor league players. For the first time in the history of the team, the farm system is deep, and especially so in terms of international talent. With over 70 million dollars spent (and counting) since the period opened on July 2, the Padres have gone the extra mile in terms of acquiring young talent. Luis Almanzar, Adrian Morejon, Jorge…

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Padres’ Minor League First Baseman Brad Zunica is Standing Tall

September 28, 2016

At 6′ 6″ and 255 lbs, Brad Zunica has great size and strength to be a legit power threat for the Padres for a long time. His left-handed swing is more than capable of generating enough torque to power fastballs over fences for years to come. At the age of 20, Zunica is still presently very raw but the Padres are pleased with his growth as a player. He played…

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