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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Padres Well Represented in Arizona Fall League

September 10, 2016

Usually during mid-to-late November, all eyes are on the Major League Baseball playoffs. However, there is another interesting baseball spectacle that goes on during that same time. That is the Arizona Fall League, whose one month schedule allows for each team to give their best prospects more playing time after the conclusion of the minor league schedule. There are only six teams in the AZL, with each team being filled…

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Padres’ Minor League LHP Kyle McGrath Emerging

September 4, 2016

It is a pleasure to report that there is a common theme in recent months. San Diego Padres minor league pitchers are really progressing. Dinelson Lamet, Michael Kelly, Andrew “Walker” Lockett, Jerry Keel and Seth Simmons have all developed exceptionally well this season beyond the A-Ball level. The majority of the Padres pitching-rich talent is currently at Fort Wayne, but soon you will be seeing Anderson Espinoza, Eric Lauer, Jacob…

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Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Recap August 3rd/4th

August 5, 2016

Wednesday Brandon Morrow, RHP, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 0.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 K Sadly it appears more and more likely that Brandon Morrow’s career as a major league pitcher is coming to an end. After a successful start to the 2015 season, Morrow got injured and did not pitch again for the remainder of the year. He has yet to see big league action since last May…

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Padres News: Taking a Look at Hansel Rodriguez (Video included)

July 27, 2016

The San Diego Padres are stockpiling young arms and Hansel Rodriguez is the Padres most recent addition. He was acquired Tuesday morning from the Toronto Blue Jays for Melvin Upton Jr. The team has already added Anderson Espinoza and Chris Paddack this season among the dozens of new international pitchers and draft picks and his addition is certainly exciting. The team is building a great pitching staff at the lower…

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