Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 30 with Kyle Glaser of Baseball America

April 22, 2017

  In this 30th episode of the show, we welcome back Kyle Glaser. He took a job with Baseball America just about one year ago and is now touring the country visiting numerous minor league facilities. He has a wealth of knowledge about the farm system of virtually every team, and the Padres are no different. Being that Kyle is a San Diego native, he has kept tabs on the…

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Six Padres’ Prospects Currently Flying Under the Radar

March 13, 2017

  Anyone remotely familiar with the Padres’ organization has heard the names before… Austin Hedges, Hunter Renfroe, Anderson Espinoza, Manuel Margot… the Padres have loaded their minor league system with prospects, and have a rich top-30 prospects, third best in baseball according to Keith Law of ESPN. But with over 250 players scattered throughout the system, there are more than the top-30 that can potentially make big contributions at the…

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Luis Urias & Josh Naylor Can Only Benefit From Playing in the WBC

March 11, 2017

In this World Baseball Classic, the San Diego Padres have two intriguing prospects playing for both countries which border ours. Luis Urias and Josh Naylor are two young, talented players who can greatly benefit from their experience in the WBC. This article will provide a full understanding of how playing in the WBC can very well help these two young men. Luis Urias If you are hearing the name Luis…

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A Brief Look at the Padres Top Four Prospects

February 12, 2017

  As you probably already know, the San Diego Padres have a very bright future. Recently, Keith Law of ESPN.com ranked the Padres’ farm system third in all of baseball. The Padres’ farm system is very diverse and filled with talent at all positions. In fact, the Padres have four prospects in MLB.com’s list of the top one hundred prospects, including Manuel Margot, Anderson Espinoza, Hunter Renfroe, and Cal Quantrill….

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2017 Prospect Breakout Candidates for the Padres

November 28, 2016

‘Tis the season to talk about prospects, with various sites like Baseball America and Minor League Ball posting top 10 and top 20 organizational prospect lists leading up to top 100 lists for 2017. These days, prospect ranking season is a good season for Padres fans, with the “talent overload” in the farm. Internal calls re: #Padres system yesterday — got to point where we wanted the “names worth detailing”…

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Padres Editorial: The Future is Now Padres Fans, Enjoy the Show

August 7, 2016

With the recent moves the San Diego Padres have been making, more and more fans are coming out of the woodwork to critique the team and basically bitch and moan. I understand the frustration as I have rooted for this team my whole life. I was there in the middle of the night in October of 1984 when the Padres returned home from Chicago down 0-2 in the series against…

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Padres Minors: An Interview with Padres Minor League Pitcher Brad Wieck

April 2, 2016

Sometimes in the game of baseball things happen that you just don’t understand. Every once in a while you just have to go with it and not question what task is put in front of you. The game of baseball is like life in that regard. Move forward and don’t dwell on the past or you will never find success and happiness. When Brad Wieck was informed by the San…

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Padres News: Manuel Margot Sent Down After Impressive Spring

March 16, 2016

For those who know me personally, you know how I feel about Spring Training. At the end of the day, the games are meaningless and not too much can be gleaned from the results. Even so, some players can still impress and leave good impressions on their team for the upcoming season. Manuel Margot is one of those players. Fresh off a trade from the Red Sox, in which Craig Kimbrel…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 07 with Craig Goldstein

February 13, 2016

In this brand new edition of the San Diego Padres EVT Podcast, we bring you the minor league editor of Baseball Prospectus, Craig Goldstein. He sits down and speaks with us about Padres prospects and their abilities now and in the future. It is extremely interesting to get a point of view from an expert and someone who is not partial to the Padres or their prospects. He pulls no…

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Padres Editorial: Is the Padres Farm system being undervalued?

February 1, 2016

The brand new rankings have come out for the top 100 players in all of minor league baseball. The list is highly regarded and is a very useful tool when determining value of minor league players. With no surprise to anyone the Padres have only three players on the list. Manuel Margot (45th), Javier Guerra (58th) and Hunter Renfroe (92) all made the top 100 list, but was their ranking…

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San Diego Padres Prospect: Weekly Spotlight- Fernando Perez

January 14, 2016

In this edition of the weekly prospect spotlight series here at East Village Times, Patrick Brewer puts the spotlight on Padres second base prospect Fernando Perez. With the trade of Jedd Gyorko this offseason, the San Diego Padres infield situation gained a little more uncertainty. While obviously shortstop is the biggest area of concern, second base now becomes slightly more questionable, with Cory Spangenberg set to get the majority of…

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San Diego Padres Prospect Spotlight: Nick Torres

January 4, 2016

In the first of a new weekly series here at East Village Times, Patrick Brewer puts the spotlight on Padres outfield prospect Nick Torres. With names like Travis Jankowski, Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot at the top of Padres prospects lists, it is hard to overlook other outfield talents. One such talent is outfielder Nick Torres. Coming in at #29 on the Padres top prospect list according to MLB Pipeline,…

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