Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup October 18- Tatis Goes Deep for First Time

October 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have so much talent in the minor league system currently. With endless amounts of talent scattered throughout the system, players are participating in Winter Leagues currently. In total, 11 different players got into game action on the 18th of October. The Padres’ top prospects Fernando Tatis Jr., Luis Urias, Josh Naylor, and Franchy Cordero all played. Here is a glimpse at Wednesday’s action and what…

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Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup October 17

October 18, 2017

The San Diego Padres 2017 season is in the books. All in all the year was a success, as the major league team played better than expected and the minor league system started to bear fruit. Dinelson Lamet and Franchy Cordero came up this season for their first taste of major league service time and were productive for the Friars. That bodes well for the future young kids that are…

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Blake Hunt Interview- Early Adjustments Have Paid Dividends

October 14, 2017

In taking on this challenge to provide top-notch Padres’ content, I have been lucky enough to talk to numerous prospects. Many of these young men are excellent individuals, and their skills go far beyond the baseball field. Of all the prospects I keep in touch with, young catcher Blake Hunt is quickly becoming one of my favorites to converse with. The young man has an infectious craving for the game…

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Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The San Antonio Missions

September 28, 2017

In this sixth piece detailing the Padres’ minor league system, we take a look at the San Antonio Missions. The Missions were a team that dominated the Texas League from start to finish in the regular season. They headed into the playoffs as favorites, but were unable to get past the Mission Rock Hounds, despite being up 2-1 in the series and up late in game four. It was a…

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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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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 63 with Jim Callis

September 13, 2017

We were extremely excited to talk to Jim Callis. He is widely recognized in the industry as one of the best in the business. MLB and MLB pipeline are where everyone goes for prospect information. In speaking with Jim, we learn about what goes into creating the site’s lists. The timing was perfect for today’s podcast, as Jim just revealed his prediction for next years top-10 overall prospects. Mackenzie Gore…

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Padres Prospect Outlook: RHP Luis Patino

September 13, 2017

It is no secret that the San Diego Padres have built their prestigious farm system through the international market. The team spent nearly 70 million dollars (after penalties) for a group of young men. Luis Almanzar, Jorge Ona, Adrian Morejon, Gabriel Arias, Justin Lopez, and Michel Baez get most of the headlines, but it is virtually unknown players like Luis Patino that have made the difference in this developing young…

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