Down on the Farm: Weekly Review June 19-25

June 25, 2017

Carter Capps– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K After a rough first go around in his rehab assignment, Capps has looked a lot better since returning to El Paso following a month in extended Spring Training to work on his form. Capps did not give up a hit or an earned run this week, although he did receive two balks called…

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Great Expectations: Let Wil be Wil

June 25, 2017

In the midst of the Padres’ prospect paradise stands a 26-year-old “veteran,” under the stadium spotlight since age 22. Between all the conversations about volatility and inconsistency surrounding him, he has shown us exactly what to expect from him – an average of around .260, an OPS of around .800, and counting stats that in a healthy year should have no problem surpassing twenty homers, eighty runs, and eighty runs…

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Appreciating Yangervis Solarte

June 24, 2017

Ever since the Padres traded for Yangervis Solarte in 2014, he has provided stability to an organization that has anything but that. In 3+ seasons as a Padre, he has hit .274/.334/.427 with 43 home runs while spending time at second, short, and third. Over that time, he has accumulated a nice 6.9 WAR. If one had to describe Yangervis Solarte on the field, it would probably be this: rock-solid….

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Is Clayton Richard the Ace of the Staff?

June 24, 2017

The San Diego Padres were not expected to field a dominant starting rotation in 2017. One indicator of this was the team’s decision to sign veteran free-agent Jared Weaver in the off-season, who at this point in his career is barely able to get his velocity into the mid-eighties. Another indicator was the team naming a fellow middling, veteran, free-agent signee, Jhoulys Chacin, as the opening day starter, which was…

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Are the Padres Approaching a Potential Logjam?

June 24, 2017

The San Diego Padres have seen a revolving door of players go on the disabled list. Currently, two starting pitchers and two starting outfielders have spent significant time away from the big club because of injuries. Trevor Cahill and Jered Weaver are finishing up rehab assignments in the minors before they return to the starting rotation. The same goes for Manuel Margot, who began a rehab assignment at Triple-A El…

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Down on the Farm: June 22- Lots of Big Leaguers on the Farm

June 23, 2017

Ryan Schimpf/Manuel Margot– 2B/CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas (0-8 3 K combined) One was demoted and one is rehabbing, both had nights to forget. Jered Weaver– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K So apparently the Padres are ready to bring Jered Weaver back into the fold. Well at least after he completes his rehab assignment. The PCL isn’t the best place…

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San Diego Padres Top-100 Prospects

June 23, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system has grown tremendously. With talent overflowing at every level, a top 40 or 50 list doesn’t do justice for what this current regime has created. So, I decided to embark on a top-100 list for the Padres. This was a long, arduous task, but in compiling this list, I found so many under-the-radar type youngsters that have a serious shot at being real prospects…

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Follow Up with Former Padre’ Prospect Ryan Miller

June 22, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to talk to Ryan Miller, a former prospect for the San Diego Padres and resident of my hometown of Hemet, California. He was drafted by the Friars in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of San Bernardino Valley College. For those who are unaware, he spent four seasons in the Padres’ system before he asked for his release from the team following…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 45 with Jesse Agler

June 20, 2017

  For the 45th show we welcome Jesse Agler, from the road, in Chicago. The Anthony Rizzo slide into Austin Hedges is fresh news, so we got Jesse’s opinion on the matter. He explains to us his feelings and we all delve into this delicate matter. We also get Jesse’s feelings on Allen Cordoba. The young phenom has impressed everyone with his play since the Padres selected him in the…

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Catching up with Eric Yardley, Missions’ All-Star Reliever

June 20, 2017

Over the weekend I got to catch up with Double-A bullpen arm, Eric Yardley. For those unfamiliar, the Padres signed Yardley to a minor league contract back in July of 2013. East Village Times’ contributors have two previous interviews with Yardley, but I got the chance to talk to him after almost a year since the last interview. This season, Yardley has been on an absolute tear. He’s currently holding a 3-0…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 44 with Casey Boguslaw

June 19, 2017

In episode 44 of the EVT podcast, we began with some banter about the San Diego Padres. We talked about the weekend series with the Milwaukee Brewers, how Luis Perdomo and Dinelson Lamet looked over the weekend, and how Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte both had solid showings. The conversation then moved to trade chips, as Yangervis Solarte and Clayton Richard have both been performing well and building up their…

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