Do the Padres Deserve an All-Star Game Representative?

June 17, 2017

It’s June 17th. The 2017 MLB Draft has come and gone. MacKenzie Gore is now a San Diego Padre. With the draft in the rear view, all eyes are on MLB All-Star voting. There’s exactly 25 days until the best players in baseball take the field in Miami. As the current voting stands, there is no Padre anywhere close to being a top vote-getter. With how the Padres have performed…

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Three Years Ago Today We Lost a Legend

June 16, 2017

Three years ago today, the Major League Baseball community lost a great man. The iconic face and heart of the San Diego Padres‘ franchise lost his battle with cancer. The immortal Tony Gwynn will always be known as one of the best hitters in the game, but his accolades accomplished on the ball field were nothing compared to the man he truly was. Some people just carry this aura about…

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Padres Editorial: Wil Myers Struggling To Find His Stride

June 15, 2017

It’s no secret that Wil Myers has been struggling at the plate so far this season. The Padres’ highest-paid player, and the guy expected to be a leader in the clubhouse, hasn’t quite lived up to the hype this season. Through June 11, Myers has a .256 batting average. Now, batting average isn’t something people like to use anymore to evaluate hitters. People hold on-base percentage and slugging percentage to…

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Down on the Farm: June 14

June 14, 2017

Bryan Rodriguez– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K Bryan Rodriguez has looked a lot better as of late. Rodriguez now has four straight starts in which he has pitched at least five innings and given up three earned runs or fewer. Even better than that, Rodriguez has not had a real blow up since a seven-run outing back in late April….

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Jose Pirela; The Diamond in the Rough?

June 14, 2017

Dwelling in the cellar at 25-40, the 2017 season has been a work in progress for the San Diego Padres. There are no surprises here. Everyone with some sense was expecting the season to look something like this. Has it been all bad? No, not at all. At the close of May, the club managed a 10-game stretch during which they went 7-3 and swept the Chicago Cubs in the…

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Padres’ Draft Fits Recent Pattern

June 14, 2017

Don’t try to figure it out, you’ll drive yourself crazy. Or maybe, there might be a method somewhere in there. The Padres first three picks in the 2017 MLB draft were, shall we say, confusing. At least on the surface. Right off the top, it should be noted that every pundit seems to say the same thing about MacKenzie Gore: he has all the stuff you want, four pitches, good…

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RHP Alex Cunningham is the Padres Ninth Round Pick

June 13, 2017

  With their ninth-round selection, the Padres took a RHP out of Coastal Carolina by the name of Alex Cunningham. That is three straight college pitchers, and Cunningham is coming off winning a National Championship in Carolina. He is a right-handed pitcher who has had decent success in college, going 25-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 56 games and 312 inning pitched. During his span in college he struck out…

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The San Diego Padres Draft a SS with 8th Round Selection (Olivier Basabe)

June 13, 2017

  Today was an exciting day for the future of the San Diego Padres. The middle rounds are what can make or break a franchise. The team had eight selections today and it is safe to say they attained their goal of collecting high-ceiling prospects that fit the mold of what they want from young players. It is no secret that the team has had a glaring weakness at shortstop…

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It’s the Seventh Round & Pick #198 is LHP Nick Margevicius By the Padres

June 13, 2017

  After taking six straight high school players, the team drafted a left-handed collegiate pitcher out of Morehead State. The team already selected Mackenzie Gore, Luis Campusano, Blake Hunt, Mason House, Sam Keating, Jonny Hozma, and Aaaron Leasher, so who would they eye for their fifth selection of the day, and eighth overall? The Padres took another little-known LHP out of college named Nick Margevicius. He pitched for Rider University,…

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Pick #168 in the 6th Round & the Padres Select LHP Aaron Leasher

June 13, 2017

  With six high school athletes selected with the Padres’ first six picks, the team was surely going to take a collegiate athlete in the sixth round, right? Right? A.J., Right? Well the team finally did, as they selected LHP Aaron Leasher out of Morehead State. He is 21 years old and holds a 16-10 career record in college. In 211 inning pitched for Morehead, he has struck out 248…

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With Pick #108 in the Fourth Round, the Padres Select Sam Keating

June 13, 2017

  Fourth round picks aren’t guaranteed success, but the Padres may have found a decent pick in this morning’s draft. With pick #108 of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Padres took Sam Keating He is someone to keep an eye on in the near future. The young right-hander has a decent mid-90’s fastball with developing secondary pitches. He will add to the pitching depth in the Padres’ farm system. A.J….

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The San Diego Padres Select Mason House With Pick #78 in the Draft

June 13, 2017

The San Diego Padres landed their man, as they selected Mackenzie Gore with the third overall selection in the draft. The prep pitcher out of North Carolina is truly polished and the excitement regarding him is justified. With the next two picks, the team selected high school catchers, which turned everybody’s head in San Diego. Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt are true catchers in the terms that they will surely…

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