Down on the Farm: September 10- TinCaps Even Their Series, Missions Eliminated

September 10, 2017

A fantastic run for the San Antonio Missions has come to an end. After winning the first and second halves of the season, the Missions dropped their series to the Rock Hounds. Midland has won three consecutive Texas League titles and is the first team to reach the Texas League finals in four consecutive seasons since the 1983-87 Jackson Mets. The Athletics’ affiliate looked all but out of it in…

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Down on the Farm: August 23- Lucchesi and Lawson Dazzle

August 23, 2017

Franmil Reyes– RF, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI For those who don’t know, right fielder Franmil Reyes is a massive six-foot five inches and 240 pounds. With that kind of size, it’s not surprising that he lacks much speed or defensive value, but he has made up for some of his shortcomings with his bat. His lack of tools outside of his power hurts his prospect…

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Down on the Farm: August 16- Tirso Ornelas’ Big Night

August 16, 2017

Kyle Lloyd– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6.2 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K It’s been a bit of a rough go for Kyle Lloyd since returning to Triple-A following his major league debut at the end of July. Prior to Wednesday’s solid outing, Lloyd had three consecutive poor outings, giving up 13 earned runs in just 11 innings. However, Wednesday was a solid bounce back for…

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Down on the Farm: August 10: Reggie Lawson Bounces Back

August 11, 2017

Josh Naylor– 1B, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 R In a lot of ways, first baseman Josh Naylor is a prototypical first baseman without being a prototypical first baseman. Sure, Naylor has the big build and bat-first nature of what would be considered a common first baseman. However, Naylor’s hit tool is currently more advanced than his power tool, which makes him irregular. Currently, Naylor…

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Big 8th Inning Dooms TinCaps in 5-2 Loss

August 10, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana. After a four-game road trip to play the Great Lakes Loons, the TinCaps returned to Parkview Field Thursday night. Following a nine-batter eighth inning, the visiting Bowling Green Hot Rods held on for the 5-2 victory, snapping the TinCaps’ five-game winning streak. The top of the eighth started with Adrian Rondon hitting a routine grounder to Fernando Tatis Jr., but the shortstop erred on the throw, launching the…

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Down on the Farm: July 21- Quantrill & Lawson Both Pitch Well

July 21, 2017

With both AZL teams on a break, the Padres’ affiliates went 2-4 on the day. The El Paso Chihuahuas came close to a victory, as Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer in the eighth to bring them within one run. In the end, Kyle Zimmer pitched two innings and recorded his first save of the year as El Paso lost 7-6. Nick Schulz hit his third home run of the…

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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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Mason Thompson Interview- Wise Beyond His Years

February 25, 2017

A.J. Preller has taken a bunch of criticism from the national media recently. Though some might question his prior techniques when it comes to medical records and such, there will never be a question about his ability to evaluate talent. He has the scout’s eye when it comes to judging players and their abilities, and for that, he should be commended. The Padres held the 85th overall pick in the…

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Padres News: Draft Recap- Padres Have Interesting First Night of 2016 Draft

June 10, 2016

With that, the first night of the 2016 MLB Draft has been completed. With six picks in the first 85, and five picks in the first two rounds on Thursday, this year’s draft was a critical one for the San Diego Padres organization. Following the trade of James Shields and the struggles of the major league roster, it was clear that the Padres were focused on the 2016 draft with…

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