Which Padres’ Prospects Should be Promoted Soon

June 22, 2017

Nothing but October baseball can match the grandeur of the MLB All-Star Game. The same can be said about each minor league summer classic. Even though the MiLB All-Star games don’t garner as much attention as the parent one, they carry more weight and importance, especially since the major league event will no longer have a home-field advantage rule attached to it. With the Fort Wayne Tincaps and the Lake…

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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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Q & A with San Antonio Missions’ Jerry Keel

June 10, 2017

  In the midst of a system filled with starting pitching prospects, left-handed starter Jerry Keel is quietly having one of the more productive seasons in the Padres’ minor league system. Keel, drafted out of Cal State Northridge in the 9th round (267th pick) in 2015, started the 2017 season out in Fort Wayne with the TinCaps. As somewhat of an older A-ball pitcher, he went 3-2 with a 2.96…

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Down on the Farm: May’s Top Performers

June 1, 2017

Batters Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 80 AB, .350/.404/.538, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 8 BB, 43 TB Going into the season, it was clear the upper levels of the Padres’ farm system were lacking. A.J. Preller and company did a massive amount of work over the last two years to revamp the farm system, but almost all of the talent flowed to the bottom…

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Down on the Farm: May 26- Jacob Nix is Back

May 26, 2017

  Matt Magill– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K Over his first five starts, Matt Magill gave up only five earned runs in 29 innings pitched. Magill wasn’t overpowering in that stretch but he certainly showed he was capable of having success in the offense-heavy PCL. However, Magill soon hit a rough pitch, as the right-hander 18 runs over his next…

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Down on the Farm: May 23

May 23, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB Have I mentioned that I like Franchy Cordero a lot? To some, he profiles as just a fourth outfielder type of player, but the potential for more is still there. The Padres obviously have a lot of outfield depth in the major leagues, with the group of Manuel Margot, Hunter…

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Down on the Farm: May 16

May 17, 2017

Jabari Blash- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-2, 2 BB, 4 RBI I am going to have to be honest here. I have been trying to avoid writing about Jabari Blash as much as possible. To me he just isn’t a major league-caliber talent, and he’s proven that plenty of times. With that being said, he is currently tearing apart Triple-A pitching over the last week. Over the last 10…

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Down on the Farm: May 15

May 16, 2017

Carlos Asuaje– 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB It was Carlos Asuaje bobblehead night in El Paso, and Asuaje did not disappoint. After a wildly successful 2016 season, which earned him a late-season promotion to the big league club, Asuaje has struggled this year, slashing only .232/.336/.344. Despite those struggles, the high walk rate and low strikeout rate are encouraging signs for Asuaje’s long…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 8-14

May 15, 2017

Rocky Gale– C, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-19, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 15 TB A pair of Austins lead the Padres’ organizational catching depth chart, with one in the big leagues and one currently at High-A, but Rocky Gale continues to show a positive presence in the Triple-A clubhouse. At 29 years old, Gale isn’t going to wow anyone statistically, he is playing among players quite a few…

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Down on the Farm: May 11

May 12, 2017

Joey Lucchesi- LHP, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 K In what was arguably the worst start of his professional career, Lucchesi went only five innings for the Storm, giving up a season-high six hits, and a career-high three earned runs. Over his first 20 professional appearances, spanning 73 innings, Lucchesi had given up more than one earned run only three times. To say Lucchesi has…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 1-7

May 8, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-23, 1 2B, 2 HR, 7  RBI, 17  TB I wrote about Buss last week in the Weekly Recap, and he hasn’t slowed down at all this week. Buss is now slashing .500/.543/.844 over his last 10 days and .451/.491/.667 over his last 30 days. This is all very unsustainable, but hey, maybe Buss has finally figured it out at 30 years old. Tyrell Jenkins–…

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Down on the Farm: May 1

May 2, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 5 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 4 K For the first time this season, right-hander Dinelson Lamet did not have a good night for the El Paso Chihuahuas. After opening the season with only one earned run over his first 20 innings pitching, things fell apart a bit for Lamet on Monday night. Inefficiency once again reared its ugly head, as Lamet struggled…

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