The Padres are a team on the rise.
The future is bright in sunny San Diego, as the farm system of this team is developing at a fast pace.
Despite the fact the Peoria Javelinas elected to rest their Padre position players, there were a total of nine Padre’ minor leagues in action around the globe.
Unfortunately for Padre Fans, Fernando Tatis has been shut down by the Padres.
The team has rightfully elected to give the 18-year-old the rest of the winter off. This was his first full season in professional baseball and it was obvious that the young man needed some time away from the game. Tatis had struggled mightily with his defense in the past week or so, committing six errors for his Dominican team.
The rest will do well to energize the young infielder for the spring. He finishes his time in the DR with a .246/.358/.386 batting line in 17 games and 57 at bats.
PEORIA JAVELINAS won 2-1
David Bednar threw a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 1.13 on the year.
DOMINICAN/MEXICAN/VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUES
Rafael Ortega was 4-5 on Sunday as he drove in three runs, scored two and was caught stealing. His average is at .306 for the season.
Fernando Perez was 1-3 with a solo home run as he continues to drive the ball with authority in Mexico. He is hitting .340 on the year with .997 OPS.
Franchy Cordero was 1-4 with a solo homer, walk and stolen base on Sunday. He played left field and right field in the DR and is hitting .287 so far.
Luis Torrens plays every day in Venezuela. He was 2-4 on Sunday with a double, two RBI and is hitting .277 on the year.
Trevor Frank threw a scoreless 1.1 innings, walking one and striking out one. His ERA is at 5.79 for the year.
Eric Yardley continued to just get outs, as he went a scoreless inning lowering his ERA to 0.57 on the year.
Hansel Rodriguez went 0.2 innings, allowing a walk. He has his ERA at 6.75 in a handful of appearances.
Gerardo Reyes went two innings, walking one batter and striking out another. 2.89 is his ERA so far in Mexico.