There were a total of six men in action around the globe on Saturday.
Here is a recap of the day’s events.
Australian Baseball League
Michael Gettys– (1-7) 3B, Run, 3 K’s, Sac Bunt
The outfielder is hitting .293 on the season after going 1-for-7 in a doubleheader on Saturday. He hit his fourth triple of the season and is up to a .934 OPS on the year in the ABL. He has hit seven homers in 40 games for the Bite.
Todd Van Steensel– 1 IP, 2 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
This Australian native that was signed in November has his ERA up to 4.50 on the season after a rough outing on Saturday. He has recorded 10 saves this winter. The 28-year-old could be a factor for the team eventually.
Jarryd Dale– (0-6) Run, BB, SB, 2 K
Dale is now hitting .181 on the year after a 0-for-6 day in Australia, playing both games of a doubleheader. He was at third base and has played all over the infield. He has put up a .473 OPS this year and has only two extra-base hits in 94 at-bats. The Padres clearly expect better from this Australian native.
Mexican winter league
Esteban Quiroz– (1-4) RBI
Batting third and playing second base, Quiroz has turned out to be an impressive offensive player in Mexico. The small infieler has plenty of power and continues to have a strong showing this winter. He is hitting .407 in the Mexican winter league playoffs for the Caneros de los Mochis.
Dominican winter league
Fernando Tatis Jr.– (0-4) 2 K’s
Tatis went 0-for-4 on Saturday with two K’s. He put up a .866 OPS during the regular winter league season and looks poised to be a real menace to N.L. pitchers for a long time. The Tatis show should begin at some point in 2019 for the Padres.
Venezuelan winter league
Luis Torrens– (0-4)
Batting last for the Navegantes del Magallanes, Torrens was again catching in the playoffs. He put up a .742 OPS in 26 games this winter in Venezuela and continues to be a decent prospect for the Padres who are deep in the catching department.
Puerto Rican winter league
No Padres’ players in action