How Will the Padres Manage Their Pitching Depth in the Years to Come?

August 16, 2018

Along with a strong farm system, the Padres have many talented young arms within that same pipeline. From lower level pitchers such as MacKenzie Gore, Luis Patino, and Osvaldo Hernandez To guys in higher levels like Adrian Morejon, Michel Baez, and Logan Allen. It’s clear the organization is brimming with talented hurlers. With so much depth in pitching, how are the Padres going to deal with a potential overflow of deserving…

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Can the 2019 Padres Follow the Examples of 2015 Cubs and Astros?

August 15, 2018

It’s been a tough season for the Padres, as the team is clearly rebuilding and lacking in significant talent at the major league level. The result is a team that will likely lose over ninety games by the time the 2018 regular season comes to a close. The good news is that San Diego’s farm system is looking as fruitful as it maybe has ever been — giving the team…

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Down on the Farm: August 14 (Gore and Weathers Both Pitch)

August 15, 2018

San Diego Padres Affiliates were 6-2 on Tuesday night. Only the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm and Arizona Rookie League Padres 2 couldn’t pull out victories. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (68-52) Won 6-3 Dillon Overton made the start for El Paso, pitching a solid game, throwing six innings while allowing three earned runs and striking out two hitters. Carter Capps made his first appearance since…

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Hunter Renfroe Has Certainly Improved After His Adjustments

August 12, 2018

We all know Hunter Renfroe has been on a tear lately, especially after his go-ahead grand slam on Thursday that sunk the Brewers. However, Andy Green has been penciling in Renfroe as his three-hitter in the lineup very often since the start of July. The power-hitting outfielder has been playing well for over a month now, even before his recent four home runs in the last four games. Take a look…

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Wil Myers’ Value Could Increase with Move to Third Base

August 11, 2018

Arguably the Padres’ best hitter is eligible to return from the disabled list on August 13th, and when he does, it will be a very interesting time for his team. Will his manager give him a shot at playing the hot corner? He has been taking more grounders at the position since hitting the shelf with a bruised foot, and there has been significant speculation as to how legitimate the…

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Down on the Farm: August 10 (Baez With First Double-A Start)

August 11, 2018

Credit: EVT News San Diego Padres affiliates were 2-6 on Friday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (65-51) Lost 1-0 Kyle Lloyd threw four shutout innings to start the game for El Paso, and the bullpen only allowed one earned run, but the team still couldn’t pull out the win on Friday night. The offense only managed to get four hits in total, and walked just…

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Franmil Reyes’ Statcast Numbers are Astounding

August 9, 2018

Padres’ outfielder Franmil Reyes is a big human being who has plenty of power potential. In his limited time with the Padres, we have witnessed him scald the ball all around the field. His Statcast numbers are certainly astounding and worth a further review. Tuesday was a sort of coming out party for Franmil Reyes, as he went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBI, and a walk. We’ve seen…

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Down on the Farm: August 8 (Scholtens & Margevicius Pitch Well, Storm Win Big)

August 8, 2018

Credit: EVT News San Diego Padres Affiliates were 3-1 on Wednesday. The DSL Padres were the only team to lose on the day. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (65-49) The Chihuahuas had Wednesday off, but resume play on Thursday in Sacramento against the River Cats. Dillon Overton will be starting the game. San Antonio Missions (65-50) Won 4-1 Jesse Scholtens was fantastic on Wednesday night…

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Imagining the Padres’ Roster a Year From Now

August 8, 2018

The 2018 San Diego Padres are struggling, and can be, at times, painful to watch. There is hope on the horizon though as plenty of youth is on its way to Petco. Take a look at what this team could look like in 365 days from now. It’s pretty exciting. While it’s been a rough year for the Padres’ major league team, the future is looking potentially exciting for San…

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Down on the Farm Report: August 7 (Naylor, Cordoba, and Ona All With Good Nights at the Plate)

August 7, 2018

Credit: EVT News San Diego Padres Affiliates were 3-4 on Tuesday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (65-49) Won 7-6 Jerry Keel had an okay start for El Paso, allowing six hits and three earned runs while walking none, striking out four hitters. The bullpen gave up another three runs, all given up by Kazuhisa Makita. Catcher Raffy Lopez played well, with two hits, a walk,…

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What Will the Padres Do with Their Three Underwhelming Second Basemen?

August 7, 2018

Between Jose Pirela, Cory Spangenberg, and Carlos Asuaje, the San Diego Padres have a group of second basemen who are playing under league average in many categories. With Luis Urias lurking in the weeds, this trio has limited time to prove their worth to Andy Green and the Padres. What will be the end result for these men?   This season, the Padres have trotted out a number of players…

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Introducing the Newest Padres Reliever, Trey Wingenter

August 6, 2018

Yesterday, we learned that the Padres would be calling up Trey Wingenter for the first time in his career. Today, we learned that his roster spot was cleared by the Brewers’ claim of Jordan Lyles. There were other moves as well, but those will be left for another time. The point is that the team has called up an intriguing young arm in Wingenter, who will soon debut in the…

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