Prospects the Padres Must Protect from Rule 5 Selection

October 17, 2018

In the next few weeks, the San Diego Padres will need to protect certain prospects from being selected in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Here is a look at a few names that need to be added to the 40-man roster by the Friars. The next great Padres’ team will be built on the strength of homegrown talent. In the last few months, we have seen the spectacular value prospects…


The Padres’ Cal Quantrill Can Still Be a Quality Starter

September 25, 2018

Despite some rough points to the 2018 season, there were positives for the Padres’ prized right-handed pitcher Cal Quantrill. At one point, his year looked like a lost one but he rebounded and performed well after a promotion to Triple-A leaving many excited for his future. The 2018 minor league season was a poor campaign for Canadian-born pitcher Cal Quantrill. His first month of the minor league season was a…


Travis Jankowski is Drawing Trade Interest

June 3, 2018

Before the season started, beloved Padre Travis Jankowski was a man about to be expendable by the team. He originally showed up in the majors during the 2015 season and exhibited tantalizing potential the following year with his plus running and fielding ability. However, he has failed to make much of an impression since, having been demoted to Triple-A El Paso twice, once in August of last year and again…


The Padres’ Most Exciting Prospects at Each Level

May 10, 2018

Before the 2018 MLB season even began, the San Diego Padres were dismissed as a team destined for last place. Sitting at a horrendous 11-22 record, that future seems set in stone, especially with the early season struggles of supposed franchise cornerstones such as Manuel Margot (.183/.227/.520) and Austin Hedges (.173/.235/.528).  However, the team has refused to be a club overwhelmed in a rigorous National League West division. To the…


An Early Look at the Padres’ 2018 MLB Draft

January 21, 2018

The offseason is well under way and A.J. Preller is ready to add more talent to the 4th best farm system in the league. He will seek solid prospect offers on Brad Hand and hopefully earn a return for Chase Headley. However, fans should keep their eyes on next summer’s MLB Amateur Draft.  In recent years, the avenue has provided thrilling players. from stud lefty Mackenzie Gore to tantalizing outfielder…


How the Padres Benefited From Orioles Decision to Not Trade Manny Machado

December 27, 2017

This offseason, the Orioles finally appeared to be a team with sound leadership. Manny Machado, one of the game’s brightest young superstars, was put on the trade block after years of playing with underachieving teams in Baltimore. Reportedly, somewhere around ten teams bid on his services. Baltimore had a prime opportunity to strike it rich with a prospect return. Yet on Thursday, Orioles’ G.M. Dan Duquette reportedly turned his attention…


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Travis Jankowski

December 1, 2017

The game of baseball has rapidly changed in the last few years. Today, most offenses prioritize power over contact. They look for run producers instead of contributors and hope that their big bats get on base enough to score runs off someone else’s hits. However, possessing at least one player who has lightning quick feet and Gold Glove-worthy defense is a must for clubs that hope to compete in playoff…


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Hector Sanchez

November 6, 2017

Granted free agency on December 2, 2016, former San Francisco Giant Hector Sanchez was ready to contribute for another team in 2017. However, San Diego would not let their solid backup catcher leave, as Preller resigned the 27-year-old for an extremely affordable $750,000 year, and an arbitration period arising next year. With his inclusion on the Padres’ active 25-man roster, the city carried a shocking four catchers: Austin Hedges, Luis…


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Luis Perdomo

October 27, 2017

When the San Diego Padres traded for a 22-year-old, recently Rule 5 draft-selected pitcher, no one expected the kid to succeed in the majors. It was a surprise then that the former Cardinal, Luis Perdomo, would go on to provide 146.2 meaningful innings for the Friars and be granted the right to stay in America’s Finest City. Coming into 2017, he was seen as one of the team’s biggest X-factors, a…


Most Productive 2017 Padres’ Draft Picks Thus Far

October 3, 2017

Mackenzie Gore, who is compared to Clayton Kershaw, and Luis Campusano, a catcher who looks like an absolute stud so far, are the names to remember from the San Diego Padres’ 2017 MLB draft class. While those two have had some exciting success in their early careers, there are other draftees who deserve to be written about as well, based on their excellent 2017 seasons. With that being said, here…


Down on The Farm- 2017 Review: The Promising DSL Padres

September 15, 2017

The 2018 Dominican Summer League Padres In an attempt to keep you up to speed with all things San Diego Padres, we here at EVT will do a recap of all eight affiliates. We start with the lowest of all the levels, the Padres DSL team. This summer team first came into existence in 1990, as the team first shared affiliation with the Tigers, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, Yankees, and…


Is New TinCap Andres Munoz About to Get More Attention?

September 3, 2017

When September baseball rolls around, prospect promotions become a wonderful attraction for fans. The same can be said for the fans of minor league games. That being said, the promotion of Andres Munoz on August 30 must be a welcome sight for those in Fort Wayne. Munoz was one of the bigger names that the Friars signed in Preller’s first international splash with the team. In exchange for $700,000, San…