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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Will Recent Waiver Wire Addition Tim Melville be a Productive Padre?

August 31, 2017

In recent years, the Padres have made some outstanding waiver claims. In 2016, it was Brad Hand who went from a struggling starting pitcher in Miami to a stud high-leverage reliever in San Diego. In the two years that he has been with the Friars, Hand has twirled a shiny 2.61 ERA in 155 innings pitched, an innings total that ranks at the top among MLB relievers. During this span,…

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Was Extending Andy Green the Right Decision?

August 24, 2017

On Sunday, August 13, San Diego extended the contract of Andy Green. The extension effectively makes Green the manager of the Friars through the 2021 season. A modest unknown before getting hired by San Diego, Green was a surprise hire. Once a versatile player, Green played four seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets. After failing to be a successful major leaguer, he retired from baseball after the 2009…

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Pedro Avila Deserves Real Attention After Tuesday’s Start

August 13, 2017

When former Padre Derek Norris struggled to be a competent catcher in 2016, the expectations became low on his trade value. As a result, A. J. Preller received a little known starting prospect by the name of Pedro Avila to little fanfare. Since coming over from Washington on December 2 of last year, Avila has shown to be a possible steal. The small, 5’11”, 170 lb. righty has become one…

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