Padres Winter League Roundup: October 16 (Rosario and Ruiz in Action)

October 16, 2018

The Padres were well represented in the Winter Leagues today. Here is a quick rundown of today’s action: Arizona Fall League Austin Allen: 2-2, RBI, 2 R, 2B, BB Made a pinch-hit appearance for starting catcher Mario Feliciano, and stayed in the game. He has had a good start in the Arizona Fall League, going 4-10 with two walks and two RBI. He must be added to the 40-man roster, but…

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Padres PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Jose Pirela

October 15, 2018

To say that Jose Pirela suffered a setback in his second season with the San Diego Padres is an understatement, to say the least. The utility player collected a .245/.300/.345 batting line with a wRC+ of 78, which was a 42 point dropoff from his 2017 wRC+ of 120. By the end of the season, he slipped further and further down the bench as Carlos Asuaje, Cory Spangenberg, and Luis…

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Down on the Farm: Peoria Wins First Game 8-7

October 10, 2018

San Diego Padres’ minor league players Hudson Potts and Austin Allen got in their first action of the 2018 Arizona Fall League, as the Peoria Javelinas won a close game, beating the Glendale Desert Dogs 8-7. In the first game of the Arizona Fall League, the Peoria Javelinas, who host seven members of the San Diego Padres, were able to walk off against the Glendale Desert Dogs thanks to an…

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San Diego State Trips Up Boise State 19-13

October 8, 2018

The defense stepped up big time and the secondary had their best game yet as the Aztecs, playing their backup quarterback and backup running back, beat Boise State 19-13 on the road despite the Broncos being double-digit favorites to win the game With injuries to many key players and struggles in the backfield, many younger players were forced to step up — and did they. Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien,…

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Chris Paddack: A Season of Dominance and Potential

October 1, 2018

The sky is the limit for San Diego Padres’ right-handed pitcher, Chris Paddack. The young hurler has plenty of potential on the mound and has already shown dominance at the minor league level. He will be fun to watch. It was a meteoric rise for Chris Paddack in 2018, as the 22-year-old had a season to remember. After coming back from Tommy John surgery, the right-hander dominated at both the…

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Complete Recap of San Diego Seals 2018 NLL Draft

September 27, 2018

San Diego, California After the Expansion Draft focused mostly on defenders and hoarding draft picks, the San Diego Seals came into the National Lacrosse League Draft armed with the first overall draft pick and a desire to load their squad with young talent The rules of the draft are simple. With six rounds, 74 players will be selected to play for an NLL team. Teams will have a maximum of…

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John Baron II With Clutch FG Lifting Aztecs to 23-20 Overtime Win

September 23, 2018

The San Diego State Aztecs, despite sloppy play from both the offensive line and the secondary, came through with a hard-fought victory against the Eastern Michigan Eagles in overtime thanks to an interception by redshirt freshman Darren Hall and a field goal by John Baron II. The Aztec offensive line looked beat on many snaps, forcing Ryan Agnew to scramble out of the pocket under pressure. For his part, Agnew…

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Padres Have Interest in Japanese LHP Yusei Kikuchi

September 21, 2018

Left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi could be posted by his Japanese team and made available this winter. The Padres are one of a few teams who is said to be the favorites to land this fireballing hurler from Japan. According to Jon Heyman, the San Diego Padres have an interest in Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi. The 27-year-old has pitched to a 12-4 record with a 3.04 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP…

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San Diego State Slip Past Arizona State 28-21 on Controversial Call

September 16, 2018

San Diego State almost lost their match against 23rd ranked Arizona State, but due to a complete catch-turned-incomplete pass, Arizona State failed to score on their final drive and the Aztecs swiped a 28-21 victory. The Aztecs have now won four out of their last five games against PAC-12 opponents. It was an old-fashioned battle of the defenses in the first half, as both offenses struggled to get any forward…

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Padres Minor League System Review: Fort Wayne TinCaps

September 14, 2018

Here is your San Diego Padres’ minor league review of the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The Fort Wayne TinCaps, despite a roster loaded with talent, found themselves 10 games under .500 with a 64-74 record. Overall, the TinCaps finished fourth in the Midwest League Eastern Division and sent four players to the Midwestern All-Star game. Here is a brief recap of the season. The Offense Fort Wayne’s offense was shaky at…

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Who is Next in Line With Aztecs’ Christian Chapman Down?

September 11, 2018

Despite getting the win against Sacramento State on Saturday, the Aztecs lost a key piece of their offense when senior quarterback Christian Chapman went down with a left knee injury in the second quarter and was carted off. Replacing him was junior Ryan Agnew, and the backup had a good game, going 11 of 17 with 159 passes and two interceptions. A MRI scan revealed that Chapman has a sprained…

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Padres Minor League Season Review: Tri-City Dust Devils

September 10, 2018

Here is your San Diego Padres’ minor league review of the 2018 Tri-City Dust Devils. In a season of ups-and-downs, the Tri-City Dust Devils got some great production from their players but also saw other players struggle against the competition. Finishing the season at 35-41, the Dust Devils were last in the Northwest League North Division. The team sent five players to the all-star game and saw many of them…

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