Down on the Farm: 4-18 (Leasher, Huffman and Lawson Pitch Well)

April 18, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-0 on Wednesday. With three teams in action, here is a quick rundown on the day for the minor leaguers. Fort Wayne TinCaps (4-9) Won 7-2 The TinCaps have won two in a row as Nick Margevicius and Aaron Leasher have gotten the team back on track in the Mid West League. The team got excellent nights at the plate from Campusano, Lopez and…

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Happy Jackie Robinson Day

April 15, 2018

The San Diego Padres, like every other major league baseball team, retired the number 42. No other major league player in the history of the game may wear that number again. In 1997, on the 5oth anniversary of breaking the baseball color barrier, MLB decided to honor Jackie Robinson by retiring his number on every single team. Only major leaguers who currently wore the number could retain it. New York…

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The Following Players Need Playing Time in 2018

April 14, 2018

In order to determine the value of a major league-caliber prospect, he needs consistent at-bats against top-notch pitching. Some scouts say it takes 400-600 at bats before a proper determination can be made about a player’s abilities at the grandest level. At this point, the Padres are filled with developing, young players. They have secured a decent future for the franchise, but it is at the point where time is…

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Down on the Farm 4/13: Naylor and Tatis Go Back-to-Back

April 13, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-3 on the night as only the Fort Wayne TinCaps were able to win. There was plenty of action on the day so let’s get right to it. Fort Wayne TinCaps (2-7) WON 13-2 The TinCaps got back on the winning track in a major way as they roughed up Bowling Green 13-2 on Friday. Mason Thompson was on the mound and pitched well…

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Perdomo Earns Respect in Padres’ Locker Room

April 12, 2018

In the game of baseball, there are certain unwritten rules. Certain angles and aspects of the game that only those who have played the sport competitively could possibly understand. One of those is about protecting your players. If another team goes out of their way to try an injure a teammate of yours, sometimes a pitcher has to do what he has to do. What Luis Perdomo did on Wednesday…

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While Other Teams Celebrate Alumni, Padres Continue to Neglect Obvious

April 9, 2018

As the freshly cut grass of major league fields all around the country was manicured for Opening Day, one common theme was taking place at most every professional baseball stadium in America. The fans, who are the heart and soul of the game of baseball, were greeted as they enter the facility by alumni of their favorite teams. In Atlanta this Opening Day week, former Braves’ players Bob Horner and…

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Padres’ Minor League Depth: Top 5 Relief Pitchers

April 9, 2018

The San Diego Padres have some very nice young pitchers who could one day be viable relievers for the team. Here is a glimpse at the cream of the crop for the team: 1- Trey Wingenter The 23-year-old Wingenter recorded 20 out of 26 saves chances for the Missions in 2017. At 6′ 7″ and 200 lbs-plus, he is an imposing force on the mound. Wingenter throws in the upper…

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Padres’ Minor League Depth: Top 10 Starting Pitchers

April 8, 2018

The depth in this group is absolutely ridiculous. Of all the positions, the Padres have by far the most talent at the starting pitcher position. People who complained about the team dealing Enyel De Los Santos for Freddy Galvis this winter probably had no idea of the talent the team has here. With plenty of teenagers still in the DSL and Arizona, there will be more talent on the way…

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Down on the Farm: April 7 (Naylor Homers Twice, Allen & Lawson Pitch Well)

April 8, 2018

The Lake Elsinore Storm and San Antonio Missions both had weather issues on Friday which resulted in two finals from each squad on Saturday. Overall, the Padres affiliates were 3-3 on the day. San Antonio was able to win both their scheduled games for the day, but the Storm dropped two games to Stockton on the road. It is very early in the minor league season. El Paso Chihuahuas (Won…

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Elliot Ashbeck Interview: Continuing The Journey

April 7, 2018

Lake Elsinore, California Elliot Ashbeck suffered an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery after making one start for the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2016. The 16th-round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft would be shelved for at least one year, and the fact he is back in California, in 2018, is a little surreal for him. He is excited to be a member of the Storm after an intense…

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Padres’ Minor League Depth: Top 10 Outfielders

April 5, 2018

The San Diego Padres have some very nice depth in the outfield position throughout their minor league system. Even though the current Padres’ outfield is crowded with Wil Myers, Manuel Margot, Hinter Renfroe, Jose Pirela, and company, there is certainly potential help on the way for the team if they need it. There might not be much room for young outfielders in the foreseeable future, but we all know that…

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