Owen Miller Interview: “I Hit the Ball Hard and I Make the Plays”

July 10, 2018

In speaking to several of the young prospects in the Padres’ system, It doesn’t take long to gather a real sense of who they are. My immediate impression of the Padres’ third round selection (#84 overall) Owen Miller, is that he is not messing around. He came to the system to play the game of baseball and that is exactly what he intends to do. Miller is fully prepared to…

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Austin Hedges Interview: Just Trying to Win a Ball Game

June 30, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California The San Diego Padres have a lot of faith in Austin Hedges. Rightfully so, as the homegrown Padre has all the intangibles to be a very solid contributor for a long time in the game of baseball. Power-hitting, defensive catchers are at a premium and usually players with that skill set have very long major league careers. Hedges defensive abilities are on par with many…

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Down on the Farm: June 29 (Plenty of Action on Friday)

June 29, 2018

San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-4 on Friday. Here is a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (42-39) Lost 10-3 The Chihuahuas have now lost two in a row, as the lost to Albuquerque 10-3 on Friday. Andrew Lockett was knocked around for eight runs (three earned) in only 3.2 innings pitched. He just did not have his best stuff on the night. El Paso managed only five…

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Padres’ Miguel Diaz Continues to be Stretched Out

June 29, 2018

The San Diego Padres have a very deep farm system. More often that not, names get completely lost in the shuffle. One name that might need to be remembered entirely is that of 23-year-old Miguel Diaz. The former Rule-5 pick is not technically a rookie, as he spent the entire 2017 season on the club’s major league roster, but he is very young with a promising future. The Padres have…

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Down on the Farm: June 28 (Gore Throws 80 Pitches)

June 28, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-3 on Thursday. The two AZL Rookie League teams were off. Here is a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (42-38) Lost 12-4 The Chihuahuas eight-game win streak came to end on Thursday, as the team lost to Fresno in a big way. Colin Rea was roughed up in the contest, as was Chris Huffman (2.2 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 2…

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Mets Shopping Ace Pitchers, Should the Padres Explore a Trade?

June 28, 2018

The New York Mets are reportedly listening to offers on both Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. Should the San Diego Padres explore the possibility of adding one of these ace right-handed pitchers? The San Diego Padres have an excellent nucleus of prospects within the system currently. 2018 has shown us that the Padres can very well be contenders in the near future, as the team has played a better quality…

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A Glimpse at the 2018 DSL San Diego Padres

June 9, 2018

Boca Chica, Dominican Repubic The 2018 DSL San Diego Padres started play this week. There are several young players who could one day be considered prospects in the Padres’ system. Most highly celebrated Latino kids of this age will be playing Rookie Ball in Arizona, but a few of these men could establish themselves in a couple of years. In 1990, the first DSL Padres team was formed as a…

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No Clear Answer in Sight for Crowded Padres Outfield

June 8, 2018

The San Diego Padres presently have a crowded outfield and there is no easy answer for playing time moving forward. When Wil Myers and Franchy Cordero return from their injuries, there will be some interesting decisions to be made in regards to outfield playing time in San Diego. Currently the Padres have seven players that are considered major league outfielders on their 40-man roster. Alex Dickerson is also listed on…

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Down on the Farm: June 7 (Makita Blows Save, Tatis With a Homer)

June 7, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-4 on Thursday. Here is your recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (29-32) Lost 6-5 Former Padres’ closer Brandon Maurer came on with two outs in the ninth and the bases loaded for the Storm Chasers. He proceeded to walk Nick Schulz to make it a one run game, then he gave up a base hit to Forrestt Allday which made the…

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Padres Select Grant Little With #74 Overall Selection

June 4, 2018

MLB DRAFT- MLB Studios, New Jersey After taking two Vanderbilt commits with their first two picks, the team chose Texas Tech outfielder Grant Little with selection #74 overall. The draft pick used was the competitive balance round B pick the team acquired last week from the Minnesota Twins along with Phil Hughes. The Padres were excited to have this selection and used it on an outfielder who is closer to…

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Padres Select Xavier Edwards With No. 38 Overall Pick

June 4, 2018

MLB DRAFT- MLB Studios, New Jersey- After surprising some and selecting Ryan Weathers with the No. 7 overall pick, the team went with a prep shortstop out of Florida by the name of Xavier Edwards 31 picks later. Weathers is viewed as an under slot player. He should take less than slot value for his contract and thus give the Padres some financial flexibility with the rest of their picks….

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Padres Select Ryan Weathers With No. 7 Overall Pick

June 4, 2018

The San Diego Padres have selected Ryan Weathers with the No. 7 overall selection in the 2018 MLB Draft. 2018 MLB Draft- MLB Studios, New Jersey The draft pick is finally in, as the San Diego Padres roll with Ryan Weathers as their 2018 first round selection. The left-handed prep pitcher out of Tennessee was highly regarded as one of the best high school arms in the whole draft. The…

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