Down on the Farm: May 10 – Former Padres with Solid Nights

May 10, 2018

Cory Spangenberg – IF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 5 RBI The age-old question once again rears its head: how well does a big league-caliber player have to do in Triple-A in order to return to the big leagues? That question is currently being discussed as it pertains to infielder Cory Spangenberg. While Carlos Asauje and Jose Pirela are struggling to do much of…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review April 30 – May 6

May 6, 2018

Franmil Reyes – OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 14-23, 5 1B, 2 2B, 7 HR, 11 R, 11 RBI, .609/.654/.1609, 447 wRC+ It really shouldn’t be possible to have a single week stat line that is THIS good. And from a guy who is still just 22 years old and playing at the highest minor league level, it is even more impressive. The trouble is the Padres’ outfield remains jam-packed,…

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Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 94 with Mike Petriello of Statcast

May 4, 2018

The San Diego Padres have an interesting team. Analytically speaking, they have many players that are fascinating. So who better to talk to than Statcast guru Mike Petriello of MLB.com? We bring Mike in to speak about all things San Diego Padres. It turns out he is a fan of sorts as his brother lives in North Park. Who would have known? He gets some inside info on the team,…

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Down on the Farm: May 1 – Fernando Tatis Jr!

May 1, 2018

Prospects of Note Luis Urias – 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-2, 1 BB, 1 SB, 2 R At this point in time, it seems clear that Luis Urias will be the next Padres’ prospect to make an impact at the big league level. Well, that is among hitting prospects. Either way, Urias has turned it up as of late after going through a bit of a slump in mid-April….

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Down on the Farm: April 30 – Chris Paddack Shines in Return

May 1, 2018

Players of Note Brett Nicholas/Raffy Lopez – C, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 2 BB With the injury to Austin Hedges last night (the catcher was removed from the Padres’ game because of right elbow tendinitis), the Padres may need an extra catcher if Hedges is forced to go on the disabled list. The two…

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Down on the Farm: April 25 – Injury Scare and Prospect Struggles

April 25, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (14-5) Won 6-4 Chris Huffman ran into trouble from the get-go for the El Paso Chihuahuas, as the right-hander hit the first batter of the game, followed by a ground rule double and a two-run single. An error and a double steal brought home a third run before Huffman worked himself out of trouble. After a single and a walk began the second inning, Huffman retired 15…

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Down on the Farm: April 24 – Tatis Busts Out with Two Home Runs

April 25, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas Off San Antonio Missions (10-9) Lost 5-2 As has been the case for the majority of the season to date, most of the Missions’ offense in this one came from Austin Allen and Josh Naylor. I probably should clarify that point, as four of the Missions’ six hits came from those two. However, both of the Missions’ runs came from an unlikely source: shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr….

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Down on the Farm- April 20 (Naylor, Franmil, and Jeisson Rosario with Big Nights)

April 20, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (11-5) Won 11-3 The only Padres’ affiliate to win on Friday night, the Chihuahuas manhandled the Reno Aces. After two quiet innings, the Chihuahuas exploded for four runs in the top of the second on a three-run home run by Brett Nicholas and an RBI double by Diego Goris. The Chihuahuas put up four more runs the following inning on a solo home run by Dusty Coleman,…

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Five Stat Friday: Statcast Leaderboards

April 20, 2018

The Baseball Savant statcast leaderboards have finally been updated, and with it comes many great insights about the San Diego Padres. For this week’s Five Stat Friday, the focus will be on the statcast leaderboards and some interesting early season stats. Hitting Leaderboard Jose Pirela Continues to Make Hard Contact If you rank all players in baseball by the number of balls hit above 95 mph, Padres’ outfielder Jose Pirela…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review – April 9-15

April 16, 2018

*Stats used are for season to date* El Paso Chihuahuas (4-3 on week) 7-4 on season Javy Guerra – SS, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 12-36, 2 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 29 TB, 13.5% BB rate, 40.5% K rate, .333/.415/.806, 200 wRC+ Luis Urias – 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 10-35, 1 2B, 1 HR, 14 TB, 14.3% BB rate, 19% K rate, .286/.405/.400, 119 wRC+ Eric Lauer – LHP,…

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Down on the Farm: April 12 – Josh Naylor, Power Hitter

April 13, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (5-3) Lost 9-5 The Bees were first on the scoreboard with runs in the top of the second and third. The Chihuahuas responded with a two-run, inside-the-park home run by Raffy Lopez and a run scoring on an error. The Chihuahuas put up two more runs in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run home run by Nick Schulz. However, things came unraveled for the Chihuahuas…

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