Down on the Farm: July 6 (Storm Rally Late to Win Crazy Game)

July 6, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were (3-5) on Friday. Here is a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (48-40) Won 7 – 3 Jerry Keel battled in his Triple-A debut, as the big left-hander escaped allowing only three runs in the game even though 11 Salt Lake Bees reached base. The Chihuahuas were behind for most of the game until the seventh inning. After…

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The Padres Could Both Buy and Sell This Deadline

July 3, 2018

There are a lot of factors at play here for the Padres this year. The following prospects are currently in the top 30 of most rankings that need to be on the 40-man roster before the end of the year to avoid the Rule 5 draft: Luis Urias, Austin Allen, Chris Paddack, Anderson Espinoza, Jacob Nix, Trey Wingenter and Pedro Avila. There are a number of other interesting names just…

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The Padres Sign 11 Players as International Period Opens

July 2, 2018

The San Diego Padres are still under penalty from their 2016-17 spending spree on the international market. While under this restriction, the team is not allowed to spend over $300,000 on a single player. What this really means is that the team will need to do their homework when it comes to signing players and evaluating talent. Certain teenagers have all the fan fare and are considered top prospects already,…

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San Diego Padres Day 3 Draft Breakdown

June 6, 2018

The Padres built on their solid draft in day three. They drafted a lot of upside talent this draft. The team added a lot of pitching to their depth. It will be interesting to see how this draft plays out in the years to come. Here is a look at how day three went. 11 (321) Nick Gatewood – C Georgia State Comp: Brian McCann A.J. Preller certainly has a…

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San Diego Padres Day 2 Draft Breakdown

June 5, 2018

2018 MLB DRAFT The Padres went college heavy on day two of the 2018 draft, taking six of their seven picks from college programs. Here is a breakdown of the Padres second day of the draft. 3 (84) Owen Miller – SS Illinois State Comp: Paul DeJong Miller hit .384/.433/.537 for Illinois State this past season. He has the ability to do a little bit of everything for the Padres….

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San Diego Padres Day 2 Potential Draft Picks

June 5, 2018

MLB DRAFT The San Diego Padre have made three selections so far in the 2018 MLB Draft. Ryan Weathers is a left-handed prep pitcher from Tennessee whose father, David Weathers, pitched 19 years in the majors. He has a high baseball IQ and a solid assortment of pitches. The next selection was Xavier Edwards who is a prep shortstop with unbelievable speed. The switch hitter is raw, but offers a…

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Padres Take Prep Pitcher Ryan Weathers in the First Round

June 4, 2018

One thing was certain about the San Diego Padres in this year’s MLB draft, nobody knew for sure what they might do with their first round pick. The Padres tend to defy expert predictions, they tend to keep their views on prospects close to themselves but other factors led to the uncertainty this year. Outside of Auburn right-handed pitcher Casey Mize going number one, there was no simple choice for…

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Framing the Friars: Hunter Renfroe’s Blast Helps Win Series for Padres

June 3, 2018

Petco Park- San Diego, California When Tyson Ross took the mound on April 13th, his ERA was at 5.25. Since that start, Ross’ ERA has not been over 4.0, while going at least six innings in nine of his 11 starts this year. On top of that, in four starts against the Reds in his career, Ross is 4-0 in 28 innings pitched, with 30 strikeouts and a three-hit complete…

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Pitcher Ryan Weathers is Drawing Interest of Padres

June 2, 2018

In recent weeks, prep left-handed pitcher Ryan Weathers has drawn the interest of the San Diego Padres, as the team searches for answers in Monday’s draft. If the name Weathers sounds familiar, it should; David Weathers pitched for 19 years in the Major Leagues, but his son Ryan has been receiving all of the attention lately. Ryan Weathers, who is currently ranked as the 13th-best prospect on MLBpipeline.com, is a left-handed…

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More Than Baseball, Latin American Players Adjust to the United States

June 1, 2018

Baseball is hard enough as it is. The margin for error is so small that the best players of all-time tend to fail at a 70 percent rate. How much harder would it be when you do not understand the language? The culture? Where even a simple take-out food order has become a daunting task? For many of today’s players, this is a real problem that is mostly overlooked because…

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The Professor’s Friar Findings: Tatis’ Small Tweak Pre-Swing Has Paid Off

June 1, 2018

These are my own opinions and do not reflect the views of the East Village Times staff. I’m looking for your feedback and always looking for ideas, so please leave a comment or feel free to tweet me @TheProfessorPQ. Thanks, and enjoy. Sometimes in baseball, the smallest adjustment can mean a world of difference. Recently, Fernando Tatis Jr. made a small change to his batting stance, and it appears the…

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Padres’ Walker Lockett Will Make Debut in Opener Against the Reds

May 31, 2018

It’s been a long journey for Andrew Lockett. The Padres prospect was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 draft and has slowly made his way through the Minor Leagues, persevering through injury plagued seasons in 2013-2014 to make his way to the major leagues. Lockett will toe the rubber against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday in the series opener. The big right-hander from Florida will look to make…

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