Third Round Draft Pick Owen Miller Could Prove to be a Steal for Padres

June 14, 2018

Third round draft pick Owen Miller could prove to be a real steal for the San Diego Padres in this year’s draft. It has been a little over a week since the San Diego Padres decided to take a chance on a shortstop from Illinois State in the 2018 MLB Draft. 21-year-old Owen Miller is now officially a member of the Padres’ organization. The team officially signed 19 of their…

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Exploring the Padres’ Options With Their First-Round Pick in 2018 Draft

June 1, 2018

Over the past few weeks, the baseball world has been pelted with projections, mocks, player comparisons, and wild speculation. It must be MLB Draft season. On Monday, the San Diego Padres will add even more talent to their highly regarded farm system as they possess four of the top 84 picks in the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft. San Diego will go into the draft with the 7th overall pick, the…

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Nationals Blow Out Padres 10-2 as Franmil Rips First Career Homer

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. Things got ugly quickly for the San Diego Padres on Monday as they took on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. San Diego was riding high coming into Game 1 of the series, having won three straight games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Nationals were coming off of a three-game series sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers at home. Fortunately for the Nats, this…

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Josh Naylor Just Keeps Getting Better

May 2, 2018

Josh Naylor is demanding the San Diego Padres’ attention. The young first baseman (unheralded in many circles) has been tearing it up at Double-A San Antonio, showcasing ever-improving plate discipline and pairing it with above-average power, opening many eyes in the process. Taken 12th overall in the 2015 Amateur Draft by the Miami Marlins, Naylor was one of the most sought after prep hitters in the draft. The 17-year-old from…

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Padres Stifled by Diamondbacks’ Pitching in Rubber Match of Series

April 22, 2018

Phoenix, Arizona After taking Game 1 in the three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the San Diego Padres proceeded to drop Games 2 and 3 en route to a series loss on the road. Game 3 was a rough one as the Padres’ offense failed to put anything together, falling to the D-backs 4-2. Game Recap Joey Lucchesi and Patrick Corbin were the two starters in this one, both left-handers looking to…

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Framing the Friars: Rookies Shine as Padres Take Series From Giants

April 15, 2018

San Diego, California Military Opening Day at PETCO Park was a rousing success, as the Padres’ offense exploded for a season-high 10 runs en route to a series win against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants scored first, putting up their one and only run in the top of the second inning against rookie starter Joey Lucchesi. Former Padre catcher Nick Hundley led off the inning with a single and…

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Padres Acquire Brett Nicholas in Depth Move

April 6, 2018

A.J. Preller and the Padres made a depth trade on Friday, acquiring 29-year-old catcher Brett Nicholas from the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Nicholas had been designated for assignment by the Rangers upon the team’s announcement that they had signed right-handed pitcher Tim Lincecum on March 7th. A 6th-round draft pick of the Rangers back in 2010, Nicholas has played in parts of…

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A Review of the 2018 Lake Elsinore Storm’ Opening Day Roster

April 3, 2018

It’s going to be an exciting year in Lake Elsinore. The Storm, High-A affiliate for the San Diego Padres, released their Opening Day roster on Monday and it is quite impressive. To begin the 2018 minor league season, the team with the eyes on their chests boasts six prospects from the team’s Top 30 Prospects list, according to MLB Pipeline. Left-handed starting pitcher Adrian Morejon is the highest-ranked prospect to…

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A Quick Look at Wil Myers’ Defense

March 21, 2018

Wil Myers was supposed to be the face of the San Diego Padres. Coming off a phenomenal 2016 season where he was moved from the outfield to first base full-time, Myers was able to suit up for a career-high 157 games, slashing .259/.336/.461 in the process. Wil Myers was finally showing Major League Baseball what he has been capable of his whole career, bashing 28 home runs and stealing a…

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Seven Current Free Agents the Padres Could Target

February 26, 2018

The 2018 San Diego Padres’ season is under way and the Friars have their man. Eric Hosmer has signed with the Padres, marking the biggest free agent signing in the team’s history. With the 2018 season fast approaching, the team may not be done yet. The team lacks experience at the shortstop position and could also conceivably add to the pitching staff in an effort to stir up even more…

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Ahead of the Curve: “Bullpenning” & the San Diego Padres

February 20, 2018

Let’s get a little weird. San Diego Padres’ pitching hasn’t been great lately. In 2017, the team’s starters struggled to the tune of a 4.83 ERA with a 4.40 xFIP. The bullpen was a little bit better, posting a 4.49 ERA accompanied by a 4.24 xFIP. The Friars ranked 22nd in team ERA (4.63), 23rd in walks (554), and 19th in quality starts (67). The teams 75 HBP last season…

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Detailing the Padres’ Current Non-Roster Spring Invitees

February 15, 2018

Spring training is upon us folks. The trucks have arrived in Peoria, and soon Padres’ brass will begin evaluating the many players that they have deemed worthy of a look in big-league camp. As the MLB Opening Day roster begins to take shape, it is safe to assume that Wil Myers, Manny Margot, and Brad Hand will find themselves in San Diego come March 29th, but there are also some…

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