Gabriel Arias: The 17 Year-Old Phenom is Turning Heads

January 15, 2018

If you thought Fernando Tatis Jr. was impressive in 2017, I ask you to please also consider 17 year-old Gabriel Arias. Possibly one of the fastest rising prospects in the San Diego Padres’ farm system currently. Arias, who signed with the Padres out of Venezuela for $1.9 million in July 2016, got his first taste of professional baseball in 2017, spending time both in the Arizona League, as well as…

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Nick Margevicius: The Left-Handed Prospect Hardly Anyone is Talking About

January 14, 2018

The rise of the San Diego Padres’ farm system has been well documented. Since A.J. Preller took over as the team’s general manager in August of 2014, he has found multiple avenues in which to rejuvenate a farm system that had always been solid, yet unspectacular. One way Preller has been able to bring in talent like no Padres’ GM before him has been through the amateur draft. 12 of…

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San Diego Padres Potential Breakout Prospects for 2018

December 28, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is about as deep as they come. They have talent at virtually every position and a great portion of it is made up of teenagers. Whether it be from the past few drafts or the international market, the Friars have loaded up on young players with upside. These men are all very raw though and capable of fizzling out at any point. But some…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Recap- December 21

December 21, 2017

There were a total of six Padres in action on Thursday around the globe. The Australian Baseball League’s All-Star Game took place early Thursday morning and the Padres had two men participating. Gabriel Arias and Lake Bachar both played in the game for the World Team, which battled the Australian Team. The World Team won 6-4. In recent days, more Padre prospects and players are starting their seasons. Jose Rondon…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Recap- December 17

December 17, 2017

A total of six players were in action on Sunday for the team. It was a rough day for Padres players, as the offense was a combined 2-19 with the bat. Christian Bethancourt made his debut in the D.R. and his two hits were the only two knocks that Padre players were able to garner. Lake Bachar continues to be impressive in Australia as the right hander lowered his ERA…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Recap- December 16

December 16, 2017

A total of eight players were in action on Saturday throughout the globe. The San Diego Padres system is developing, and even though it’s the off-season, there is much to keep tabs on. Jose Pirela and Manuel Margot have just started action with their teams and so has Miguel Diaz. Each of these men will be in the pro camp during the spring, so it;s not just minor leaguers out…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Recap- December 15

December 15, 2017

Friday saw a total of six players in action throughout the globe. The hitters were 11-21 on the day, as several had multiple hit games. Jose Pirela and Manuel Margot are both playing in their winter leagues as they begin to transition back to baseball life. Gabriel Arias and Buddy Reed continue to play every day in Australia as each young men work on their game. Here is a rundown…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 14

December 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres farm system is flourishing. There is much to be content with if you are a Padre fan. On Thursday, there were seven men in action throughout the winter leagues. Here is a brief recap of the day. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went 1-4 with a stolen base. He also struck out twice in the game. Reed has played some stellar defense in center for the…

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Down on The Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 9

December 9, 2017

  Saturday was a slow night for the Padres that are playing winter leagues around the globe. The players that are on Dominican and Venezuelan teams were off, so only six men were in action. The hitters were 1-17 on the day with five strikeouts, and only one hurler was on the mound for the Padres. Perhaps Sunday will be a little more eventful. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed went…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- Manuel Margot Makes His Debut

December 8, 2017

A total of 12 Padres players were in action on Friday. Manuel Margot is in the D.R. and participating in game play for his Dominican team, the Toros del Este. He will surely get more at bats as the month goes on. Plenty of action to read about, so let’s get right into it. Mexican Winter League Fernando Perez played second base on Friday in Mexico and was 1-2 at…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 3

December 3, 2017

There were eight Padres in action on Sunday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League does not have games for a few days, but there was still plenty of news in other leagues. The Padres’ hitters were 2-21 on the day with 11 strikeouts (ouch). The three Padre’ hurlers did much better in their 2.1 innings pitched. Mexican Winter League Fernando Perez was 0-3 with two strikeouts. The infielder is…

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