Luis Urias Gives Padres Fans Much to be Excited About

October 16, 2016

At the age of 19, second baseman Luis Urias is quickly becoming a prime name to watch in the San Diego Padres system. For good reason, too. As the youngest player in the California League (until his teammate Josh Naylor arrived), Urias hit .330/.397/.440 with a .836 OPS for the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2016, en route to winning the California League MVP. He also had more walks (40) than…


Padres Well Represented in Arizona Fall League

September 10, 2016

Usually during mid-to-late November, all eyes are on the Major League Baseball playoffs. However, there is another interesting baseball spectacle that goes on during that same time. That is the Arizona Fall League, whose one month schedule allows for each team to give their best prospects more playing time after the conclusion of the minor league schedule. There are only six teams in the AZL, with each team being filled…


Padres’ Minor League LHP Kyle McGrath Emerging

September 4, 2016

It is a pleasure to report that there is a common theme in recent months. San Diego Padres minor league pitchers are really progressing. Dinelson Lamet, Michael Kelly, Andrew “Walker” Lockett, Jerry Keel and Seth Simmons have all developed exceptionally well this season beyond the A-Ball level. The majority of the Padres pitching-rich talent is currently at Fort Wayne, but soon you will be seeing Anderson Espinoza, Eric Lauer, Jacob…


Padres’ Minor League Pitcher Seth Simmons is an Interesting Story

August 29, 2016

The San Diego Padres season has not gone well but within all the pain there have been some stories that certainly stand out as a positive thing. One particular note that has been developing in the recent weeks is the emergence of veteran minor league pitcher Seth Simmons. The right handed pitcher had thrown over 240 games and 355 innings as a reliever since being drafted by Arizona in the…


The Progression of Padres’ Minor League Pitcher Walker Lockett

August 27, 2016

There is no doubt that the San Diego Padres are lacking starting pitchers in the upper minor league levels. The team was gutted of many of its older pitching prospects in the last few years by A.J. Preller as he reshapes the Padres minor league system. In the Padres A-Ball level the team has many terrific young arms. Anderson Espinoza, Logan Allen, Jacob Nix, Austin Smith, Enyel De Los Santos,…


Padres Minors: A Brief Interview with Brand New Padres 1B Prospect Josh Naylor

August 10, 2016

The San Diego Padres are currently constructing a winning formula. The franchise has put a great emphasis on the future and with that the team has hoarded tons of talent in the last few months. It all started in the June Amateur Draft as the Padres had six of the top 85 picks and they selected very wisely. Cal Quantrill, Hudson Potts, Eric Lauer, Buddy Reed, Reggie Lawson and Mason…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap August 5th-7th

August 8, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 3 RBI Another night, another strong performance from Austin Hedges. While the catcher has cooled off significantly as of late, he is still showing he is very capable of providing offense to go along with his strong defense. With Derek Norris still in San Diego it seems unlikely Hedges will get big league time this year. However, a Norris trade this…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Recap August 3rd/4th

August 5, 2016

Wednesday Brandon Morrow, RHP, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 0.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 K Sadly it appears more and more likely that Brandon Morrow’s career as a major league pitcher is coming to an end. After a successful start to the 2015 season, Morrow got injured and did not pitch again for the remainder of the year. He has yet to see big league action since last May…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm: Recap August 1st/2nd

August 3, 2016

Monday Nick Torres, RF, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K With the promotion of Jabari Blash to the big league club following the trade of Matt Kemp, Nick Torres earned himself a promotion as well as the outfielder was sent from the Missions to the Chihuahuas. Torres has had a successful season and has moved quickly through the Padres organization. While Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe are…


Padres Minor Leagues: Catching Up With Padres Minor League LHP Jerry Keel

August 1, 2016

As I compiled my list of top starting pitchers prospects for the San Diego Padres, I regrettably neglected to add Jerry Keel to the list. Partially because I failed to realize the franchise had turned him into a starter recently, and also because he just simply fell under the radar. The 22-year-old Keel was a 9th round selection in the 2015 draft out of Cal State Northridge. Another great value…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap

August 1, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 K After a ridiculous home run streak in mid-to-late June, Austin Hedges has cooled off considerably, hitting only .182 in the last ten days. Hedges is still hitting .348 on the season and has more than proven his ability to hit consistently. All that’s left is proving that at the big league level, although that may…


Padres Minor Leagues: RHP Chris Paddack Injured, Tommy John Surgery Possible

July 31, 2016

The San Diego Padres received some terrible news recently as young pitcher Chris Paddack has a torn elbow ligament. In the post-game news conference after Saturday’s game it was revealed by A.J. Preller that Paddack does indeed have the injury. He was in San Diego visiting a doctor in an attempt to determine the next course of action. Tommy John surgery seems imminent but nothing has been decided as of…