Padres Minors: Luis Urias- A Name to Remember

August 31, 2015

The San Diego Padres farm system has really taken a bad rap over the past few years. The onslaught of trades this past off-season did in fact weaken the system, but there are still plenty of developing players within the system who could easily surprise you. One such player is Luis Urias who is presently batting lead-off for a playoff bound Ft. Wayne team. Urias started the season in low…


Padres Minor League Spotlight: Colin Rea

June 25, 2015

The San Diego Padres farm system seems to always generate decent pitchers and the future seems to be right on par with past successes. The latest pitcher to step up is right-handed pitcher Colin Rea who is presently pitching in San Antonio for the Padres AA ball club. Rea has had past control issue but seems to have rectified those issues and the results are head turning. Rea was drafted in…


Padres Minor League Spotlight: Travis Jankowski

May 22, 2015

Earlier this month San Diego Padres minor league outfielder Travis Jankowski had an impressive streak going while playing for the San Antonio Missions. Jankowski had reached base in 27 straight games from the lead-off position. That streak ended after a 0-4 game vs the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros AA affiliate) on May 12th. The winning pitcher that day for the Hooks was Lance McCullers. Son of former Padres pitcher…


Padres Minors: Rymer Liriano Forgotten Potential?

May 12, 2015

When the San Diego Padres upgraded their team offensively this season, the new faces had a trickle down effect to the whole 40 man roster. Nobody has felt more of a change than Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano. He was once considered the franchises best prospect and in my eyes is major league ready now. Liriano has the type of tools you dream about as a major league scout. When scouts…


Padres Minor League Spotlight: Fernando Perez

May 9, 2015

When the San Diego Padres drafted Fernando Perez in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft, a potential home town hero was created. Perez was born in Ensenada Mexico, but went to high school in Chula Vista at Otay Ranch High School. The 21 year old Perez is showing some impressive tools with the bat and could one day play for his hometown team. The left-handed hitting Perez is described…


Padres Minor Leagues: El Paso Chihuahuas April Report

May 2, 2015

The San Diego Padres AAA affiliate the El Paso Chihuahuas are off to a 12-9 record this season in the month of April. With all the huge additions to the San Diego Padres major league roster, the Chihuahuas were expected to have many quality players that could in most seasons be on a Padres 25 man roster. Robbie Erlin, Tommy Medica, Abraham Almonte, Rymer Liriano, and Jake Goebbert all played…


Padres Minors: How is Tommy Medica Doing in El Paso?

April 29, 2015

The San Diego Padres upgraded their team in a big way this past off-season. The teams offense was completely upgraded with the additions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks. With all those upgrades Tommy Medica was left out in the cold. Medica who has a propensity for the dramatic wasn’t even close to making the major league squad. Medica hit .233 last year for…


Padres Minor League Spotlight: Jose Rondon

April 21, 2015

The San Diego Padres minor league spotlight points towards young shortstop Jose Rondon. He could be the shortstop of the future for the team if he can develop a little more in the offensive category. The right handed hitting infielder is currently in Lake Elsinore playing high A-ball. In 37 at bats this season Rondon is hitting .351 with a .442 on base percentage. He needs to establish himself as…


Padres Minor League Spotlight: Michael Gettys

April 17, 2015

We here at East Village Times appreciate the minor league system. Today, the San Diego Padres minor league spotlight falls on Michael Gettys. The speedy, center fielder from Gainesville Georgia is very raw but possesses the tools to be successful in the major leagues. The Padres drafted Gettys with their second pick in the June amateur draft. As a High School senior he batted .372 with nine homers, seven doubles…


Padres Minor League Spotlight: Yeison Asencio

April 11, 2015

From time to time we here at East Village Times, would like to recognize some of the minor league players that are currently striving to one day be a major leaguer. Everybody knows Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe in the Padres minor league system, but we prefer to tell you about the unheralded prospect who has shown decent ability. Today we bring you the story of Yeison Asencio, a 25-year…