Down on the Farm: June 9 (Missions & Storm Bust Out the Bats)

June 9, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 4-1 on Saturday. Here is a recap of the day’s action El Paso Chihuahuas (31-32) Won 4-2 The Chihuahuas looked solid again today with consistent pitching getting backed up by timely hitting. Dillon Overton pitched seven innings while allowing two runs and striking out four, with Trey Wingenter and Robert Stock each pitching a scoreless inning of relief. An RBI double…

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Down on the Farm: June 2- (Reed, Morejon Lead Storm to Victory)

June 2, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 2-2 on Saturday. Here is a quick recap of the action: El Paso Chihuahuas (27-30) Lost 8-4 It has been a tough stretch of baseball for the El Paso Chihuahuas, as they have now dropped their fourth game out of five played. After being down three runs, the Chihuahuas clawed back with three runs in the seventh and a Javy…

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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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Down on the Farm: May 15 (Morejon/Allen Pitch & Tatis with 2 HR’s)

May 15, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates were on 1-3 on Tuesday as the Lake Elsinore Storm were the only team to win. Here is your recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (20-20) Lost 3-1 The Chihuahuas continue their tailspin as they are now 3-11 in their last 14 games played. On Tuesday, they dropped the game to Reno 3-1 as the offense continues to falter. The promotions of Travis…

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Down on the Farm: May 9 (Morejon Solid for Storm, Ruiz Homers)

May 9, 2018

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 1-2 on Wednesday. The San Antonio Missions had the day off in Texas. Here is your recap of the day’s events: El Paso Chihuahuas (18-16) Lost 8-5 El Paso has lost five in a row now, and nine out of their last 11 games, after dropping Wednesday’s game 8-5 to Tacoma. Franmil Reyes went hitless, snapping his hitting streak, but the power-hitter did have…

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MLB Pipeline Names Padres the Best Farm System in Baseball

March 2, 2018

On Friday, MLB Pipeline released their top three farm systems in all of baseball, with the White Sox, Braves, and Padres in the mix. When numbers two and three were revealed, it was clear who was number one, your San Diego Padres. And the No. 1 team on our ranking of baseball's best farm systems — with 7 players on @MLB's #Top100Prospects list, including an #MLB-best 6 in the Top…

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Padres Forecast: How Long Does It Usually Take for Top Prospects To Arrive?

February 11, 2018

The Padres have a loaded farm system. This is not breaking news to Padre fans unless you have been locked inside of the Hotel Del Coronado for a year. Much of the 2017 season was spent excitedly watching prospects succeed all over the minor leagues, from Tri-City to El Paso. The Friar faithful may have to find their joy in that for at least one more season before things really…

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Padres’ Farm System Abounding in Riches in Baseball America’s Latest Top 100 List

January 22, 2018

Baseball America released their latest Top 100 prospects list and the San Diego Padres are frequent flyers. It’s no secret the Padres have one of the best farm systems in baseball. On their list, only the Atlanta Braves had more players (eight) than the Padres (six). The Brewers, Rays, and Yankees also checked in with six prospects on the list. The Padres have received a lot of respect for their…

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Future is Bright for Padres as Gore, Morejon Land on Top 10 LHP List

January 17, 2018

The rebuild has been paying off in spades for the San Diego Padres as MLB Pipeline unveiled their picks for the top 10 left-handed pitchers, and sitting atop of the list at number one was the Padres’ crown jewel of the 2017 Draft, MacKenzie Gore, while international-signee Adrian Morejon landed at number six on the list. After posting numbers in high school that could only be reproduced in MLB The Show,…

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Down on the Farm: Heartbreaking Losses for TinCaps & Missions

September 9, 2017

  Fort Wayne TinCaps: 2-1 loss vs Dayton Adrian Morejon toed the rubber for Fort Wayne in game one of a best-of-three series vs Dayton, and he pitched quite well. He only gave up one run in six innings of work; striking out five and scattering seven hits. The lone run of the night for the TinCaps came on a throwing error in the bottom of the third inning, which…

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Down on the Farm: September 2- Tatis with Four Hits, Morejon, Ramirez & Scheckler Solid

September 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-4 on Saturday. The El Paso Chihuahuas won 8-1, as their playoff hopes are still in full swing. Dillon Overton, who was DFA’d a few days ago and re-signed after clearing waivers, was pretty effective throwing for El Paso. The lefty went six strong innings, striking out four and only allowing one earned run. A special Happy Birthday to Franchy Cordero, who went 2-5…

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Tri-City Dust Devils Riding Pitching to Playoffs

August 29, 2017

It has definitely been a fun season to be a fan of the San Diego Padres organization. The Major League team has had their share of problems on the field, but there has been plenty to watch throughout the various levels of the minor-league system. Although the Padres have had varying levels of success throughout the minor league system, the Tri-City Dust Devils have been one team that has really…

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