Anderson Espinoza Interview: Primed for a Comeback – in 2019

March 10, 2018

Peoria, Arizona Anderson Espinoza, the Padres’ 7th-ranked prospect, hasn’t pitched in a real game since August of 2016 after being traded to the Padres from the Red Sox organization. He’s been among the Padres’ pitching prospects hit by the injury bug who have rarely found themselves on the field in San Diego. This is not what the Padres had in mind when they traded 2016 MLB All Star, Drew Pomeranz, to…


Why Is Anderson Espinoza Still a Top 100 Prospect?

January 27, 2018

On January 27th, 2018, MLB Network and MLB pipeline revealed their Top 100 MLB Prospects for the 2018 season. The San Diego Padres were well represented, having seven prospects ranked in the top 100, second to only the Atlanta Braves. These prospects include Fernando Tatis Jr.(#8), Mackenzie Gore (#19), Cal Quantrill (#40), Luis Urias (#36), Michel Baez (#42), Adrian Morejon (#50), and Anderson Espinoza (#89). A big surprise for this…


Who is the Padres Number One Prospect?

July 21, 2017

It’s July 21 and the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching. While most people take this time of year to discuss which players could be moved and which players should be acquired, I try not to get too involved. At the end of the day, the Padres are going to make some moves to better the future prospects of winning a World Series championship. With so many teams vying…


13 Players Who Have Not Progressed This Padres’ Minor League Season

July 11, 2017

In keeping up with the San Diego Padres, you are very aware that their prospects are the key to the future. The team is being constructed from the ground floor on up, and what happens in the farm system will surely have a direct effect on the major league team. I recently wrote a piece that highlighted 14 players that have progressed this season for the club in 2017. Names…


The San Diego Padres 2020 Potential 25-Man Roster

April 19, 2017

Yes, the Padres have the lowest payroll in the MLB. And yes, the Padres are paying players on other teams more than the players on their own team. And yes, the Padres have the second-youngest team in baseball. But yes, these are also all positive things for the 2020 season. MLB Pipeline rated the Padres farm system as the fourth best in all of baseball. That is incredible, considering general…


The Lake Elsinore “Pitching” Storm

April 6, 2017

Earlier in the week, the San Diego Padres announced the Opening Day roster for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, which we looked at here at East Village Times on Sunday. With the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm set to open up their season with a four game series against the Modesto Nuts that begins on Thursday night, we will take a top-down look at the roster of what is easily the Padres’…


Adrian Morejon’s Path to the Padres

February 28, 2017

  Ever since the July 2nd MLB International Signing Day, arguably no team has been busier, or as financially committed as the San Diego Padres. On the first day alone, the Padres scooped up a bundle of heralded international prospects, including three out of the top six. They did not stop there, though. They have been constantly active since that July 2 date, signing and adding talent from all over…


San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

February 22, 2017

  The current San Diego Padres‘ farm system is something to take great pride in. This regime has certainly invested in the team’s future, and it shows in the wealth of minor league talent throughout the system. In fact, this list I constructed swelled from a top-30 list all the way to a top-50 list simply because the team has so much talent that deserves to be praised. The San…


A Brief Look at the Padres Top Four Prospects

February 12, 2017

  As you probably already know, the San Diego Padres have a very bright future. Recently, Keith Law of ranked the Padres’ farm system third in all of baseball. The Padres’ farm system is very diverse and filled with talent at all positions. In fact, the Padres have four prospects in’s list of the top one hundred prospects, including Manuel Margot, Anderson Espinoza, Hunter Renfroe, and Cal Quantrill….


Should the Padres Bring Back Fernando Rodney in 2017?

November 19, 2016

I’m going to cut to the chase. I absolutely believe that the San Diego Padres should bring Fernando Rodney back in 2017. Just to be upfront, I haven’t heard or seen anything connecting the Padres to Rodney moving forward, but it would just make so much sense. I have a little theory that if the Padres can put together a steady (not necessarily dominant) rotation and a deep, strong bullpen…


San Diego Padres Top-50 Prospects

October 9, 2016

The new rankings have come out for each teams’ top-30 prospects from Here are my current ranking for the top 30 prospects in the San Diego Padres farm system, plus a few other prospects that are worth mentioning. Enjoy, and please remember, this is my list. Take it with a grain of salt and remember that the value of these players fluctuates very easily from year to year. This…


2016 Padres Futures Game – Top 5 Players to Watch

October 7, 2016

The 2016 San Diego Padres season left most fans with little to cheer about and watch as the team traded all their top talent for prospects. Rebuilding is once again in full effect and the strategy is pretty clear. A.J. Preller has reloaded the farm system via trades, the MLB Draft, and the International Draft. Last November’s trade of Craig Kimbrel to the Red Sox has already paid off for…