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…


Padres Announce Tri-City Dust Devils Opening Day Roster

June 12, 2017

With the major league and minor league seasons almost halfway complete, and the MLB Draft happening tonight, the baseball season is in full swing. However, there is still one Padres affiliate that has yet to start the season, and that team now has their roster set for the 2017 season. Among pitchers, there are plenty of guys to keep an eye on this season. At the top of that list…


Down on the Farm: May 30

May 31, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 RBI, 2 R Most of the time, a 30-year-old doing well in Triple-A isn’t really noteworthy. However, Nick Buss is taking that to a whole new level this season. Buss is now slashing .380/.434/.556 on the season with four long balls in just 108 at bats. After starting the season in a reserve role, Buss has earned himself everyday playing time,…


First Year in The Books for Padres’ Prospect Austin Smith

October 22, 2016

Sitting in the owner suite watching the Padres Future’s Game with my fellow #SDSocialSummit participants, I witnessed Austin Smith taking a hard comebacker off the back of his thigh. It was really the only hard contact against the right hander in his appearance that day. I texted Austin later that evening to see if he was okay. He responded fairly quickly that he was fine because “I’m a beast”. He…


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 EVT Podcast: Episode 01 with Austin Smith

January 6, 2016

As a way to bring you the San Diego Padres latest and greatest information we here at EVT have developed a podcast. The East Village Times podcast will bring you a weekly glimpse into everything Padres. In this inaugural episode of the series we bring you a special guest in San Diego Padres 2015 draft pick Austin Smith. He sits down and takes time from his busy schedule to answer…


Padres Minors: Q & A with Padres Draft Pick Austin Smith

December 22, 2015

EastVillageTimes was lucky enough to interview the San Diego Padres first selection of the 2015 draft. The Padres used that pick on a high school talent out of the state of Florida named Austin Smith. He attended Park Vista High School and was 8-2 with a 1.33 ERA his senior year, guiding the team all the way to the state semi-finals. In 82 high school innings he struck out 98…


Padres Editorial: 20 Years of Draft Misery has Improved Lately

December 7, 2015

There was a time when the San Diego Padres made some pretty wise selections with their first round selections. The team drafted Andy Benes, Kevin McReynolds, Andy Hawkins and Dave Winfield with their first picks and each were productive major leaguers. In recent memories the team has gotten better but there was a time when their selections were down right horrible. The Padres have had only two top 5 picks in…


Padres News: Padres 2015 EVT Draft Review

June 15, 2015

Well I wanted to write an article about the guys that might be on the San Diego Padres radar, and one of the guys I wrote about definitely was.  Pitcher Austin Smith was ranked near 51st by mlb.com, but many scouts had him as a first round talent. Therefore San Diego was pretty excited when he dropped down to 51, and jumped at the chance to use their top pick on him. Smith…