Message to Brad Wieck: “Just Fire It In There”

March 4, 2018

More often than not, as a player, you have the tendency to overthink things. There is a lot of emotion in the game of baseball and it can be difficult to check those thoughts, especially if you are a pitcher. On Wednesday, against the Dodgers, Brad Wieck threw a scoreless inning in which he struck out two batters and retired the last on a soft liner to second. The left-handed…


Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #33 Brad Wieck

January 24, 2018

Background Originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the New York Mets, left-hander Brad Wieck has been a quiet riser through the Padres’ minor league system. After being selected early in the 2014 draft, Wieck was moved directly to short-season ball, where he finished the season with 25 and two-thirds innings pitched in relief. Wieck struck out 39 batters, walked just six, and gave up…


San Antonio Missions: Dominance At The Back End

August 2, 2017

  The San Diego Padres may not have the best major league ball club, but the team is home to one of the best farm systems in all of baseball. With incredible talent spread across all levels, it is no surprise that the Padres farm system is often referred to as the deepest and most talented in the majors. Last season the El Paso Chihuahuas won the PCL title. The…


The Next Wave of Talent to Arrive for Padres

April 30, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have done a nice job in putting together a young squad, with seemingly a very bright future. Presently, the major league team lacks depth at virtually every position, but the rebuild is in full effect. Despite the inadequacies of the 2017 squad, there is much to like about the Padres’ franchise and the future of it that, for once, seems full of promise. Players like…


Padres Make Several Moves; Trim Roster to 54

March 14, 2017

  As spring training keeps moving forward, the San Diego Padres are getting closer and closer to opening day. On Monday, the Padres roster got closer to being a finished product as well. Although the more discussed news on Monday was the Padres signing of yet another teenager from Latin America, this time 18-year-old, left-handed pitcher, Osvaldo Hernandez, out of Cuba, the Padres also made some other roster moves. In…


Padres LHP Brad Wieck Interview- Just Give Him The Ball

February 14, 2017

  The San Diego Padres are developing talent at an unusually high rate. Well, at least unusual for them, as they presently have a group of players that are just about ready for major league service time. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Carlos Asuaje are just the beginning. They are the first wave of talent that will continuously pound the shores of San Diego. Not far behind them…


An Update on the Padres’ Players in Arizona Fall League

October 26, 2016

The San Diego Padres have three hitters and five pitchers playing for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. Usually when I reference player stats I like to avoid small samples, but the Arizona Fall League itself is a small sample. So, to avoid getting carried away based on these stats, I’ll present them in context with how the players performed in the 2016 regular season as well. Two…


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 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: An Interview with Padres Minor League Pitcher Brad Wieck

April 2, 2016

Sometimes in the game of baseball things happen that you just don’t understand. Every once in a while you just have to go with it and not question what task is put in front of you. The game of baseball is like life in that regard. Move forward and don’t dwell on the past or you will never find success and happiness. When Brad Wieck was informed by the San…


Padres News: Weekly Prospect Spotlight- Brad Wieck

January 23, 2016

In this edition of the weekly prospect spotlight series here at East Village Times, Patrick Brewer puts the spotlight on Padres pitching prospect Brad Wieck. With the flurry of trades last offseason, the Padres remade their major league roster. In the process, the front office also remade the farm system. Many promising prospects, such as Matt Wisler, Max Fried, Mallex Smith, Joe Ross, Trea Turner, found themselves to be expendable,…