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…


Padres’ Starting Pitching Prospects Could Succeed in the Bullpen

February 13, 2018

Let’s be real here. Not 100% of the Padres’ top prospects will work out like we think. We all picture Mackenzie Gore as the team ace before 2021. We all expect Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias to be a double play combo for the next decade in San Diego. Cal Quantrill will be a top-of-the-rotation guy. Michel Baez, the next Luis Tiant. It just doesn’t always work out how…


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…


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…


Which Padres’ Pitching Prospects Will Debut in 2018?

November 8, 2017

The San Diego Padres have a ridiculous amount of depth in their minor league system. The waves of talent are starting to approach the sunny San Diego landscape, as this team finally looks to be relevant in Major League Baseball. Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, Dinelson Lamet, Phil Maton, and Carlos Asuaje are already well on their way to contributing at the major league level. Each young player got…


Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- The Lake Elsinore Storm

September 25, 2017

RECORD:  First Half (35-35): 3rd in Cal League South Division Second Half (29-41): 5th in Cal League South Division STARTING ROTATION: The Lake Elsinore Storm entered 2017 with high hopes for their starting rotation. Although top prospect Anderson Espinoza was shut down just a few days prior to the Padres Opening Day (and eventually had TJ surgery), the starting rotation was by far the best part of the team in…


Down on the Farm: August 28- Quantrill Struggles, Ruiz & House Continue to Hit

August 28, 2017

DSL Padres: SEASON HAS CONCLUDED AZL Padres (23-28): OFF AZL Padres 2 (28-22): 9-4 loss @ AZL Cubs Tri Ciy Dust Devils (39-32): 4-3 win @ Hillsboro Fort Wayne TinCaps (65-69): 6-5 loss @ Lansing Lake Elsinore Storm (61-72): OFF San Antonio Missions (74-58): DOUBLEHEADER VS Corpus Christi: Missions 1-11, Frisco 3-12 El Paso Chihuahuas (68-67): 10-2 win vs Fresno Key Performers: RF Mason House (2-5, 2B, 3B, R, 2RBI,…


Down on the Farm: August 18- Morejon, Quantrill & Lauer All Pitch

August 18, 2017

Cal Quantrill– RHP, Double-A, San Antonio Missions 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 4 K With just a few weeks left in the season, it appears the Padres are finally starting to more fully manage some of their top prospects’ innings. Coming off Tommy John surgery, which caused him to miss nearly two full seasons, right-hander Cal Quantrill is now just over 100 innings and the…


Down on the Farm: August 9- Cal Quantrill Adjusting to Double-A

August 10, 2017

Dillon Overton– LHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K Maybe Dillon Overton isn’t finished just yet. After a string of poor outings, Overton looked solid on Wednesday night. The numbers don’t jump off the page, but for what the Padres brought Overton in to do, the numbers don’t have to jump off the page. At this point, the Padres will take anything…


Down on the Farm: August 3- Quantrill Earns First Double-A Victory

August 4, 2017

Credit: EVT News The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Thursday. There was rain for El Paso and the AZL Padres team had the night off, so six out of the eight teams played. Cal Quantrill picked up his first win at the Double-A level as the right hander went six strong innings for the Missions. As usual, the bullpen shut the door. Brad Wieck, Cesar Vargas and Trey…


Down on the Farm: July 27- Logan Allen Pitches Well

July 28, 2017

Cory Mazzoni– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K With every outing, right-hander Cory Mazzoni looks more and more comfortable on the mound. So far, Mazzoni has thrown 14 innings between rookie ball and Triple-A this season, and he has yet to give up an earned run while striking out 22 batters. It remains to be seen how cautious the Padres will…


Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 17-23

July 24, 2017

Credit: EVT News Christian Villanueva– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-20, 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 15 TB If not for the Padres’ insane infield depth, third baseman Christian Villanueva might have finally caught his long-awaited major league break. However, with Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg, Carlos Asuaje, and Ryan Schimpf ahead of him on the depth chart, Villanueva continues to crush Triple-A pitching. Villanueva is now up…