San Diego Padres Organizational Review: Relief Pitchers

December 2, 2017

It’s common sense to never get excited about relief pitcher prospects, but the Padres have no shortage of relief pitchers who are of some interest. I never thought I would find myself writing about 13 relief pitcher prospects, but all are of some interest for the Padres moving forward. Without further ado, I present the Padres relief pitcher organizational review. Eric Yardley It’s probably smart to not get too excited…


Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- October 29

October 30, 2017

There were a total of eight Padres minor league players participating in game action on Sunday. The Arizona Fall League was on a break, so the Peoria Javelinas had the day off. No play from Josh Naylor, Luis Urias, and company, as they regroup to start the second half of the season on Monday. CARRIBEAN/MEXICAN/VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUES Rafael Ortega went 0-3 with two walks and a run scored. He was…


El Paso Chihuahuas Headed into Do Or Die Game 5 of PCL Championship Series

September 17, 2017

El Paso, Texas The San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, will play game 5 of the PCL Championship tomorrow. What a ride it has been. After stumbling through the season, the Chihuahuas surged and won eight of their last ten games to secure the PCL Southern Division title. Then they swept Reno, which landed them in the PCL Championship Series for the second consecutive season. Memphis took…


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…


Catching up with Eric Yardley, Missions’ All-Star Reliever

June 20, 2017

Over the weekend I got to catch up with Double-A bullpen arm, Eric Yardley. For those unfamiliar, the Padres signed Yardley to a minor league contract back in July of 2013. East Village Times’ contributors have two previous interviews with Yardley, but I got the chance to talk to him after almost a year since the last interview. This season, Yardley has been on an absolute tear. He’s currently holding a 3-0…


Eric Yardley Interview: Opportunity in Every Difficulty

January 18, 2017

It is July in the sweltering summer of Alpine, TX, and the phone is ringing. On one end sits Eric Yardley, a pitcher for the Trinidad Triggers of the Pecos League, an association of independent baseball clubs spread from California to Kansas. He is a recent graduate of Seattle University who opted to forgo a Master’s degree in education (for now) for the possibility to be called a professional baseball…


Padres Minors: Q & A with Padres minor league pitcher Eric Yardley

January 31, 2016

The game of baseball is not an easy sport to play by any means. There are a lot of positive breaks that are needed in order for a player to make it to the next level. Nothing in the game of baseball can be taken for granted and Eric Yardley is well aware of this fact in life and in the game he loves. The right-handed side-arm style pitcher had…