10 Padres’ prospects to watch in 2018

March 22, 2018

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is one week away. On April 5, 2018, dozens of young prospects will begin their journey as the minor league season opens. In this article, I will break down some of the top Padres’ prospects to keep an eye this season. Andres Munoz, The 19-year-old, Mexican, right-handed pitcher, signed in 2016, was the youngest prospect in the 2017 Arizona Fall League. The San Diego…


Esteury Ruiz: The Next Big Thing?

March 4, 2018

If there’s one thing that Padres’ minor leaguer Esteury Ruiz can do, it, undoubtedly, is hit. The young Ruiz, who was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Kansas City Royals in July 2015 for $100,000 as a 16-year-old, has carried a .331 career batting line. While it’s across just over 400 at-bats in his young career, and that’s obviously bound to regress, it is still impressive nonetheless as…


San Diego Padres Potential Breakout Prospects for 2018

December 28, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is about as deep as they come. They have talent at virtually every position and a great portion of it is made up of teenagers. Whether it be from the past few drafts or the international market, the Friars have loaded up on young players with upside. These men are all very raw though and capable of fizzling out at any point. But some…


Down on the Farm: August Review- Tremendous Growth Within the System

September 1, 2017

Rafael Ortega– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 33-89, .371/.456/.528, 9 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 17 R, 47 TB, 159 wRC+ Outfielder Rafael Ortega has done a little bit of everything for the Chihuahuas in the month of August. Given his age (he’s 26), Ortega isn’t much of a prospect, but he has been fairly consistent all season. Through August, Ortega has a 118 wRC+ on the season,…


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,…


Esteury Ruiz: Bringing Speed & Power to the Game

August 26, 2017

The San Diego Padres are in a rebuilding mode of sorts. The team will not use that term, but the writing is on the wall. A.J. Preller was brought to San Diego to revamp a farm system that had been neglected for a long time. Evaluating talent was his specialty and the young G.M. wasted no time in spending money on the international market. The Padres had, sadly, never really…


Down on the Farm Weekly Review: August 7-13- Tatis, Lauer & Ruiz Developing

August 13, 2017

  Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-30, 1 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, 20 TB It seems like I write about Franchy Cordero every few days, and nothing has really changed. The strikeout problem is still readily apparent, but Cordero is continuing to do his part at the plate. Depending on the Chihuahuas’ playoff position, Cordero should get a good amount of time on…


Down on The Farm August 11-Hansel Rodriguez Earns Another Save

August 11, 2017

DSL Padres: PPD (Rain) AZL Padres 1 (20-18): 10-9 win @ AZL Mariners AZL Padres 2 (20-17): 8-3 loss @ AZL Dodgers Tri-City Dust Devils (29-25): 3-1 win vs Hillsboro Fort Wayne Tincaps (57-60): 8-7 win vs Bowling Green (60-54) Lake Elsinore Storm (55-63): 6-4 loss @ Lancaster (65-53) San Antonio Missions (68-49): 5-1 loss vs Tulsa (63-55) El Paso Chihuahuas (57-62): 8-7 loss vs Las Vegas Key Performers: 2B…


Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 31-August 6- Baez, Potts, Ruiz & Gore

August 6, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 5-17, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 R, 8 TB There may be a logjam in the outfield in San Diego, but Franchy Cordero has been doing just about everything in his power to force a call-up back to San Diego. Since being demoted back to the minor leagues following the return of Manuel Margot at the end of June, Cordero has…


A Brief Glimpse at Matt Strahm & Esteury Ruiz

July 25, 2017

After a rather quiet start to the Padres’ trade deadline season, things have finally picked up, as the Padres made a move that sent right-handed pitchers Brandon Maurer and Trevor Cahill, in addition to left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter, to Kansas City in exchange for left-handers Travis Wood and Matt Strahm, as well as 18-year-old rookie ball prospect Esteury Ruiz. While Wood is somewhat of a known commodity, Strahm and Ruiz…