Padres Have Low Bar For HR King and It’s Time To Break It

February 23, 2018

I understand the home run has lost a bit of its luster with advanced analytics, changing launch angles and more guys swinging for the fences than ever before. Joey Gallo hit more home runs (41) than singles (32) in 2017, yet a guy like Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor was more “valuable”. However, the home run is still the most exciting result in baseball, chicks still dig the long ball….

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Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 3

February 16, 2018

As the week goes on, more and more players are beginning to arrive at camp. Fernando Tatis Jr. arrived in Peoria, and like a moth to a flame, there was an immediate attraction for the media. His English has progressed so well recently, that he is able to handle questions without a translator. Flashing his electric smile and doing these interviews with ease is further evidence that he means business…

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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…

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How Much of a “Sure Thing” Is Padres’ Top Prospect Fernando Tatis Jr.?

January 29, 2018

It’s an exciting time for the San Diego Padres’ farm system. Baseball America and MLB Pipeline have each released their initial 2018 Top 100 Prospect lists. One of the things they agreed on was that Padres’ top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. is a top 10 prospect in all of baseball. Baseball America ranked him 9th and MLB Pipeline had him at 8. Most scouts are very complimentary of the 19-year-old…

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Padres With Seven Prospects on MLB Pipeline Top 100

January 28, 2018

On Saturday, MLB Pipeline unveiled their top 100 MLB Prospects, and the San Diego Padres have six players in the Top 50. These players were Adrian Morejon (number 50), Michel Baez (42), Cal Quantrill (40), Luis Urias (36), Mackenzie Gore (19), and Fernando Tatis (8), and with Anderson Espinoza coming in at number 89, the Padres have seven players listed in the Top 100. The Padres seven players on the…

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The 2019 Baseball America Top 100: Which Padres Will Make the Cut?

January 24, 2018

As many of you may already know, Baseball America recently released their Top 100 Prospects for the 2018 season. To the surprise of nobody, the San Diego Padres wound up having a whopping six prospects in the Top 100, including having five in the top 52. The Padres brigade was led by none other than young 19-year-old phenom Fernando Tatis Jr., who placed at number nine on the list. Rounding…

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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…

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The Best from 2017, and Resolutions for the 2018 San Diego Padres

December 31, 2017

Well Padre fans, it’s that time of year again, a time marked mainly by shorter days, and a severe lack of baseball. While we’ve gotten some nuggets of baseball info via the Hot Stove the last six weeks, we’re still a little ways away from spring training in mid-February. Even though there weren’t a lot of great moments from the big league squad this past season, the Padres’ minor league…

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A Realistic View of Fernando Tatis Jr.

December 26, 2017

A few seasons ago, the San Diego Padres found themselves with a big dilemma. After going all in during the 2015 off season, the Padres decimated a talented farm system in order to put themselves in “win now” mode. This proved to be a mistake, as the Padres have not won more than 77 games since 2011 and were forced to pay huge amounts of money to players that were…

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Which Padres’ Prospects are Untouchable & Which are Attainable?

December 23, 2017

In recent weeks, it has become quite clear that San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller is poised to make some additions to the team. The Eric Hosmer talk is still running wild, as the Padres continue to be linked to the prized free-agent. A signing of Hosmer would signify that the Padres are intending to compete sooner rather than later. Trying to compete and actually doing it are two…

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An Evaluation of the Padres Top 30 Ranked Prospects

November 12, 2017

All of the general managers in Major League Baseball have one goal: build a championship caliber team. Whether it be paying millions of dollars in free agency or drafting well and developing prospects, some GM’s will do whatever it takes to bring that championship trophy to their city. The New York Yankees were the first team to implement the idea that spending millions of dollars in free agency was the…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 7

November 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres minor league prospects had a busy Tuesday night, as 11 players were in action. The Javelinas lost 5-1, but five different Padres players participated in the game, including three pitchers. With a 13-10 record, the Javelinas still hold a three-game lead over the Surprise Saguaros in the AFL West division. In the Dominican Republic, Fernando Tatis and Franchy Cordero both played. Fernando Perez continued his hitting…

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