Down on the Farm: July 19 (Paddack Earns Win, Tatis Homers then Exits Game)

July 19, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres were 2-3 on Thursday. Here is a quick recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (52-46) Lost 16-1 There are blowouts, and then there is this. The Chihuahuas got smoked today to the tune of a fifteen-run defeat, as Jordan Lyles was hit hard in a rehab start, surrendering four runs in only two and two-thirds of an inning. Colin…

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Tatis Jr. Among Three Padres to Take Part in Futures Game

July 6, 2018

Rosters have been revealed for the 2018 Futures Game and the San Diego Padres will be well-represented. On July 15th, the top prospects in all of Major League Baseball will be split into two teams. Those who are from the U.S. and those from around the world, with the teams facing off during the MLB All-Star Weekend in an exhibition game. The Padres will be represented on both teams, sending…

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Down on the Farm: July 2 (Tatis Homers Again)

July 2, 2018

The minor league affiliates for the San Diego Padres went 4-4 on Monday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action. El Paso Chihuahuas (45-39) Won 6-1 Chris Huffman made his third start since coming off the 7-day disabled list. He was pulled after five innings and throwing only 78 pitches as I’m sure they were watching his pitch count. Huffman’s ERA sits at 6.71 on the year. Kyle McGrath lowered…

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The Professor’s Friar Findings: Tatis’ Small Tweak Pre-Swing Has Paid Off

June 1, 2018

These are my own opinions and do not reflect the views of the East Village Times staff. I’m looking for your feedback and always looking for ideas, so please leave a comment or feel free to tweet me @TheProfessorPQ. Thanks, and enjoy. Sometimes in baseball, the smallest adjustment can mean a world of difference. Recently, Fernando Tatis Jr. made a small change to his batting stance, and it appears the…

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Padres’ Searching for “Next” Esteury Ruiz or Fernando Tatis Jr. in Trade Talks

May 26, 2018

In the modern era of Major League Baseball you must take every advantage you can to succeed. If you are a smaller market team with fewer resources then those blessed in major media outlets, then you use every angle you can to get over on your counterparts. With the way modern media covers each top prospect, it is difficult to attain another teams best young players in trades. There are…

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Down on the Farm: May 22 (Tatis Has Big Night in Rea’s Return, Nicholas Gets Four Hits)

May 22, 2018

The Padres’ farm system played a full schedule (and then some) on Tuesday night, going two and three in those contests. The report for the evening’s games: El Paso Chihuahuas (23-23) Won 11-6 The Chihuahuas broke out the big guns in Game 2 and pounded Rainiers pitching for an 11-6 win. Austin Hedges launched a three-run homer in his second rehab game for El Paso. Brett Nicholas added a home…

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Down on the Farm: May 16 (Patino Impresses in TinCaps Debut, Missions Lose 10-Inning Thriller)

May 16, 2018

El Paso was off on Wednesday and the teams that did play combined to go 1-3. Here’s a look at Wednesday’s action down on the Padres’ farm: San Antonio Missions (25-14) Lost 6-5 (10)  The Missions lost their fourth straight to the Corpus Christi Hooks. The Hooks opened up to a four-run lead after four innings. Jerry Keel settled down for six innings of four-run ball with five strikeouts. The…

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Down on the Farm: May 15 (Morejon/Allen Pitch & Tatis with 2 HR’s)

May 15, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates were on 1-3 on Tuesday as the Lake Elsinore Storm were the only team to win. Here is your recap of the day’s action: El Paso Chihuahuas (20-20) Lost 3-1 The Chihuahuas continue their tailspin as they are now 3-11 in their last 14 games played. On Tuesday, they dropped the game to Reno 3-1 as the offense continues to falter. The promotions of Travis…

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Down on the Farm: May 1 – Fernando Tatis Jr!

May 1, 2018

Prospects of Note Luis Urias – 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 1-2, 1 BB, 1 SB, 2 R At this point in time, it seems clear that Luis Urias will be the next Padres’ prospect to make an impact at the big league level. Well, that is among hitting prospects. Either way, Urias has turned it up as of late after going through a bit of a slump in mid-April….

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5 Things We Learned About the Padres in April

May 1, 2018

April has come to a close with the Padres finishing the opening month 10-20 and in last place in the NL West. None of this comes as a shock. We have learned a few things along the way, some good and some bad. 1. The offense has not improved at all The Padres were hoping, with the hiring of hitting coach Matt Stairs, the team would have a different attitude…

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Down on the Farm: April 24 – Tatis Busts Out with Two Home Runs

April 25, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas Off San Antonio Missions (10-9) Lost 5-2 As has been the case for the majority of the season to date, most of the Missions’ offense in this one came from Austin Allen and Josh Naylor. I probably should clarify that point, as four of the Missions’ six hits came from those two. However, both of the Missions’ runs came from an unlikely source: shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr….

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Padres’ Minor League Depth: Top 5 Shortstops

March 31, 2018

Fernando Tatis is the future of the San Diego Padres. There are questions about his ability to play the shortstop position defensively, but for now he is viewed as the shortstop of the future. Behind him, there are some very interesting options for the team including Gabriel Arias, who is viewed as one of the best defenders in all of minor league baseball. Arias has tremendous glove ability, but there…

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