Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 12 (Fernando Tatis Shut Down for the Winter)

November 12, 2017

The Padres are a team on the rise. The future is bright in sunny San Diego, as the farm system of this team is developing at a fast pace. Despite the fact the Peoria Javelinas elected to rest their Padre position players, there were a total of nine  Padre’ minor leagues in action around the globe. Unfortunately for Padre Fans, Fernando Tatis has been shut down by the Padres. The…


Can Fernando Tatis Jr. Be the Next Carlos Correa?

November 11, 2017

The San Diego Padres have not had stability at the shortstop position for quite some time now. It has essentially been a revolving door since the departure of Everth Cabrera. However, Cabrera only had two years in which he played more than 100 games. We would have to go all the way back to Khalil Greene in order to find some semblance of stability at the shortstop position. This is…


Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- Overall Numbers Thus Far on 24 Players

November 9, 2017

The San Diego Padres are well represented in the winter league seasons around the globe. There are a total of 24 players currently participating in action. From Fernando Tatis to Diego Goris, the talent pool is plenty. Here is how each player has done so far in their respected leagues. The numbers are pretty impressive for most of these young men. Take note that the Australian Winter League begins soon,…


Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- October 25

October 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres had nine players in action on Wednesday throughout the globe. The Peoria Javelinas lost 6-3 and are now 7-6 on the season. Tatis and Cordero did play in the Caribbean, as each continues their growth in the game. Josh Naylor and Luis Urias had the day off, but each should return to action on Thursday. ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE T.J. Weir got into some game action on…


Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- October 23

October 23, 2017

On Monday, only a few Padres prospects were in action. There were many teams with an off day in the Dominican, Venezuelan, and Puerto Rican Winter Leagues. Only the Estrellas Orientales were in action in the D.R. and that is where Fernando Tatis currently plays. The Peoria Javelinas were back in play after a few days off, and they were victorious 14-7. They are 7-4 now on the year. The…


Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup- October 20

October 20, 2017

Peoria Javelinas The team won 2-0 on Friday, beating Scottsdale. They are now 6-4 on the season. Luis Urias went 1-3 with a run and a walk on the night. The infielder is still displaying excellent plate discipline and hitting .368 on the season. Josh Naylor went 1-4 with two K’s on Friday night. The left-handed power hitter has hit two homers already in a handful of games this winter…


San Diego Padres All-Minor League Team: Position Players

October 19, 2017

Austin Allen– C, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 121 games, 516 plate appearances, .283/.353/.497, 127 wRC+ In 121 games played in Lake Elsinore in 2017, catcher Austin Allen did little to disprove the notion that he is the opposite of Austin Hedges. A bat-first player with a still developing glove behind the plate, Allen continued to mash in 2017. After a successful offensive season spent mostly in Fort Wayne in 2016,…


Down on the Farm- Winter League Roundup October 18- Tatis Goes Deep for First Time

October 18, 2017

  The San Diego Padres have so much talent in the minor league system currently. With endless amounts of talent scattered throughout the system, players are participating in Winter Leagues currently. In total, 11 different players got into game action on the 18th of October. The Padres’ top prospects Fernando Tatis Jr., Luis Urias, Josh Naylor, and Franchy Cordero all played. Here is a glimpse at Wednesday’s action and what…


Social Summit/Padres on Deck Game: September 29

September 30, 2017

A couple of EVT writers and myself (plus my lovely wife) were lucky enough to be invited to a Padres event Friday. The team hosted another #PadresSocialSummit in which a new hashtag of #PadresOnDeck was utilized. The summit would include some top Padres’ personnel, and of course, a meet and greet with several of the Padres young up and coming prospects. Ron Fowler was first on the docket, as the…


Down on the Farm: September 2- Tatis with Four Hits, Morejon, Ramirez & Scheckler Solid

September 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 3-4 on Saturday. The El Paso Chihuahuas won 8-1, as their playoff hopes are still in full swing. Dillon Overton, who was DFA’d a few days ago and re-signed after clearing waivers, was pretty effective throwing for El Paso. The lefty went six strong innings, striking out four and only allowing one earned run. A special Happy Birthday to Franchy Cordero, who went 2-5…


The Importance of the Rise of Fernando Tatis Jr.

August 30, 2017

    The A.J. Preller era of the San Diego Padres has been defined by risky moves and the hoarding of high-upside prospects. Many of these high risk/high ceiling prospects won’t pan out, but the ones that do will provide the foundation for a long-term rebuild that will hopefully turn the Padres into what recently rebuilt clubs like the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros have become. Those two long-suffering franchises…


The 2016 San Diego Padres Trades (One Year Later)

August 15, 2017

The Padres have been sellers for the past few years after the failed experiment in 2015. General manager A.J. Preller has been wheeling and dealing ever since. The trades of the past year have resulted in several good minor leaguers, some top-30 prospects, and even some top-100 overall prospects. Let’s take a look back at some of the trades of the past calendar year or so and see where we…