Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #17 Franchy Cordero

February 16, 2018

Background It’s been a quiet offseason all around baseball, and with that sort of silence comes interesting baseball discussions. This offseason, one of the biggest topics among the Padre fandom has been about Franchy Cordero. To be more specific, fans have discussed whether he is major league ready, and more importantly, whether he can be an impact big leaguer someday. Beyond that, he has been compared to Christian Yelich from…

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Everyone Wants to Talk About Yelich, But Is it Franchy Time?

December 27, 2017

San Diego Padres fans have recently become enamored with Christian Yelich. And rightfully so. He is a young, polished hitter with tremendous upside and is signed for five more years at a bargain basement price. Yelich could be attained from the Marlins, but it would require a mixture of prospects from the Padres and possibly a bad contract from the Marlins. Miami has Martin Prado and Wei-Yin Chen signed for…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Recap- December 16

December 16, 2017

A total of eight players were in action on Saturday throughout the globe. The San Diego Padres system is developing, and even though it’s the off-season, there is much to keep tabs on. Jose Pirela and Manuel Margot have just started action with their teams and so has Miguel Diaz. Each of these men will be in the pro camp during the spring, so it;s not just minor leaguers out…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Recap- December 15

December 15, 2017

Friday saw a total of six players in action throughout the globe. The hitters were 11-21 on the day, as several had multiple hit games. Jose Pirela and Manuel Margot are both playing in their winter leagues as they begin to transition back to baseball life. Gabriel Arias and Buddy Reed continue to play every day in Australia as each young men work on their game. Here is a rundown…

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What Outfielders Are Being Shopped By the Padres?

December 14, 2017

Earlier this week on Padres Radio, A.J. Preller indicated that the team is talking trade of an outfielder this winter. Kind of strange, as the majority of the rumors have been swirling around Brad Hand and Yangervis Solarte. Now, most seem to center around recently acquired third baseman Chase Headley. Still, Preller is one who keeps all his doors open. He always thinks outside the box. In this day and…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- December 3

December 3, 2017

There were eight Padres in action on Sunday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League does not have games for a few days, but there was still plenty of news in other leagues. The Padres’ hitters were 2-21 on the day with 11 strikeouts (ouch). The three Padre’ hurlers did much better in their 2.1 innings pitched. Mexican Winter League Fernando Perez was 0-3 with two strikeouts. The infielder is…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 28

November 28, 2017

There were a total eight prospects in action on Tuesday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League is off Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays, but they will return Thursday early morning. We will keep you up to date on the four prospects down under. DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE Franchy Cordero was 1-4 on Tuesday with two runs, a double, and a strikeout. He is hitting .309 on the year with three homers…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 26 *With Video

November 26, 2017

A total of nine Padres’ minor league players played on Sunday. The San Diego Padres have one of the largest representations of prospects in the winter leagues. We do our best to keep you informed of what each of the 20-plus players are doing on a daily basis. Keep on checking back with us. Whenever possible, we also include video. Today was a great day for that as we have…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 25

November 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a total of eight players participating in action on Saturday. Australian Baseball League Buddy Reed was 0-3 with a walk and is hitting .217 on the year in Australia. He has been playing exceptional defense and has flashed tremendous speed on the base paths. Hopefully the 2018 season is a breakout year for the athletic switch-hitter. Gabriel Arias was 0-3 with two strikeouts. The 17-year-old…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 16

November 16, 2017

A total of 12 Padre prospects were in action on Thursday around the globe. In Arizona, the Javelinas clinched their playoff spot last night. The team had one last regular season game left on their schedule and they won 7-4 to finish the season with a record of 18-12. The Australian Baseball League started play Thursday morning, as Buddy Reed and Gabriel Arias both had an impressive debut for the Canberra…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 14

November 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres had a total of 11 prospects playing around the world on Tuesday in various winter leagues. In Peoria, the Javelinas lost 11-4 to the Salt River Rafters. The team has a two-game lead over the Glendale Desert Dogs with only two games left on the schedule. Peoria will play the Scottsdale Scorpions Wednesday and Thursday, as they hope to advance to the Championship game on Saturday…

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