Franmil Reyes is a Man on a Mission

March 1, 2018

Peoria, Arizona I enjoy telling the stories of young minor league players. Perhaps no player has endeared himself to me more than Padres’ minor league outfielder Franmil Reyes. The slugging, right-handed hitter is starting to really come into his own as a ball player, and his upside is limitless. The ceiling on this man goes way beyond his skills on the baseball field as well. Reyes has a personality that…


Franmil Reyes Brings More Than Just Power on Gameday

February 27, 2018

On Monday, Franmil Reyes rocketed a pitch deep into the left center field stands for his first spring homer. The big outfielder is making the best of his first taste of major league pitching and looks right at home in big league camp this spring. At the age of 16 in the Dominican Summer League, Franmil Reyes dreamed of MLB service time. The tall and lanky (at the time) outfielder…


Shohei Who? Padres Break Out the Big Sticks vs. Angels

February 26, 2018

While the mainstream sports media was obsessing over Shohei Ohtani’s dribbling single up the middle, the Padres bullied Angels’ pitching on their way to their first Cactus League win by the score of 10-4. The Padres jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the 2nd inning when Hunter Renfroe hit the batter’s eye with a two-run homer which was quickly followed by a Christian Villanueva laser home run. The Padres…


Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- October 26

October 26, 2017

The San Diego Padres had 10 players in action on Thursday night. There was also an announcement, coming from the Australian Winter Leagues, that four Padres will be playing on the Canberra Cavalry squad. Gabriel Arias, Lake Bachar, Buddy Reed, and Felipe Blanco will get into some games “Down Under” as they further their development. The season begins in November. In Arizona, the Javelinas won 19-4 as they pounded the…


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: August 29- Franmil Reyes Homers Twice, Now 25 on Season

August 29, 2017

    With the DSL Padres season over and the TinCaps and AZL Padres teams on a break, the Padres affiliates were on 3-2 Tuesday night. The Chihuahuas put up 13 runs, as six hitters recorded at least two hits on the night in the 13-10 victory. Catcher Tony Cruz hit two solo homers and Hunter Renfroe, Christian Vilanueva, and Franchy Cordero each had three hits for El Paso. Chase…


Down on the Farm: May 30

May 31, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 RBI, 2 R Most of the time, a 30-year-old doing well in Triple-A isn’t really noteworthy. However, Nick Buss is taking that to a whole new level this season. Buss is now slashing .380/.434/.556 on the season with four long balls in just 108 at bats. After starting the season in a reserve role, Buss has earned himself everyday playing time,…


Six Padres’ Prospects Currently Flying Under the Radar

March 13, 2017

  Anyone remotely familiar with the Padres’ organization has heard the names before… Austin Hedges, Hunter Renfroe, Anderson Espinoza, Manuel Margot… the Padres have loaded their minor league system with prospects, and have a rich top-30 prospects, third best in baseball according to Keith Law of ESPN. But with over 250 players scattered throughout the system, there are more than the top-30 that can potentially make big contributions at the…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- Weekend Recap

August 1, 2016

Friday Austin Hedges, C, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas 1-3, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 K After a ridiculous home run streak in mid-to-late June, Austin Hedges has cooled off considerably, hitting only .182 in the last ten days. Hedges is still hitting .348 on the season and has more than proven his ability to hit consistently. All that’s left is proving that at the big league level, although that may…