Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #37 Jose Castillo

January 18, 2018

Background Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays as a part of the larger three-team deal that brought Wil Myers to San Diego, Castillo was probably the least hyped player for any team in that deal. Signed by the Rays as an undrafted free agent out of Venezuela in July 2012, the then 17-year-old had a somewhat up and down showing with the Rays Rookie Ball affiliate in 2013. However, Castillo…


San Diego Padres Prospect Watch: Jose Castillo

March 20, 2017

With each passing year, spring training marks a time for players to make a statement. Teams are looking to fill spots on their opening day rosters and players are looking to earn those spots. This fact rings doubly true for rebuilding teams, a label that is extremely fitting of the 2017 Padres. However, 2017 is different, as the World Baseball Classic has provided an additional, grander stage for players to…


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…