Down on the Farm: Weekly Review June 12-19

June 18, 2017

Rafael Ortega- OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-23, 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 16 TB I know Ortega is a 26-year-old minor league free agent playing in Triple-A, but he has been pretty impressive so far this season. Over the last 10 days, Ortega has collected 15 hits, including two home runs and four doubles. If the Padres experience further injuries in the big league outfield, Ortega seems…


Down on the Farm: May 15

May 16, 2017

Carlos Asuaje– 2B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB It was Carlos Asuaje bobblehead night in El Paso, and Asuaje did not disappoint. After a wildly successful 2016 season, which earned him a late-season promotion to the big league club, Asuaje has struggled this year, slashing only .232/.336/.344. Despite those struggles, the high walk rate and low strikeout rate are encouraging signs for Asuaje’s long…


Down on the Farm: April 20

April 21, 2017

  El Paso Chihuahuas Dinelson Lamet 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 13 K Look no further than the 13 strikeouts on the line, but Lamet showed what type of pitcher he can be on Thursday night. Even more impressive was the fact that Lamet struck out 13 batters in only five and a third innings. Considering Lamet only got 16 batters out, 13 strikeouts is very, very…