Ranking the Depth of Each Position in the Padres Farm System

June 16, 2018

I don’t need to tell you that the San Diego Padres’ system is stacked. Fangraphs recently did an article on it and stated “this is the best system in baseball…” What we are going to dive in to here is where they are stacked. The true beauty of this farm system is that it is not our “savior” Fernando Tatis Jr. at the top and then a bunch of scrubs. Tatis could…

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Down on the Farm: June 10 (Gore Returns as TinCaps’ Bats Have Huge Day)

June 10, 2018

Today was a big day on the farm, as No. 3 prospect MacKenzie Gore made his first start for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in almost a month. The TinCaps, Lake Elsinore Storm, and San Antonio Missions all played games as scheduled today. The El Paso Chihuahuas were to play at the Iowa Cubs. That game was postponed due to rain. The DSL Padres were off for the day. Fort Wayne…

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Padres Top Pitching Prospect MacKenzie Gore Set to Return to Action Tuesday for Fort Wayne

May 7, 2018

The Padres’ second-ranked prospect, MacKenzie Gore, has been on the shelf since his first start of 2018 on April 10th with blisters on his throwing hand. Those can be stubborn little buggers, but it seems Gore has finally beat the blisters and will now get back to beating hitters who oppose him and the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Tuesday. .@TinCaps manager Anthony Contreras told reporters that MacKenzie Gore will return from…

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5 Things We Learned About the Padres in April

May 1, 2018

April has come to a close with the Padres finishing the opening month 10-20 and in last place in the NL West. None of this comes as a shock. We have learned a few things along the way, some good and some bad. 1. The offense has not improved at all The Padres were hoping, with the hiring of hitting coach Matt Stairs, the team would have a different attitude…

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Down on the Farm: April 10 – MacKenzie Gore Day

April 10, 2018

El Paso Chihuahuas (4-2) Lost 14-1 It didn’t start ugly, but it sure did end ugly. With Eric Lauer on the hill, it looked like the Chihuahuas had a pretty good chance of getting a win. However, the Salt Lake Bees kicked off the scoring in the top of the second with a two-run home run by Jabari Blash and never looked back. Javy Guerra plated the Chihuahuas’ only run…

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San Diego Padres’ Mackenzie Gore Debuts in Fort Wayne

April 10, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana Top prospect MacKenzie Gore made his first appearance in Fort Wayne, but the TinCaps fell to the Lansing Lugnuts, 6–5, and dropped to 0–6 in the young season. The Padres first-round pick in 2017 (and third pick overall), Gore pitched three innings in his debut; he gave up two runs on five hits and a walk. Gore was solid at the start, striking out four of the…

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A Review of the 2018 Fort Wayne TinCaps

April 2, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is often regarded as one of the best, if not the best, farm systems in all of major league baseball. The job that the team’s front office has done in constructing an excellent system from the ruins left behind of an old regime is truly amazing. Of all the talent scattered around the Padres’ minor league affiliates, the Fort Wayne TinCaps will look to build…

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Padres Top-10 Prospects and Their Estimated MLB Debut

March 17, 2018

The San Diego Padres have what has been referred to as “a volcano of hot talent lava”. Here is a list of the Top-10 prospects currently in the Padres’ system. Included is an estimated debut for each player. The following players make up only a small portion of the “hot talent lava” quote. Fernando Tatis Jr. Age: 19/Infield/Signed as an international free agent in 2015 by the Chicago White Sox….

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MLB Pipeline Names Padres the Best Farm System in Baseball

March 2, 2018

On Friday, MLB Pipeline released their top three farm systems in all of baseball, with the White Sox, Braves, and Padres in the mix. When numbers two and three were revealed, it was clear who was number one, your San Diego Padres. And the No. 1 team on our ranking of baseball's best farm systems — with 7 players on @MLB's #Top100Prospects list, including an #MLB-best 6 in the Top…

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Padres’ Starting Pitching Prospects Could Succeed in the Bullpen

February 13, 2018

Let’s be real here. Not 100% of the Padres’ top prospects will work out like we think. We all picture Mackenzie Gore as the team ace before 2021. We all expect Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias to be a double play combo for the next decade in San Diego. Cal Quantrill will be a top-of-the-rotation guy. Michel Baez, the next Luis Tiant. It just doesn’t always work out how…

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Padres Forecast: How Long Does It Usually Take for Top Prospects To Arrive?

February 11, 2018

The Padres have a loaded farm system. This is not breaking news to Padre fans unless you have been locked inside of the Hotel Del Coronado for a year. Much of the 2017 season was spent excitedly watching prospects succeed all over the minor leagues, from Tri-City to El Paso. The Friar faithful may have to find their joy in that for at least one more season before things really…

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Mackenzie Gore Is Certainly “The Real Deal”

February 5, 2018

The 2017 season for the San Diego Padres was not good on the field, although it was nowhere near as bad as some in the media feared it would be. Youngsters Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe, and Dinelson Lamet provided performances worth remembering. But let’s be honest, 71-91 and 33 games behind the Dodgers flat-out sucks. If things are going to change, the youngsters that provided the season highlights will need to…

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