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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


Padres With Seven Prospects on MLB Pipeline Top 100

January 28, 2018

On Saturday, MLB Pipeline unveiled their top 100 MLB Prospects, and the San Diego Padres have six players in the Top 50. These players were Adrian Morejon (number 50), Michel Baez (42), Cal Quantrill (40), Luis Urias (36), Mackenzie Gore (19), and Fernando Tatis (8), and with Anderson Espinoza coming in at number 89, the Padres have seven players listed in the Top 100. The Padres seven players on the…


The 2019 Baseball America Top 100: Which Padres Will Make the Cut?

January 24, 2018

As many of you may already know, Baseball America recently released their Top 100 Prospects for the 2018 season. To the surprise of nobody, the San Diego Padres wound up having a whopping six prospects in the Top 100, including having five in the top 52. The Padres brigade was led by none other than young 19-year-old phenom Fernando Tatis Jr., who placed at number nine on the list. Rounding…


Padres’ Farm System Abounding in Riches in Baseball America’s Latest Top 100 List

January 22, 2018

Baseball America released their latest Top 100 prospects list and the San Diego Padres are frequent flyers. It’s no secret the Padres have one of the best farm systems in baseball. On their list, only the Atlanta Braves had more players (eight) than the Padres (six). The Brewers, Rays, and Yankees also checked in with six prospects on the list. The Padres have received a lot of respect for their…


Future is Bright for Padres as Gore, Morejon Land on Top 10 LHP List

January 17, 2018

The rebuild has been paying off in spades for the San Diego Padres as MLB Pipeline unveiled their picks for the top 10 left-handed pitchers, and sitting atop of the list at number one was the Padres’ crown jewel of the 2017 Draft, MacKenzie Gore, while international-signee Adrian Morejon landed at number six on the list. After posting numbers in high school that could only be reproduced in MLB The Show,…


The Best from 2017, and Resolutions for the 2018 San Diego Padres

December 31, 2017

Well Padre fans, it’s that time of year again, a time marked mainly by shorter days, and a severe lack of baseball. While we’ve gotten some nuggets of baseball info via the Hot Stove the last six weeks, we’re still a little ways away from spring training in mid-February. Even though there weren’t a lot of great moments from the big league squad this past season, the Padres’ minor league…


Which Padres’ Prospects are Untouchable & Which are Attainable?

December 23, 2017

In recent weeks, it has become quite clear that San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller is poised to make some additions to the team. The Eric Hosmer talk is still running wild, as the Padres continue to be linked to the prized free-agent. A signing of Hosmer would signify that the Padres are intending to compete sooner rather than later. Trying to compete and actually doing it are two…


An Evaluation of the Padres Top 30 Ranked Prospects

November 12, 2017

All of the general managers in Major League Baseball have one goal: build a championship caliber team. Whether it be paying millions of dollars in free agency or drafting well and developing prospects, some GM’s will do whatever it takes to bring that championship trophy to their city. The New York Yankees were the first team to implement the idea that spending millions of dollars in free agency was the…