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…


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…


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…


San Diego Padres All Minor League Team: Pitchers

October 23, 2017

MacKenzie Gore- LHP, Rookie League, AZL Padres Seven games started, 21.1 innings, 40.5%-8.3% K/BB rate, 1.27 ERA, 2.14 FIP With such a stacked system for pitching, it may be hard to pick just one player who could be the Padres’ future ace. However, if I was a betting man, I would put my money down on left-hander MacKenzie Gore. Drafted number three overall by the Padres in the 2017 MLB…


Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- Low-A Fort Wayne TinCaps

September 22, 2017

Three Takeaways 1. Fernando Tatis Jr. is One of the Best Prospects in Baseball If there is any obvious takeaway from the TinCaps season, it is that Fernando Tatis Jr. very clearly puts himself into the conversation as one of the best prospects in all of baseball. After improving in every month in Fort Wayne, Tatis found himself surprisingly promoted to the San Antonio Missions in September for the stretch…


Down on the Farm: August 25- De Los Santos, Baez & Margevicius Pitch Well

August 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on the day. The Chihuahuas were rained out and the AZL Padres 2 team had the night off. In San Antonio, the Missions are on the verge of a playoff appearance. The next wave of talent that is due to arrive at Petco is firmly entrenched in Texas. That roster is made up of plenty of young stars. We shall soon get a…


Down on the Farm- August 19- Michel Baez is Human

August 19, 2017

DSL Padres (23-42): 5-3 loss vs DSL DBacks 1 AZL Padres (22-22): OFF AZL Padres 2 (26-18): 10-9 win (10 innings) vs AZL Mariners Tri-City Dust Devils (34-28): 4-3 win @ Everett Fort Wayne TinCaps (61-64): 10-1 loss vs Great Lakes Lake Elsinore Storm (58-68): 6-5 win vs Rancho Cucamonga San Antonio Missions (71-53): 3-2 loss @ Tulsa El Paso Chihuahuas (63-64): 2-0 win @ Tacoma Key Performers: RF Mason…


Interview with Michel Baez: Cuban Fireballer Assesses His Performance

August 17, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana Michel Baez (ME-shell Bye-ez) has been lighting up radar guns and regularly sending batters back to the dugout since arriving in the Low Class-A Midwest League. Baez, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound Cuban right-hander, hit 98 mph in his first outing July 4 with the Fort Wayne TinCaps. A Parkview Field crowd of 9,266 saw the 21-year-old fan nine Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) while walking none in five…


Hudson Potts Homers in 6-3 Loss & Michel Baez Shows He is Human

August 13, 2017

  Fort Wayne, Indiana On Sunday, the Bowling Green Hot Rods exposed the TinCaps’ Michel Baez as a mere mortal. Dominating in his first five starts, Baez struggled more than usual in the 6-3 loss. Baez compiled five wins and a 0.74 ERA in his first five starts, but the Hot Rods tagged him for six hits and five runs through five innings of work. Baez also struck out five,…


Down on the Farm: August 7- Michel Baez Continues Dominance

August 7, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Monday. Mackenzie Gore shut down the AZL Padres 2 team. The Missions and the Storm both had off days and will resume play on Tuesday. In Fresno, the Chihuahuas broke out the lumber, as four different players (Franchy Cordero, Jabari Blash, Rafael Ortega, Rocky Gale) hit home runs in a 14-9 win. Michael Kelly failed to record an out in the first,…


Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 31-August 6- Baez, Potts, Ruiz & Gore

August 6, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 5-17, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 R, 8 TB There may be a logjam in the outfield in San Diego, but Franchy Cordero has been doing just about everything in his power to force a call-up back to San Diego. Since being demoted back to the minor leagues following the return of Manuel Margot at the end of June, Cordero has…


Down on the Farm: July’s Top Performers- Urias, Allen & Baez Oh My!

July 31, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas .337/.371/.696, 5 2B, 5 3B, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 64 TB, .359 ISO, 165 wRC+  Since being demoted back down to Triple-A seemingly for good earlier this month, Franchy Cordero has been excelling for the Chihuahuas. However, despite his successful month of July, Cordero still is having similar problems in Triple-A that he was having in the big leagues. His strikeout rate is…