Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- El Paso Chihuahuas

October 2, 2017

Player of the Year Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 127-390, .326/.369/.603, 21 2B, 18 3B, 17 HR, 64 RBI, 68 R, 23 BB, 118 K, 235 TB, 146 wRC+ It was pretty evident that no player on the Chihuahuas’ roster had a more impressive 2017 season than outfielder Franchy Cordero. Between bouts of big league playing time, Cordero set the Pacific Coast League on fire with 56 extra…

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El Paso Chihuahuas Headed into Do Or Die Game 5 of PCL Championship Series

September 17, 2017

El Paso, Texas The San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, will play game 5 of the PCL Championship tomorrow. What a ride it has been. After stumbling through the season, the Chihuahuas surged and won eight of their last ten games to secure the PCL Southern Division title. Then they swept Reno, which landed them in the PCL Championship Series for the second consecutive season. Memphis took…

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Chihuahuas’ Series with Iowa Cubs Marked by One-Run Games

July 29, 2017

The Iowa Cubs came to El Paso this week for a four game series against the El Paso Chihuahuas. The series between the PCL American Northern Cubs and the PCL Pacific Southern Chihuahuas will be the only time the teams play each other all season. The first game of the series was a surprising pitching duel between Iowa’s Rob Zastrynzy and El Paso’s Christian Bethancourt. Bethancourt even homered to score…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Review: July 10-16

July 17, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6-14, 2 2B, 2 HR, 14 TB Now more than three months into the 2017 season, and Padres Triple-A outfielder Nick Buss continues to mash. After another solid week, Buss is now sporting a 168 wRC+ on the season and an OPS over 1.000. Despite Buss’ success, it remains increasingly unlikely that Buss will see any big league playing time this season, especially…

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Down on the Farm: June’s Top Performers

July 3, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas .394/.459/.561, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 37 TB After sending quite a few players to the Triple-A All Star Game in 2016, the El Paso Chihuahuas are only sending one representative in 2017, but it is a deserving one: outfielder Nick Buss. Sure, Buss has an advantage because he’s a 30-year-old playing in Triple-A, but you can’t argue with his .388/.445/.567 slash…

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Getting to Know Brad Wieck

July 1, 2017

I was at Tueday’s El Paso Chihuahuas game, when I looked up and saw Brad Wieck standing in front of me. Just the day before, pitching coach Bronswell Patrick had listed off some Double-A pitchers who he was excited about, and the first two names he said were Michael Kelly and Brad Wieck. Standing at 6-foot nine, Brad Wieck is an imposing figure and the scouting reports I’ve seen say…

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Dillon Overton Impresses in Chihuahuas Debut but Dogs Fall 4-2

June 27, 2017

The El Paso Chihuahuas returned home to start an eight-game set Monday, beginning with four games against the Sacramento River Cats. Dillon Overton started in the last home game at El Paso. He started that game as an opponent to the Chihuahuas, pitching for the Tacoma Rainiers. He returns today as El Paso’s starter, after being designated for assignment by the Mariners and picked up by the Padres. In a…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review- June 5-11

June 12, 2017

  Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-17, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 10 TB Nick Buss continues to be one of the hottest hitters in the entire Padres organization. Buss is now slashing .370/.428/.519 after yet another strong week, and could be next in line should the Padres need more Triple-A help later this season. With Jose Pirela showing what can happen when a player is given a big…

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Down on the Farm: May 30

May 31, 2017

Nick Buss– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 3-4, 1 RBI, 2 R Most of the time, a 30-year-old doing well in Triple-A isn’t really noteworthy. However, Nick Buss is taking that to a whole new level this season. Buss is now slashing .380/.434/.556 on the season with four long balls in just 108 at bats. After starting the season in a reserve role, Buss has earned himself everyday playing time,…

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