PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Travis Jankowski

December 1, 2017

The game of baseball has rapidly changed in the last few years. Today, most offenses prioritize power over contact. They look for run producers instead of contributors and hope that their big bats get on base enough to score runs off someone else’s hits. However, possessing at least one player who has lightning quick feet and Gold Glove-worthy defense is a must for clubs that hope to compete in playoff…


PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Clayton Richard

November 17, 2017

The man with the most innings pitched at Petco Park is going to be back in a Padres uniform through 2019. The 34-year-old veteran ate 197.1 innings for the Padres last season, the most of all Padres pitchers last season. At the age in which most pitchers reliability starts to decline, the ground ball pitcher has been the most reliable of pitchers for the Padres. Positives Innings Eater Richard’s 4.75…


PNO (Positives Negatives Outlook): Jabari Blash

November 15, 2017

Jabari Blash was traded to the San Diego Padres in December of 2015 by the Oakland Athletics after they claimed him off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Jabari made his big league debut for the Padres in April of 2016, and since then, he has been more or less an anomaly. 251 players were drafted before Jabari Blash in the 2010 June Amateur Draft, a class that has proven to…


PNO (Positive, Negative Outlook): Yangervis Solarte

November 8, 2017

Ever since he was acquired in the 2014 trade for Chase Headley, Yangervis Solarte has been nothing short of consistent. After coming into training camp in 2015 as a super-utility infielder, Solarte has taken hold of a starting job in the infield thanks to his consistent bat and positive leadership ability. However, Solarte comes into the 2018 season with some question marks. His normal spots in the infield are taken…


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Hector Sanchez

November 6, 2017

Granted free agency on December 2, 2016, former San Francisco Giant Hector Sanchez was ready to contribute for another team in 2017. However, San Diego would not let their solid backup catcher leave, as Preller resigned the 27-year-old for an extremely affordable $750,000 year, and an arbitration period arising next year. With his inclusion on the Padres’ active 25-man roster, the city carried a shocking four catchers: Austin Hedges, Luis…


PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Franchy Cordero

November 3, 2017

Going into 2017, there were a lot of significant question marks about the Padres’ Opening Day outfield. The team had high hopes for Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe, but it was unclear how both would adjust to everyday big league playing time. With the injury to Alex Dickerson, Travis Jankowski was given free reign on the left field job. However, early season injuries to both Jankowski and Margot thrust young…


PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Brad Hand

November 1, 2017

In April of 2016, the San Diego Padres claimed Brad Hand from the Miami Marlins. The Marlins had been using Hand mainly as a swingman in 2015 where he pitched to a 5.30 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP with a 6.46 K/9 and a 3.09 BB/9. With the Padres, Hand was immediately converted to a strict bullpen role and, with the help of a new found prowess for his slider,…


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Luis Perdomo

October 27, 2017

When the San Diego Padres traded for a 22-year-old, recently Rule 5 draft-selected pitcher, no one expected the kid to succeed in the majors. It was a surprise then that the former Cardinal, Luis Perdomo, would go on to provide 146.2 meaningful innings for the Friars and be granted the right to stay in America’s Finest City. Coming into 2017, he was seen as one of the team’s biggest X-factors, a…


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Phil Maton

October 25, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ bullpen didn’t stand out to fans as a success this year, although it was much better than most people realized. Beyond a few injuries and down years from key members, this Padres bullpen had the pieces to be one of the brighter spots on the team. The Padres are now left with many formidable pieces in the pen, one of them being Phil Maton. Phil Maton…


PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Manuel Margot

October 23, 2017

The San Diego Padres spent their 2017 season in development for the future. It was an opportunity for the team to allow its first wave of young talent to take the field on a daily basis without the weight of too lofty of expectations. The team finished the season with a record of 71-91. Not impressive to the naked eye, but for a team that was supposed to win around…


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Carlos Asuaje

October 20, 2017

Carlos Asuaje wasn’t on the San Diego Padres’ Opening Day roster, but he had a significant impact on the club during the 2017 season. Asuaje was called up by the Padres from Triple-A El Paso on May 22. He made his first appearance on May 23, during a game against the New York Mets. He was only with the Padres for two days before being sent back to El Paso….


PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook) Cory Spangenberg

October 18, 2017

For EVT’s next PNO (positive, negative, outlook) we will focus on Cory Spangenberg. The San Diego Padres selected the left-handed hitter with their first pick in the 2011 draft. He was drafted 10th overall out of Indian River Community College, where he had an impressive 2011 season as a 20-year-old. Spangy put up a .477/.553/.659 slash line in 176 at bats that season and also stole 33 bases. He looked…