The Mexico Connection: Padres’ Farm System Flourishing With Mexican Talent

March 24, 2018

After years of neglect that turned a franchise into a dilapidated old house, the San Diego Padres have recently undergone a transformation from the foundation up. The farm system has produced nothing except major disappointments for decades. Yet there is hope in America’s Finest City. A.J. Preller has ridden into town with guns blazing, and with that, there is indeed hope among a beaten fan base. Yes, there are naysayers….


10 Padres’ prospects to watch in 2018

March 22, 2018

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is one week away. On April 5, 2018, dozens of young prospects will begin their journey as the minor league season opens. In this article, I will break down some of the top Padres’ prospects to keep an eye this season. Andres Munoz, The 19-year-old, Mexican, right-handed pitcher, signed in 2016, was the youngest prospect in the 2017 Arizona Fall League. The San Diego…


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….


Message to Brad Wieck: “Just Fire It In There”

March 4, 2018

More often than not, as a player, you have the tendency to overthink things. There is a lot of emotion in the game of baseball and it can be difficult to check those thoughts, especially if you are a pitcher. On Wednesday, against the Dodgers, Brad Wieck threw a scoreless inning in which he struck out two batters and retired the last on a soft liner to second. The left-handed…


Nick Margevicius Interview: Lead By Example

February 12, 2018

In a farm system loaded with relevant prospects, Nick Margevicius is quickly establishing himself as a pitcher to keep an eye on. The 2018 season could be huge for this 21-year-old left-handed pitcher who prefers to keep to himself and work his tail off. I have had the pleasure of speaking to several young prospects in the Padres’ minor league system over the years. Each brings their own intensity and…


Why Is Anderson Espinoza Still a Top 100 Prospect?

January 27, 2018

On January 27th, 2018, MLB Network and MLB pipeline revealed their Top 100 MLB Prospects for the 2018 season. The San Diego Padres were well represented, having seven prospects ranked in the top 100, second to only the Atlanta Braves. These prospects include Fernando Tatis Jr.(#8), Mackenzie Gore (#19), Cal Quantrill (#40), Luis Urias (#36), Michel Baez (#42), Adrian Morejon (#50), and Anderson Espinoza (#89). A big surprise for this…


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 40-Man Roster Rankings: #37 Jose Castillo

January 18, 2018

Background Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays as a part of the larger three-team deal that brought Wil Myers to San Diego, Castillo was probably the least hyped player for any team in that deal. Signed by the Rays as an undrafted free agent out of Venezuela in July 2012, the then 17-year-old had a somewhat up and down showing with the Rays Rookie Ball affiliate in 2013. However, Castillo…


Ending the Concept of “Padres University”

January 16, 2018

The Padres’ franchise has always had trouble when it comes to developing a sense of tradition and cultivating a winning philosophy. There are many reasons why the team has failed to become relevant in Major League Baseball over the years. Among the issues is the franchise’s failure to keep their own cultivated talent (whether they were acquired via trade or homegrown) and build a winning team around them. That’s the…


Gabriel Arias: The 17 Year-Old Phenom is Turning Heads

January 15, 2018

If you thought Fernando Tatis Jr. was impressive in 2017, I ask you to please also consider 17 year-old Gabriel Arias. Possibly one of the fastest rising prospects in the San Diego Padres’ farm system currently. Arias, who signed with the Padres out of Venezuela for $1.9 million in July 2016, got his first taste of professional baseball in 2017, spending time both in the Arizona League, as well as…


San Diego Padres Potential Breakout Prospects for 2018

December 28, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is about as deep as they come. They have talent at virtually every position and a great portion of it is made up of teenagers. Whether it be from the past few drafts or the international market, the Friars have loaded up on young players with upside. These men are all very raw though and capable of fizzling out at any point. But some…


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…