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…


First Inning Rally Overwhelms TinCaps in 6-3 Loss

September 14, 2017

  Fort Wayne, Indiana The Quad Cities River Bandits started the Midwest League Championship with a bang, sending eight batters to the plate in the first inning, resulting in a 5-0 lead that eventually led to a 6-3 win in the first game of the series. As the championship series began, the TinCaps had one of their most reliable starters on the mound in Pedro Avila, who entered the game…


Down on the Farm: September 1- Margevicius & Avila Pitch Well, Allen & De Los Santos Roughed Up

September 2, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-5 on Friday. In Sacramento, the Chihuahuas lost 3-2 in the 10th as Chris Shaw had a walkoff double off of Matt Magill. Kyle Lloyd started the game and went six strong innings for the Chihuahuas, striking out seven batters. Franchy Cordero had two hits in the loss, as did Christian Villanueva. Hunter Renfroe went 1-3 with two walks, as he has made some…


Fort Wayne Report: Long Ball Saves the TinCaps in 5-2 Win

September 1, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana In the final home game of the regular season, the TinCaps staged a late-inning rally to beat the Great Lakes Loons 5-2. After being shut out for seven innings, the TinCaps bats erupted for a five-run eighth inning that included back-to-back home runs. The inning started with Loons’ reliever Evy Ruibal giving up a walk to the number-two batter, Nate Easley. Hudson Potts then scorched a liner to…


Down on the Farm: August 26- Fort Wayne & Tri-City are Victorious in 11 Innings

August 26, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-5 on Saturday. El Paso had a doubleheader and the Missions were rained out. In El Paso, the Chihuahuas split a doubleheader with the Sacramento River Cats. Dillon Overton was knocked around in game one, as he allowed five earned runs on eight hits in his three innings pitched. The left-handed pitcher has not been able to get on track since being claimed by…


Down on the Farm: Weekly Review August 14-20- Urias, Avila, Ruiz & Potts

August 20, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-24, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI, 12 TB Week after week, Franchy Cordero continues to hit, as this marks the third straight week he has been mentioned in the Weekly Review. However, Cordero also continues to strike out, now at a 29 percent rate for the season. That’s clearly better than his near 45 percent strikeout rate in the big…


Down on the Farm: August 14- Allen, Avila & Sheckler All Pitch Well

August 14, 2017

The San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on Monday as the AZL Padres team and the Missions did not play. The Chihuahuas were home against El Paso, and pulled out a 10-7 victory after scoring double-digit runs over their first four innings of the ball game. Dillon Overton went five innings for El Paso, but was roughed up allowing five earned runs. His ERA has now climbed to 7.44 on…


Pedro Avila Deserves Real Attention After Tuesday’s Start

August 13, 2017

When former Padre Derek Norris struggled to be a competent catcher in 2016, the expectations became low on his trade value. As a result, A. J. Preller received a little known starting prospect by the name of Pedro Avila to little fanfare. Since coming over from Washington on December 2 of last year, Avila has shown to be a possible steal. The small, 5’11”, 170 lb. righty has become one…


Down On the Farm: August 8- Pedro Avila K’s 17 for TinCaps

August 8, 2017

DSL Padres (19-34) PPD (Rain) AZL Padres (19-17) vs AZL Padres 2 (19-16) In a good ole AZL pitching duel, the two Padres clubs played against each other again tonight. The lone run of the game came on a Esteury Ruiz RBI single in the 7th, leading AZL Padres 1 to the victory. Tri-City Dust Devils (28-23) Tri City’s pitchers struck out twelve, the offense cranked out ten hits, and…


Down on the Farm: August 1- Bryan Rodriguez Throws a Shutout

August 1, 2017

San Diego Padres affiliates were 4-2 on the day. The Lake Elsinore Storm game was postponed due to weather and Tri-City had an off night. The El Paso Chihuahuas got a great start from Bryan Rodriguez, as he threw a complete game shutout against the Round Rock Express. The 26-year-old right handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic failed to walk a batter in his best start of the year. Rafael…


Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 24-30

July 30, 2017

Ryan Schimpf– 3B, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 2-26, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 9 K, 4 BB, 3 TB I usually try to focus on players who had a good or great week, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about Ryan Schimpf this week. After getting off to a pretty solid start in Triple-A, it’s become pretty clear that Ryan Schimpf has gotten to the point where he…


Down on the Farm: July 19

July 19, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ affiliates were 3-4 on the day. The Chihuahuas were unable to get the offense going in Sacramento and lost 3-1. They only managed one run on the day and gave no run support to Dillon Overton, who had a decent start. The Chihuahuas put the ball in play, only striking out six times on the day, but just could not get the key hit when it…