The battle over the Padres’ left field job

March 20, 2018

The Padres reassigned several players to minor league camp on Sunday. This time we saw first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig, outfielder Shane Peterson, right-handed pitcher Eric Yardley, right-handed pitcher Webster Rivas, and catcher Stephen McGee all depart. Unfortunately, all those moves didn’t clear up the question of who plays left field. The Padres’ battle for the left field position is between five to six different veteran outfielders. Green has recently said the…


The Case for Travis Jankowski on the 25-Man Roster

March 14, 2018

With the first game of the season 17 days away, the Padres still have multiple difficult decisions to make regarding starting and relief pitching, as well as the composition of the infield and outfield. For the latter, Travis Jankowski has made a strong case to be included on the roster as a reserve thanks to his play this spring as well as his history when he has been healthy. The…


Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #27 Travis Jankowski

February 1, 2018

Background In terms of players on the Padres’ 40-man roster, outfielder Travis Jankowski may be one of the most divisive. Although he has shown some degree of big league success, he has also had long stretches where he has been unable to hit enough to be a big league regular. While some fans think Jankowski still deserves another shot, many have begun to write off the young speedster. With the…


What Outfielders Are Being Shopped By the Padres?

December 14, 2017

Earlier this week on Padres Radio, A.J. Preller indicated that the team is talking trade of an outfielder this winter. Kind of strange, as the majority of the rumors have been swirling around Brad Hand and Yangervis Solarte. Now, most seem to center around recently acquired third baseman Chase Headley. Still, Preller is one who keeps all his doors open. He always thinks outside the box. In this day and…


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…


A Look Back at the Padres’ Outfield in 2017

October 6, 2017

As the Padres’ 2017 season has finally come to its conclusion, now is a good time to reflect on the product that we saw on the field this year. The team entered into their “development” season with some pretty low expectations assigned to them. Critics assumed that they would be lucky to finish the year with 60 wins. This prediction was okay with, and even embraced by, a faction of…


Where Does Travis Jankowski’s Future with the Padres Lie?

September 22, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ 2017 September call ups have arrived. There really weren’t too many surprising moves made as the team brought up a handful of players from triple-A El Paso, once their season had ended. Notable call ups have included infielder Carlos Villanueva, catcher Rocky Gale, pitcher Tim Melville, and unsurprisingly, outfielder Hunter Renfroe. Along with the aforementioned players, came a curious addition/ omission scenario.The Padres finally chose to…


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…


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…


San Diego Padres Injury Update

June 2, 2017

  With the month of May officially in the books, the San Diego Padres enter into June with a 22-33 record, tied with the San Francisco Giants for last place in the N.L. West. Few could have predicted the Padres’ company down in the cellar at this point in the season, but nonetheless, it’s true. At least it’s something of a concession for Padres fans during the “tank” year. While…


Is Travis Jankowski the Permanent Answer in Left Field?

April 26, 2017

Major League Baseball scouts look at a variety of factors when evaluating a player. The tangibles when evaluating a young player include the obvious; the hit tool and hitting for power, as well as the run, catch, and throw tools are the standard. But what about the intangibles and what many refer to as the “eye test”, which many times come into play in evaluation? Manuel Margot might not pass…


Padres Vets Will Bring Youth (At the 2017 Trade Deadline) – A Way Too Early Look at the Padres Trade Deadline Candidates

March 17, 2017

Las Vegas oddsmakers have spoken, and the San Diego Padres find themselves at the bottom of the pack with an over/under of 67.5 wins, dead last in their 2017 MLB projections. This should come as no surprise to many fans, with some even welcoming the possibility of a future #1 overall pick in the 2018 draft. Assuming the 2017 season heads in the direction Vegas thinks it will, we will…