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Eight Padres prospects are playing for the Peoria Javelinas in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Shortstop Owen Miller (No. 10), third baseman Hudson Potts (No. 11), right-hander Reggie Lawson (No. 21), catcher Logan Driscoll, and left-handers Elliot Ashbeck, Osvaldo Hernandez and Reiss Knehr. Southpaw Adrian Morejon (No. 7) joined the

Padres' Driscoll homers twice in AFL debut

October 10, 2019

PEORIA, Ariz. -- There is no scenario more ideal than cranking a home run in your first Arizona Fall League at-bat. In the third inning Thursday, Peoria catcher Logan Driscoll did just that. What could be sweeter than that? Doing so again -- just slightly to the left of his

Welke Classic gives glimpse at Padres' future

Top prospects on display in three-game set vs. group of Rangers
@AJCassavell
October 2, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres' future was on display this week, where a handful of top prospects took part in the fourth annual On Deck Game against the Rangers at Petco Park. The event has been dubbed the “Don Welke On Deck Classic” after the late scouting legend who passed

Matijevic has big night at the plate in AFL

@JesseSanchezMLB
September 21, 2019

MESA, Ariz. -- If Astros prospect J.J. Matijevic looks comfortable playing under the bright lights and hot sun in Arizona, it’s because he is. The former University of Arizona star is off to a strong start in Arizona Fall League play and on Friday, his hot bat led to a

Pipeline names Padres Prospects of the Year

@AJCassavell
September 19, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Even in a crowded Padres farm system widely regarded as the best in baseball, left-hander MacKenzie Gore and catcher Luis Campusano stood out this year. On Thursday, they were recognized by MLB Pipeline as the Padres' Pitching and Hitting Prospects of the Year, respectively. Gore is arguably

Gore named MLB Pipeline Pitcher of the Year

@GoldenSombrero
September 5, 2019

When the Padres selected high school pitcher MacKenzie Gore with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, they knew they were getting a special talent. In just his second full season, the 20-year-old left-hander began to realize his potential, turning in a dominant campaign across two levels en

Bolanos' mettle on display in promising debut

@JakeDRill
September 4, 2019

PHOENIX -- Another day, another big league debut. They’ve become frequent for the Padres over the past two seasons. This time, it was 23-year-old right-hander Ronald Bolanos, San Diego’s No. 15 prospect per MLB Pipeline. He became the 16th Padres player to make his Major League debut this season, which

Bolanos jumps from Double-A for first start

@JakeDRill
September 2, 2019

PHOENIX -- Ronald Bolaños pitched one inning during his start for Double-A Amarillo on Saturday, then came out of the game and was told he wasn’t going to pitch there anymore. That’s because, for the first time, the Padres’ No. 15 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, was heading to the big

3 reasons Allen is a perfect fit for Padres

@AJCassavell
August 27, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- As an organization, the Padres have spent time studying the rosters of recent World Series champions. That's only natural. They'd like to build a World Series-caliber roster themselves, and no piece is too small to ignore. Which brings us to Austin Allen, the Padres' newly promoted third

Cordero moves closer to September return to SD

@AJCassavell
August 24, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- For nine games in March and April, Franchy Cordero's dynamic skill set balanced the Padres' outfield and their righty-heavy lineup. When healthy, Cordero is a weapon. But keeping him healthy hasn't been easy. The Padres have spent the past four months waiting for Cordero to return from

Padres recall No. 19 overall prospect Urias

San Diego will call up pitchers Morejon, Baez on Sunday
@Russ_Dorsey1
July 18, 2019

CHICAGO -- It was only a matter of time before Luis Urias got another chance to be back in the big leagues. The Padres recalled their No. 2 prospect from Triple-A El Paso prior to Saturday's 6-5 loss against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Urias was in the starting lineup

Munoz gearing up for big spots with Padres

Tatis already an award winner; Hedges reinstated; Allen optioned
@AJCassavell
July 16, 2019

MIAMI -- Sooner or later, Andres Munoz is going to pitch high-leverage relief innings for the 2019 Padres. Given the way he’s started his big league career, sooner seems like the better bet. Munoz, the Padres' No. 18 prospect per MLB Pipeline, has made two appearances since he was called

Padres reshape bullpen with Munoz, Strahm

@AJCassavell
July 12, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- After a taxing first half, the Padres' bullpen needed a boost. It arrived Friday in the form of two very intriguing roster decisions. San Diego promoted flame-throwing right-hander Andres Munoz and then announced that lefty Matt Strahm, who had spent the entire season in the rotation, will

Gore impressive on mound in Futures Game

@RichardJustice
July 7, 2019

CLEVELAND -- MacKenzie Gore needed one inning on a big stage to remind the Padres why they believe the 20-year-old left-hander is going to be so special. In an organization flush with quality pitching, Gore is projected to be the best of them all.

Padres sign 3 of 4 top int'l prospects

Outfielder Mena, righty Medina, shortstop Preciado, lefty Gutierrez on Top 30 list
@JesseSanchezMLB and @AJCassavell
July 2, 2019

The Padres are generally considered one of the most active teams on the international market, and the club is living up to its reputation once again. According to sources, the Padres have a $2.2 million deal with outfielder Ismael Mena, ranked No. 15 on MLB Pipeline's Top 30 International Prospects

Quantrill on mix of roles: 'Pitching is pitching'

@AJCassavell
July 1, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Cal Quantrill had a bullpen session scheduled for Sunday at Petco Park. The Padres asked their rookie right-hander to hold off until after their game against the Cardinals. Quantrill, after all, has been used in all sorts of roles this season. The team's No. 10 prospect, according

Padres pitching prospects make Futures Game

@AJCassavell
June 28, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Over the past two years, A.J. Preller has had countless opportunities to deal from within his top-ranked farm system for rotation help. Not one of those deals has come to fruition. The biggest reason why? The Padres feel like they have top-tier internal options who are close

Allen latest Padres rookie to dazzle in Majors

@AJCassavell
June 19, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- The kids are growing up so fast. When the Padres promoted Logan Allen on Tuesday afternoon, he became the sixth top-100 prospect to suit up in San Diego this season. Like the rest of them, Allen’s arrival inspired talk of the team’s bright future. • Box score

John Cena bet this pitcher a dollar that he wouldn't make the Majors, but now he's got to pay up

@adriangarro
June 19, 2019

On Tuesday night, the Padres welcomed another top prospect to the Majors when lefty Logan Allen made his debut. The Padres' No. 7-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline, Allen came out and threw a gem, blanking the Brewers for seven shutout innings. And it all had to do with famed wrestler/actor/entertainment

'It's a good test': Top prospect Allen gets callup

Left-hander ranked No. 5 in San Diego's system, No. 61 overall
@AJCassavell
June 17, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres have put their bright future on full display this season. The youngest rotation in baseball will get even younger on Tuesday night. Left-hander Logan Allen will be promoted to make his debut in Tuesday's game against the Brewers. Allen is the team's No. 5 prospect

Padres reach terms with top pick Abrams

@AJCassavell
June 8, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- CJ Abrams arrived at Petco Park on Saturday afternoon, sporting a fresh brown Padres polo to his introductory press conference. Afterward, he strolled through the home clubhouse, watched batting practice and mingled with Manny Machado. "As soon as I can, I want to get out here in

Padres pumped to have Tatis' bat, energy back

@AJCassavell
June 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- The days were long in Arizona. As he worked his way back from a strained left hamstring, Fernando Tatis Jr. woke up at dawn every day and reported to the Peoria Sports Complex. He worked out, he took part in games at extended spring training, he got

Padres draft legacy names in Hoffman, Roberts

@_dadler
June 5, 2019

The Padres selected a pair of legacies Wednesday on the final day of the MLB Draft -- first Dave Roberts' son Cole, then Dylan Hoffman, nephew to Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman and son to Padres third-base coach Glenn Hoffman. San Diego drafted Hoffman, a left-handed pitcher out of Waldorf

Padres draft power-hitting CF, 7 arms on Day 2

@AJCassavell
June 4, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Mark Conner made a pre-Draft prediction, then he followed through on it. "There's some depth in the pitching," said Conner, the Padres' scouting director, last week in summing up the 2019 class. "It may not be exciting at the top. But as you unfold, it's pretty deep,

Tatis runs wild in first injury rehab game

@oapostrophesd
June 4, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Fernando Tatis Jr. didn't waste any time showing his usual flair when he started a rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Amarillo. Playing shortstop and batting leadoff against Frisco, Tatis drew a four-pitch walk in the bottom of the first inning. He then stole second base and scored