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Padres Arizona Fall League updates

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Six Padres prospects are playing for the Peoria Javelinas in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Catcher Luis Campusano (No. 6), shortstop Owen Miller (No. 10), third baseman Hudson Potts (No. 11), left-hander Elliot Ashbeck, left-hander Osvaldo Hernandez and left-hander Reiss Knehr. Here’s a day-by-day look at how San Diego's AFL

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

Padres plan to build on rich Draft past

Outfielder Greene a likely match for San Diego
@AJCassavell
June 3, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Padres' top-ranked farm system is starting to pay major dividends on their big league roster. That's partly because no team in baseball is shuttling its recent draftees to the big leagues more quickly than San Diego. “Seeing the guys get up there at a fast pace

Naylor swats first HR vs. team that drafted him

Margevicius stumbles in rough 4th inning; rotation decisions loom
@AJCassavell
June 2, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Josh Naylor's life as a ballplayer sure has come full circle over the past week. Seven days ago in Toronto, the 21-year-old outfielder recorded his first Major League hit, mere miles from his hometown of Mississauga, Ontario. Perhaps the slugging outfielder has a knack for storylines and

Tatis Jr. closing in on rehab assignment

Margevicius to start on Saturday; Cordero joins Triple-A El Paso
@AJCassavell
June 1, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- For the past month, the Padres have gone out of their way to avoid a timetable for the return of Fernando Tatis Jr.. Hamstring injuries are tricky, they said. Tatis would progress at his own pace without the burden of a deadline. Well, Tatis must be making