Edward Olivares...roots for FC Barcelona...his all-time favorite baseball player is Jose Altuve.
Spent the entire season with Amarillo (AA) and set career highs in HR (18), RBI (77) and SB (35)...slashed .283/.349/.453 in 127 games for the Sod Poodles...Was named the TL Player of the Week for the week of May 5 after batting .354 with 8 HR (including 1 inside-the-park HR), 7 RBI, 2 BB, 4 SB and 9 runs scored...Named a Mid-Season TL All-Star, batting .269 (65-for-242) with 16 2B, 9 HR, 42 RBI and 14 SB during the 1st half… started in RF at the TL All-Star game in Tulsa, Okla., going 1-for-3 with 1 BB and 1 SB...With RISP, hit .333 (42-for-126) with 59 RBI...In 9 postseason games for the 2019 TL Champion Sod Poodles, Olivares slashed .361/.410/.500 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 BB and 5 runs scored…delivered the go-ahead 3-run 2B in the 8th inning of Game 1 against the Tulsa Drillers in the TL Championship Series...Ranked as the Padres' No. 23 prospect entering the 2019 season.
Spent the entire season with Lake Elsinore (A), slashing .277/.321/.429 with career highs in hits (147), at-bats (531), games played (129) and SB (21)...Ranked second in the California League in games played, at-bats, tied for second in triples (10), third in hits, fourth in runs (79), tied for eighth in XBH (47) and ninth in SB...Hit safely in 16 of his 29 April games with 10 multi-hit efforts at a .284 (29-for-102) clip with seven doubles, three HR and three SB...Went on to hit .237 (27-for-114) in May and .286 (30-for-105) in June...earned CL Mid-Season All-Star honors...Hit safely in a career-high 13 straight games immediately after the All-Star break from 6/21-7/4 at a .375 (21-for-56) clip...In his 62 second half games he slashed .300/.346/.462 with nine doubles, five triples, seven HR and 12 SB...hit safely in 12 of his final 14 games from 8/21-9/3 to close the season...Played in 29 games for Tigres de Aragua of the Venezuelan Winter League following the season, slashing .340/.404/.479 seven XBH, 14 RBI and 15 runs scored.
Spent the majority of the season with Lansing (A) while also spending time with Dunedin (A), logged 231 total bases, 27 doubles, 17 HR, 72 RBI and 93 runs scored...Hit safely in a then-career-high 12 consecutive games from May 31-June 15 (.317) with 6 HR, homering in back-to-back games on May 31 and June 1 and in 3 straight for the 1st time in his career from June 9-11...Earned Midwest League Player of the Week honors for the week of July 9...Following the season, he was acquired by the SD along with RHP Jared Carkuff in exchange for INF Yangervis Solarte on January 6.