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Padres Prospects: MLB.com's Top Prospects Midseason Update

Let's take a look at where our farm system stands. Around 12:00 AM EST MLB.com released their midseason update for the league's top prospects including the overall Top 100 and every team's Top 30. The update is important because it now includes the players from the 2016 MLB Draft and the July 2nd International Signing Period. Which is particularly exciting for Padres fans considering...
Via Gaslamp Ball
2 hours ago

While You Were Eating Donuts, You Hoser – 2016 Game 102 (SD at TOR)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a morning at Coffee Time, eh? Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were eating donuts, hosers. The Padres (44-58) scored more runs than the Toronto Blue Jays (57-45) at the Rogers Centre yesterday, 8-4. Luis Perdomo (5-4, 6.89) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four in five...
Via Padres Public
4 hours ago

Padres Tie NL Home Run Record

The Padres tied the National League consecutive game with a home run record Wednesday thanks to three home runs in a game they won 8-4 over the Blue Jays. Alex Dickerson hit his fourth in fourth games and this time Adam Rosales and Brett Wallace also chipped in. At this point it seems like anyone […] Padres Tie NL Home Run Record - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego...
Via Friars on Base
5 hours ago

7 of top 8 Padres prospects acquired in past year

It'll be a few years before the Padres' commitment to restock their farm system pays off on the field. But, on paper at least, the improvement is beginning to show.
Via Padres.com
5 hours ago

Alex Dickerson sets Padres rookie record with home run in fourth consecutive game

In addition to the team record and National League record-tying home run streak of 25 games that the team as a whole is on, one specific Padres player has a notable home run streak of his own going on currently. Rookie outfielder Alex Dickerson has homered in four consecutive games, setting a new club record for rookies. Prior to his eighth-inning blast off of Toronto reliever Franklin...
Via Gaslamp Ball
15 hours ago

Padres Undersold on Melvin Upton Jr

History gives perspective – and when the Padres first acquired Melvin Upton Jr.nearly two years ago I was ready to ditch him as soon as they got him. However, now that he was having a good year, the Padres absolutely undersold him and will be paying WAY too much to him over the next 15 […] Padres Undersold on Melvin Upton Jr - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres...
Via Friars on Base
19 hours ago

Padres now tied for most consecutive games with a home run in National League history

The streak lives on! The Padres have now homered in 25 straight games, tying the National League record set by the 1998 Atlanta Braves. Today the man to extend it was utility infielder Adam Rosales, who took Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey deep in the third inning to give San Diego a 2-0 lead. It was Rosey's seventh home run of the year and was followed, of course, by his customary...
Via Gaslamp Ball
23 hours ago

Padres recall LHP Baumann, utilityman Amarista

Buddy Baumann only threw one pitch in his big league debut, and in his eyes, "one was plenty."
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Dickerson, Kemp extend Padres homer streak to 24 games

When Alex Dickerson homered in a third straight game Tuesday night, it extended the Padres home run streak to 24 straight games.
Via Padres.com
1 day ago

Padres place Solarte on family leave list

TORONTO (AP) The San Diego Padres made a few roster moves before Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, recalling utilityman Alexi Amarista and left-hander Buddy Baumann from Triple-A El Paso. The newcomers replace outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., who was traded to Toronto on Tuesday, and third baseman Yangervis Solarte, who was placed on the family leave list and will miss from...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cashner has solid start but Padres blow lead in 12th inning

TORONTO (AP) -- Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner did his best to push aside distracting trade talk and turn in a solid start.Cashner came through, but the San Diego bullpen didn't.Devon Travis scored the winning run on a wild pitch, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for three runs in the 12th inning to beat the Padres 7-6 on Tuesday night.Matt Kemp put the Padres in front with a two...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Padres place Yangervis Solarte on Family Leave list; recall Amarista

The San Diego Padres placed infielder Yangervis Solarte on the Family Leave list and recalled utility man Alexi Amarista from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. Solarte is expected to miss 3-7 days to attend to a family emergency. He is hitting .290 with 10 home runs, 40 RBI, 30 runs and a career-high .856 OPS […] The post Padres place Yangervis Solarte on Family Leave list; recall...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Why delaying Hunter Renfroe’s big league promotion until September makes sense

Fans of Mississippi State baseball and MLB observers have been watching  the steady rise of former MSU outfielder Hunter Renfroe in the minor leagues, and many have wondered aloud why the Padres have not called him up to the big show.  And with good reason. Renfroe’s stats this season have been spectacular. Playing for the Padres’ […] Why delaying Hunter Renfroe’s big...
Via Maroon and White Nation
1 day ago

Alexei Ramirez tricks broadcast booth with sneaky play on fly ball

Alexei Ramirez and the butler from Mr. Deeds have quite a bit in common, apparently.The very, very sneaky shortstop managed to dupe the Padres' broadcast booth on Tuesday night when he pretended that he had caught a fly ball in foul territory. Seeing Ramirez raise his glove with the ball inside, play-by-play guy Don Orsillo began to praise the Padres' infielder for making the...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Padres reportedly making progress on Cashner trade

The Padres are making progress on a trade involving Andrew Cashner, reports MLB.com’s Jon Morosi (via Twitter). Cashner, widely expected to be on the move prior to the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline, could even be moved before tonight’s scheduled start against the Blue Jays, Morosi adds. Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller, however, heard otherwise earlier today, tweeting that the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Padres keep home run streak going but lose 4-2 in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) -- In their first visit to Toronto, the San Diego Padres hit yet another home run but didn't manage much else against the Blue Jays.Aaron Sanchez pitched seven shutout innings to win his 10th straight decision, Kevin Pillar had three hits and Toronto beat the Padres 4-2 on Monday night.Playing their first interleague road game against Toronto, the Padres were held scoreless...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays agree to acquire Melvin Upton

The Blue Jays have agreed to a deal to acquire outfielder Melvin Upton from the Padres, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). An A-ball prospect is headed back in the deal, per the report, with financial considerations remaining unknown. The swap is likely to be finalized today, says Rosenthal, who had reported last night that Toronto was in the lead to add Upton...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

The San Diego Padres are looking like an active team at the trade deadline and have at least two key players on the block. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Padres are trying to move catcher Derek Norris in addition to starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. In addition to Andrew Cashner, the Padres are pushing hard to move catcher Derek Norris, major league sources tell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Holliday gets hit in face by a 95-mph fastball

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Padres after getting drilled right on the nose by an Andrew Cashner 95-mph fastball. Holliday stayed on his feet and walked to first base, before the Cardinals wisely chose to remove him from the game. Fortunately, Holliday suffered no fractures, and the Cardinals are referring to his...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres GM says teams asking about Melvin Upton Jr.

Melvin Upton Jr. has surprisingly resuscitated his career in 2016 to the point where he’s attracting trade interest from other teams. According to Padres general manager A.J. Preller, teams view Upton as a potential 30-homer, 30-steal player. Melvin Upton is "opening eyes'' with his play, #Padres GM AJ Preller says, and is attracting trade interest as a potential 30-30 player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres 3B dives into the stands for a great catch -- and a side of nachos

We've heard of pitchers who throw cheese, but this might be a first.In the top of the ninth inning on Friday, San Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte dove into the stands in an attempt to snag a foul bat off the bat of the San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan.Solarte made an amazing grab for the first out of the inning -- and he got a little something extra for his trouble...
Via FOX Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game: Pick Your Padres Core

Congratulations on your brand-new time machine! Don’t press any buttons just yet. There’s a reason you’ve been given this time machine. See, A.J. Preller’s done some things, and they’ve been fascinating. Fascinating because, since he took over as general manager of the San Diego Padres nearly two years ago to the day, he’s been like the Two-Face of GMs, just the handsome...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Anderson Espinoza, Newest Padre Prospect

The Padres continue to capitalize on the short-term success of their big leaguers by parlaying what might just be small-sample mirages into good prospects. For those of you missed my report on RHP Chris Paddack, who San Diego got from Miami in exchange for Fernando Rodney, that write up is here. The Padres arm du jour is Anderson Espinoza, one of baseball most electric young arms...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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