Posted February 26, 2013 on
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black likes the experience that Freddy Garcia brings, as he tries to make the big club out of spring training.

30 Prospects in 30 Days — Jedd Gyorko — 2B/3B — San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres selected Jedd Gyorko in the second round of the 2010 draft. That same year, the Friars failed to reach an agreement with their first round selection Karsten Whitson, making Gyorko the highest draft pick signed by the Padres. One assumes both a team’s brass and fans experience a sense of frustration when a first rounder gets away, but Gyorko has appeared to...

Daily Friar 2.26.13

The Padres looked really good yesterday taking it to the Brewers. As always the first article below will be from and have the recap of the game, but I will point out some of the things that I liked as well. First off Edinson Volquez looked spectacular. In two innings pitched he had four strike outs and only one walk and he didn’t give up a run. Hopefully this is the...

Player Profile #59: Chase Headley | 3B | SD

Chase Headley hit 36 home runs in his first 2,114 major league plate appearances. He hit 31 in 699 plate appearances last year. That’s a homer every 58.7 PA during his first four seasons and one every 22.5 PA last year.Raise your hand if you think that’s happening again.It’s entirely possible that Headley follows up his breakout 2012 season with a similarly power-filled campaign...

VIDEO: Baker Back in the Swing of Things

San Diego Padres catcher John Baker talks about being part of perhaps the first ever all-Golden Bear battery, his second spring training with the Padres and recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Daily Friar 2.27.13

The Padres took it to the Reds yesterday in a good looking win. In fact in the fourth inning the team batted around en route to a six run inning. I won’t go into too much detail since it is all spelled out in the articles below. I will say that it is nice to see some station to station offensive production out of the team, even if it is only spring. Two guys I do want to highlight...

Three for the Show: Left Fielders

This is the sixth in a ten-part series where I will identify the top three players at each position in the Padres’ minor league system. Up next: Left Field. I could easily have gone with simply “Corner Outfielders” for this piece, but I chose to treat left and right separately based on the slightly different skillset required at each position. Right field, especially at Petco...

Gyorko Turns the Switch

In the process of switching positions from third to second, Padres top prospect Jedd Gyorko has made a big impression with his work ethic and his bat.

Daily Notes: Some Almost Not Meaningless Spring Numbers

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Some Almost Not Meaningless Spring Numbers 2. Mostly Unhelpful Video: Tom Layne, Striking Out Sides Some Almost Not Meaningless Spring Numbers The bespectacled reader is likely aware that spring training baseball has begun. As Jeff Sullivan pointed out earlier this month, there are a number...

Daily Friar 2.25.13

Yesterday was a prime example of why we have spring training. Obviously the games mean nothing in regards to the outcome, as much as we like to see our team win in the end. The games are really meant to see how players do in real game situations and allow them to get some innings under their belt to warm up and stretch out before the regular season. Also, as is the case this year...
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