Found June 06, 2012 on Friarhood:
Rounds 2- 40 of the MLB draft took place on June 5 and 6 starting at 9am Pacific time. They were divided up as rounds 2- 15 on June 5 and 16- 40 on June 6. Major league baseball cut the draft from 50 to 40 rounds this year as part of the new CBA with the players union. On June 5 the Padres tried to make it up to their discontended fans from Day 1 by drafting a lot of bats. And the emphasis was with position players up the middle of the diamond, a great need within the organization as a whole. Round 2 yielded two picks (one -70- as compensation for the loss of Heath Bell). Jeremy Baltz OF   Bats: R Throws: R DOB: 9/17/1990   6 ft – 3 in 205 lbs. St John’s University A pure power hitter with average to below average defensive skills and a rep as a fringe runner, he hit .321/ .434/ .457 in the Cape Cod league with a wood bat. Dane Phillips C Bats: L Throws: R DOB 12/1/1990 Oklahoma City University Phillips spent a lot of time playing as the DH and has minimal catching experience. He is...

Padres pick doesn't play baseball

Not much is expected from a 40th round pick, but the Padres drafting Toledo QB Terrance Owens with the 1,215th pick was a surprise: Owens doesn't even play baseball.

Sleeper Alert: Andrew Cashner Slated to Start on Saturday

Hard-throwing Padres reliever Andrew Cashner is scheduled to start on Saturday against the Brewers. The 6’6″, 200 lb fireballer from Conroe, TX has a 10.0 SO/9 rate over 26 innings this season, and could be a nice streaming start for fantasy owners looking for a sleeper pitcher with high strikeout upside. Andrew Cashner could be a nice streaming start on Saturday. Photo Credit...

Padres activate Street from DL

The San Diego Padres activated right-handed relief pitcher Huston Street from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Street was placed on the disabled list on May 5 with a strained right lat muscle. In two rehabilitation appearances for Single-A Lake Elsinore, he had a 9.00 ERA, allowing one hit (a home run) and one walk while striking out one. With the Padres...

Daily Friar 6.6.12

I'm going on record to say that last night's game was the best of the season so far. Carlos Quentin was tearing it up and was only overshadowed by Logan Forsythe and his heroic walk off home run. Everything seemed to just go right last night. Maybin with the clutch double, Quentin with the two home runs, then Forsythe with his monstrous walk off. And yes you did read that...

Daily Friar 6.7.12

The Padres should have won the game yesterday. However, too many miscues and missed opportunities led to yet another loss to add to their already terrible record. The only difference with this loss is they made things fairly competitive. That's what I am really liking about this series so far. They are not just throwing away games, but are staying in them for the most part. We...

Velocity Decline and Pitcher Attrition by Age

On May 28, the Twins released 33-year-old starter Jason Marquis. Considering how bad Twins pitchers have been this season, Marquis’ numbers stood out as being even worse. In seven starts, Marquis posted a 8.47 ERA and a 7.25 FIP, numbers driven largely by a 7.5% strikeout rate, a 27.3% HR/FB and a sky-high .352 BABIP against. There was some speculation that, since Marquis has...

Forget about bobbleheads. Let’s get crunk in Tucson.

The Triple-A Tucson Padres, whose attendance this year has been a little slow, have come up with a promotion that’s either genius or reckless, depending on your point of view. If you happen to live in a large house with Greek letters on the front, you probably think the Kino Krawl is super awesome. The deal: you buy a ticket for Friday’s game (cost: $15) and in addition to admission...

MadFriars' Farm Report June 6

Cory Spangenberg hit his 1st HR of the year, and Rymer Liriano had 4 hits... and yet the Storm still managed to lose. Not the best day to be a pitcher in the Padres' system

MadFriars' Farm Report June 5

It takes one amazing rally to have Yasmani Grandal score Jedd Gyorko on a home run, THE SAME INNING that Jedd Gyorko hit a grandslam! Way to go T-Pads

San Diego Padre Logan Forsythe makes perfect throw to gun down San Francisco Giant Angel Pagan at third base

Logan Forsythe had quite a night last night for the San Diego Padres as he helped his team on defense and offense to help beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Monday night.Check out the two videos below of Forsythe's amazing night.In the first video, the second baseman makes a perfect throw from the outfield grass to gun down Angel Pagan at third base. When Joaquin Arias hit...

Padres 6, Giants 5

Logan Forsythe hit his first major league home run leading off the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-5 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. Forsythe hit a 1-0 pitch from Steve Edlefsen (0-1) into the second deck in left field. Huston Street (1-0), who came off the disabled list earlier in the day, pitched the ninth for the win, escaping a bases...

Friars Fail to Capitalize on San Francisco's Follies, Lose Series.

The Padres and the Giants played three exciting games, with each team getting 6-5 wins, but the Padres lack of timely hitting cost them in the error-riddled rubber game on Thursday afternoon. The Padres went an awful 2-19 with runners in scoring position, leaving 12 on base. They loaded the bases without scoring three different innings. They will fly out to Wisconsin to begin a...

If the Hat Fits, Boo It.

Crush ‘em, beat ‘em. Make them cry! These are the things that used to run through my head and definitely out my mouth when my beloved Padres faced the hated Giants. Even a year ago I would condone the slaughter of both pandas and baby giraffes. “Zombie Nation” was not allowed to play in my household because after a RBI extra base hit, we listened to “Sandstorm”. And...

LHP Andrew Heaney looks to contribute to the Miami Marlins as soon as 2013

Despite last night’s ghastly 11-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves, the Miami Marlins realize their ugly April is behind them and they will continue to win. Their timely hitting, solid pitching, and the return(ing) of CP Heath Bell has been the recipe for victories across the board. The last time the Miami Marlins lost a series is more ancient history than contemporary....
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