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Synopsis: Enjoy this team now if they are together for a full year then something is going wrong. The most balanced of all the Padres’ farm clubs for offense and pitching with potential stars in catcher Austin Hedges, starting pitcher Matt Wisler and a few that could join them very quickly.
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Synopsis: Enjoy this team now; if they are together for a full year then something is going wrong. The most balanced of all the Padres' farm clubs for offense and pitching with potential stars in catcher Austin Hedges, starting pitcher Matt Wisler and a few that could join them very quickly.
Three Strikes with Randy Smith Padres Director of Player Development and International...
With the closest Padres affiliate nearly 10 hours away from the Atlanta area, spring training is my only opportunity to scout Padres prospects. Last week, Dave Laurila and I tag teamed a piece on top catching prospect Austin Hedges. And while he was the most impressive position prospect in the organization, a pair of right handers ruled the day.
In the Single-A game, Joe Ross struggled...
Synopsis: This is a classic Triple-A team with some prospects, others that are blocked and some guys trying to work their way back. The thin desert air and near cement infield at Kino Stadium in the summer months make this very much a hitter's paradise but not as much as some of the other stadiums in the PCL South.
Three Strikes with Randy Smith, the Padres Director of Player...
Synopsis: A very talented staff that keeps the ball down should thrive in the best pitcher's park in the system. If the Missions can hit just a little bit they will be in every game as one through five the starters are as good as any that San Diego has sent to San Antonio in the past.
Keep in mind in recent years the Padres have been aggressive in promoting prospects and we...
Mixed-league roto owners, looking for a waiver-wire pitcher before Wednesday's full slate of games?
Here's my free-agent choice (citing most 12-team leagues) for one day of fantasy stardom:
Clayton Richard, Padres (@ Mets)
1. From a splits perspective last year, Richard posted two months of 20-plus strikeouts and two months of a sub-2.50 ERA.
2. Richard (14-14, 3.99...
Jedd Gyorko doubled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning for his first major league RBI, and the San Diego Padres beat the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday for their first win of the season.
Eric Stults (1-0) and five relievers combined on a five-hitter and struck out 14 for the Padres, who had not led in their first two games.
Mets starter Dillon Gee (0-1) returned from shoulder...