Found February 25, 2013 on Friarhood:
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, requires a generally more athletic player at the position. A guy who can take good angles, track balls well, and have a strong, reliable arm. Left seems to be the default spot for players to go when they’re blocked at another, especially on the infield. So, that being said, the guys described below led their respective teams at games played in LF. Daniel Robertson is a player who has a good shot to make his MLB debut this season, and for good reason. Robertson can handle himself well on both sides of the field. He’s progressed fairly quickly through the minors, spending one year only at each stop along the way...

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.

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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.

Daily Friar 2.24.13

After a very convincing win Friday against the Mariners, the Padres couldn’t quite get things done yesterday. That’s not to say they didn’t go down without a fight though. They did put up a five run ninth inning to close the gap. But alas it was all for not as the Padres dropped game two to the Mariners. There was plenty of good things to take from the game though, as Tyson...
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