Found February 04, 2013 on
This is the fourth (not even halfway yet) in a ten-part series where I will identify the top three players at each position in the Padres’ minor league system. Up next: Shortstop.
Finding MLB potential at shortstop is not an easy proposition in the Padres’ minor league system. There are guys who can hit and guys who can pick it, but there’s no sure-fire player that looks to be able to do both in the big leagues. Of course, this is one of the most demanding positions on the diamond, so cultivating talent at this spot is no easy task. I always felt as though the team could have leveraged Anthony Rizzo for a middle infielder, someone like Junior Lake. So much for that. As it stands now, this position is fairly thin unless we see a player or two take a big step forward.
I’ll start with Jace Peterson. He was a first round pick (58th) in the 2011 draft, and he has the most upside to be the player at short for the long haul. He’s got size (6’0″ 200lbs) and handles himself well at the posit...
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A spectacular winter Down Under earned second baseman Adam Buschini a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres. Buschini, 25, recently won the Triple Crown in the Australian Baseball League. Over 42 games for the Canberra Cavalry, Buschini hit .363 with 15 homers and 50 RBI. San Diego vice president of player development and international scouting Randy Smith told MLB...
The Cleveland Indians continued their minor league signings by adding Jeremy Hermida. Hermida spent last season with San Diego collecting 27 plate appearances.
Adding Hermdia will provide the Indians with depth at the minor league level. Hermida was once a highly thought of prospect but has never stuck in the majors.
In parts of eight big league seasons Hermida has compiled a .257...
The Cleveland Indians signed outfielder Jeremy Hermida to a minor league contract, ESPN.com reported Monday. Hermida, 29, was rated as a top 30 prospect by Baseball America three straight years, including No. 4 overall in 2006 but has not reached his projected potential. The 2002 first round draft pick of the Florida Marlins has not played regularly in the major leagues since...
Yes! It’s that time. Without getting into all the fun details of deer antler spray, inappropriate gay slurs, and secret love children we will finally play some football. I know this is a website for Padres information, but what’s a Super Bowl without some fun contests.
Here is the deal, you need to pick the winning team and the final score. Example: Ravens 35-31