The Chihuahuas and the TinCaps earned victories tonight due to strong starts from Juan Oramas and Ronald Herrera, respectively. The pitching was lacking throughout the rest of the farm as the Storm, Emeralds, and AZL Padres combined to allow 31 runs.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Taylor Lindsey
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Juan Pablo Oramas
El Paso Chihuahuas 8, Nashville Sounds...
Synopsis: A first season in a brand new park is always exciting. The Chihuahuas will have a strong pitching staff led by Burch Smith, Keyvius Sampson and Juan Oramas and some solid position players. How far their starters go will determine the success of the season.
The Padres cut down the number of players they have at their big league camp in Peoria today, optioning pitchers Joe Ross and Adys Portillo, along with outfielder Daniel Robertson to the minor league camp.
Additionally, pitcher Juan Oramas and outfielder Yeison Asencio were removed from the Padres 40-man roster. Oramas will be optioned to the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas roster on...
Juan Oramas and Joe Ross each had strong outings, but neither got any support from their offense as three different affiliates were held under five hits.
Juan Pablo Oramas
On November 30th, the Padres non-tendered Juan Pablo Oramas (Ranked as the #20 prospect on Friarhood.com, Ranked as the #12 prospect heading into 2012 by Baseball America). Ten days later (12/10/12) the Padres were able to sign the 22-year old southpaw that is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
Here is what our own Peter Friberg had to say about Oramas heading...
Summary: Heading into the season, the Missions looked to sport one of the minors' best rotations. By mid-May, Casey Kelly, Robbie Erlin and Juan Oramas were all on the shelf, Keyvius Sampson was struggling, and the team was in a world of hurt. The Missions finished last in the division in the first half then, after surging in July, faded down the stretch and posted just a 60...
Summary: Heading into the season, the Missions looked to sport one of the minors’ best rotations. By mid-May, Casey Kelly, Robbie Erlin and Juan Oramas were all on the shelf, Keyvius Sampson was struggling, and the team was in a world of hurt.
Only a walk-off double in Lake Elsinore kept the system from being swept on Sunday. Juan Oramas pulled off an unlikely pitching line in San Antonio. Donavan Tate collects a pair of hits, but costs a pair of runs with an error as well. And nothing goes right in Tucson.