The Padres farm system has seen extraordinary growth, over the last couple years, in depth. This system is brimming with future big league players. A few will have a big impact, but many more will at least see a big league paycheck. Every farm system has a handful of prospects that are teetering on the edge of extinction from prospectdom (yeah, I made that word up). I will discuss...
El Paso, San Antonio and Lake Elsinore all win while Fort Wayne has a tough night. Some very good starts by Rico Noel, Jace Peterson and Alberth Martiniez in the first three games.
The Missions have now lost their last 2 games against the Travelers. They must win there next 2 games against the Travelers or they will be eliminated from the playoffs.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Rico Noel
Pitching Player of the Day: Donn Roach
San Antonio Missions 1, Arkansas Travelers 4
Rico Noel-CF: 2-5, 2 2B
Cory Spangenberg-2B: 1-4, BB, 3K
Jake Blackwood-3B: 1-4, K, Run...
Rico Noel was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 draft out of Coastal Carolina. Despite struggling in his first summer in the pros on offense, his defense was good enough to be named by Baseball America as the Padres’ top defensive outfielder after the 2010 season.
Despite a tough loss in San Antonio a good night for the big club and their affiliates. The Storm’s Rico Noel has a walk-off hit to go along with his 68th stolen base of the season and the Emeralds have some pitching up in the Northwest League.
Keyvius Sampson had his best outing of the year as he led the Missions to a 2-0 win, their ninth straight win, and the Storm keep on rolling as well behind centerfielder Rico Noel’s 58th stolen base of the year.