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What’s Brewing On The Farm: September 2, 2016

Rafael De Paula, RHP, Double-A San Antonio Minor-league relievers, man—they aren’t gonna churn the page views (read Oscar below). De Paula, like most relievers, was once a starter when the Padres acquired him long ago from the Yankees as part of the return on Chase Headley. It took the right hander parts of three years to get through High-A ball as a starter, and he still couldn...
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September 02, 2016

Daily Farm Round-Up: 6-1-15

Not a strong night on the farm as all 3 teams that played lost, and were outscored 26-8. The Storm were held to just 2 hits while the starting pitchers for the Chihuahuas and TinCaps allowed 9 runs and 7 runs, respectively.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Melvin Upton Jr. Pitching Prospect of the Day: Rafael De Paula   El Paso Chihuahuas 4, Iowa Cubs 14 Melvin Upton Jr. – CF: 2-4...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking For the Real Chase Headley

Last July, the New York Yankees still fancied themselves a 2014 playoff contender, and struck 10 days before the trading deadline to upgrade their short-term third base situation. Yangervis Solarte, a six-year minor league free agent signing made good, plus minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula were sent to San Diego in exchange for Chase […]
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael De Paula Shows Big League Potential

When our other prospect writers submit scouting reports, I will provide a short background and industry consensus tool grades.  There are two reasons for this: 1) giving context to account for the writer seeing a bad outing (never threw his changeup, coming back from injury, etc.) and 2) not making him go on about the […]
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The House Flight: Week of 7/21 to 7/27/2014

In case you weren’t paying attention… #ThatsSoPadres RT @annieheilbrunn: Oh my. –> RT @_Bwoss_: dear god the #rockies misspelled the giveway Tulo jerseys: — Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) July 27, 2014 Always enjoy responsibly.  Don’t read and drive. Padres Trade Headley for Yangervis Solarte and Rafael De Paula, Still Confused by Smith Contract ...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Trade Headley for Yangervis Solarte and Rafael De Paula, Fans Still Confused by Smith Contract

The Padres sent third baseman Chase Headley to the Yankees today in exchange for utility man Yangervis Solarte, long-shot pitching prospect Rafael De Paula, and about $3 million in freed salary. Solarte, drafted by the Twins, was signed as a minor league free agent by the Rangers in 2011 and again by the Yankees in 2014. His stock rose this year after a hot start in New York, though...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees acquire Chase Headley

One day after falling 4-2 to the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees and went and acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres. A source says the Bronx Bombers also got $1 million from the deal and sent right-handed pitching prospect Rafael De Paula to San Diego. Chase Headley is the newest New York Yankee and is going to a team playing for October. The only question...
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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