Category Archives: San Diego Padres

Scouting Report: Joe Ross (RHP)

BLUF: Athletic right-hander that oozes projection and risk but owns a number two ceiling. The Player: Joe Ross (RHP, San Diego Padres) – The Padres first-round pick that received a $2.75 million signing bonus in 2011. He pitched just one … Continue reading

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2013 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospects

The Padres offer one of the deepest systems in baseball. Last year at this time the Padres system was deep but lacks the punch you like to see from a great system. This year, that punch is present in the … Continue reading

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Accountability Check: Padres 2012 Top 15 Prospects

San Diego Padres 2012 Top 15 Prospects (1/31/12) The Padres had a deep system last year and that will carry over to this year’s rankings when they are published. There were plenty of directions to go with the rankings and … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Austin Hedges (C)

BLUF: Best defensive catcher in the minor leagues, also owns a surprising bat. The Player: Austin Hedges (C, San Diego Padres) – A second round pick of the Padres in 2011, the club gave him $3 million to sign at … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Jedd Gyorko (3B/2B)

BLUF: Very good offensive potential should mask defensive shortcomings at either second or third. The Player: Jedd Gyorko (3B/2B, San Diego Padres) – Gyorko was a second round pick of the Padres in 2010 and even coming out of college, … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Cory Spangenberg (2B)

BLUF: Above-average regular at second base with premium hitting ability and speed at the top of a lineup. The Player: Cory Spangenberg (2B, San Diego Padres) – Signed quickly after being drafted in the first round in 2011. Debuted with … Continue reading

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2012 Post-Draft Notes: National League West

Arizona Diamondbacks I made no efforts to disguise my appreciation for the talents of first rounder Stryker Trahan, pushing him into the upper half of my Pre-Draft Top 35 rankings. Trahan has power potential and the athleticism to stick behind … Continue reading

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2012 Impact Prospects: National League West

With spring training well underway, prospects across baseball are beginning to make a name for themselves and position for big league call-ups later in the year. In this series I will tackle those prospects that I believe could make a … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Rymer Liriano (OF)

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): Potential for five average or better tools long term, giving him the ceiling of a no doubt first division regular. The Player: Rymer Liriano (OF, San Diego Padres) – The Padres signed Liriano at the … Continue reading

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2012 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospects

The Padres have one of the deepest systems in all of baseball at this point, thanks in large part to shrewd trades and a willingness to spend to acquire amateur talent. The decisions to trade Adrian Gonzalez, Mat Latos and … Continue reading

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