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PCL notes: Naylor shows off glove on way up

Comfortable in El Paso outfield, slugger earns jump to San Diego
May 28, 2019

The bat was not holding back San Diego Padres ninth-ranked prospect Josh Naylor.In the end, the glove did not hold him back, either, as the first baseman-turned-left fielder was recalled by the Padres on Friday.Though he did not have to prove his defensive worth the prior week, Naylor still had

Padres' Naylor set for Major League debut

Ninth-ranked San Diego prospect belted 10 homers for El Paso
May 23, 2019

Josh Naylor's big bat is sending him to the big leagues. The ninth-ranked Padres prospect has gotten the call ahead of Friday's matchup against the Blue Jays, according to Naylor, an Ontario native who grew up about a half hour away from Rogers Centre, could enter The Show for the first

Naylor paces potent Chihuahuas' offense

Padres No. 9 prospect belts two homers, plates four in rout
May 21, 2019

El Paso entered Monday night topping the Pacific Coast League in every major slugging category. It didn't take long for the Chihuahuas to add to their stats line.Padres No. 9 prospectJosh Naylor and Jacob Scavuzzo both homered twice as Triple-A El Paso battered Albuquerque, 21-10, at Isotopes Park. 

El Paso's Urias nets first multi-homer game

Third-ranked Padres prospect collects three more hits in romp
April 28, 2019

After a week back in the Minors following struggles in the big leagues, it seems like Luis Urías has found his groove again.The Padres' No. 3 prospect recorded his first career multi-homer game on Saturday, going 3-for-5 with a pair of solo shots in Triple-A El Paso's 12-3 romp over Las

Naylor, France go back-to-back twice

Padres prospects power Chihuahuas in romp over Aces
April 21, 2019

It didn't take long for Josh Naylor to get comfortable in the Pacific Coast League. Ty France is just picking up where he left off. Naylor, San Diego's 11th-ranked prospect, and France crushed back-to-back homers in the third inning and again in the fifth Sunday afternoon, powering Triple-A El Paso to

Tatis leads way in loaded Padres system

No. 2 overall prospect highlights San Diego's bountiful farm
December 5, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Brighter days are on the horizon in sunny San Diego.The Padres have not finished higher than

Award winners, prospects top Texas list

Curletta, Allen joined by Tatis, Luzardo as end-of-season All-Stars
August 30, 2018

The Texas League announced its top two award winners Wednesday. A day later, it filled out the rest of the All-Star lineup.Player of the Year Joey Curletta and Pitcher of the Year Logan Allen are joined by top-100 prospectsFernando Tatis Jr. and Jesus Luzardo on the 2018 Texas League end-of-season

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 3

Padres' Naylor tees off twice; Jays' Pardinho stays hot at the start
July 4, 2018

Theme of the dayPitching, pitching and more pitching: This is meant to be the week of fireworks across the United States, and in baseball, fireworks are most closely associated with offense -- and lots of it. Except no one told some prominent pitchers across the Minor Leagues on Tuesday. No.

League-high nine Missions headed to Texas League All-Star Game

Fernando Tatis Jr., Josh Naylor and Logan Allen headline San Antonio selections
June 14, 2018

San Antonio - On Wednesday, Texas League President Tim Purpura announced the rosters for the 82nd Annual Texas League All-Star Game, which will be held Tuesday, June 26 at Security Bank Ballpark in Midland, TX.The Missions will be sending a league-best nine players to Midland, with Tatis Jr., Naylor and

Naylor's Focus On Winning

Lofty Stats by 1B Leads San Antonio to Best Record in MiLB
May 15, 2018

Josh Naylor's explosive bat ignited plenty of excitement for the Missions the first week of the season.His .472 batting average was impressive, but what created the most attention was the six home runs produced during that span. The 20-year-old first baseman-outfielder hit two in his stint with San Antonio last

Jays' Guerrero earns Player of the Week nod

No. 3 overall prospect paces Eastern League with 12 RBIs
April 16, 2018

With each passing day, any questions surrounding Vladimir Guerrero Jr. become less about what can he do and more about what can't he do. The answer: not's No. 3 overall prospect enjoyed a smashing Double-A debut with New Hampshire and in the process was named Eastern League Offensive Player

Naylor paces Missions with two more homers

No. 16 Padres prospect hits one out, races for inside-the-parker
April 13, 2018

With one multi-homer game against Double-A Arkansas already under his belt, Josh Naylor figured a little variety was in order this time around.San Diego's No. 16 prospect homered twice, including an inside-the-parker, on a three-hit night as San Antonio edged Arkansas, 3-2, in 10 innings Thursday at Nelson Wolff Stadium.

Padres' Tatis Jr. breaks out of early slump

No. 8 overall prospect snaps drought with three hits, two RBIs
April 8, 2018

Three games is hardly a blip over the course of a 140-game Minor League season. That doesn't mean it was a pleasant opening weekend for Fernando Tatis Jr. Then came Sunday.The Padres' top prospect snapped an 0-for-13 start with three hits, a sacrifice fly and two RBIs to help Double-A San

Naylor leaves yard twice for Missions

Padres No. 16 prospect plays outfield for first time in career
April 7, 2018

For the first time in his professional career, Josh Naylor played the outfield. However, his performance at the plate for Double-A San Antonio is what stood out Saturday.Naylor acquitted himself well in left field, recording one putout on his lone chance. But in the first game of a doubleheader against

Missions Opening Night Roster Announced

Fernando Tatis Jr., Cal Quantrill and Logan Allen headline 2018 squad
April 1, 2018

San Antonio - The San Diego Padres have announced the 2018 Opening Night roster for their Double-A affiliate, the San Antonio Missions.   The Missions will open their 2018 season with six of San Diego's top 30 prospects (according to in shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (#1), RHP Cal Quantrill (#4),

Padres send Quantrill to Minor League camp

Naylor, Allen among nine San Diego cuts from big league side
March 9, 2018

Cal Quantrill impressed last year while reaching the upper Minor Leagues for the first time. And it looks like that's where he'll start 2018.The Padres assigned their fourth-ranked prospect to Minor League camp on Friday. Joining Quantrill among nine players sent to the Minor League side were No. 16 prospect

Fall League honors 23 on Top Prospects Team

Circuit managers and coaches tab best players from 2017 season
December 11, 2017

The Arizona Fall League season wrapped up nearly a month ago, but accolades are still rolling in for the circuit's best.The showcase league's top players were honored Monday with the announcement of the official 2017 Top Prospects Team, voted on by AFL managers and coaches. The group is comprised of

Missions' Reyes busts out of slump in big way

Padres outfielder slugs two homers, drives in career-high seven
July 31, 2017

Coming into Monday's game, Franmil Reyes had hit .188 over his last 30 contests. That slump appears to have ended. The San Diego outfield prospect homered twice, plated a career-high seven runs and reached base four times in Double-A San Antonio's 12-0 rout of Corpus Christi at Nelson Wolff Stadium. Reyes,

Toolshed: A look back at 2016's trade deadline

Checking in on the top prospects who were dealt one year ago
July 26, 2017

The date is Aug. 1, 2016. The time, a little after 4 p.m. ET. The dust has settled on the 2016 Major League Baseball trade deadline. Numerous prospects, some the most promising in the game, have been moved to new organizations, and questions abound about what lies ahead for them

Missions' Naylor clubs first Double-A homer

Padres No. 12 prospect goes deep in fourth Texas League game
July 16, 2017

Fresh off a trip to Florida to play in his second Futures Games and watch his brother compete in the High School Home Run Derby, Josh Naylor recorded another milestone in his fourth contest with Double-A San Antonio.The Padres' No. 12 prospect cracked a two-run homer for his first Texas

Padres promote Quantrill to Double-A

No. 2 San Diego prospect joined by Naylor on way to San Antonio
July 11, 2017

The San Antonio Missions are about to add some decidedly Canadian flavor to their roster.The Padres promoted No. 2 prospectCal Quantrill and No. 13 prospect Josh Naylor -- both of whom represented Canada on the World Team roster at the Futures Game on Sunday -- to Double-A San Antonio on

Storm Sellout Caps Exciting Home Stand

Lake Elsinore capped the home stand with a 9-6 win in front of a season-high crowd
July 4, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The Storm welcomed Rancho Cucamonga and Inland Empire to The Diamond for an eight game home stand and a chance to gain some ground on the South Division after a 1-3 start.The losses continued into the first game; a Monday night matchup against the Quakes. Leadoff

Pair of Storm Players to Play in SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

June 30, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - For the first time since Tayron Guerrero represented the Padres in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game as a member of the Lake Elsinore Storm, the Storm eyes will be well represented in Miami for this year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, set to take place on Sunday,

Second Half Brings New Playoff Hopes

The Storm look to finish the season strong in the second half
June 26, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The Storm will begin the second half of the season in Inland Empire for a four-game series before returning to The Diamond for an eight-game stretch, starting with four against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.Lake Elsinore is 7-6 against the Quakes this season, with much success coming

Storm Play Spoiler

A strong home series spoils Stockton's playoff hopes
June 18, 2017

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - The first half of the season came to an end this afternoon, with the Storm closing the books on the Stockton Ports at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore and taking away the hopes of a Ports first half title.Stockton came into the series even with the