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Prospects in the Padres' 2020 player pool 

Gore, Patino, Trammell all ready for Major League action
@katiejwoo
July 8, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

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.

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 27

Reds' Greene heating up on mound; O'Neill keeps slugging
June 28, 2018

Theme of the dayDingers on dingers in Reno: There was no topping the absolute slugfest that took place at Greater Nevada Field. The 14-4 Aces win featured nine homers in total, and Reno's Kevin Cron and Salt Lake's Jabari Blash provided three apiece. In other words, 15.4 percent of all

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 17

Verdugo keeps picking up hits; Noda has turned on power
June 18, 2018

Theme of the dayFirst-rounders first: First-round Draft picks dominated the Minor League news landscape Sunday -- for good and for bad. Start with the positive. Tigers 2016 first-rounder Matt Manning fired seven scoreless innings for Class A West Michigan in the longest outing of his young career. Angels 2017 first-rounder

IronPigs' Irvin claims pitching honor again

No. 23 Phillies prospect picked up two wins to take weekly award
June 11, 2018

Cole Irvin admits it's not an easy task to have his full repertoire working each start, but he felt it all come together last week with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The No. 23 Phillies prospect was named the International League's Pitcher of the Week from June 4-10 after picking up two victories

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 5

Loaisiga makes push to Bronx; Contreras breaks out with power
June 6, 2018

Theme of the dayOpposite ends of the Draft: With rounds 3-10 of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft being held Tuesday, the Minor Leagues presented a nice reminder that good talent can come from anywhere. Royce Lewis, the top overall pick in last year's Draft, hit a grand slam for Class A

Storm's Baez twirls six one-hit frames

Padres No. 5 prospect takes perfect game into fifth, fans eight
June 6, 2018

Following Michel Baez's scoreless gem on May 23, his pitching coach warned that he could produce more brilliant results once he got more innings under his belt. On Tuesday night, the Padres' fifth-ranked prospect made Pete Zamora look prescient.Baez took a perfect game into the fifth, yielded one hit and faced

Baez at forefront of Storm with six zeros

Padres No. 5 prospect boasts efficiency in longest outing of year
May 24, 2018

After a sparkling debut last year, the 2018 season has produced a mixed bag of results for Michel Baez. But on Wednesday, he took a big step forward.Baseball's No. 39 overall prospect put together his longest outing of the season with six shutout innings as Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore

Cal notes: Lake Elsinore's staff is all aces

With six top Padres prospects, Storm loaded with talented arms
May 7, 2018

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. -- Edwin Rodriguez has seen a few things in baseball. He had an eight-year playing career, with parts of three seasons in the Majors. He's been a scout. He's managed at every level of affiliated ball, including the big leagues, and in the World Baseball Classic.And yet

Storm's Baez proves unhittable in Cal debut

Padres righty walks two, allows unearned run over five frames
April 24, 2018

Michel Baez sure has a thing for splashy first impressions.The 6-foot-8 right-hander blanked Lake County on two hits with nine whiffs in five innings in his full-season debut last July 4. Making his first Class A Advanced start Monday, he topped that.Baez, who signed with San Diego in December 2016

Baez, Fort Wayne punch MWL Finals ticket

Padres No. 7 prospect posts more zeros in latest TinCaps shutout
September 11, 2017

With his club in last place and saddled with the worst record in the league at the end of the first half, Class A Fort Wayne manager Anthony Contreras kept his eyes on the big picture.But even he might have had a hard time predicting a berth in the Midwest

MWL notes: Padres' Baez shows his brilliance

Cuban right-hander dominant in stateside debut with Fort Wayne
August 17, 2017

Fort Wayne's Michel Baez gets a wistful look in his eyes when he thinks back on his native Cuba, and the family, friends and neighbors that he hasn't seen in about two years.He can't text or email them because of internet issues on the Caribbean island. He worries that bringing

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 7

Mejia sets career mark for homers; Baez continues to baffle
August 8, 2017

D-backs 1B/3B/OF Christian Walker, Triple-A Reno: 3-for-4, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB -- There's been little stopping the D-backs' No. 27 prospect at the plate in 2017. The 26-year-old slugger extended his Minor League lead in extra-base hits with his 63rd and 64th of the season Monday in a 9-4

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 31

Tate, Baez, Dunning dominate on hill; Alemais collects four hits
August 1, 2017

Angels RHP Jake Jewell, Double-A Mobile: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 87 pitches, 48 strikes -- The Angels' No. 23 prospect notched his first career shutout Monday with a 2-0 win over Mississippi in the opener of a doubleheader. It also marked the first time