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Report: Padres' Campusano arrested in Georgia

No. 46 overall prospect charged with felony marijuana possession
October 20, 2020

Padres catcher Luis Campusano was arrested and charged with felony marijuana possession over the weekend, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. Ranked as San Diego's No. 4 prospect and No. 46 overall, Campusano was pulled over by police near his hometown of Augusta, Georgia, around 5 a.m. on Oct. 17

Padres add prospect Weathers to NLDS roster

Left-hander jumping straight to postseason squad from Class A
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 6, 2020

One of the defining characteristics of the Padres' 2020 season has been the club's reliance on exciting young talent. On Tuesday, San Diego got even younger and perhaps even more exciting. The Padres added No. 6 prospect Ryan Weathers to the National League Division Series roster for what would be

Toolshed: 10 most fun callups of 2020 season

Revisiting quick risers, late bloomers who made way to Majors
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 2, 2020

There were 210 Major League debuts (and perhaps still counting) during the 2020 season. This week, Toolshed looks back at the 10 most fun first callups of the 2020 season, listed in chronological order of debut date. To be clear, this isn't focused on how they did in their first

Toolshed: Handicapping NL Rookie of the Year race

Cronenworth, Bohm, Williams lead crowded field on senior circuit
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 25, 2020

Sunday brings the end of the 2020 Major League regular season already, meaning potential award contenders have one final weekend to prove themselves to BBWAA voters. Without a Minor League season, most prospect fiends only have had the Rookie of the Year races in the American and National Leagues to

The Show Before the Show: Episode 275

Amarillo's Wellman recalls Texas League title, traded prospects
September 11, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

The Road to The Show™: Luis Campusano

Padres No. 4 prospect made huge strides in 2019
September 7, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at San Diego Padres catcher Luis Campusano. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Padres' Campusano sidelined with wrist sprain

After homering in debut, No. 51 overall prospect placed on IL
@tylermaun
September 6, 2020

Luis Campusano got his first big league call and belted his first big league homer for the Padres on Friday. He’ll have to wait a bit for his next big moment. MLB Pipeline's No. 51 overall prospect was placed the 10-day Injured List on Sunday afternoon with a sprained left

Padres promote Campusano from alternate site

Fourth-ranked catching prospect to make Major League debut
@jtbloss
September 4, 2020

The Padres, who've gotten little production from their backstops this season, on Friday promoted catcher and No. 52 overall prospect Luis Campusano from their alternate training site at the University of San Diego. Campusano fills the roster spot of right-hander Luis Perdomo, who was placed on the 10-day Injured List

Trade roundup: Padres swap bounty for Clevinger

Cleveland grabs three top-20 prospects in deal for potential ace
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 1, 2020

The 2020 Major League Baseball Trade Deadline is Monday at 4 p.m. ET. MiLB.com will round up the most notable prospect deals throughout the day in the space below. If anyone out there is selling, let it be known that Padres general manager A.J. Preller is buying. And buying big-time.

Padres' latest deal sends Trammell to Mariners

No. 60 overall prospect in seven-player swap revolving around Nola
August 30, 2020

There's active at the Trade Deadline, and then there's what San Diego has been doing this weekend. The Padres completed another big deal ahead of Monday's deadline. Their latest blockbuster sent Taylor Trammell, baseball's No. 60 overall prospect, to the Mariners on Sunday. In addition to the 22-year-old outfielder, Seattle

Royals land outfielder Olivares from Padres

Rosenthal traded for No. 20 prospect, player to be named
@jtbloss
August 29, 2020

Edward Olivares made the most of his opportunities in the San Diego system after coming over in a 2018 trade with the Blue Jays. Now he’ll get the chance to do the same after being dealt again. The Padres on Saturday traded the 24-year-old outfielder to the Royals, along with

Toolshed: Who will make the next big leap?

Candidates that could climb from Class A Advanced straight to MLB
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 14, 2020

Seth Romero recently became the latest example of a mini-trend taking place during the 2020 Major League season, yet there was still an element of awe involved. The Nationals purchased the contract of their No. 11 prospect/2017 first-rounder Thursday, and he made his MLB debut the same day. But it

Padres' Cronenworth continues hot stretch

No. 19 prospect homers, extends hitting streak to six games
@AndrewAtBatt
August 8, 2020

Jake Cronenworth had hit safely in all but one game coming into this weekend's slate of contests. The Padres' No. 19 prospect continued his hot stretch Friday night. Cronenworth blasted his second home run of the season as part of a two-hit night to lead San Diego to a 3-0

Best streams of 2019: Title-clinchers

When the lights were brightest, these players rose to the occasion
August 3, 2020

Whether it's the Governors' Cup of the International League or the Mills Cup of the Carolina League, there's extra urgency and added drama when the championship trophy is in the house. From the complex-level leagues in Arizona and Florida all the way up to Triple-A, a title is the culmination

The Road to The Show™: Luis Patiño

No. 8 right-handed pitching prospect emerging for Padres
@jtbloss
July 27, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at San Diego Padres right-hander Luis Patiño. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. The Padres spent big in

The Show Before the Show: Episode 267

Padres' Weathers breaks down Summer Camp, added velocity
July 16, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

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

Best streams of 2019: Pitching duels

Davidson, Gore, McKay, May anchored stingy performances
July 6, 2020

Few things are more captivating in a baseball game than when both starting pitchers bring their absolute best stuff. Even if there’s not much action on the offensive end, watching two guys paint masterpiece performances on the mound one inning after another showcases the beauty of the sport like no

Gore, Patino ready to battle for roster spots

Top Padres pitching prospects encouraged to 'get after it'
@katiejwoo
July 5, 2020

The Padres have prided themselves on an abundant farm system that bodes well for the future. With two of baseball's top pitching prospects waiting in the wings and a 60-game sprint ahead, that future may be now.

A's deal speedster Mateo to Padres

Seventh-ranked prospect was out of options in Oakland
@RobTnova24
July 1, 2020

In the first move since the Major League roster freeze was lifted last week, the A's shipped their No. 7 prospect, infielder Jorge Mateo, to the Padres for a player to be named or cash considerations. The native of the Dominican Republic is coming off a season in which he

2020 Draft recap: San Diego Padres

Padres all in on youth movement with four prep picks
@katiejwoo
June 24, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

Minor Leaguers open up about big league dads

Prospects share stories about favorite times with famous fathers
@katiejwoo
June 21, 2020

To commemorate Father's Day, MiLB.com asked Minor Leaguers whose dads played in the big leagues to share their favorite stories, memories and advice. Some reminisced about childhood, while others recalled moments in their own baseball careers. Some are even dads themselves. All had one thing in common: they consider their