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Marcus Pond

What To Do With Kirby Yates

With a few dominoes already falling on Tuesday, Padre fans are justifiably wondering how many more trades will happen between now and the July 31st deadline.  While All-Star reliever Brad Hand should warrant the best return and the most attention, that doesn’t mean that he’s the only member […]

Kyle Lloyd Set To Make MLB Debut

This afternoon, it was announced that the Padres had called up Kyle Lloyd from Triple-A El Paso.  José Ruiz, who made his MLB debut last night in an inning of relief, was optioned back to High-A Lake Elsinore.  Though Jhoulys Chacín was the listed as today’s probable starter, […]

Prospect Spotlight: Esteury Ruiz

  Alright, so the Padres made their first splash of the trade season, dealing away their best starter* in Trevor Cahill and a good chunk of their bullpen in Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter to the Kansas City Royals.  In return, they received a not-very-good starter in Travis […]

On Prospect Rankings

Baseball, seemingly more than any other sport, is a game of numbers.  The difference between getting a hit 27% of the time and 31% is a big one.  Catching up to a 98 MPH fastball is tougher to do than one that reaches only 93 MPH.  If the […]

Javier Guerra Promoted to San Antonio

This afternoon, shortstop Javier Guerra was promoted from Lake Elsinore (High-A) to San Antonio (Double-A).  As of yet, no corresponding move has been announced for Lake Elsinore, but Guerra fills a spot left vacant by outfielder Nick Schulz, who was promoted to El Paso (Triple-A) after Franchy Cordero […]

Weekly Prospect Review, July 10-16

It was a very interesting week for the Padres farm system.  Cal Quantrill and Josh Naylor made their Double-A debuts and the Missions completed a four-game sweep to maintain their Texas League South Divison best (15-8) record.  Fresh off the Triple-A All-Star break, the El Paso Chihuahuas have […]