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David Jay of MadFriars.com, Mar 21, 2017
At the end of 2015, Ryan Butler seemed to be on the fast track for the San Diego Padres. His first full professional season, even after lingering arm problems cost him some time early in the year, ended with a stint in the Arizona Fall League. But then things took a turn in the wrong direction.   Full Story


David Jay of MadFriars.com, Mar 11, 2017
While official minor league spring training games don't get underway until March 15, the Padres and White Sox played a pair of contests on Saturday afternoon at the Peoria Sports Complex.   Full Story


MadFriars Staff of MadFriars.com, Mar 3, 2016
As opposed to last winter, when the Padres traded many of their top prospects to acquire Wil Myers, Matt Kemp, Derek Norris, Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel, the club spent this offseason building up the minor league system.   Full Story


John Conniff of MadFriars.com, Jan 26, 2016
Jim Callis has been working as a baseball reporter/analyst since 1988, when he graduated from the University of Georgia and began with Baseball America. In 2013 he left Baseball America and now his work, and Jim heads prospect coverage for MLB Network and MLB.com. As always Jim was kind enough to give us some time to chat about this year’s Padres’ prospects.   Full Story


David Jay of MadFriars.com, Dec 14, 2015
Prospect lists often tell you more about the list’s author than about the players who appear on them. The line between projecting and dreaming on a player is tough. The 19-year-old with immense talent but an unknown ability to adjust when challenged is easy to dream on. The 24-year-old working step-by-step through the system is easy to under-project.   Full Story

Hunter Renfroe

Ben Davey of MadFriars.com, Nov 29, 2015
When my list came out at this time last year, the Padres had a system that included Joe Ross, Trea Turner, Max Fried and Matt Wisler, all of whom were in my Top 10.   Full Story

Hunter Renfroe

John Conniff of MadFriars.com, Nov 24, 2015
We start off with the first of our four Top 30 rankings on the top prospects in the San Diego Padres system for 2015. John Conniff will go first, followed by Ben Davey next week, then Kevin Charity with David Jay rounding out the rankings.    Full Story

Colin Rea

App State Mania of AppStateMania.com, Oct 6, 2015
Hayesville High School star Zach Cottrell is the three-time Smoky Mountain Conference player of the year and carries numerous all-district and all-state honors, as well. Cottrell’s next significant designation will be as an Appalachian State Mountaineer, as the talented swingman has given his commitment to Coach Jim Fox following a visit weekend to App State.   Full Story


MadFriars Staff of MadFriars.com, Oct 5, 2015
After posting the system’s best record at 75-66 in 2014, the Storm took a big step backward this year, falling to 50-90. How bad was Lake Elsinore? They became the first team to fail to win 20 games in the league’s second half since the 2003 High Desert Mavericks by struggling to a 19-51 record   Full Story
Ronald Herrera
Ronald Herrera hurls for Elsinore

David Jay of MadFriars.com, Aug 24, 2015
It was a rough day as the Padres system was swept on Sunday, but Hunter Renfroe kept up his hot start in the PCL, where Jon Edwards also made his system debut.   Full Story

Hunter Renfroe, hitter

Justin Albers of Peegs.com, Jul 24, 2015
2016 forward De'Riante Jenkins told AllHoosiers.com on Thursday that IU is recruiting him hardest.   Full Story
De'Riante Jenkins
2016 G/F De'Riante Jenkins

John Conniff of MadFriars.com, Jun 29, 2015
SAN ANTONIO - Ryan Butler, along with Rice’s Zech Lemond, were two of the better picks the Padres made in the 2014 draft.   Full Story

Ryan Butler

Evan Daniels of ScoutHoops.com, Jun 29, 2015
Tyrique Jones, a bruising power forward, made his choice for Xavier on Monday.   Full Story


Brian Snow of ScoutHoops.com, Jun 29, 2015
Xavier landed a key recruit with the addition of power forward Tyrique Jones.   Full Story


Evan Daniels of ScoutHoops.com, Jun 19, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- De'Riante Jenkins sat down with Scout at the NBPA Top 100 Camp to discuss his play and his recruitment. Jenkins said Texas, Indiana and Clemson are the schools he says are sticking out.   Full Story


Kerry Fair II of SCPrepNation.com, Jun 16, 2015
Emerging as one of the nation's top prospects is former 2016 Lake Marion High G De'Riante Jenkins. The move to Florida to help elevate his game and stock to higher levels has paid off and he talked about that and his recruitment. With plenty of new offers coming in and some of the nation's top programs showing interest things are getting interesting for Jenkins.   Full Story


Ryan Burns of BisonReport.com, Jun 12, 2015
Aurora (Colo.) Central point guard Ladarius Thomas has held an offer from North Dakota State for over a year now and he visited Fargo earlier this week. BisonReport caught up with Thomas to get the latest on his NDSU visit and recruiting.   Full Story


Kerry Fair II of SCPrepNation.com, Jun 12, 2015
2017 guard Zach Butler formerly of Dorman High is heading to play for nationally ranked Oldsmar Christian in Florida and stretching up to 6'4 now he's still adjusting to his latest growth spurt. He's picked up another pair of offers and it seems the schools in the Sunshine State are taking a liking to their newest transplant. Inside we've got the latest with Butler.   Full Story


Staff Report of PackPride.com, Jun 10, 2015
Pack Pride interviews recent NC State hoops commitment Torin Dorn in this episode of Pack Pride Digital!   Full Story


NC State Athletics of PackPride.com, Jun 9, 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. - Torin Dorn, who was the freshman of the year in Conference USA last season, has transferred to NC State. He will be eligible to play during the 2016-17 season.   Full Story


App State Mania of AppStateMania.com, Jun 8, 2015
Asheville Christian Academy’s Jordan Shepherd has a very unassuming demeanor until he steps on the basketball court, where he typically dictates the flow of the game for both teams. Shepherd's selfless approach to the game is perfectly matched with his uncanny natural instinct for playing the game. Now, as Shepherd approaches his senior year his recruitment, like his game, is ascending.   Full Story


Staff Report of PackPride.com, Jun 7, 2015
NC State landed a commitment last night from Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn. Here's your chance to catch him in action!   Full Story


John Conniff of MadFriars.com, Jun 7, 2015
Thoughts and observations from our recent trip to the Alamo City.   Full Story

Travis Jankowski

James Henderson of PackPride.com, Jun 7, 2015
NC State basketball landed a huge commitment today when Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn picked the Wolfpack.   Full Story


James Henderson of PackPride.com, Jun 2, 2015
Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn completed his official visit to NC State today, and he left impressed with the Wolfpack.   Full Story