Jorge Salgado

MadFriars Daily Padres Prospect Report: August 4

The Chihuahuas lost Thursday, in perhaps one of the wildest games in professional baseball this season. In San Antonio, the Missions struggled to score and lost at home. The TinCaps, Storm and Dust Devils all won, while three 2016 draft choices made their professional debuts in Peoria.

Tacoma Rainiers 16, Chihuahuas 15

Key Statistics: CF Manuel Margot, 5-for-6, 4 R, (2) 2B, 2 HR (5,6), 4 RBI; 2B Carlos Asuaje, 2-for-5, R; RF Hunter Renfroe, 3-for-5, 4 R, 2B, HR (27), 2 RBI; LF Nick Torres, 2-for-5, R, 3 RBI; 3B Diego Goris, 3-for-5, HR (6), 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI; 1B Taylor Lindsey, 2-for-5, R, (2) 2B; DH Hector Sanchez, 1-for-4, HR (11), 2 RBI, BB; RHP Aaron Northcraft, 4 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K; RHP Jason Jester, (L, 0-2) 0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 2 ER, BB, K. 

Prospect Watch: 15 runs and 20 hits were not enough for El Paso to find the win column in the kind of PCL game your dad told you about. The game featured seven homers, 36 hits, and no pitching ... Center fielder Manuel Margot had his best game of professional career, as the Padres top positional prospect had a multi-homer game, 2 doubles and was a triple shy of the cycle. The five hits represent a new career-high and the multi-homer game was the second of his career and his first since 2014. Margot has been the player the Padres envisioned when they acquired him in the off-season ... Hunter Renfroe homered and was also a triple shy of the cycle. Renfroe leads the league with 27 homers and 92 RBI ... DH Hector Sanchez had a homer in the loss. He has 11 in 101 at-bats for El Paso. 

Roster Move: The Padres claimed utility-man Patrick Kivlehan off of waivers from Seattle and assigned him to El Paso. The 26-year-old has seen time in the Seattle and Texas organizations since being drafted in 2012. He can play the outfield, as well as first and third base. He hit 25 homers a season ago for Triple-A Tacoma but was hitting just .242/.291/.399, with nine homers between Tacoma and Round Rock this season. 

Frisco RoughRiders 3, Missions 2

Key Statistics: CF Franchy Cordero, 2-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R; LF Luis Tejada, 1-for-1, BB; RHP Michael Kelly (L, 2-2) 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K; RHP Walker Lockett, 6 IP, 2 H, 5 K. 

Prospect Watch: The Missions could not match the offensive prowess of their Texas counterparts and lost at home. San Antonio managed just three hits, two of them by Franchy Cordero ... Cordero was the offense for the Missions, as the outfielder had a double, a triple and drove in both runs. Cordero is 12-for-25 during a six-game hitting streak ... After a short Michael Kelly start, Walker Lockett came out of the ‘pen and threw six shutout innings. Lockett, 22, has thrown a career-high 136 between three levels and might be close to being shut down. The former fourth-rounder threw 87 a season ago and teams generally don’t want to increase a workload too drastically from one year to the next. Lockett has a sparkling 2.91 ERA with just 21 walks all year. In San Antonio, Lockett has allowed just one free pass in 24.2 innings. 

Storm 6, Bakersfield Blaze 3

Key Statistics: CF Michael Gettys, 2-for-3, 2B, R, BB; 1B Josh Naylor, 2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI; RHP Enyel De Los Santos, 3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K; RHP Zech Lemond (W, 4-4) 3.1 IP, H, ER, 2 K; RHP Gerardo Reyes (S, 1) 1.1 IP, K. 

Prospect Watch: The Storm won the opening game of their homestand against Bakersfield ... Newly acquired first baseman Josh Naylor had two hits, including his first double as a Padres farmhand. The former first rounder has a .276 average in six games with Lake Elsinore ... RHP Zech Lemond earned the win after relieving starter Enyel De Los Santos in the fourth inning. Lemond appears to be back in the pen after allowing 14 earned runs in his previous two starts. Lemond hasn’t developed a third pitch thus far in his career, so a move to the bullpen seems like the best thing for his career at this point. 

TinCaps 2, South Bend Cubs 1

Key Statistics: C Austin Allen, 2-for-4; LF Tyler Moore, 2-for-4, HR (1), RBI; DH Tyler Selesky, 2-for-4; LHP Thomas Dorminy (W, 3-3) 6 IP, 4 H, BB, 2 K; RHP David Bednar (S, 1) 0.2 IP, 2 H. 

Prospect Watch: Left fielder Tyler Moore connected on his first professional homer in the TinCaps win. Moore, a 29th-rounder out of South Carolina - Aiken a year ago, was drafted as an infielder a year ago but has mostly played the outfield in Fort Wayne. The overall .250/.314/.307 isn’t impressive but his versatility will help him stay employed ... LHP Thomas Dorminy continues to pitch well in Fort Wayne, as the lefty threw six shutout innings, with a pair of K’s. The lefty has a 3.06 ERA in Fort Wayne but has an ERA approaching ten in Lake Elsinore. Dorminy may be better suited for a left-handed relief role in the near future. 

Dust Devils 4, Boise 3

Key Statistics: C Kyle Overstreet, 2-for-3, 2 R, BB; 3B Boomer White, 2-for-4, R; RHP Cal Quantrill, 2.2 IP, 2 BB, 4 K; RHP Dalton Erb (W, 1-1) 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K; RHP Evan Miller (S, 1) 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K. 

Prospect Watch: RHP Cal Quantrill made his debut in the Northwest League and pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball with four strikeouts. The righty had some uneven performances in Arizona, but pitching in front of paying customers while not pitching on the surface of the sun might help. Quantrill threw 52 pitches in his abbreviated outing. The Padres will continue to limit his pitch count as he works his way back from Tommy John.

AZL Cubs 4, AZL Padres 3 

Key Statistics: RF Jack Suwinski, 2-for-4, 2B; LF Josh Magee, 2-for-3, 3B; RHP Mason Thompson, IP, BB, K; LHP Dan Dallas, IP, 2 H, 2 K; RHP Reggie Lawson, IP, 2 K; RHP Andres Munoz (L, 1-1) 2 IP, 2 H, 3 R (all unearned), 2 K. 

Prospect Watch: Thursday night in Peoria marked the professional debuts of three pitchers. Mason Thompson started and threw a scoreless inning. Thompson, a third rounder in June’s draft is recovering from Tommy John surgery. According to reports, his velocity topped out at 91 mph ... Lefty Dan Dallas pitched a scoreless frame, allowing a couple of hits but also punching out two batters. The lefty out of Buffalo, NY, was taken in the seventh round in June. Finally, Reggie Lawson, from Victor Valley in the high desert of Southern California pitched a clean inning, punching out two batters. Lawson, a Comp B pick, turned down Arizona State to pitch in the Padres’ system. Reports had his fastball clocked as high as 94 mph. ...Outfielders Josh Magee (‘15 fifth-round) and Aldemar Burgos (‘15 eighth-round) were sent back to the AZL after struggling in limited at-bats in Pasco. Neither turns 20 until next year.

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