In his dual role as the San Diego Padres vice president of player development and international scouting, Randy Smith scouts for talent as much as he develops players. That unique perspective gives him an edge on finding talent that he can mold. There is impact talent coming up from the DSL that he hopes to assist in becoming big leaguers.
October 13, 2010
Aaron Cunningham has two hits and is pulled for a return trip to San Diego? Matt Clark homers for the fourth straight game. Jaff Decker adds two more hits. Edinson Rincon has been hot over the last 25. Tommy Medica debuts for the Emeralds. Alvaro Aristy is back in the DSL.
July 2, 2010
The San Diego Padres have struggled in growing shortstop prospects over the last few years, but the tide appears ready to turn. Two have immense ceilings. One is major league ready. Two sleepers reside that may surprise people. It isn't a barren wasteland anymore.
February 7, 2010
Every year, there are deserving players who do not make MadFriars.com top 60 prospect rankings. These San Diego Padres prospects fit that bill. While these 46 prospects did not make our list, it does not diminish their talent level or ability. There will be plenty on this list that help the big league club in some capacity.
December 8, 2009
Randy Smith, San Diego Padres director of international scouting, and his team are responsible for putting together the Dominican Summer League Padres – many who eventually graduate to play in the states and are littered throughout the organization. This year had its ups and downs in the DSL.
October 1, 2009