Every month, MadFriars looks at the best performers across the Padres' minor league affiliates. April wasn't a great month with only Lake Elsinore winning more than they lost. But in the midst of the team struggles, there were some important individual performances by key prospects.
May 8, 2014
Synopsis: A first season in a brand new park is always exciting. The Chihuahuas will have a strong pitching staff led by Burch Smith, Keyvius Sampson and Juan Oramas and some solid position players. How far their starters go will determine the success of the season.
April 3, 2014
The AA and AAA teams were in action in Peoria today against, as is the case of many of the games on the minor league backfields of Peoria, the Seattle Mariners - the Padres inter-league competition and rivals for the coveted "Veder Cup."
March 23, 2014
One of the main reasons why the Padres could be a sleeper club this season is because of their pitching depth particularly at the AAA level for their new affiliate in El Paso. Both Burch Smith and Robbie Erlin would be in major league rotations elsewhere and combined with five other Top 20 pitchers there will be a wealth of talent on the mound in the Sun City.
March 13, 2014