Scout's Top-100 MLB Prospects: Players 50-41

Scout.com unveils its 2017 top-100 MLB prospects ranking. Here is an in-depth look on each of the players from 50-41.
March 3, 2017

Wil Myers to San Diego in Three Team Deal

After making the biggest splash of the Winter Meeting with the trade of the Dodgers’ Matt Kemp for catcher Yasmani Grandal and minor leaguers RHP Joe Wieland and RHP Zach Eflin, San Diego’s A.J. Preller, the second youngest General Manager in baseball, made his next big move in acquiring Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers in a three-way trade with the Washington Nationals.
December 17, 2014

MadFriars’ Top 30 for 2015 - Jay Edition

The process of ranking prospects is always a strange one. How do you properly compare a 25-year-old set-up reliever who could step into a big league bullpen tomorrow (or who might be left waiting for a window of opportunity to open that never does) to an 18-year-old who is 2,000 plate appearances away from being anything like a finished product?
December 9, 2014

MadFriars’ Top 30 for 2015 - Davey Edition

The second of three Top 30 rankings on the top prospects in the San Diego Padres system for 2015. John went first, now its Ben’s turn. David will round out our final individual rankings. If the rumors are true, there could be quite a few changes by the time we get around to our combined and final ranking on March 1.
November 30, 2014

MadFriars’ Top 30 for 2015 - Conniff Edition

The first of three Top 30 rankings on the top prospects in the San Diego Padres system for 2015. John will go first, followed by Ben Davey with David Jay wrapping up our three Top 30s. If the rumors are true, there could be quite a few changes by the time we get around to our combined and final ranking on March 1.
November 12, 2014

Randy Smith on the 2014 Fort Wayne TinCaps

We caught up with Randy Smith, the Padres’ Director of Player Development from his headquarters in Peoria, Arizona for our third segment of our six part interview series on the top prospects in the system.
October 2, 2014

MadFriars’ Announcer Series: Mike Maahs

In one capacity or another, Mike Maahs has been broadcasting baseball in Fort Wayne for the past eleven seasons whether they were named the Wizards or the TinCaps and either as an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins or San Diego Padres.
October 1, 2014

On the Beat: Fort Wayne

Some of the best sources for finding out about what is really going on at one of the affiliates is talking to the team’s beat writer, who is going to be possibly the only person that sees a significant amount of games and is not affiliated with either the big club or the affiliate.
September 30, 2014