1) Josh Barfield - Barfield has been on the watch list since he was drafted as an 18 year-old in 2002. Although he's struggled in the opening months each of the last two seasons, his numbers at Portland in 2005 show that he has nothing left to prove at Triple-A. With the departure of Mark Loretta, the future is now for Barfield.
December 14, 2005
Here are the Top 30 Padres' prospects. MadFriars.com gives a little insight on each selection in our rankings but will follow up more in depth with individual scouting reports on each player throughout this off-season, starting in descending order.
December 5, 2005
We recently caught up with the owner of the Unofficial Portland Beavers web site, pdxbeavers.com, an invaluable resource on all things pertaining to the Padres top minor league farm team in Portland, to get a first hand appraisal of some of the top Padres' prospects. In addition to maintaining his web site and regularly attending games, Jonathan is also a pre-game regular on many of the Beavers home broadcasts along with ESPN.com's Rob Neyer. *Free Preview of Premium Content.*
November 25, 2005
Minnesota (8-5) wrapped up their non-conference season by defeating Princeton (6-6) 57-53 at home. Princeton railed to tie the game 48-48 with 2:42 left, but the Gophers scored the next seven points of the game to seal the victory.
January 10, 2004
The Golden Gophers (7-4) finished the non-conference schedule with an 82-70 victory over Wofford (3-8) at Williams Arena. They trailed 37-34 at halftime, but used a 33-8 run at the the beginning of the second half to win this afternoon. Kris Humphries and Ben Johnson combined for 20 of those points to go ahead 54-43. Humphries finished the game with his eighth double-double of the season, with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
January 4, 2004