Padres MLN: Prospects get a treat

Peoria, AZ- The place to be on Sunday afternoon was camped behind the plate on a chilly day with the wind blowing across the Triple-A field from left to right. That spot, nestled between minor leaguers, provided the perfect picture, as Jake Peavy dealt in a minor league game.
March 16, 2008

Padres MLN: Setting expectations

Peoria, AZ- The San Diego Padres minor league staff has been happy with the tempo and play of their prospects through the first few weeks of camp. They are adamant that continues.
March 14, 2008

Venable on High-A hitting prospects

Max Venable saw some of the best hitters in the system this year. Many of those prospects ended up moving on to Double-A after successful years. We caught up with Venable to discuss Championship aspirations, coaching philosophies, the players that made the biggest strides, as well as many of the names who ended up in San Antonio.
November 26, 2007

Lake Elsinore Storm Player of the Year

Falling one game shy of a Championship, the Lake Elsinore Storm were a balanced team whose bats went cold at the most crucial juncture. It does not diminish some of the talent that came through.
October 8, 2007

Grady Fuson Q&A

Untouchables on the Padres' farm? How close are Matt Antonelli and Chase Headley? What players fell shy of expectations? How can Tim Stauffer and Mike Thompson get back on track? What happened in Portland this year? Is the depth of the farm system where it should be? We asked Grady Fuson, the Padres' vice president of scouting and player development, all this and more...
September 20, 2007

Padres Pulse: Falling stock

Everyone suffers through the doldrums of a slump, and these prospects have seen that slump carry through much of the year. Here is a list of prospects that have seen their stock take a hit through two-plus months.
June 24, 2007

Myrow-mania; Crosta cranking; Basham back

Brian Myrow should be player of the month, any month, for the run he is on. Mike Ekstrom turns in a gem but goes unrewarded. The tear continues for Nic Crosta while Brooks Dunn enters the rotation. Drew Miller continues to round into form after injury. Justin Pickett gets it done at the plate and behind it. Bobby Basham is back to competitive action and Keoni Ruth plays the hero and the villain.
June 24, 2007

Ayala first to 10; Bonvechio bang

Royce Huffman and Ray Chang keep their hot-hitting ways. Brett Bonvechio comes back with a bang – even though the rest of the offense is quiet. Manny Ayala is the first player in the minors to hit 10 wins. Sam Carter goes perfect and Daryl Jones goes yard again.
June 17, 2007