One pitch. Think of the possibilities. One pitch could have innumerable outcomes for a pitcher. One pitch could get the 27th out in a perfect game. One pitch could strikeout the 5,714th batter for the all-time strikeout lead. Or one pitch could be thrown in just the slightest way that next up in the on-deck circle is a smirking Tommy John (surgery).
February 3, 2006
All the players on this list either were beset by injuries making their 2005 season tough to grade, coming back from significant ailments and needing the year to re-acclimate themselves to the game or were hurt late, making their futures cloudy. Many would have been perfect fits in the top 60 Padres' prospects but will only appear here because of the unknown nature of injuries and the ability for a prospect to bounce back.
November 8, 2005
Padres' prospect Rusty Tucker has accomplished a feat he didn't do all year while playing for the Mobile BayBears. He pushed his scoreless streak to five games. His previous long was three games without allowing a run over a 52-game span, a feat he accomplished three times.
October 23, 2005
The Javelinas came within two outs of the Arizona Fall League's first no-hitter in 2005 on Wednesday, but lost it in a pinch. Dodgers prospect James Loney broke it up with a pinch-hit one-out homer in the ninth, but Peoria was able to hold on to beat the Phoenix Desert Dogs, 3-1 at the Peoria Sports Complex on Wednesday night.
October 20, 2005
As the year officially comes to a close for most players in terms of competitive baseball, several Padres' prospects ranked within MadFriars.com top 50 have seen their stock take a downward spiral. In a first look, we check in on several players at the upper levels that had down years and what the future holds.
September 14, 2005
Josh Barfield accomplished a feat he had not done in two weeks. Rusty Tucker talks about his comfort level on the hill, while Brian Whitaker is shellacked. Sean Kazmar had a play you won't see in the boxscore and Ricky Steik runs his streak to 21.
May 31, 2005