Padres' Prospect Interview: Matt Lauderdale

MOBILE - Last year Matt Lauderdale hit .282 in Fort Wayne, provided solid defense behind the plate, earning a share of David Jay's 2005 Position Player of the Year with Colt Morton. One would think that we would be writing about how Matt is holding up as a regular, but that is not the case when one has the misfortune of playing behind George Kottaras and Colt Morton.
May 24, 2006

Padres' Prospect Pulse: Soaring

The daily analytical probe of your stats, offensively and defensively, can be a vise. But these Padres' prospects widened the grip with solid performances that have earned them kudos heading into 2006.
November 30, 2005

Catching up with Mr. Talented

One-dimensional students don't appeal to college admissions. One-dimensional workers don't appeal to employers. One-dimensional personalities don't appeal to their dinner dates. So why would a one-dimensional baseball player appeal to a major league baseball team?
November 9, 2005

Batter of the Year: Fort Wayne Wizards

Over a full season league, the requirements become slightly stiffer when evaluating our Batter of the Year. Seventy-five games is the threshold that drops some players out of contention – and I, the rebel that I am – hold that mark throughout the rest of our tour. A late surge by one player made this race a photo finish between three thoroughbreds.
October 21, 2005

Wizards Player of the Year: The other guy

All year, the Ft. Wayne Wizards could turn to one person in their lineup for consistent production. They got 18 home runs, 91 RBI and an .853 OPS out of that spot in the lineup – all of which were easily good enough to lead the team. So, why did the source of all this productivity get so little attention?
October 20, 2005

Padres prospect mailbag: Conniff edition

As a new feature, in addition to the daily summary and interviews on your favorite Padres' prospect, we have decided to add some mailbags to Madfriars.com.
August 27, 2005