This player preview is reprinted from the current issue of Indians Ink Magazine, which profiles each of the Top 50 Prospects in the Cleveland Indians organization. The issue includes interviews with team president Paul Dolan, general manager Mark Shapiro, player development director John Farrell and scouting director John Mirabelli.
February 13, 2006
<b>2004 Padres Position Players - End of the Year Awards</b><br><br> It was a good year for San Diego's minor league system in 2004. Portland, Mobile and Fort Wayne all made the playoffs this year with Lake Elsinore just missing, and the less said about Eugene the better. The Arizona League is really a glorified extended spring training.
October 5, 2004
San Diego Padres' Director of Player Development, Tye Waller, joined up with John Conniff to get a mid-season update on the prospects within the system. Waller touched on how players such as Dennis Tankersley, Humberto Quintero, Jon Knott, Xavier Nady, and anyone who made an appearance with the big club, and explained his level of excitement for the future. Waller also broke down the individual teams starting with Portland.
July 23, 2004
Jake Gautreau punctuated his slam of a night ago with two more homers. Gabe Ribas rebounded from three horrible starts to earn a win. Sterling Hitchcock had a great night for Lake Elsinore. Jared Wells, on the other hand, had his worst outing of the year. Lachlan Dale and Sean Kazmar paced Eugene's 16 run outburst while Matthew Varner got it done on the mound. Matt Bush made his much anticipated debut with Peoria.
July 22, 2004
Justin Germano pitched his second straight complete game shutout.<br> Matt Bush is no longer suspended. <br> Jake Gautreau hit a grand slam. <br> Nick Trzesniak hit a homer and had two hits. <br> David Pauley was rocked. <br> Fernando Valenzuela Jr. hit his eighth homer. <br> Joel Santo was not a welcome sight in Eugene. <br> Christopher Rayborn took the loss in Peoria but it was not his fault.
July 21, 2004