Every year there are several prospect left off the top 60 list for various reasons. They all have talent – the year ahead they hope to dislodge the prospects currently ranked ahead of them. It is a sure bet some of these San Diego Padres prospects will displace those ranked higher.
February 8, 2007
Wally's World is pitching. Former major leaguer Wally Whitehurst has spent two seasons working with the youngest players in the San Diego Padres minor league system, tutoring them in extended spring training through the Eugene Emeralds season. We caught up with Whitehurst to discuss some of the top arms in the farm that came through Eugene this year.
December 15, 2006
Affectionately called "Razor", perhaps for his sharp ability to mold young pitchers, he was ‘promoted' to the Arizona Rookie League Padres. It was his unique gift to get through to the teenage arms in the San Diego system that had him placed. Once there, he helped mold a group of talented Latin and American pitchers. Of course, his nickname could have simply came from his name, Dave Rajsich.
December 13, 2006
Ben Krosschell had done everything right coming into the year. Praised in the Instructional Leagues, in terrific shape when spring training came around and ticketed to Fort Wayne. A mental block of sorts has since slowed his progress but he is eager to regain the form that made him a top prospect in the San Diego Padres' system.
September 21, 2006
EUGENE— The struggles continue for Eugene pitcher Ben Krosschell. Saturday during a 7-2 loss to the Boise Hawks (Cubs), Krosschell entered the sixth inning of a 3-2 game and promptly surrendered three hits, a walk, and two runs. He did not record an out before his departure.
August 5, 2006