Hudgins debut a success; Turner striding

Mike Thompson is eagerly awaiting the call. John Hudgins throws no-hit ball over five – a nice way to debut. Matt Hagen has an adventure behind the plate. Grant Varnell had another solid start but it went for naught.
May 15, 2006

Padres' Prospect Interview: Tim Turner

Padres' prospect Tim Turner went undrafted a year ago but was pushed to Lake Elsinore in 2006 where he has spent 18 games patrolling centerfield.
May 10, 2006

Junge throws blanks; Davidson more patient

Two runners thrown out and Eric Junge fired seven blanks. Cesar Carrillo gave up a solo homer, the only run of the game, to take the loss. Mike Ekstrom hit seven frames and pitching coach Steve Webber has been happy with the results over the last two nights. Wisconsin does not like Ray Chang – but we do, in case you were wondering.
April 28, 2006

Eugene Peripheral Hitting Review

A lot can be gleaned from taking a gander at the numbers that aren't printed. How many hits went for extra bases? What was his walk or strikeout percentage? Did he perform with runners in scoring position? We take a look inside the numbers at the Padres affiliate in the Northwest League, the Eugene Emeralds.
January 9, 2006

AZL Padres Peripheral Hitting Review

MadFriars.com takes a look at the peripheral stats of Arizona Rookie League hitters to find out what their strengths and weaknesses are as they continue to develop in the Padres' farm system.
December 18, 2005

Ronnie Merrill with four; Sean Kazmar with two

No Jekyll here – Chris Oxspring was on target. Ronnie Merrill drove in a season high four and is happy to talk about it. The Strom got their hits but Eddie Bonine was hit hard. Sean Kazmar is hitting the cover off the ball and had two of the four hits for Fort Wayne. Tim Turner is showing some juice to his bat and is off to a hot start in Eugene. Richie Daigle is starting already - making the transition from the outfield. Josh Howard is off to a blazing hot start.
August 9, 2005

Padres prospect talk with Tye Waller

San Diego Padres Director of Player Development, Tye Waller, discussed the myriad assortment of moves that came down on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The focus was on players moving up from the lower levels, as not as much is known about Tim Turner, Clint Cleland, Casey Smith, Grant Varnell and the demotion of Fabian Jimenez. No conversation would be complete without mention of George Kottaras.
August 3, 2005