Peoria, AZ-- The San Diego Padres released nine players from minor league camp on Tuesday. Left-handers Erick Burke, Justin Mattison and Jan Granado, right-handers Ryan Trytten, Matt Varner, Eddie Pena, Jarrett Gardner, and Jamie Baker, and outfielder Adam Bourassa were let go.
March 27, 2007
Paul McAnulty is tuning up for San Diego. Lake Elsinore scored a season-high 20 runs with Sean Kazmar and Adam Bourassa leading the charge. Jarrett Gardner did not have his good stuff. Eugene throws consecutive shutouts in their doubleheader. The AZL Padres will play another day – for the Championship.
August 31, 2006
Dewon Brazelton's scoreless streak in Portland continues. Colt Morton busts out with two bombs. Ryan Klatt gave up a two-run homer and took the loss. David Freese continues to flash the lumber. Craig Cooper comes out of his shell in a big way. Rayner Contreras is making mincemeat of the AZL.
July 26, 2006
The Storm was the Padres best minor league team in 2005, and arguably the most talented. They nearly walked away with the California League Championship, if not for some late season shenanigans by the San Jose Giants who brought down several Triple-A players to help them win the title. It's amazing; you can even loathe the Giants on a minor league level.
November 9, 2005
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