Woody Williams' start in Portland wasn't what he has hoped for. Mobile was swept as Mike Ekstrom took another tough-luck loss. Nick Hundley continues to mash and Matt Bush got his first hit of the year. Ernesto Frieri was in unfamiliar territory while Casey Smith had a perfect night. Tyler Mead and Pascual Juan debuted with different results.
June 27, 2006
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
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
Casey Smith knows that the success he had at Erskine College likely won't be repeated in the pros. "I know I'm not going to hit .450 at that level," Smith says, but the Padres thought enough about this slugging first baseman to take him in the ninth round.
June 10, 2005