Tool Time: Top Control Pitchers

Control is nothing without command. You can throw strikes but are the quality strikes. Can you twirl the ball with the precision of Greg Maddux? These San Diego Padres prospect do their best impression.
March 23, 2009

Webber on Padres pitching prospects

Steve Webber was in charge of some of the top pitchers in the San Diego Padres farm system at Double-A, including Manny Ayala, Greg Burke, Matt Buschmann, Gabe DeHoyos, Mike DeMark, and Mike Ekstrom.
February 24, 2009

Masse on Padres Double-A pitching prospects

Double-A may have held the most promising pitching staff of all the San Diego Padres affiliates. Bill Masse led the squad in 2008 and talks about pitchers Manny Ayala, Greg Burke, Matt Buschmann, Gabe DeHoyos, Mike Ekstrom, Jon Ellis, Stephen Faris, Steve Garrison, and Will Inman.
December 29, 2008

Padres Prospects: Top 60 and beyond

Just because a player wasn't ranked doesn't mean they won't make the list in the future or be a part of the San Diego Padres. In fact, it is a good bet there will be quite a few that go on to have major league careers. This list includes players that we have seen only once as well – criteria we use to select the top-60. Here are 38 more players that were considered for our rankings.
December 3, 2008

San Antonio Missions Pitcher of the Year

Summary: After being pulverized in the high desert of the California League, the in-blowing winds of Nelson Wolf Stadium are welcome respites from the hitter's paradises that will be at their next stop in the Pacific Coast League.
October 21, 2008

Padres Prospect Interview: Manny Ayala

SAN ANTONIO, TX: Manny Ayala almost didn't make it out to San Antonio, much less Portland. He was wallowing in the desert after missing much of spring and the only spot open at the time was a relief role. He took it and has been running since – back into the rotation and a complete game shutout under his belt in his first Triple-A start.
September 1, 2008