Shawn Estes helps his own cause, Mike Megrew debuts, and Nick Hundley drives in three. Will Inman gives up seven runs – all unearned. Cory Luebke threw shutout ball and Sam Carter has changed his game. Luis Martinez has two extra base hits and Wynn Pelzer flashes some dominance before getting bailed out.
April 15, 2008
There may be no more important position on the diamond defensively than catcher. Managing the game, dropping down the call, calming the pitching staff, giving advice, framing pitches and saving runs are part of every pitch thrown. The following San Diego Padres prospects stake their claim as the best at plying their trade.
February 27, 2008
Manning the catcher position isn't easy. You are asked to be a strong fielder with hitting as the second option. The facts are you also have to hit to be considered effective. Matt Stocco has the first part down and has been working on the second.
October 24, 2007
Manning the catcher position isn't easy. You are asked to be a strong fielder with hitting playing second fiddle. The facts are you also have to hit to be considered effective. Matt Stocco has the first part down and has been working on the second.
August 11, 2007
Peoria, AZ-- The San Diego Padres played intrasquad games on Wednesday, pitting Low-A against Low/High-A and Double-A versus Triple-A. But there were some surprise appearances across the field and a smattering of successful outings, including Cesar Carrillo on the mound against live hitters for the first time.
March 21, 2007
Finding quality catching is one of the toughest things to do within a farm system but the San Diego Padres have stocked their system well over the last few years and roving instructor Carlos Hernandez is excited about the young talent. Brian Hernandez, Clint Naylor, Matt Stocco, Nick Hundley, Colt Morton, Luke Carlin and Brandon Gottier are just a few names in the pipeline.
January 23, 2007