Cesar Carrillo earns his fourth win while the bats come alive. Alexis Lara takes the loss in San Antonio. Aaron Breit sees an error take away a Storm win during his watch. Drew Miller is stellar in his return to the hill and Daniel Sarria gets the win.
San Diego Padres prospect Drew Miller worked hard in the offseason coming into 2009 but came up with elbow problems and a year away from pitching to heal. He is finally back throwing – tossing four innings in an extended game.
With a month gone in the minor league season, San Diego Padres director of player development and international scouting Randy Smith updates the long injury list, pitching in extended and overall impressions.
The rehabilitation trail is in full tilt, and several prospect will miss the beginning of the season. MadFriars.com spoke with player development director Randy Smith about injuries, young players and Jed Hoyer's change in philosophy.
A miserable season was followed by worse news – San Diego Padres prospect Drew Miller would be lost for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. A second surgery would follow – making it a forgettable 2009.
January 31, 2010
Twelve players did not qualify for our top-60 rankings due to injury. Still, all have the potential to have bright futures. One such player would have ranked in the top five overall within the system had he been healthy.
November 11, 2009
The San Diego Padres will have a number of decisions to make on their young talent – who to protect and who should be left unguarded – in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft. Adding a prospect to the 40-man roster is the only way to ensure they are protected.
October 19, 2009
Eugene, OR: San Diego Padres minor league pitching coordinator Mike Couchee sets the plan for every pitching prospect in the system. All change goes through him and he has a pulse on the entire system. Couchee, who has been with the Padres for quite a few years, is more excited about the system than every before.
August 23, 2009