Tool Time: Top Changeups

There is a reason the San Diego Padres teach the changeup to every one of their pitchers. If you need an answer – see Johan Santana. While no one is expecting Santana to come out of the Padres' system, these prospects offer up a junk ball that knocks hitters out of their comfort zone.
March 10, 2008

Scouting Padres Prospect Orlando Lara

After making the Fort Wayne team out of camp and beginning the season there, left-hander Orlando Lara was loaned to Mexico. He resurfaced late in the year with the Lake Elsinore Storm but lost some luster along the way.
February 9, 2008

MadFriars.com Top 60 Padres Prospects of 2007

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November 4, 2007

Menchaca to Fort Wayne; Lara to Mexico

Peoria, AZ-- The San Diego Padres loaned left-hander Orlando Lara to Mexico and brought up right-hander Pablo Menchaca to take his place in the rotation.
May 18, 2007

Scouting Padres Prospect Orlando Lara

The Padres believe they have some of the best Mexican pitching prospects in the league. Joakim Soria was one example – now with the Kansas City Royals big league team – and Orlando Lara is part of the future.
May 6, 2007

Jared Wells gets a win; Oyervidez to the DL?

Jared Wells gets into the win column with a solid outing. Jose Oyervidez left the game after two innings. Seth Johnston homers but ends up being the goat. Javis Diaz gets the game winner in extras.
May 4, 2007

Fort Wayne Wizards 2007 season preview

Synopsis: A very young team that can go either way this year. Outfielder Cedric Hunter and pitchers Aaron Breit and Drew Miller are three of the organization's top prospects.
April 5, 2007

Padres MLN: Carrillo sees live action

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