Four Padres Prospects in AFL All-Star Game Saturday

fall starsBy Bill Center

As mentioned earlier this week, four Padres prospects – outfielder Hunter Renfroe, infielder Jace Peterson and right-handed pitchers Burch Smith and Tayron Guerrero — will be playing in the Arizona Fall League All-Star Game Saturday night (Nov. 1) at Salt Rivers Field.

The Padres have more prospects in the All-Star Game than any other organization. Pittsburgh has three players in the game. (more…)

Padres Decline Option on Josh Johnson

Spring TrainingThe team announced this afternoon that they did not pick up the 2015 option on RHP Josh Johnson. Originally signed with the Padres prior to the start of the 2014 season, Johnson suffered an elbow injury during Spring Training and was sent to the disabled list for the entire season.  (more…)

Full List of Free Agents

shieldlogoplayersThe Major League Baseball Players Association announced the 121 players that will be eligible for free agency beginning at 12:01 AM ET on Tuesday, November 4th. The full list of players can be found here and is broken up by teams they played for in 2014.

All of the players on the list became free agents as of 9am ET this morning and may negotiate with any club starting November 4th. (more…)

Black on Hitting Coach, Preller, 1985 World Series and more…

Cleveland Indians v San Diego PadresEarlier this morning, Bud Black called into the Dave and Jeff Hour on FOX Sports San Diego Xtra 1360 to talk Padres baseball and the World Series. They got underway talking about the recent addition of Logan White to the baseball operations staff and what the changes to the front office means to the club.

Black said, “As far as Logan White, he’s a guy that comes with a lot of scouting experience as well. Obviously what he’s done with the Dodgers over a decade with Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley and on the international side with Hyun-Jin Ryu and Yasiel Puig and others that he brought to the Dodgers.”  (more…)

Padres Name Logan White to Senior Advisor to GM/Pro Scouting Director

logan whiteThe team announced this afternoon that they have named Logan White senior advisor to the general manager/pro scouting director. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement.

White joins the organization after 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers having recently held the title of vice president, amateur scouting for the last two season. White was instrumental in the drafting and signings of Clayton Kershaw, James Loney, Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu while with the Dodgers. (more…)

Four Padres Prospects Named to AFL Fall Stars Team

afl_fall_stars_logoThe Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for the annual Fall Stars game this weekend and four Padres prospects have been named to the West division team. Those four prospects are RHP Tayron Guerrero, RHP Burch Smith, INF Jace Peterson and OF Hunter Renfroe.

The four Padres representatives at the Fall Stars Game are the most of any team in baseball. (more…)

Padres Name Sam Geaney Director of Player Development

Blue_SDThe Padres announced this morning that they have named Sam Geaney director of player development. Gearney joins the Padres from the Oakland Athletics organization and served as coordinator of international scouting since 2012.

Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement.

Official release: (more…)

Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Honor to be Awarded Tonight

hoffmanThe first ever Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year award will be awarded to the best relief pitcher in the NL prior to tonight’s Game two of the World Series.

Alongside the NL award, the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year award will also be presented this evening.  (more…)

Padres Announce Change to Coaching Staff

sdPadres Executive Vice President and General Manager A.J. Preller today announced that six members of Manager Bud Black‘s coaching staff will be returning for the 2015 season and Phil Plantier will be replaced as hitting coach.

Among the returning members of Black’s staff are bench coach Dave Roberts, pitching coach Darren Balsley, third base coach Glenn Hoffman, first base coach Jose Valentin, bullpen coach Willie Blair and assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell(more…)

Baseball America’s 2014 Padres Draft Report Card

2014-Draft1At the beginning of every offseason, Baseball America analyzes the draftees of each Major League team and John Manuel has released the Padres report card for 2014.

Fifth round draft pick Auston Bousfield was rated as the best pure hitter. Bousfield plays the outfield and according to Manuel, “Repeats his low-maintenance swing and uses the whole field and has a mature approach.” (more…)


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