Vice President of Player Development Randy Smith will transition into a new role as senior advisor, baseball operations, with a focus on scouting. (more…)
Shortstop Trea Turner and right fielder Hunter Renfroe, the Padres’ first-round picks in the two most recent amateur drafts, are off to fast starts in the Arizona Fall League.
Turner, the 13th overall pick in last June’s draft, is 4-for-11 with three RBIs and two steals in three games for the Surprise Saguaros. Turner, 21, is eligible to play Wednesdays and Saturdays in the AFL as a “taxi squad” player.
Renfroe, 22, who, coincidentally, was the 13th overall pick of the 2013 draft, is hitting .292 (7-for-24) with two doubles, a home run, four RBIs and five runs scored in seven AFL games to date. (more…)
For the third time in the last four years, Parkview Field, home of the Padres single-A affiliate has been named America’s Top-Rated Minor League Park according to Stadium Journey magazine.
Parkview Field was named best ballpark in 2011 and 2012 and came in second place to Pensacola last year.
Official release out of Fort Wayne: (more…)
The Padres Single-A Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps have been nominated for two MiLBY Awards which represent the best in Minor League Baseball. Outfielder Mallex Smith is up for Top Offensive Player and Parkview Field’s “geyser” is being considered for Best Blooper.
FOX Sports announced this morning that for Game 1 of this year’s National League Championship Series, they will introduce a special alternate telecast focusing on statistics, sabermetrics and conversation.
The format will have a San Diego flair as Padres Manager Bud Black has been invited to join Kevin Burkhardt, Gabe Kabler and C.J. Nitkowski at the desk. The normal game broadcast will be on FOX, while this alternative will be shown on FS1 (find the channel on your cable/satellite provider here.) (more…)
Baseball America reported this afternoon that the team held a second private workout for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas at the Padres Latin American facility in the Dominican Republic.
General Manager A.J. Preller along with VP of Scouting Operations, Don Welke and Vice President of Baseball Operations, Omar Minaya were all in attendance at yesterday’s private workout. (more…)
By Patrick Kurish (@PKurish)
We all know there is a lot that goes into the study of baseball sabermetrics. That being said, there is a particular metric that favors a certain Ninja.
Using the Defensive Misplays and Good Fielding Plays ratio (explained below), Alexi Amarista turned in a 2.57 (36 good plays/eight misplays + six errors), percentage points better than COL Troy Tulowitzki for the best rate among the 35 Major League shortstops with the most innings played during the 2014 season. (more…)
Late last week, the California League announced their 2014 Executive Awards and the among the winners was the Padres Single-A Affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm being awarded Organization of the Year.
As part of their year annual reading program titled CHARACTER COUNTS!, the team provided over $300,000 worth of tickets as part of an incentive for participating students. (more…)