Down on the Farm: June 22- Lots of Big Leaguers on the Farm

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Source: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images North America

Ryan Schimpf/Manuel Margot– 2B/CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas

(0-8 3 K combined) One was demoted and one is rehabbing, both had nights to forget.

Jered Weaver– RHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas
3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

So apparently the Padres are ready to bring Jered Weaver back into the fold. Well at least after he completes his rehab assignment. The PCL isn’t the best place to have a rehab assignment, but Weaver made the best of it, giving up three earned runs in three innings pitched. For this pitcher in that league, that’s a big success. It remains to be seen how many starts Weaver will need before he is ready to re-join the big league team, but he is on his way.

Franmil Reyes- RF, Double-A, San Antonio Missions
3-4, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Franmil Reyes has very quietly become one of the most dangerous players in the Missions’ lineup. The first place Missions’ lineup. Over the last month, Reyes has slashed .327/.385/.558 with six doubles, six home runs, and 31 runs driven in. Without much attention, Reyes has really put together a solid start to his season, and has driven some real conversation. Not only has Reyes cut down his strikeout rate over the last month, but he has also been walking more often than he was earlier in the season. If a spot opens up in Triple-A in the second half of the season, he’s a guy who could make the jump.

Kyle Lloyd- RHP, Double-A, San Antonio Missions
6.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

There were quite a few hits and some earned runs, but if Lloyd can keep limiting walks and missing a lot of bats he can continue to be successful. Lloyd has been a bit of a slow mover, as the right-hander is only in Double-A despite being 26 years old. It remains to be seen whether Lloyd can ever have success at the big league level, but this has been the best year of his pro career so far, with a 3.23 ERA on the season.

Trevor Cahill– RHP, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm
2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K

After starting off the game with a quick strikeout, things didn’t end so well for Trevor Cahill. Following a one-two-three first inning, and two runs of support in the top of the second, Cahill got the first two outs of the bottom of the second before running into some trouble. After a two-out bunt single, Cahill gave up a double before getting out of the inning with a big strikeout. However, the third inning came with a lot more problems for the big right-hander. After starting the inning with a leadoff walk, Cahill got a grounder right back at him, but was unable to get the runner at second, putting runners at first and second with no outs. A wild pitch followed by a single tied up the game for the 66ers against Cahill. After a strikeout and a fielder’s choice, Cahill got the last batter of his start to ground out, scoring a third run for the 66ers.

Hudson Potts- 3B, Low-A, Fort Wayne TinCaps
2-4, 2 2B, 1 R, 1 BB

Two more hits for Hudson Potts who seems to slowly be figuring things out. He’s still just 18 years old playing in full season ball so it may take him awhile to fully figure things out.

Tre Carter- CF, SS, Tri-City Dust Devils
1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI

It’s only a 1-4 night, but the one was a big time hit. Down 4-2 in the eighth inning, Carter came up with two men on and cleared the bases with a two-run double. Carter now has 10 hits over his first seven games, which included a three-hit night on Wednesday night. Carter has all sorts of tools, including great speed and defense, but the offensive game needs to come together. Despite his offensive success, Carter is striking out in nearly 40 percent of his plate appearances to start the season.

Adrian Morejon- LHP, SS, Tri-City Dust Devils
5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

After a solid three-inning debut last week, Morejon had a bit more trouble on Thursday night. Despite giving up eight hits in his five innings of work, Morejon had a great deal of success missing bats. Not only did he collect six strikeouts on the night, but Morejon also got quite a few swings and misses as the night progressed. With Morejon it is all about getting deeper into games and missing bats, and this represents a positive development on both fronts.

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