The San Diego Padres only had four players in action on Monday night.
The Mexican, Venezuelan, and Puerto Rican leagues all were in an off-day.
There was one game in the Dominican Republic, and that was Licey vs Escogido.
Exciting news in the AFL, as a couple of Padres were named to the all-star team. The annual “Fall Stars Game” will take place this Saturday and be broadcast on the MLB network. You should really check it out.
Josh Naylor and Luis Urias were both asked to participate. The youth on the Padres is beginning to be appreciated and recognized by the MLB community. These two men are just the beginning of young, relevant talent that is about to hit the major league level. It is an exciting time to be a Padre fan.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE
Josh Naylor was 0-4 and has been in a small slump recently. His average is down to .315 on the year. The all-star festivities this weekend will certainly help recharge his batteries. It has been a long 2017 baseball season for Naylor, who is approaching his 130th game of the year for the team.
Javier Guerra went 1-4 with a double and a RBI on Monday. The shortstop is hitting .357 on the year. The 2018 season will be a huge year for him as Fernando Tatis has caught up to him in the minor league system. Either Tatis or Guerra will open as the Double-A shortstop.
Andres Munoz allowed his first run of the season in an inning pitched on Monday. He struck out one and allowed two hits on 23 pitches. He has a top-notch fastball and should be a quick riser in the organization. He will remain in the bullpen, as he just does not have the off-season repertoire for success.
CARRIBEAN/MEXICAN/VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUES
Franchy Cordero did not get a hit on Monday as he was 0-4 with three strike outs. The left-handed hitter has played well so far for his Dominican team, but the K’s have still been an issue. If he wants to earn a job with the Padres this spring, he is going to have to step up his game. The skills are there. He just needs to make some minor adjustments.