The podcast returns with Deegs talking about several different Padres’ related topics.
After a nearly two-week hiatus, the Friar Faithful Podcast returns with Deegs recapping all the events he missed on his break.
Beloved slugger Franmil Reyes was shipped off to the Cleveland Indians in a three-way trade that netted San Diego Taylor Trammel. While losing Reyes is certainly a punch in the gut both on and off the field, Deegs talks about how gaining Trammel is a big win for the Friars.
Several high-level prospects within the Padres’ organization earned promotions in the recent weeks, with top prospect MacKenzie Gore getting shut down for the remainder of the regular season. Deegs talks about the impact on these promotions and how Gore is still vying for a rotation spot in 2020.
Cal Quantrill’s recent success was a noteworthy topic of this episode, as the young right-hander has almost certainly pitched his way into the conversation for the 2020 rotation. Francisco Mejia’s hot bat was also talked about, and how giving up on him already would be a mistake.
Finally, the segment concluded with a short little blurb on how special Fernando Tatis Jr. is and where he ranks amongst the best players in all of baseball.
Make sure to listen to the podcast in its entirety, as there is something special in the works. You will understand more if you listen to the whole thing.
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Diego works at Prep Baseball Report as an Area Scout in Illinois and Missouri. He graduated this spring with a Bachelor Degree in Communications and played four years of college baseball, logging nearly 50 innings of work in a relief role. Diego hopes to work in an MLB front office one day and has been a Padres fan since he was six years old.