Padres Down on the Farm: July 3 (Haynes Impressive for FW)

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San Diego Padres affiliates went 3-2 on Wednesday.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


Fort Wayne TinCaps: 2-1 Loss To Lancing. (32-46, 6th MID East)

*Jagger Haynes: 6 IP, 2 ERs, 7 Ks


Jagger Haynes continues to heat up in the middle part of the 2024 season for Fort Wayne. The Padres No.18 overall prospect, per, would work six solid innings as he would allow two runs on seven hits while punching out seven. 

Haynes struggled with command to start the season, but since May 1st, the left-hander has been able to right the ship. Since May 1st, he has owned a 2.56 ERA, 3.96 FIP, and a 21.1% K%. 

This season, he has a 27.7% Whiff%, 28.2% O-Swing%, and 12.4 SwSrt% and is getting hitters to chase at a 27.7% rate. 

Yes, walks are still somewhat of an issue, as even in this strong stretch, he has posted an 11.3% BB%. However, even by shrinking that number to 11%, he has allowed the swing-and-miss stuff to shine further. 

If Haynes can lower his walk rate to eight or seven percent, his status and outlook inside the Padres system will only continue to trend upward. 

For the Fort Wayne offense, it was a rather slow evening. However, Padres No.1 prospect Ethan Salas would go 1-for-3 at the plate while recording his second double in as many nights. Salas’s lone hit would be a double that would come off Oakland A’s top pitching prospect, Luis Morales

Also, putting together a strong offensive night would be recently promoted Romeo Sanabria, as he would go 2-for-4 in the loss. Sanabria has struggled with punchouts since his promotion, posting a 31.7% K%. 

Even still, he owns a wRC+ north of 100 as well as a wOBA over .330. Solid building blocks for Sanabria who has just 11 games under his belt at High-A. 


San Antonio Missions: Win 7-3 Over Hooks  (38-39, 3rd TEX South)

*Victor Lizarraga: 3 IP, 0 ERs, 3 Ks


Padres No.10 prospect Victor Lizarraga would get the start for the Missions in their 7-3 win over Corpus Christi on Wednesday Night. =

The 20-year-old San Diego native would work just three innings but allowed zero earned runs on one hit and two walks, while punching out three 

Lizarraga has been solid this season, posting a 3.50 ERA and a 3.61 FIP.  The right-hander does not run the fastball up on the radar gun, but his stuff has still been good enough to net a 24% K%, 28.6% Whiff%, and a 13.4% SwSrt%.

Lizarraga also has held opposing hitters to a .295 wOBA this season, a testament to how deceptive and off-balance he can be against hitters without possessing top-end velocity. If there is a bright spot in his pitch repertoire, it would be his upper-70s curveball that projects and is used as his out pitch. 

Meanwhile, in relief, Miguel Cienfuegos would be electric in relief as he would work five innings, allowing just one earned run on four hits while punching out five.

Switch-hitting catcher and Texas League’s June Player of the Month, Brandon Valenzuela, would have the night off for the Missions, but the offense would still have enough firepower to win. 

Connor Hollis and Ray Patrick-Didder would both have two hit days at the dish. Ray Patrick-Didder has been in baseball since 2013 with the Atlanta Braves and has bounced around since. 

But he has put together a solid 2024, posting a 119 wRC+, .360 wOBA, and 15.8% BB%.


  El Paso Chihuahuas: 8-5 Win against Albuquerque (35 – 48, 4th PCL East)

*Gabe Mosser: 5 IP, 3 ERs, 2 Ks


Gabe Mosser has continued to put together an impressive stretch of starts on the mound for El Paso. The Shippensburg University alum worked another five innings on Wednesday night, allowing three runs on seven hits while punching out two. 

Mosser has owned a 3.52 ERA and 3.84  FIP since mid-May while also punching out 17.4% of hitters. Those numbers will only improve after tonight’s outing. 

In El Paso, Mosser continues to get ground balls at a better than 45% GB% this season while keeping hitters from elevating with a 30% FB%.

Out of the bullpen, Sean Reynolds would work a key scoreless inning for El Paso, going one inning, allowing one hit, and punching out one.  The six foot eight Reynolds remains an interesting arm for El Paso as he has trucked out more than 27% of batters he has faced this season, but still, at times, struggles to find the zone with a 15.6% BB%.

Since May 1, his strikeout numbers have taken an even greater uptick, as he has struck out 30.1% of hitters.  

Tirso Ornelas would collect a 2-for-3 day at the dish with an RBI and a run scored. Since May 1, few hitters have seen the ball better in the PCL than Ornelas, as he has posted a .395 wOBA, 123 wRC+, and .518 Slug%. 

His power numbers have continued to jump, but he also continues to be patient and take his walks, as he owns an 11.2% BB% in that same time frame. 

Cal Mitchell’s strong 2024 would continue as he would connect for a 1-for-3 night at the dish. Mitchell continues to show strong plate discipline numbers, rarely casing or swinging and missing, as he maintains a SwSrt% under 10% and a BB% north of 12%, all while posting a Z-Contact% of 85.2%. 


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Lake Elsinore Storm: Loss to Inland Empire 23-9 (38-38, 1st in CAL South)

*Leodalis De Vries: 2-for-5, 1 stolen Base, Run Scored  


For the Lake Elsinore Storm, Wednesday night’s game against Inland Empire was one they probably wish they could have back. 

The Storm would fall by the final of 23-9 and play rather sloppy defense. In total, Lake Elsinore would commit a total of seven errors on the night, with three alone coming from Rosmon Verdugo. 

Despite the defense struggles, however, Verdugo would not let them rattle him at the plate. He would turn in a 1-for-3 day at the dish that included a home run, two walks, three runs scored, and two RBIs. 

Since June 1, the 19-year-old Verdugo has heated up in a major way, posting a 131 wRC+, .446 Slug%, and .403 wOBA. He has connected on two home runs in his last three games and continues to draw walks, boasting a 14.8% since then. 

Padres No.4 prospect Leodalis De Vries would also piece together a strong day on offense, going 2-for-5 with two singles and a stolen base. The 17-year-old shortstop has now collected six hits in his last five games. A sign he may be starting to heat up. De Vries would, however, commit an error at shortstop, his 6th such error of the season. 

On the mound, starter Jose Luis Reyes would struggle going four innings and allowing seven earned runs on seven hits while punching out five. 


ACL Padres: Win 7-0 v. ACL Mariniers (20-24)

*Spence Coffman: 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, Stolen Base 


The ACL Padres took home the 7-0 over the ACL Mariners on Wednesday night. At the dish, it would be a pair of two-hit nights from the duo of Spence Coffman and Colton Vincent that would be big for the ACL Padres. 

Coffman would tally a 2-for-4 day at the dish as he would knock it two, steal a base, and score a run in the win. The 19th-round pick in the 2022 draft has started to piece together a nice season for the ACL Padres, boasting a 105 wRC+, .326 Batting Average, and .377 wOBA. Coffman has also stolen 15 bags in 42 games this season. 

On the bump, Bernard Jose would turn in the most notable pitching performance, going three innings, allowing no runs and no hits while striking out three. 

The 21-year-old can generate strikeouts and whiffs, boasting a 27.9% K%, but like many other young pitchers, command eludes him at times, as his BB% is north of 16% this season.



Thursday’s Probable Pitchers:

El Paso: Nabil Crismatt 

San Antonio: Austin Krob

Fort Wayne: Sam Whiting 

Lake Elsinore: TBD



DSL Brown: TBD

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