Padres EVT Podcast: Episode 89 with James and Patrick

Credit: EVT Sports

Credit: EVT Sports

We are roughly 10 days from Opening Day and position battles are on the line for the start of the 2018 season.

In this podcast we discuss each battle for the team.

The second base job is up for grabs, as is the third base job. Then there is the crowded outfield situation. There is no clear answer there. It is getting down to crunch time, though, and something has to give.

Depth is a great thing, and the Padres certainly have that. Carlos Asuaje and Cory Spangenberg have matched each other this spring. Andy Green must make a choice and there is no right answer at this point. Both men are looking like they have prepared themselves well for the upcoming season.

Chase Headley and Carlos Villanueva have a battle going themselves, though Headley looks to probably be the starter at third.

In the outfield, there are many potential suspects to play left field. That is, if Wil Myers is in right. Jose Pirela must play somewhere, but where will the Dominican right-handed hitter play? Then there areĀ Franchy Cordero, Hunter Renfroe, Travis Jankowski, and Matt Szczur that are all vying for playing time.

The 25-man roster will be difficult to construct as the team will need to drop some players from the 40-man. We speculate on some of the moves that need to be made by the Padres. Jordan Lyles will not want to listen to this podcast.

Thank you for the listen.

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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Vince G
Vince G
5 years ago

OF:
Myers
Margot
Pirela
Renfroe
Jankowski

IF:
Hosmer
Asuaje
Galvis
Headley
Spangenberg
Villanueva

C:
Hedges
Lopez/Ellis (I see no difference)

5 SP
7 RP.

Cordero starts in AAA. Don’t care about Szczur. Seems simple to me.

Chris B
Chris B
5 years ago

Big fan of EVT and this podcast. I can never get enough of the Padres prospects and their minor leagues. Obviously extremely exciting times.

James, I was also at Padres practice fields on Sat and Sun (And pretty sure I saw you, would have said great work in person). Minor Leaguers were definitely impressive but my biggest take away was how much better the ball jumped off the bat at the MLB practice compared to the minor Leaguers. Not a big jankowski fan but he had one of the most impressive batting practices I saw (I know it was just practice, but it surprised me).

Anyways, keep up the good work and keep sharing the great scouting reports and inside information on all things especially MILB. Thanks guys.

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