Padres Minor Leagues: Down on the Farm- Padres Minors Week in Review
April is finally here and baseball is in full swing. While the San Diego Padres have had quite a roller coaster start to the season, they have recovered nicely after an atrocious start to the season.
With the focus mostly on the major league roster, the Padres minor league teams sometimes go overlooked. While the Double and Triple-A teams look somewhat similar to last year, both low-A ball teams are filled to the brim with all sorts of talent.
That’s taking nothing away from the talent in the upper levels of the system, but the lower levels are deeper than they have been in several years.
All Padres minor league levels began play on Thursday and all have completed three or four games of play to this point. Here is a recap of the weekend’s action for each minor league level, from El Paso all the way down to Fort Wayne.
Triple-A: El Paso Chihuahuas (1-2)
Thursday: Lost 8-0
Friday: Won 8-6
Sunday: Lost 6-1
Player of the Week: Carlos Asuaje
Honorable Mention: Austin Hedges
Double-A: San Antonio Missions (2-2)
Thursday: Lost 3-1
Friday: Won 5-4
Saturday: Lost 6-4
Sunday: Won 3-0
Player of the Week: Jose Rondon
Honorable Mention: Nick Torres
Single-A+: Lake Elsinore Storm (2-1)
Thursday: Won 4-2
Friday: Lost 6-4
Saturday: Won 3-2
Player of the Week: Fernando Perez
Honorable Mention: Javier Guerra
Single A: Fort Wayne Tin Caps (2-2)
Thursday: Lost 8-7
Friday: Lost 3-2
Saturday: Won 9-5
Sunday: Won 14-4
Player of the Week: Austin Allen
Honorable Mention: Brad Zunica
Editorial and Prospect Writer for East Village Times. Twenty-five years young, Patrick has lived in San Diego for his entire life and has been a Padres fan nearly as long. Patrick lives for baseball and is always looking to learn new things about the game he loves through advanced stats.