Padres Farm Report (5 Jun 08)


No games in the PCL on Wednesday.

Double-ASan Antonio 4, Frisco 1

Drew Macias: 1-for-2, 2 BB
Chad Huffman: 0-for-4
Kyle Blanks: 0-for-2, SF, HBP
Craig Cooper: 1-for-3
Seth Johnston: 1-for-3, 2B
Colt Morton: 0-for-3
Stephen Faris: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 6 SO
Jonathan Ellis: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 1 SO, HBP

More coverage at the San Antonio Express-News.

High-AInland Empire 8, Lake Elsinore 5

Kellen KulbackiCedric Hunter: 1-for-4, 2B, BB
Mitch Canham: 1-for-4, BB
Rayner Contreras: 1-for-4, 3B
Kellen Kulbacki (DH): 2-for-4, HR
Javis Diaz: 0-for-2
Cory Luebke: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 3 SO, WP

Kulbacki has homered in each of the past three games, and in four out of the past five. Good to see him crawl out of his season-long funk.

Low-AFort Wayne 4, Great Lakes 3

Aaron BreitLance Zawadzki (SS): 1-for-5
Justin Baum: 0-for-4, BB
Felix Carrasco: 2-for-4
Shane Buschini: 1-for-3, 2B, BB
Yefri Carvajal: 1-for-4
Wynn Pelzer: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO
Aaron Breit: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO

Good to see Breit back in action… Off-field, Chad informs us that three Wizards are headed to the Midwest League All-Star game, including Ducksnorts fave Felix Carrasco. He’ll be joined by second baseman Andrew Parrino and right-hander Derek McDaid. Congrats to all!

Draft Watch: Tyler Ladendorf

We’ll have a full draft preview going a little later this morning, but I wanted to throw one more name at you before then. This guy won’t go at #23, but there’s a good chance he’ll be available at #42 and based on what I know, I think he’d make a great fit…

Tyler Ladendorf, SS, Howard (Texas) JC

pre-draft rankings:

Ladendorf is a legitimate shortstop who offers a nice power/speed package on offense. There is some concern that his unconventional batting style (“he doesn’t have enough weight on his back side”) may cause problems against better competition. He’s also added some bulk this year, and although he’s still viewed as a solid defender, there is talk that he may eventually move to a less demanding position.

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10 Responses »

  1. Pelzer & Breit don’t have stat lines.

  2. Great, another shortstop that has an unconventional batting stance and is projected to move. Don’t we already have one of those with an OBP lower than his body weight?

  3. Sorry…a little snarky so early in the morning.

    Anyone else going to be watching the draft on ESPN2?

  4. #1@Richard Wade: Got it, thanks!

    #2@Coronado Mike: Yep, pretty sure that’s why we might need another one. ;-)

  5. Ladendorf… Mancrush!

  6. So this is the bid day, eh? Here’s hoping we get some good, no, great picks to add to our system!!

  7. #2@Coronado Mike: Khalil was projected to move off SS by many scouts when he was drafted. It’s not always true. Besides, if his tools project to CF and we move him there immediately, that could be a very good buy.

    Buster Posey has reportedly told the Rays he wants 12 million dollars, which seems to be a transparent attempt to get past the first few picks to a team that won’t quibble so much over a million. That could set up an interesting ripple with Jason Castro, depending on whether any team calls Posey’s bluff before he gets to the Dodgers, Tigers, or Mets.

  8. BA’s final mock draft is finally up, and they have us taking Daniel Schlereth, LH reliever out of Arizona. Big names that BA predicts to still be on the board at that point include Collier, Castro, Havens, and Kelly.

    I really can’t see how a college reliever who has already undergone Tommy John surgery would represent the “best available player” if those other kids are there.

  9. For what it’s worth, Schlereth ranks 60th on the BA list of draftable players. That would sure seem to suggest that he might be available with our supplemental picks rather than our very first one.

    BA predicts Shooter Hunt to go at 24. I don’t know that he’d be included in my list of big names anymore; he seems to be this year’s equivalent of Nick Schmidt: supposedly durable with pretty good stuff but more pedestrian results than you’d expect.

    BA does not have Hewitt going to anyone in the first round, but they do say that Philly and Colorado have interest in him.