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Friars on Base Jun 16, 2018

San Diego Padres Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects

Major League Baseball’s deepest farm system has been performing extremely well this season. Let’s revisit the San Diego Padres top prospect list. With the draft just over a week old and the season almost half over, let’s take a mid-season look at the San Diego Padres top 30 prospects. Since my pre-season list back in March, […] San Diego Padres Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Jun 15, 2018

San Diego Padres: Austin Allen Is Still An Option

The San Diego Padres have been playing impressive baseball over the last month. However, one constant area of concern for the Friars has been the woeful offensive production of the primary catcher. At 37, A.J.Ellis isn’t an everyday option for the San Diego Padres. Austin Hedges is the midst of his rehab in Lake Elsinore, however, […] San Diego Padres: Austin Allen Is Still An Option - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Joey Lucchesi 'smooth' in four hitless innings for Storm

If Joey Lucchesi has anything to say about it, Padres manager Andy Green, at least in the short-term, might only have to plan for one more bullpen day. With the rehabbing Austin Hedges behind the plate, the Padres’ left-handed rookie started his rehab assignment Thursday at high Single-A Lake Elsinore...
Friars on Base Jun 14, 2018

San Diego Padres: Regular Starters Nearing Return

The San Diego Padres have won five-straight series, without a large portion of their regular starting lineup. After watching the San Diego Padres play through the first two months of their schedule, it appeared as if fans were destined for an extremely long summer. Pile on injuries to Austin Hedges, Wil Myers, Franchy Cordero, and […] San Diego Padres: Regular Starters Nearing Return - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Talking with ... Padres catcher Austin Hedges

Austin Hedges will catch a big leaguer – Joey Lucchesi – on Thursday at high Single-A Lake Elsinore. The Padres catcher is pretty sure he might have caught one in the making when he re-started his rehab assignment Tuesday with the Storm, when 22-year-old right-hander Chris Paddack struck out nine...

Paddack, Hedges team up before Storm lose

The way Chris Paddack is pitching, it’s not difficult to imagine him throwingto a big league catcher soon. On Tuesday, little was left to the imagination. With Austin Hedges starting a rehab assignment behind the plate at high Single-A Lake Elsinore, the 22-year-old Paddack struck out nine more...

With Padres, Raffy Lopez continuing to catch on

Austin Hedges’ uncooperative right elbow brought Raffy Lopez, the owner of seven homers in 19 games at Triple-A El Paso, to San Diego. The impression that the 30-year-old rookie is making in his first opportunity in an extended role in the majors is in an area of his game that was once an afterthought:...

First pitch: 'Nagging' elbow halts Austin Hedges' rehab assignment

His right (throwing) elbow still bothering him, Austin Hedges has been pulled off his rehab assignment and is en route to San Diego for further visits with doctors. The Padres do not believe their 25-year-old catcher has reinjured his elbow nor do they believe there is anything structural contributing...

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