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TinCaps, city of Fort Wayne honor AAGPBL club

Monument dedicated to female pro team Daisies unveiled
June 3, 2023

On a warm June night in northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne's Parkview Field was full of daisies. The Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, to be exact. The High-A TinCaps honored the city's AAGPBL team on Saturday, wearing replica jerseys and unveiling a monument dedicated to the club that

Teen sensation Salas lives up to billing in pro debut

Padres phenom doubles, singles and scores Storm's go-ahead run
May 31, 2023

Ethan Salas doesn't even have a learner's permit yet, but the 16-year-old phenom already has a license to hit. The Padres’ No. 3 prospect skipped over the Rookie-level Complex League entirely and was assigned to Single-A to begin his professional career. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Salas scored the

El Niño continues homer barrage in stint for El Paso

Padres' OF Tatis Jr. adds four more hits, two long balls at Triple-A
April 16, 2023

Fernando Tatis Jr.'s rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso could not be going any better for the two-time Major League Silver Slugger. Already hitting .478 this season as he entered Saturday night's game against Triple-A Albuquerque, the Padres' 2021 All-Star couldn't be stopped yet again. Tatis wasted no time to

Tatis Jr. Ties Team Records in 19-6 Thursday Win

Padres star goes 5-for-6 with three home runs, double, eight RBIs
April 14, 2023

El Paso 19 Albuquerque 6 – Thursday WP: Groome (1-1) LP: Criswell (1-2) S: None Time: 2:35 Attn: 7,875 San Diego Padres outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. went 5-for-6 with three home runs, a double and eight RBIs in his sixth MLB rehab game with the El Paso Chihuahuas Thursday night.

Tatis wallops three homers, plates eight for El Paso

Margaritas toast the matching of the club's single-game RBI record
April 13, 2023

Fernando Tatis Jr. is a week away from rejoining the Padres in Arizona on April 20. He looks ready to go right now. The rehabbing San Diego star crushed a pair of 400-foot dingers as part of a three-homer night for Triple-A El Paso against Albuquerque, with the first one

Tatis hits RBI single in Chihuahuas' 10-8 win Tuesday

Kohlwey goes 3-for-4 with a double, home run and five RBIs in victory over Sacramento
April 5, 2023

El Paso 10 Sacramento 8 – Tuesday WP: Hanhold (1-0) LP: Duron (0-1) S: Felipe (1) Time: 3:19 Attn: 9,548 The El Paso Chihuahuas scored five runs in the final three innings to come back and beat the Sacramento River Cats 10-8 Tuesday night at Sutter Health Park. It was

Merrill leads way in new-look Padres system

Despite trades, San Diego farm features exciting young talent
December 9, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the San Diego Padres.

The Road to The Show™: Padres’ Merrill

No. 83 overall prospect continues strong finish in AFL after injury
November 1, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Padres prospect Jackson Merrill. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Since this year’s Trade Deadline, Jackson Merrill has done

Reno, El Paso facing off in PCL title game

Triple-A D-backs, Padres clubs find success through turnover
September 29, 2022

The only constant on a Triple-A roster is change. Players are sent up to and down from the Majors as well as promoted from lower levels. And through all the movement, it takes a special group to be able to consistently post W’s, no matter the lineup that night. Padres

Storm blow through to take Cal League crown

Winning streak propels Lake Elsinore to first title since 2011
September 21, 2022

The winds started howling during the final week of the regular season, and only after claiming their first title in 11 years, did the Storm finally die down. Buoyed by a strong pitching performance from Victor Lizarraga and a knack for the clutch hit, Single-A Lake Elsinore held off Fresno,

Colossals of clout: Hilliard, Dixon flex muscles

Padres, Rockies sluggers combine for two mammoth homers
September 9, 2022

It was a night that Babe Ruth would have been proud of. The duo of Sam Hilliard and Brandon Dixon gave the fans at Isotopes Park plenty to cheer about, slugging a pair of homers that traveled a combined 958 feet. However, it was visiting Triple-A El Paso, buoyed by

Prospect Q&A: Padres shortstop Merrill

No. 88 prospect discusses return from injuries, wild Deadline
September 2, 2022

In many ways, Jackson Merrill is something of a last man standing in what was once a loaded Padres’ farm system. San Diego managed to hold on to MLB Pipeline’s No. 88 overall prospect after a very busy, and potentially franchise-altering, Trade Deadline.

Dixon plates nine during second career cycle

Padres infielder homers in fourth straight during feat for Missions
August 18, 2022

Go ahead and feel free to file this under, "Things you probably won't ever see again." Brandon Dixon didn't just hit for the cycle for the second time in his career Wednesday. The Padres farmhand needed just five innings to complete the milestone while homering in his fourth straight game.

Kohlwey corrals cycle that eluded him in June

Padres outfield prospect's triple seals Chihuahuas' fourth cycle
August 10, 2022

After falling short of the cycle on June 29 against Triple-A Oklahoma City, Taylor Kohlwey made sure to finish the job this time. In Triple-A El Paso's win over Oklahoma City a couple months ago, the 2016 21st-round selection finished 4-for-5 with a homer, two doubles and a single, along

'I love the Lake Elsinore Storm': Mayor calls no-hitter

Hawkins, Mundo produce first no-no in Storm history
July 2, 2022

It took the San Diego Padres over 50 years and over 8,000 games to throw their first no-hitter. For the broadcaster of one of their Minor League affiliates, he witnessed the milestone in Game 1. Tim Sheridan isn’t the usual broadcaster for the Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm. He’s actually the

Presenting top plays by position from the first half

DeLuzio, Abrams, Duzenack made the most of their spot on the field
June 29, 2022

Throughout the first half of the Minor League season, fans were treated to some remarkable, jaw-dropping, eye-popping and show-stopping displays of defensive excellence. We’ve broken down the best of the best in our weekly Top 10 countdown, and brought fans into the conversation with our voting for Plays of the

Missions pitch in to support Uvalde community

Game-worn high school jerseys auctioned for families of tragedy
June 17, 2022

Last month's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 students and two teachers shook the United States to its core. Yet a byproduct of evil inevitably leads to an outpouring of love, support and kindness -- all needed to begin the healing. Sports,

Abrams Collects Five Hits in 13-3 Saturday Win

Canó hits RBI single in first game with the Chihuahuas
June 11, 2022

El Paso 13, Albuquerque 3 – Saturday WP: Leasher (2-3) LP: Ureña (0-1) Time: 2:34 Attn: 8,344 The El Paso Chihuahuas scored 10 runs in the first three innings Saturday and beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 13-3. The Chihuahuas have won four straight games, eight of their last 11 games and

Missions notch second no-no in less than a week

Lillie, Baez, Hernandez, Fox combine for feat against RockHounds
May 19, 2022

As the great Yogi Berra said, "It's like déjà vu all over again." And for the Missions, it certainly feels that way. For the second time in three games, Double-A San Antonio had four pitchers combine on a no-hitter. Ryan Lillie, Michel Baez, Osvaldo Hernandez and Mason Fox delivered the

Hassell, Mears shine in San Diego system

Slugging outfielders gave Padres lift at lower levels in 2021
December 15, 2021

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. There were high hopes for the Padres system in 2021 on the strength

Scouting report: Padres' Robert Hassell III

Last year's eighth overall pick gifted with talent, plate awareness
May 25, 2021's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at fourth-ranked Padres prospect Robert Hassell III. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. It wasn't a matter

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

2021 Prospect Projections: NL West rookies

How D-backs, Rox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants prospects stack up
February 17, 2021

This is the sixth and final entry in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers,

Winter ball roundup: Venezuelan League

San Diego's Rosario stands out in 27-game stint with Margarita
February 17, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. Over the next few weeks, will look at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. Past recaps include the Dominican Winter League, Mexican Pacific League and Puerto Rican League.

Roundup: Giants invite Luciano, Ramos to camp

Padres, Orioles also bringing Top-100 talents to Spring Training
February 12, 2021

Joey Bart made his Major League debut during the shortened 2020 season. This spring, the Giants will take a closer look at their three other Top-100 prospects. No. 16 overall prospect Marco Luciano, No. 82 Heliot Ramos and No. 83 Hunter Bishop all received non-roster invitations to San Francisco's Major