Sunday, July 31, 2011

Padres trade Mike Adams to Rangers

The Texas Rangers have acquired RHP Mike Adams from San Diego in exchange for LHP Robby Erlin and RHP Joe Wieland. Erlin is a power lefty with great secondary stuff. Texas improved their pen earlier this week by getting Koji Uhera for Tommy Hunter and 1B Chris Davis.

Here is my take onn the two prospects we acquired and the Padre we called up:

Robby Erlin: LHP

He projects as a shorter left handed Danny Haren. He has advanced secondary stuff and good control. I really like this kid in San Diego's future rotation.

Joe Wieland: RHP

He actually threw a no hitter last week against the Padres AA affiliate. If you can't beat 'em join 'em. He could end up as a true ace. He is tall and has good control and secondary stuff.

Erik Hammren: RHP

He is the kid we called up from AA who will replace Adams. He has an ERA under one in 65 innings. in A and AA ball.

In other news Ryan Ludwick is close to being dealt. Heath Bell may stay put.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Top 100 MLB prospects

Elgibility rules:

Must have limited at bats or innings. Under 150 AB's or 45 IP for career. Only signed 2011 draftees.

  1. Mike Trout
  2. Julio Teheran
  3. Bryce Harper
  4. Mike Moustukas
  5. Anthony Rizzo
  6. Eric Hosmer
  7. Jurickso Profar
  8. Will Myers
  9. Shelby Miller
  10. Dustin Ackley
  11. Logan Chisinhall
  12. James Taillon
  13. Manny Machado
  14. Mike Montgumery
  15. Jacob Turner
  16. Desmond Jennings
  17. Martin Perez
  18. Chris Archer
  19. Brett Lawrie
  20. Jedd Gyorko
  21. Arodys Vizciano
  22. Randall Delgado
  23. Devin Morasco
  24. Drew Pomeraz
  25. Alex White
  26. Max Scurzur
  27. Jonathan Singleton
  28. Jason Kipnis
  29. Carlos Martinez
  30. Anthony Gose
  31. Nick Franklin
  32. Jean Segura
  33. Leonys Martin
  34. Manny Buanlos
  35. Tyler Skaggs
  36. Kyle Gibson
  37. Matt Harvey
  38. Stetson Allie
  39. Hak-Ju Lee
  40. Paul Goldshmidt
  41. Jesus Montero
  42. Gary Sanchez
  43. Raymond Fuentes
  44. Matt Domingez
  45. Casey Kelly
  46. Jarrod Parker
  47. Jake Ordizzi
  48. Taijuan Walker
  49. James Darnell
  50. Kevius Sampson
  51. Mike Minor
  52. Jordan Lyles
  53. Jaff Decker
  54. Zack Cozart
  55. Travis D'Anaurd
  56. Brett Jackson
  57. Brandon Belt
  58. Zach Cox
  59. Jared Cozart
  60. Miguel Sano
  61. Yasami Grandal
  62. Yonder Alonso
  63. Dayan Viciedo
  64. Garret Richards
  65. Zack Wheeler
  66. Deck Mguire
  67. Alex Cobb
  68. Alex Colme
  69. Juan Oramas
  70. Micheal Choice
  71. Simon Castro
  72. Trey McNutt
  73. Alex Torres
  74. Rymer Liriano
  75. CJ Cron
  76. Kyle Seager
  77. Dellin Betances
  78. Jemile Weeks
  79. Cody Decker
  80. Brandon Belt
  81. Grant Green
  82. Tony Sanchez
  83. Dee Gordon
  84. Chris Carter
  85. Tanner Scheppers
  86. Christain Colon
  87. Nomar Mazarra
  88. Nick Castellanos
  89. Carlos Truifinel
  90. Derek Norris
  91. AJ Cole
  92. Zach Stewart
  93. Kevin Quakenbush
  94. Aaron Hicks
  95. Christan Friedich
  96. Wilson Rosario
  97. Jose Igleas
  98. Mark Rogers
  99. Rob Musgrove
  100. Brad Brach

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Padres sign Jose Ruiz

The Padres have signed Venezuelan catching prospect Jose Ruiz. Ruiz was supposedly the best catcher out of Latin America this year. The 16-year old is said to have raw power and to be the best defensive catchers out their. The Padres have committed 1.1 million dollars to this young catcher. If San Diego signs C's Austin Hedges and Brett Austin, the Padres will have four catchers that could contribute to a major league club eventually.  If you see Ruiz in the majors, it will be in at least 4 years. Most of these prospects take several years to develop if they do. Ruiz is projected like this: .240 AVG .340 OBP 30 HR great defense.

Was this a good signing?