MLB Pipeline unveiled its updated list of the game's best lefty pitching prospects on Tuesday night, and a pair of 18-year-old Padres farmhands rank among the top six. MacKenzie Gore, the club's first-round pick in last June's Draft, is rated as the game's best young southpaw, while Adrian Morejon checks in at No. 6.
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Yangervis Solarte may be gone -- dealt to Toronto on Jan. 6 for a pair of prospects -- but his departure did little to clarify things at second base for the Padres in 2018.
With one of the brightest farm systems in baseball, Padres GM A.J. Preller was looking to lay a foundation for the team's up-and-coming core. The Padres viewed left-hander Brad Hand as a major piece of that foundation, agreeing to a contract extension with the 27-year-old All-Star reliever on Saturday.
Manager Andy Green wasn't looking to compare turnouts, but if this year's attendance at Padres FanFest was any indication, fans are eager to see what the future holds for a club brimming with quality young talent.
Toddler Cole Bellinger pitches to Cody
The Padres agreed to terms with four of their five remaining arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday's deadline for the two sides to submit their salary requests. Shortstop Freddy Galvis, infielder Cory Spangenberg, right-hander Kirby Yates and outfielder Matt Szczur each agreed to terms
Edwin Rodriguez will serve as the new manager for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, the Padres announced Thursday. The club also announced Minor League managers Rod Barajas, Phillip Wellman and Anthony Contreras will all be returning to lead their respective teams within the organization.
Who do the Padres have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Diego's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Brad Hand has proven to be a dominant closer, so the success of the Padres' 2018 bullpen may come down to how efficiently newcomer Kazuhisa Makita and Co. can get the ball to the All-Star lefty.
Jonathan Mayo discusses which prospects outside of the top 20 could become All-Star, players poised to break out, the Reds' farm system and Twins hurler Fernando Romero.
The Padres on Wednesday hired Dave Cameron as senior analyst -- research and development, as the organization continues to expand its reach in that department.
New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.
The White Sox acquired infielder Jose Rondon from the Padres in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday.
Padres general manager A.J. Preller has been stockpiling arms all offseason, and there could be 10 pitchers who will compete for a starting rotation spot during Spring Training. MLB.com is taking a look at the projected rotation of all 30 teams ahead of Spring Training. Here's how the Padres might stack up.
To say the least, 2017 was an eventful year for Wil Myers.
The Padres have been busy this offseason, and the lineup will have a slightly different look in 2018. San Diego filled a major need by trading for shortstop Freddy Galvis, and the club also brought back third baseman Chase Headley. On the flip side, the Padres parted ways with third baseman Ryan Schimpf, infielder Yangervis Solarte and outfielder Jabari Blash.
The Padres dealt from their infield depth on Saturday, trading fan favorite Yangervis Solarte to the Blue Jays for Minor League outfielder Edward Olivares, who was Toronto's No. 18 prospect per MLB Pipeline, and right-handed relief prospect Jared Carkuff.
The Padres have agreed to terms with reliever Craig Stammen on a two-year, $4.5 million contract, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. The club confirmed the move Saturday.
The Padres and Japanese hurler Kazuhisa Makita have agreed on a two-year contract, sources told MLB Network insider Jon Heyman on Saturday. The club has not yet confirmed the deal, which was first reported as a possibility by Yahoo Sports.
Trevor Hoffman is on the cusp of election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the early tabulation of votes made public by eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, one of the premier closers in Major League history so far appears to have made up enough ground to reach the 75 percent threshold for election.
The Padres handed the keys to Austin Hedges behind the plate in 2017. Offensively, there appears to be work left to do. But defensively, he starred.
Rob Picciolo, a former middle infielder and a longtime coach who spent two decades in the Padres' system, died Wednesday. He was 64.
Several times this offseason, Padres general manager A.J. Preller has reiterated that there's no limit when it comes to the number of starting pitchers he'd like to add.
Within hours of the news of Rob Picciolo's untimely death breaking Wednesday night, thousands of testimonials about Picciolo -- the player, coach and man -- circulated around social media.
The Padres reportedly avoided arbitration with hard-throwing right-hander Carter Capps on Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal with the reliever for $1.06 million, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.
With the youngest roster in the Majors, the Padres made plenty of progress in 2017. Still, coming off a 91-loss season, they're nowhere near where they want to be.
The calendar flips to 2018 on Monday, and the Padres are optimistic the strides they made this year will carry into the new one. Following a season that saw the Friars hand regular playing time to a host of youngsters, here are the five most important moments -- in chronological order -- from the year that was.
The Padres are bolstering their rotation with a pair of familiar faces, reportedly agreeing to Minor League contracts with free-agent right-handers Tyson Ross and Chris Young.
Will the Padres look to keep Freddy Galvis long term? What's the backup plan if they don't sign Eric Hosmer? Beat reporter AJ Cassavell answers these questions and more in the Inbox.
At his core, Dick Enberg was a baseball man, and he was one of the gold standards for all of broadcast sports. There was an intimacy in his work. To hear that soothing voice felt like you were catching up with an old friend.
Dick Enberg was midway through his 70s and already a sports broadcasting legend many times over when he joined the Padres to be their television play-by-play man.
Dick Enberg never changed: Tom Mix, meet Andy Hardy; a romantic in a cynical age; a gentleman in an often ruthless craft. "Oh, my!"
The Padres on Sunday announced a one-year deal with free-agent pitcher Jordan Lyles. To make room on the 40-man roster, San Diego designated veteran Travis Wood for assignment.
For half a century, the biggest moments in sports were often accompanied by the warm and inviting tones of Dick Enberg's voice. Enberg, who won the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award and earned equivalent honors from the football and basketball Halls of Fame, passed away on Thursday. He was 82.
Free agency isn't always about spending the most money. Baseball smarts matter, too. We're reminded of this every season.
The Padres filled their seemingly annual shortstop vacancy on Friday morning, swinging a deal to land Freddy Galvis from Philadelphia for Minor League right-hander Enyel De Los Santos.
Losing his left kidney as a six-week-old infant never was an impediment to Trevor Hoffman's sports endeavors. But as a young man growing up, it did change his view of the world.
It's time for Padres superlatives
Chase Headley is headed back to San Diego, and righty reliever Bryan Mitchell is coming with him.
At the age of 80, Ken Bracey passed away Tuesday, the victim of pancreatic and liver cancer, which was discovered just two weeks ago. He was a baseball lifer, with a scouting career that was highlighted by 38 years with the Padres before being hired by then-Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti and spending his final seven years with Los Angeles.
Wil Myers is open to a move back to the outfield, should the Padres land a first baseman via trade or free agency this offseason. They've already been linked with former Royals slugger Eric Hosmer.
Padres, Jays made splashy deal 27 years ago
For better or worse, the backbone of the Padres as an organization is firmly in place for the better part of the next half decade.
For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.