Padres prospect Fernando Tatis rounds the bases for San Antonio Missions

Fernando Tatis is heating up in the Texas League. (Photo: San Antonio Missions)

Chris Paddack and the Lake Elsinore Storm rotation have become must-watch viewing almost every night, the TinCaps weathered a rough week offensively, and the Padres began making some promotions through the system. All of it, as always was covered in our Daily Farm Reports.

Here’s what else was going on:

On-Site Coverage

David Jay was onsite in San Antonio for their four-game series against Frisco. In addition to seeing lots of zany animal antics, he also saw some quality pitching from Logan Allen, a strong Double-A debut from Lake Bachar, the end of a 10-game winning streak and a rough outing from Cal Quantrill. We’ll have plenty of news and notes from the visit up on the site in the next week.

Player Profiles and Interviews

We got the last of John Conniff’s work from El Paso, including an interview with big reliever Trey Wingenter, a deep profile on Luis Urias. David also had a chance to talk with Jesse Scholtens for a profile right before the righty got his promotion from San Antonio.

Media Appearances

While it was a relatively quiet week on the airwaves for the MadFriars staff, the guys at the 5.5 Podcast opted for a guest upgrade for a second week in a row, getting Marcus Pond in for an appearance.

Thanks as always to our subscribers, who make our on-site coverage and in-depth reporting on the system possible. You can join them to ensure even more news and analysis as we head into the draft and the start of the short-season clubs’ years. You can also find some fantastic gear from all of the affiliates (whether the new looks from the TinCaps, the stellar Chanclas gear in San Antonio, or the always-great Eyes) by clicking on the team logos anywhere on the site.

Posted by David Jay

David has written for MadFriars since 2005, has published articles in Baseball America, written a monthly column for FoxSports San Diego and appeared on numerous radio programs and podcasts. He may be best known on the island of Guam for his photos of Trae Santos that appeared in the Pacific Daily News.

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