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AFL 2018

Only 4 Padres on the initial Peoria Javelina roster ...

Hansel Rodriguez

Austin Allen

Hudson Potts

Buddy Reed

I can see the placement logic for Rodriguez (missed a lot of the season) and Potts / Reed (making a big jump to AA) but not sure about Allen who played a full load successfully in AA as a big catcher .. seemed to wear down a bit in the second half ... not sure that some additional "rest" would benefit him more.

However, just speculation:

1. could they want to work him in non-catching roles for developing his versatility (e.g.1B / 3B / OF)? He seems to have that big LHH bat that would be useful in the ML. AAA next season, should be on the 40 man .... the C call-up if Hedges / Mejia gets hurt.

2. bigger speculation ... with Hedges (elite defense), Mejia (top level prospect in ML), and Allen next season being one level away .... could Preller be giving himself some options in dealing Hedges or Mejia for some top ML talent (SP?) ... filler back up in 2019 and Allen up as the #2 catcher late 2019 or 2020. Doubt Allen would get much in any trade except as the secondary piece in a multi-player deal.

Right-hander Miguel Diaz will join the Padres' contingent in the Arizona Fall League this year, manager Andy Green divulged on Wednesday.

Quote from LynchMob on September 26, 2018, 7:52 pm

Right-hander Miguel Diaz will join the Padres' contingent in the Arizona Fall League this year, manager Andy Green divulged on Wednesday.

Also RHP Dauris Valdez and LHP Travis Radke are currently on the Peoria roster.

Austin Allen and Hudson Potts both went 1-for-4 with a walk in the opener ... Potts made an error ...

Buddy Reed with a good day, 3-for-5 and an OF assist!  Potts was 1-for-5 (a double) but made another error ...

Decent 3 IPs from Miguel Diaz, bad IP from Hansel Rodriquez ...

Here's a summary of all the minor leaguers still playing ...

Padres Prospect Notes for 17 OCT:

(Affiliations based on location prior to September call-ups)

AZ Fall League:
Hudson Potts, AA: 2-5 (HR), 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 SO
Austin Allen, AA: DNP
Buddy Reed, AA: 3-5, 2 R
Hansel Rodriguez, Hi-A: DNP
Dauris Valdez, Hi-A: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 28 pitches, 15 for strikes, 2 GOs, 1 FO
Travis Radke, AA: DNP
Miguel Diaz, AA: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 2 SO, 47 pitches, 34 for strikes, 3 GOs, 3 FOs

Dominican League:
Esteury Ruiz, AA: DNP
Diego Goris, AAADNP
Webster Rivas, AA: DNP
Jeisson Rosario, A: DNP
Eric Yardley, A: DNP
Bryan Valdez, A: DNP
Jonathan Aro, AAADNP

Venezuela League: 
Gabriel Arias, A: 0-1
Reinaldo Ilarraza, A: DNP
Blinger Perez, AZLDNP
Edward Olivares, Hi-A: 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB
Pedro Avila, Hi-A: DNP

Mexican Pacific League:
Juan Carlos Gamboa, AAA (on loan to Mexican League since 2015): 1-3
Gerardo Reyes, AA: DNP
Adrian Martinez, Short-A: DNP
Chris Huffman, AAADNP
Jorge Leo, DSLDNP

Not sure where minorleagueball pulled their list from, but there are some errors:

Bryan Valdez isn't a Padres minor leaguer. I believe he's in the DBacks system.

Blinger Perez has not joined a team in Venezuela yet, nor will Jorge Leo be in LMP.