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AZL Padres

Just so these are easier for me to find in the future 🙂

2018 AZL Padres Position Prospect of the Year

2018 AZL Padres Pitcher of the Year

We'll make it even easier for you, LynchMob. All the post-season wrap-ups for each level will be together at https://madfriars.com/category/top-prospects/2018-level-wrap-ups/

 

Enjoy!

I've poked around some with his FaBIO stuff. It's really elegant... but I'm not sure it's especially connected to reality as a predictor of future advancement and development. I guess the fact that he's been publishing it for a few years and hasn't gotten a F.O. job somewhere means people a lot smarter than me might have the same doubts.

From today's DFR ...

Junior Perez became the first AZL Padre to hit 10 home runs in a season since the legendary Cody Decker back in 2009. Perez is, of course, four and a half years younger than Decker was when he accomplished the feat as a 22-year-old graduate of UCLA. The organization has never had a teenager reach double-digits in the AZL before.

Quote from LynchMob on August 7, 2019, 12:33 pm

From today's DFR ...

Junior Perez became the first AZL Padre to hit 10 home runs in a season since the legendary Cody Decker back in 2009. Perez is, of course, four and a half years younger than Decker was when he accomplished the feat as a 22-year-old graduate of UCLA. The organization has never had a teenager reach double-digits in the AZL before.

Impressive .... anyone have any more background, scouting on Perez?

From today's DFR ...

Right fielder Junior Perez slugged his 11th homer of the year and drew a walk. Perez is now second in the AZL in homers and his .988 OPS ranks eighth in the league. Overall, Perez is hitting .299/.384/.604.

BOTH AZL Pads teams currently are in 1st place in their divisions by 1 game!

A long way to go, but that would be pretty cool if they faced each other in the playoffs!

Today's DFR sez ...

Luis Almanzar had a pair of hits and drew a walk for the AZL Padres-2. Almanzar, 19, has bounced around in the desert, seeing time at short, third, first and left field. Overall, Almanzar has been inconsistent in the desert, as he sports a .237/.423/.356. Almanzar signed for $4 million back in 2016 and hasn’t produced but he is still very young.

What?  A .423 OBP is  "inconsistent" and "hasn't produced"???

The team he's playing on is 32-16 ... seems like having a player with a .423 OBP has helped that team to a pretty good record.

I think we all still need to see more value in high OBP ...

In case you missed this from today's DFR ...

With the regular season over, the Padres-2 club got an off day to prepare for a playoff matchup at home against the Indians-Blue team Wednesday. The winner of that game will advance to the championship.

Quote from LynchMob on August 28, 2019, 10:13 pm

In case you missed this from today's DFR ...

With the regular season over, the Padres-2 club got an off day to prepare for a playoff matchup at home against the Indians-Blue team Wednesday. The winner of that game will advance to the championship.

Unfortunately Pads-2 got smoked in that game.   But still a really good year for BOTH AZL clubs to be way > .500 = a lot of talent to fit through a tight funnel up above.

Know it's way more difficult to add an affiliate ABOVE AZL, but Pads pipeline feels like that would make more sense now.  The DSL team of 300K max guys this year (and last) had almost no one of note; few guys will even get stateside at all.  And with the huge INTL signing now 4 years in past, those guys are mostly all in full season ball already.  Where do you put all the talent @ AZL level this year with only 1 low-A & 1 short season NWL team?   Seems like a lot of guys deserving to advance will be stuck in Arizona again?