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A good summary of the status of pitching in the Padres' farm at BA today ...

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/baseball-america-prospect-report-august-24-2018/

Thursday's Stars

Pedro Avila, RHP, Padres. There are times when the Padres' swarm of pitching prospects overwhelms even the most diligent prospect watcher. There are those who have reached the big leagues this year (like Jacob Nix and others). There are those who are in the high minors (Logan AllenChris Paddack and others). There are fire-balling relievers like Andres Munoz, a 19-year-old who can easily reach triple digits, There are the recent first round picks (MacKenzie Gore and Ryan Weathers). There are the intriguing pitchers who rise up on the basis of outstanding production (Osvaldo Hernandez) and those who have had injury issues but loads of potential (Adrian Morejon and Anderson Espinoza). And in between all of that, there are guys like Avila. Avila has had an OK but unspectacular year in the California League. But he has a quality breaking ball and there nights like yesterday where he can strike out 10 in six innings. In other systems, he'd be a guy worth keeping a close eye on. In the Padres' system, he'll struggle to crack the Top 30 this offseason.

Here's the national fantasy baseball perspective ... courtesy of rotoworld.com ...

Pedro Avila yielded one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in his major-league debut against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Avila struck out five batters and only issued one walk. He was lifted with a five-run lead after recording one out in the sixth inning, yet was saddled with a no-decision after the Padres’ bullpen imploded in the ensuing frame. He showcased a solid three-pitch mix, combining a low-90’s heater with a sweeping curveball and a hard-biting slider. He also displayed solid command of his extensive arsenal, throwing 54 of 85 pitches for strikes, and did not allow an extra-base hit in this one. It was merely a spot start for the 22-year-old righty, who had made exactly one start above High-A in his entire professional career. However, it was certainly impressive enough to vault him onto fantasy radar screens in deeper mixed leagues, especially if he’s granted a long-term opportunity in the Padres’ rotation later this season.

From today's DFR ...

RHP Pedro Avila made his fourth rehab start and worked five sterling innings, allowing just a bunt single. It seems likely the 22-year-old has made his last appearance in the desert after striking out five batters and walking just one. He could go to Amarillo or even El Paso to help them down the stretch.

Bad news from today's DFR ...

RHP Pedro Avila was activated from the injured list to make his first appearance in Amarillo since April. The big righty pitched into second but labored. Then, as he delivered ball four to walk in a run, Avila fell to the ground writhing in pain and holding his right forearm. While there was no update on his injury postgame, it would be surprising to see him in a game again this year.

If it is really serious (TJ ?) might also cost him a spot on the 40 man this winter. Not sure the Padres will want to carry him and Espinosa on the 40 man over the winter while DFA others and exposing some to Rule 5. Espinosa with the greater projection may get saved.

Horrible news.

Prayers for this kid....hope he makes 100% recovery....and Espinosa of course.

That young man has to be miserable doing this all over again.....

i watched the injury on milbtv, was beyond brutal and was obvious something was seriously wrong. He collapsed off the mound and was screaming in agony and rolling

Avila DFA’d to make room for Pomeranz.

 

Quote from David Nevin on November 27, 2019, 7:01 pm

Avila DFA’d to make room for Pomeranz.

 

Decent chance he goes unclaimed, but more likely another team "poaches" him with certainty of DFA'ing him at a later date before ST to stash him & let him rehab off their 40-man roster.

Quote from Brian Connelly on November 28, 2019, 8:09 am
Quote from David Nevin on November 27, 2019, 7:01 pm

Avila DFA’d to make room for Pomeranz.

 

Decent chance he goes unclaimed, but more likely another team "poaches" him with certainty of DFA'ing him at a later date before ST to stash him & let him rehab off their 40-man roster.

Basically that is what the Padres have done.

Anyone know which teams still have 40 man roster space available and, of those, who would be better off using that roster space for a Rule 5 selection. Not sure any team with a full 40 man will DFA someone to add an Avila who will not pitch much in 2020 ... good but not elite prospect.

Actually no big loss if he is claimed ... plus pick up a few bucks on the waiver price.

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