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Daily Farm Round-Up: 9-1-14 

The Chihuahuas and the Missions powered their way to victories while the TinCaps won off the strength of their pitching staff. The Padres 2014 minor league playoff teams are Lake Elsinore and Fort Wayne.


Hitting Prospect of the Day: Josh VanMeter

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Rafael De Paula


El Paso Chihuahuas 10, Salt Lake Bees 4

Jace Peterson – 2B: 2-3, RBI, BB, Run scored

Tyler Greene – SS: 2-5, RBI, 2K, Run scored

Yeison Asencio – RF: 3-4, 2B, HR(5), 3RBI, 2 Runs scored

Cody Decker – 1B: 1-4, HR(27), 2RBI, 3K, Run scored

Taylor Lindsey – 2B: 1-4, K, Run scored

Rico Noel – CF: 2-3, 2RBI, BB, 2 Runs scored

Chris Smith – SP: 4.0 IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, 2 HR Allowed

Notes: Make it 6 multi-hit games in a row for Jace Peterson. Peterson is hitting .500 (20-for-40) over his last 10 games with 6 walks and 9 RBI’s. Peterson is hitting .307 over 322 minor league AB’s this season. Yeison Asencio fell just a triple short of the cycle tonight as he raised his average to .33 over 21 games with El Paso. With this win, the Chihuahuas evened their record at 72-72.


San Antonio Missions 7, Corpus Christi Hooks 1

Casey McElroy – 2B: 1-3, BB, K

Jason Hagerty – DH: 1-4

Alex Dickerson – RF: 0-4

Hunter Renfroe – LF: 1-3, HR(5), RBI, BB, 2K, Run scored

Diego Goris – SS: 2-4, K, Run scored

Lee Orr – CF: 2-4, 2K, Run scored

Bryce Morrow – SP: 6.0 IP, 8H, 3ER, 2BB, 6K

Notes: After going the entire month of August without a home run, Hunter Renfroe ended his season with his 5th home run with the Missions. His solo shot gave him an even 100 RBI’s on the year. Renfroe had a hard time adjusting to the pitcher friendly Texas League, but it was a more than solid year for the young outfielder.


Lake Elsinore Storm 2, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 4

Mallex Smith – CF: 1-3, 2B, RBI, K

Jose Rondon – SS: 1-4

Benji Gonzalez – 2B: 1-4, K

Jeremy Baltz – LF: 1-4, HR(12), RBI, 2K, Run scored

Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 1-4, 2K

Jeremy Rodriguez – C: 2-3

Rafael De Paula – SP: 7.0 IP, 4H, 2ER, 3BB, 8K

Notes: Jeremy Baltz has now homered in each of his last 3 games. Baltz has driven in 8 runs over that time giving him 57 on the season. After hitting .309 with the Storm last year, Baltz only managed to hit .241 over 365 AB’s this year. Mallex Smith increased his hitting streak to 8 to end the season; Smith ended the year with 88 stolen bases and a .310 average.


Fort Wayne TinCaps 4, Bowling Green Hot Rods 0

Trea Turner – SS: 2-4, 2B, K

Fernando Perez – 3B: 0-4, K

Jake Bauers – 1B: 0-3, BB, K, Run scored

Dustin Peterson – DH: 0-4, 2K

John Nester – C: 2-4, 2B, 2K, 2 Runs scored

Josh VanMeter – 2B: 2-4, HR(3), 4RBI, K, Run scored

Ronald Herrera – SP: 5.0 IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K

Notes: Trea Turner finished his first professional season with a .323/.406/.448 slashline across 279 minor league AB’s. Turner performed immensely well with the TinCaps as he finished the season hitting .369 over 187 AB’s with Fort Wayne. Fernando Perez finished his first season in full season ball with a .284 average across 469 AB’s with Fort Wayne. Perez also had 18 home runs and 95 RBI’s.


Eugene Emeralds 1, Hillsboro Hops 7

Auston Bousfield – CF: 0-3

Edwin Moreno – RF: 0-3, K

Nick Torres – DH: 1-4, 2RBI, 2K

Jose Carlos Urena – LF: 0-3, BB

Mitchell Morales – SS: 1-3, 2B, RBI

Michael Miller – 3B: 1-3, K, Run scored

Alex Constanza – SP: 4.0 IP, 4H, 4ER, 3BB, 5K, HR Allowed (L, 0-2)

Notes: The Emeralds offense struggled yet again as they were held to just 3 runs on 3 hits. Nick Torres was responsible for 2 of those hits; he finishes the year with a .254 average and 3 home runs with 23 RBI’s over 169 AB’s. Eugene finished the year with a 30-46 record.



About the author: Alex Bartlett

Three weeks after I was born, Padre legend Tony Gwynn visited my hospital and handed out teddy bears to all the newborn children, including me. I have been a Padre fan ever since. Whether SD is in the midst of an exciting playoff run, or an uneventful off-season, I love following them and I love writing about them.