Friars on the Farm Episode 50 is ready for your ears!

It’s been a busy week around the minor leagues.  Donavan and I got together to recap a bunch of news around the Padres affiliates, including the following topics:

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. is back!  We celebrate his return and take a moment to appreciate Ty France’s contributions during Tatis’ absence.
  • The Padres released a handful of players in anticipation for a mid-season roster shuffle, and outfielder Alex Dickerson was traded to the rival Giants for a promising righty reliever.
  • The amateur draft was very interesting to watch.  We discuss first rounder CJ Abrams and profile the other Day 1 selections, then I go down a rabbit hole about spending and saving and whether the team will be able to sign intriguing 23rd round selection Maurice Hampton.
  • The Affiliate Run-Down:
    • El Paso Chihuahuas
      • Logan Allen seems to get bitten by a bad inning in each outing – why?
      • Andres Muñoz continues to mow down PCL hitters, but he got touched up in a walk-off loss.
      • Francisco Mejia launched a tape-measure blast – should we get excited?
    • Amarillo SodPoodles
      • Emmanuel Ramirez has been named Texas League Pitcher of the Week!  He’s a guy who’s flown under the radar who is worth keeping an eye on!
      • Edward Olivares continues to perform at an advanced level – where does he fit?
      • Ronald Bolanos made his Amarillo debut last Saturday after earning a promotion from Lake Elsinore.
    • Lake Elsinore Storm
      • Osvaldo Hernandez has had a set back in his attempt to get out to lake Elsinore.
      • Javier Guerra made his first official appearance since converting to the mound late this spring.
      • Seven Storm players were named to the California League All-Star team!
    • Fort Wayne TinCaps
      • Three TinCaps players are Midwest League All-Stars!
      • Joey Cantillo continues to dominate – is it the “Podcast Bump”?
      • Happy Birthday to Gabe Mosser, who is also crushing it this year!
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