Hello again, Padres fans, and welcome to another week of Padres Prospect news and discussion. I hope you enjoyed your Columbus Day weekend, I know I did. I finally figured out how to do post these using my work computer as articles instead of fanposts, so, huzzah for me. Anyways, let’s get caught up on the significant happenings over the weekend, as the Winter Leagues kicked things up a notch with both the Dominican and Mexican Pacific Leagues starting play.
- Arizona Fall League (AFL): C/OF Logan Driscoll made his AFL debut on 10 OCT, and man, he made a hell of a first impression. A Competitive Balance Round B selection (No. 73 overall) in the 2019 MLB Draft who played collegiate baseball at George Mason then spent the rest of the year with Tri-City, Driscoll went 2-3 with 2 HRs, accounting for all of the Javelina’s scoring on the day. He also impressed behind the dish, picking off a runner while catching all 9 innings for 6 different pitchers. Padres LHP Adrian Morejon made his debut that game, going 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, and 3 Ks, along with RHP Reggie Lawson, who threw 3 innings and allowed 2 H, 1 ER, and 1 BB while K-ing 2. Morejon was added after the Padres removed RHP Jacob Nix following his arrest earlier in the week.
- Dominican League: 1B/OF Josh Naylor is putting in his Winter work down in the DR for Escogido, and he decided to go and be dramatic. Naylor cranked a 2-run walk-off HR on Sunday that was initially called foul. The call was overturned after a review, and pandemonium ensued. Check the video to see for yourself.
- Mexican Pacific League: Not much out of the Mexican Pacific League, as only 3 Padres players have posted stats so far. As with the other leagues, I’ll comb through the rosters and see if I can find other Padres prospects who made rosters but haven’t seen the field yet.
That’s all for the recap. As previously, I’ll post the stats from the boxscores in the comments section below. Until then, keep the faith, and go Padres!