Saturday's top prospect performers - Mike Rosenbaum
Padres: Luis Urias, 2B/SS (No. 3, MLB No. 23) -- 1-for-5, HR (1) (Triple-A El Paso)
After kicking off his season with back-to-back two-hit games, Urias connected on his first 2019 home run, a leadoff solo shot in the bottom of the first inning, in El Paso's loss against Las Vegas.
Could Renfroe bat cleanup for Padres? - AJ Cassavell
The most telling part of Renfroe's hot start has been his ability to square up the baseball. Statcast uses a metric called "barrels" to count extremely high quality of contact -- the type of contact that will set a hitter up for success more often than not.
When Renfroe has put the ball in play this season, he's "barreled" it 25 percent of the time. He ranks sixth in the Majors in barrels per plate appearance.
San Diego Padres Daily Farm Report: April 6 - John Conniff
A nearly non-existent offense spoiled great Amarillo pitching as the Sod Poodles could manage only three hits on the night. Pedro Avila, a somewhat under-the-radar prospect, did what Pedro Avila does – pound the zone. Avila threw 86 pitches, 53 for strikes as he gave up only a pair of hits on the night. As we noted in our Sod Poodles preview, Avila sometimes can be a little too hittable, but he is not going to beat himself. … Buddy Reed is off to a rough start with five strikeouts in his first 13 plate appearances. … Hudson Potts broke an 0-for-9 start to the season with an RBI single to right field to tie the game in the eighth inning.
Los Angeles Dodgers should be concerned with San Diego Padres - Ben Fadden
Young phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. has taken the league by storm, homering twice in his last four games. Hunter Renfroe has been key to the Padres’ success off the bench, as he has hit three homers a week into the season.
Minors: Alex Dickerson hits first post-surgery homer - Jeff Sanders
Dickerson, who played first base on Saturday, is 3-for-9 with two strikeouts and a walk through is first two games since returning from season-ending Tommy John surgery.