Hello again, everybody. Now that I’m no longer staring down a potential 5th deployment to the Mid-East (at least for now), I’ve finally gotten time to post again. Yay me! For those of you wondering what’s going on with the GasLampBall.com, I’ll be upfront and say I have no idea. No one has contacted me, and other than that SBNation article that was on the front page, that’s all the information I’ve seen. So, as long as I have time and I still have access, I’m going to post articles (and before you ask, no, I can’t promote fanposts. Otherwise, johnjprecoda ’s stuff would be all over the front page, because he’s been doing great work).
So with that, let’s get caught up on who’s been active in the the various winter leagues (game stats posted down in the comments).
Mexican Pacific League
Currently in the semi-finals battling it out to represent Mexico in the Caribbean Series, the Los Mochis vs. Culiacan as well as the Mazatlan vs. Obregon series will both go to a deciding Game 7 tonight. These 4 teams carry a total of 5 Padres prospects, including Juan Carlos Gamboa. Side note: If anyone knows the specifics on Gamboa’s deal, please post down in the comments: do the Padres have his MLB rights, and they just loan him out to the Mexican Leagues or something? I never see him with Padres affiliation anywhere except in the Winter Leagues stats.
Tigres del Licey will face off against the Toros del Este starting tomorrow in the Dominican League Finals. Manny Margot, Eguy Rosario, and Emmanuel Ramirez represent the last Padres players still in action, though Franchy Cordero once again teased us with his potential after posting a .364/.462/.576 slash line in limited action this winter.
Roberto Clemente League
OF Michael Gettys remains the only Padre prospect in action down in Puerto Rico. Gettys’ Mayguez team faces elimination against Santurce tonight.
Australian Baseball League
Multiple young Padres prospects remain in action down in the ABL, with 4 of the 7 playing for Canberra. OF Taylor Kohlwey remains hot, slashing .317/.434/.651 in 20 games so far.
That’s it for now. Like I said above, I’ll post game stats down in the comments, along with links to stuff I found to potentially generate discussion. If I missed any players in action, feel free to add their stats as well. Stay warm, and go Padres!