Monday, June 29, 2009

Baek on the road back

Monday June 29, 2009

Padres pitcher Cha Seung Baek is once again n the road back to the starting rotation.

After spending the entire season so far on the DL, Baek joined the Padres in San Diego today and threw a bullpen session. If he rebounds well from it, he could start a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday July 11th.

Baek, who was expected to break spring camp as the #3 starter in the Padres rotation, went on the 15 day DL on March 30th and then was transfered to the 60 day DL on May 15th after suffering a setback in a minor league start for Portland on May 9th.

If all goes well Baek could join the Padres as soon as the Nationals series in late July.

By early August the Padres starting rotation could be Peavy, Young, Correia, Gaudin, Baek. It sure makes you wonder what if.

In other Padres injury news:
Reliever Luke Gregerson also threw a bullpen session at Petco today and is expected to start a rehab assignment by this weekend.

Quality Start Wasted. Pads fall 3-1 to 'Stros

Monday June 29, 2009

The San Diego Padres wasted a quality start from Josh Geer tonight, eaking out just 2 hits against Roy Oswalt in a 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros at Petco Park tonight.

Geer threw 7 full innings giving up 7 hits and 3 runs while walking none. In a 98 pitch effort, Geer gave up just one extra base hit, a solo shot by future HOF catcher Ivan Rodriguez in the 5th inning. A good effort for the Padres #5 starter.

Unfortunately the Padres hitters could manage just 2 hits against Roy Oswalt. In fact if it wasn't for a hit batsman, an intentional walk to Adrian Gonzalez and a wild pitch in the 4th, the Padres would have been shut out.

Gonzalez walked twice for his MLB leading 62nd and 63rd walks of the season.

The only Padres batter that looked comfortable at the plate is Rule V draft pick Everth Cabrera who went 1 for 3 with a double to left in the 3rd.

Josh Banks makes his first start of the season against Mike Hampton tomorrow at 7:05 pm at Petco. See you there.

Padres 2009 Draft Picks signed to date

Monday June 29, 2009

To date the Padres have done an extremely good job of getting their 2009 college draft picks signed, but none of their high school picks have yet to be inked.

On June 24th the Padres announced they had signed 9 players over the past week including:
3rd, Jerry Sullivan, RHP, Oral Roberts U
5th, Luke Hagerty, C, U Miami
7th, Miles Mikolas, RHP, Nova Southeastern
10th, Ryan Hinson, LHP, Clemson

5 other unnamed players also signed.
13th, Matt Vern, 1B
14th, Nicholas Greenwood, LHP
31st, Matthew Jackson, RHP
33rd, Jonathan Berger, RHP
36th, - Dylan Tonneson, C

Signed prior to this past week:
8th, Nate Frieman, 1B
9th, Chris Fetter, RHP
12th, Brayden Drake, 3B
16th, Griffin Benedict, C
19th, Chris Tremblay, SS
22nd, Cody Decker, 1B
23rd, Jeffrey Ibarra, LHP
25th, Ty Wright, OF
26th, Kevin Winn, 2B
27th Cameron Monger, CF
28th, Vince Belnome, 2B
30th, Wande Olabisi, OF
31st, Matt Jackson, RHP
32nd, David Erickson, RHP
33rd, Jon Berger, RHP
38th, Kyle Loretelli, CF
39th, Chris Ahearn, SS
40th, Thomas Porter, RHP
43rd, Chadd Hartman, OF
44th, Ryan Skube, 2B
49th, Brett Holland, RHP
50th, Brett Basham, C is reporting that the Padres have now signed 6 of their top 10 and 31 of 50 players drafted.

That still leaves 1, 2, 4 and 6 left to sign out of the top 10 and they are all HS players.

I only know of one player that has said they are definitely passing on signing, Rey Delphey, a RHP out of Braulio Alonso HS in Tampa who was taken in the 42nd round.