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Ex-MLB righty Villanueva to play in Korea

Carlos Villanueva, an 11-year major league veteran who made 51 relief appearances for the Padres last season, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Hanwha Eagles in South Korea.

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10dDan Szymborski

Offseason moves didn't help Padres

The subtraction of multiple veterans, including starter Tyson Ross, leaves San Diego near the bottom of the major leagues in ZiPS evaluation as the Padres gather in Peoria.

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10dKeith Law

Prospects who can make a major impact in 2017

Andrew Benintendi and Dansby Swanson have already produced in the majors, but they're not the only prospects who can help their clubs this season.

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12dBradford Doolittle

Players with something to prove: Hunter Renfroe

Now the Padres' likely starter in right field, Renfroe must prove his aggressive approach can hold up over the long haul at the big league level.

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19dKeith Law

San Diego Padres: Top prospects report

Swiping pitcher Anderson Espinoza from the Red Sox last summer added to the Padres' burgeoning collection of prospects with promise.

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Mason Thompson primed for breakout

Of all the Padres' high-ceiling prospects, Thompson might have the best chance to do big things in 2017, Keith Law writes. The right-hander has the stuff and size for mid-rotation upside or better. Top sleeper prospects (Insider)

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NL West team-by-team top prospects

While the Padres went all-in on their rebuild, the other teams in the division were quietly improving their farm systems -- except for the Diamondbacks, who have the worst in baseball.

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25dBradford Doolittle

The state of baseball's worst teams

From the usual suspects to a recent world champion, the 2017 season likely isn't about contention for these struggling squads. Which are on their way to brighter days?

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26dKeith Law

2017 prospect rankings: 40-21

The players in this group, including nine outfielders and the son of a former major leaguer, may not be in the top tier, but boast major potential.

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Jason Hammel is still left on the free agent market despite being 1 of 8 Starters who has won more than 10 games with a sub 4 ERA for 3 consecutive seasons. 1 of only 11 to have a sub .250 OBA for 3 consecutive seasons. His ability to take the ball 30 times a season and his evolution as seen through the use of his slider and 2 seamer make him a much improved pitcher. He's a winner, a consistent winner as shown by his 25-17 record the last two years with a 3.78 ERA over 61 starts. Teams that need him include: Royals, Orioles, Padres, Pirates, Marlins, Rockies and Twins.

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Ex-Padres P Jones cites tobacco for cancer

Randy Jones, the former Padres pitching great who won the 1976 Cy Young Award, has throat cancer, a disease that he says doctors have linked to his years of tobacco use.

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30dKeith Law

Farm system rankings: The top 10

The Yankees have no weaknesses, the Padres have upside, and the Pirates return their top five from '16, but one system retains its title as MLB's best.

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Poinsettia Bowl dropped; Holiday to Petco Park?

The San Diego Bowl Game Association is dropping the Poinsettia Bowl and is talking to the Padres about playing the Holiday Bowl at Petco Park.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.4323rd
Quality Starts69Tied-18th
WHIP1.3824th
BAA.25817th
Runs686Tied-20th
Batting Average.23530th
On Base Percentage.29930th
Slugging Percentage.39028th

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