Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 14
By Dave Chalk
Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Triple-A: El Paso Chihuahuas (60-66)
Last night the El Paso Chihuahuas lost to the Nashville Sound 4-2. Despite the losing effort top Padres prospect Matt Wisler had a solid outing. He pitched 6 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 7. This outing is important because Wisler has struggled this season after nearly missing out on being the team’s fifth start out of Spring Training. In his 19 starts at the Triple-A level, Wisler is 7-5 with a 5.16 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 83 strikeouts in 99.1 innings. His stock has dropped a bit since the beginning of the season, but if he can have a strong month of August he has a shot to get a spot start when the roster expand in September.
On the offensive side of the ball Yeison Asencio had a solid night at the plate. Ascenio went 2-for-4 with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning of his teams’ only two runs. He has only had 10 plate appearance at the Triple-A level and has held his own. Combining his numbers between San Antonio and El Paso he owns a triple slash line of .294/.444/.776. Add that to the list of strong outfield prospects in the Friars system.
Future Friar of the Game:
Yeison Asencio 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R
Future Friar of the Game
Tyler Greene 0-for-4, 4 K