Padres News: Padres mini-camp updates


The Padres annual Mini Camp kicked off on Wednesday for many of the team’s top prospects, at the spring training facility in Peoria, Arizona. There were 39 Players in total at the mini camp, 16 pitchers, five catchers, nine infielders, and nine outfielders.

All of the players began fielding drills taught by the minor league coaches in the San Diego Padres system. The only difference from last year squad is this: The Coaching staff that is running the mini camp is different.

According to Corey Brock of ,the new names running the camp are: Sam Geaney who is also the new director of player development who was hired by A.J. Preller right after he took the job last fall.

Among the other new faces this year at mini camp are Moises Alou, who is the development special assistant. Dave Snow player development consultant and Luis Ortiz who is the field and hitting coordinator.

The new outfield and base running coordinator is Tarrik Brock, new pitching coordinator is Mark Prior, roving pitching instructor is Gorman Heimueller and last but certainly not least minor league pitching instructor Eric Junge.

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That’s a lot of names, right? But it’s what it takes to put the mini camp together, yet we still have more names to go over. We still have the coaches to go over, and here they are: Ben Fritz, Glendon Rusch, Lance Burkhart, and Marvin Benard

There you have it, that’s all of the new coaching staff for this year’s mini camp. So not only was there a lot of changes at the Big league level with players, but there was a lot of changes down in the minor league system as well.

With all of the players reporting to mini camp, it will give the new coaching staff a perfect opportunity to get to know each of the players better.

It also gives the coaches an opportunity to give the players feedback on what they need to work on to make it to the next level.

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