#36

In the Lastest Leaders yesterday, (wow, was it only yesterday?) I got #36. Definitely not my best, but not my worst either. As I can’t think of any Padres who wore the number 36 in recent years, I decided to dedicate my number to a Padres minor league player. I didn’t even have to research it though. Big thanks and shoutout to Carl of Crystal Baseball, who found me a player before I could. So, my dedication this week goes to #36, Robert Woodard!

robert woodard.jpgI don’t expect any of you to know who on earth this guy is, I didn’t until yesterday. But I’m probably going to watch him through the system after this :)

Anyway, Woodard is a pitcher, currently with the the Padres’ Single-A affiliate, Lake Elsinore Storm. But he might move up or down sometime after Spring Training. Looks like he’s been up and down the Padres system a bit. He’s been in Fort Wayne, Portland, and Lake Elsinore. We signed him out of the University of North Carolina in 2007 after the draft.

There’s not that much info on him out there, but he had a 3.77 ERA last year with the three levels. He seems like a pretty good pitcher, and maybe we’ll see him with the big league club in a few years.

In other news, the Padres have signed DH Cliff Floyd and pitcher Scott Patterson. Patterson had three scoreless appearances with us last year, but had to be shut down due to an injury. Floyd will be our left-handed bat off the bench, as well as DH during interleague play. I think these are very interesting signings, and hopefully they will be good for the team. But guess what? The Padres are going to have 35 pitchers in Spring Training this year. Wow. It’s going to be very interesting…

(photo credit: flickr.com)    

9 Comments

Hey Kaybee – thanks for introducing us to Robert Woodward.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

It should be interesting!! And thanks for the comment! The thing about low expectations is if your team comes up big you get to just rub it in people’s faces lol!
-Becca
http://atcollege.mlblogs.com/

Sounds good. Good idea dedicating your number to a minor leaguer.

Bob- http://bostonsports.mlblogs.com/

Kaybee,
Nice dedication! I hadn’t even heard of this guy before! Nice signing of Cliff Floyd, he’ll be a great guy coming off the bench!
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Kaybee, when Woodward gets promoted up to Double A make sure to drop me a line. His progression to Double A would land him with the San Antonio Missions. The San Antonio Missions and Corpus Christi Hooks make up the I-37 rivalry. If you would like I could try and snag an autograph from him for you.

http://thehooks.mlblogs.com/

Hi, Kaybee …

“Congratulations” on your #36 ranking on the new “Leader’s List” !!! … Nice dedication in honor of #36 Robert Woodard !!! … He is a pitcher you can follow throughout his days in the minor leagues, and then when he is called-up to the majors you can be his biggest fan when he pitches for the Padres !!! … Nice Post !!! … Jimmy [27NYY],”BY&L” http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

Thanks for the comment. I’ve always had a soft-spot for the Padres (Tony Gwynn was always one of my favourite players, classy guy) so I look forward to hearing more from you. If you have any suggestions for things to put in my entry previewing the Padres let me know. I should be publishing it on March 4th…they’ll be the second-to-last team I preview. Talk soon!

Travis

http://baseballcanadiana.mlblogs.com

Congrats on #36!! Good to see you’ll be able to watch his journey to the show!
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

JULIA, you’re welcome :)

BECCA, exactly!

BOB, thanks!

ELIZABETH, I really hope Floyd will be able to make a impact from the bench!

DAN, I will! Thanks for thinking of me, that would be really cool!!

JIMMY, I’m sure I will be his BIGGEST fan!

TRAVIS, Gywnn was a great player! I’ll definitely be checking in at your blog!

EMILY, thanks! Yeah, it will be pretty cool!

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