5:45 pm: The Padres officially announced the moves, placing Snell in IL for 10 days (retroactive to April 11) with a left adductor strain.
12:33PM: The Padres face some early season uncertainty in the starting rotation. the left Blake Snell He was itchy from what was supposed to be his first start on Sunday after suffering from adductor tightness. Snell has not been put on the casualty list, but it is expected that he will need some time off the shelf to recover.
With Snell’s spot spinning again tomorrow night against the Braves, it looks like Mackenzie Gor He’ll get his first major league appearance. AJ Cassavell from MLB.com chirp On Tuesday that Gore had joined the team’s taxi rank, Kevin Asey of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote last night that the organization expects soon to put Snell on IL and start Gore in his place.
Gore’s potential stock has fluctuated greatly in recent seasons. The third overall pick in 2017, he carved underage hitters during his first two professional campaigns. In the process, Gore emerged as a young, elite talent. As the 2020 season approaches, baseball has named America, Van Graves and Athletic Goure as the best player in the sport. All three outlets ranked him among the top six minor talents in the league overall.
Having reached Double-A in late 2019, Gore looked like he could make his MLB debut at some point this season. The pandemic ended necessitating a shorter schedule and a lack of minor league play, however, and Gore spent the year at the alternate training site. Reports emerged that he was out of the game mechanically, and with American baseball writing during the 2020-21 season, there were concerns about both his control and slackening.
These red flags have persisted in the past year, as Gore with 12.5% of opponents marched against a drastically reduced 18.8% hit rate in six Triple-A starts. The Padres reassigned to their Arizona complex for some low-pressure work to get back on track, and returned to a subsidiary late in the season with a pair of Double-A. He walked eight more hits in nine innings but hit 16 times.
There is no doubt that Gore’s inconsistent past couple seasons have caused some kind of damage to his potential inventory. He’s no longer one of the top ten junior players unanimously, and he hasn’t made it to the majors as quickly as he once seemed. However, Gore only turned 23 in February with only two years left to be perhaps the best pitcher in the minors. It’s certainly still a legitimate possibility, and it’s the one Keith Low identified as his 59th overall athlete this off season.
Lu wrote that all of Gore’s fastball, shift, and slider are still redundant, and that he’s athletic enough to stand out so far as an arm at the top of the spin if he finds more mechanical consistency. The BA opened its fourth-tier San Diego system slot this winter, praising its high-octane stock and noting that his “mistakes were much smaller” late last year than they were early in that season. Gore has appeared only once so far this year, but has not issued a single free pass in five goalless rounds with Triple-A El Paso last week, fueling seven of his 16 hits.
Gore is already on the 40-man roster, so Snell IL’s status would be enough to accommodate his summons. How long it will stay in the spin can be seen, but Acee writes that both the Snell and the right-hander Mike Clevenger It is expected that minor periodic rehabilitation will be required before return to major specialties. The team announced last night that Clevinger, who missed last season entirely recovering from Tommy John’s surgery and opened this year in IL due to some pain in his right knee, will begin his first rehab today with High-A Lake Elsinore.