A Quick Look at Wil Myers’ Defense

March 21, 2018

Wil Myers was supposed to be the face of the San Diego Padres. Coming off a phenomenal 2016 season where he was moved from the outfield to first base full-time, Myers was able to suit up for a career-high 157 games, slashing .259/.336/.461 in the process. Wil Myers was finally showing Major League Baseball what he has been capable of his whole career, bashing 28 home runs and stealing a…


The battle over the Padres’ left field job

March 20, 2018

The Padres reassigned several players to minor league camp on Sunday. This time we saw first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig, outfielder Shane Peterson, right-handed pitcher Eric Yardley, right-handed pitcher Webster Rivas, and catcher Stephen McGee all depart. Unfortunately, all those moves didn’t clear up the question of who plays left field. The Padres’ battle for the left field position is between five to six different veteran outfielders. Green has recently said the…


Reaction to FanGraph’s Season Projections for the Padres

March 15, 2018

Before we dive into projections, we need to define the difference between projections and predictions.  A prediction is a forecast with high confidence in a specific outcome. A projection is an array of predictions leading to a mean value of outcomes, basically a projection is a grouping of predictions. Projections are often wrong and usually don’t mean much, but we all read into them anyway, as I am about to…


Padres 25-Man Roster Predictions

March 13, 2018

With two weeks remaining before MLB Opening Day, constructing the San Diego Padres’ 25-man roster results in many questions, as position battles are still in the middle rounds. On Friday and early Tuesday, the Padres’ assigned several players to their minor league camp. Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Wilhelmsen, Trey Wingenter, and Michael Mariot were given the bad news, along with promising position player and No. 8 overall (in all…


The Padres’ Infield Defense Could Be The Best In Years

March 9, 2018

They say defense wins championships. We are approximately three weeks from Opening Day, and the Padres projected infield consists of the new star Eric Hosmer at first base, Freddy Galvis at shortstop, Chase Headley at third, and most likely, Carlos Asuaje at second base, with some consideration for Jose Pirela and Cory Spangenberg at that spot as well. In that projected infield for 2018, there are five combined Gold Gloves, four…


Padres Putting Pieces Together on Eve of Cactus League Play

February 23, 2018

The San Diego Padres’ signing of Eric Hosmer this week has initiated a domino effect on the team as a handful of players are being asked to shift positions to facilitate the addition. Wil Myers will be moving from first base back into the outfield. He has been taking reps in both left and right field. With the potential of Myers moving into right, Hunter Renfroe may be forced to…


Padres Have Low Bar For HR King and It’s Time To Break It

February 23, 2018

I understand the home run has lost a bit of its luster with advanced analytics, changing launch angles and more guys swinging for the fences than ever before. Joey Gallo hit more home runs (41) than singles (32) in 2017, yet a guy like Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor was more “valuable”. However, the home run is still the most exciting result in baseball, chicks still dig the long ball….


With the Addition of Hosmer, Wil Myers Can Just Relax and Play Ball

February 22, 2018

When the Padres inked Wil Myers to a then-club record six-year, $83 million deal before last season, it was the intention that he become the “face of the franchise” and the clubhouse alpha dog. Although 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases are the type of numbers the Padres paid for, most were hoping for more. His midseason struggles last year were well documented as he hit .214, .195 and…


Crowded Outfield Situation Should Be Resolved By Opening Day

February 20, 2018

The Eric Hosmer signing has already had a trickle down effect on the roster. Wil Myers will put away his first baseman’s mitt in order to track down fly balls in the outfield in 2018. Jose Pirela has been seen working on the infield and taking ground balls at second base. Both men are directly effected by bringing in Eric Hosmer, and they are not alone. When you sign a…


Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 6 (Hosmer’s Swagger Needed)

February 19, 2018

Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers will solidify the middle of the Padres’ lineup. Or at least that is what the Padres hope. The Friars have a young left-handed hitter and a young right-handed hitter to build around. Some debate whether each player is overvalued as far as production, but having those two each and every day will go a long way for a franchise that has struggled to find an…


Eric Hosmer Signing Brings a Domino Effect With it for Rest of Team

February 18, 2018

With the signing of Eric Hosmer, the San Diego Padres will need to restructure their team a bit. The slick-fielding first baseman will surely play everyday, as he has proven he is more than capable of doing so. Hosmer is a presence in the middle of a brand new Padres’ lineup and a left-handed bat that the team has needed for a long time. It is an exciting time to…


Padres Spring Training Wrap-Up: Day 4 (Wil Myers Still Not in Camp)

February 17, 2018

As a silent leader, you must do the little things. You need to lead by example. The fact Wil Myers has yet to report to camp is a bit concerning, but not quite troubling…yet. With a feeling of excitement surrounding this young team, it is strange that the teams “face of the franchise” player hasn’t reported early. Should he be the first position player in camp? Should Myers set an…