CF Cameron Maybin(.234, 8 HR, 28 RBI's)
RF Will Venable(.245, 13 HR's, 51 RBI's)
LF Ryan Ludwick(.251, 17 HR's 69 RBI's)
3B Chase Headley(.264, 11 HR's 58 RBI's)
1B Kyle Blanks(.157, 3 HR's 15 RBI's)
C Nick Hundley(.249, 8 HR's, 43 RBI's)
2B Jarrett Hoffpauir(.206, 0 HR's 0 RBI's)
SS Everth Cabrera(.208, 1 HR, 22 RBI's)
Taking a look at this lineup, as of right now, and it maybe the worst I have ever seen assembled. Don't panic just yet, as Jed Hoyer will almost certainly look at upgrades through free agency and trades. Their rotation looks much more settled, and I believe their pitching staff has the potential to be every bit as good at it was last year. Let's take a look at some potential free agent targets for the Padres.
- Russell Branyan(.237, 25 HR's, 57 RBI's): A little long in the tooth at 35, but still can hit 20 bombs. Could hold on the fort until Kyle Blanks, or the newly acquired Anthony Rizzo is ready.
- Ty Wiggington(.248, 22 HR's, 76 RBI's): The Padres like local talent, and Wiggington hails from Chula Vista. Has power, and the versatilety to play all over the infield.
- Orlando Cabrera(.263, 4 HR's 42 RBI's): The long-time shortstop shouldn't cost too much, is a below average bat, and is an average defender. Sounds like a fit to me.