San Diego Padres

Stadium: Petco Park | Manager: Bud Black
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Padres.2265351093.27
NL West Division5th5th5th1st
National League 12th14th13th2nd
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J. Upton
M. Kemp
T. Medica
C. Quentin
C. Spangenberg
J. Goebbert
W. Myers
W. Venable
A. Amarista
C. Maybin
A. Almonte
M. Kemp
W. Myers
W. Venable
R. Liriano
Y. Solarte
W. Middlebrooks
J. Gyorko
A. Amarista
C. Barmes
Y. Solarte
Rotation
1. J. Shields
2. A. Cashner
3. T. Ross
4. I. Kennedy
5. B. Morrow
6. O. Despaigne
7. R. Erlin
8. J. Johnson
9. C. Luebke
10. C. Kelly
J. Gyorko
C. Barmes
Y. Solarte
C. Spangenberg
Y. Alonso
T. Medica
W. Middlebrooks
J. Goebbert

DL
None
D. Norris
T. Federowicz
  Bullpen
J. Benoit (CL)
K. Quackenbush
D. Thayer
S. Kelley
N. Vincent
A. Torres
B. Maurer
F. Garces
L. Campos
Last Updated: 02/13/2015
 
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Last Five Games
9/28 vs. SF
W. VenableRF
C. Spangenberg3B
J. Gyorko2B
Y. Grandal1B
S. SmithLF
R. RiveraC
A. AmaristaSS
C. MaybinCF
R. ErlinP
 
9/27 vs. SF
W. VenableRF
C. Spangenberg2B
Y. GrandalC
S. SmithLF
Y. Solarte3B
A. AmaristaSS
J. Goebbert1B
C. MaybinCF
E. StultsP
 
9/26 vs. SF
C. Spangenberg3B
W. VenableCF
J. Gyorko2B
Y. Grandal1B
S. SmithLF
R. RiveraC
A. AmaristaSS
R. LirianoRF
I. KennedyP
 
9/25 vs. SF
C. Spangenberg3B
W. VenableRF
J. Gyorko2B
Y. Grandal1B
S. SmithLF
R. RiveraC
A. AmaristaSS
C. MaybinCF
A. CashnerP
 
9/24 vs. COL
Y. Solarte3B
C. MaybinCF
J. Gyorko2B
Y. Grandal1B
T. MedicaLF
R. LirianoRF
A. MooreC
A. AmaristaSS
J. WielandP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
Y. Solarte3B.2601048
A. AlmonteCF.230315
S. SmithLF.2661248
Y. Grandal1B.2251549
J. Gyorko2B.2101051
W. VenableRF.224833
R. RiveraC.2521144
A. AmaristaSS.239540
 
Notes
  • 148 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 3 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
C. DenorfiaRF
C. Headley3B
C. QuentinLF
T. Medica1B
R. RiveraC
B. Conrad2B
C. MaybinCF
A. AmaristaSS
2 Game(s)
Y. Solarte3B
A. AlmonteCF
S. SmithLF
Y. Grandal1B
J. Gyorko2B
R. RiveraC
R. LirianoRF
A. AmaristaSS
2 Game(s)
Y. Solarte3B
C. MaybinCF
J. Gyorko2B
R. RiveraC
Y. Grandal1B
T. MedicaLF
R. LirianoRF
A. AmaristaSS
2 Game(s)
C. DenorfiaCF
Y. Solarte2B
C. QuentinLF
T. Medica1B
J. FrancoeurRF
C. Nelson3B
R. RiveraC
A. AmaristaSS
2 Game(s)
E. CabreraSS
A. AmaristaCF
S. SmithLF
Y. GrandalC
Y. Solarte3B
J. Gyorko2B
Y. Alonso1B
W. VenableRF

 
 

Clint Barmes, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
48.24515071
 
Tim Federowicz, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
23.1132150
 
Position Breakdown
C - 7
Brandon Morrow, #23
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1333.15.671830
 
News
While Padres manager Bud Black is not ready to put odds on the competition for the final spot in the team's rotation, he did seem to indicate Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne might be a little ahead of Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler , per U-T San Diego.

"I think we're going to look at them all, but Morrow and Despaigne have a little something to them," Black said. "It doesn't hurt Matt to go back to the minors. Robbie Erlin was in our rotation last year, made some starts and pitched well at times. He's still developing. I don't know if there's a front-runner, but you can maybe say that Morrow and Despaigne are out there just a touch."

Jedd Gyorko, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
111.2103710513
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 109
News
Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is working on his swing in the early stages of camp, and one area of focus is keeping his hips aligned to not be vulnerable to pitches away, MLB.com reports.

"We're making sure the hips stay in so they don't come out like they did at the beginning of last year to make sure everything is working in the right direction," Gyorko said of his work with hitting coach Mark Kotsay. "It allows me to see the ball a little longer and a little better. It will allow me to hit the ball the other way with power or just shoot it the other way, and gets me on time to pull the ball so I don't get jammed."

Gyorko played just 111 games last season due to plantar fasciitis, hitting .210/.280/.333 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI in 400 at-bats.

Derek Norris, #36
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
127.2704610552
 
Nick Vincent, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1255.03.60062
 
Abraham Almonte, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
59.230193154
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 51, DH - 1
Will Middlebrooks, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
63.191142191
 
News
Padres thirdbasemen Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte are both battling to get the starting nod at third base during spring training, but the two are getting along just fine so far, reports UTSanDiego.com.

"I'm trying to help him, he's trying to help me," Middlebrooks said. "We're working together, we're having fun and we're competing. It's for the team, and I think it'll be good if we both push each other."

Middlebrooks hit .191 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 215 plate appearances for the Red Sox in 2014.

He is also okay if he ends up playing a different position down the line.

"Third base is the priority," he said, "but wherever I can get in the lineup, wherever I can help us win some baseball games, that's what's important for me."

Meanwhile, Solarte is doing what he can to help Middlebrooks adjust to his new surroundings.

"That's competing," Solarte said. "For me, it's my teammate. I want to work hard with him and make it fun, too."

Alexi Amarista, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
148.2393954012
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 14, SS - 1, OF - 8
News
Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista is ready for the challenge of entering the season as a starter for the first time in his career, per MLB.com.

"I'm blessed that they gave me the opportunity and that gave me more confidence, being an everyday player," he said.

Monitoring Amarista's progress will be one thing Padres general manager A.J. Preller will watch closely this spring.

"I think, in general, we're really more anxious just to see how the spring training goes for the infield, in the middle of the infield, with Alexi and Clint Barmes, we're hoping we're covered," Preller said.

Cameron Maybin, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
95.235241154
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 86
News
The Padres don't have a prototypical leadoff hitter on their 40-man roster, so manager Bud Black is already trying to pare down the potential candidates he does have at his disposal, per U-T San Diego.

Yangervis Solarte, Will Venable, Cameron Maybin and Wil Myers -- let’s start there,” Black said of the options at the top of his list.

However, of that list of players, Myers is the only one assured of playing every day. He has a career .324 on-base percentage.

Andrew Cashner, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
57123.12.552993
 
Justin Upton, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
154.27077291028
 
Kevin Quackenbush, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3354.12.48656
 
Carlos Quentin, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
50.17794180
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 32, DH - 5
Josh Johnson, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
News
Padres starting pitcher Josh Johnson (elbow) said Thursday he could throw a bullpen session as early as next week, but he added the following week is more likely, per U-T San Diego.

"I pushed my bullpen back a week last time, and that helped," Johnson said.

Johnson, who underwent Tommy John surgery last April, is currently long-tossing at 180 feet three times a week. He plans to stretch out to more than 200 feet next week before throwing to a catcher on flat ground.

Manager Bud Black said the team has been targeting the first couple weeks of March for the veteran right-hander to begin throwing off a mound. Johnson is still not expected to start throwing in games until late May or June.

Alex Torres, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2154.03.33051
 
Odrisamer Despaigne, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4796.13.363265
 
News
While Padres manager Bud Black is not ready to put odds on the competition for the final spot in the team's rotation, he did seem to indicate Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne might be a little ahead of Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler , per U-T San Diego.

"I think we're going to look at them all, but Morrow and Despaigne have a little something to them," Black said. "It doesn't hurt Matt to go back to the minors. Robbie Erlin was in our rotation last year, made some starts and pitched well at times. He's still developing. I don't know if there's a front-runner, but you can maybe say that Morrow and Despaigne are out there just a touch."

Brandon Maurer, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1469.24.65055
 
News
Padres manager Bud Black said pitcher Brandon Maurer has stood out during spring training and would not rule out Maurer moving to the starting rotation, reports U-T San Diego.

"He's got the ability to start," Black said. "We're not ruling that out long term."

Will Venable, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.2244783311
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 136
News
The Padres don't have a prototypical leadoff hitter on their 40-man roster, so manager Bud Black is already trying to pare down the potential candidates he does have at his disposal, per U-T San Diego.

Yangervis Solarte, Will Venable, Cameron Maybin and Wil Myers -- let’s start there,” Black said of the options at the top of his list.

However, of that list of players, Myers is the only one assured of playing every day. He has a career .324 on-base percentage.

Tommy Medica, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
102.233319276
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 46, OF - 22, DH - 4
Yonder Alonso, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
84.240277276
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 77, 3B - 3
Rymer Liriano, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.22013164
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 34
Joaquin Benoit, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4254.11.491164
 
Wil Myers, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
87.222376356
 
News
The Padres don't have a prototypical leadoff hitter on their 40-man roster, so manager Bud Black is already trying to pare down the potential candidates he does have at his disposal, per U-T San Diego.

Yangervis Solarte, Will Venable, Cameron Maybin and Wil Myers -- let’s start there,” Black said of the options at the top of his list.

However, of that list of players, Myers is the only one assured of playing every day. He has a career .324 on-base percentage.

Yangervis Solarte, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.2605610480
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 27, SS - 8, 3B - 111, OF - 7
News
Padres thirdbasemen Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte are both battling to get the starting nod at third base during spring training, but the two are getting along just fine so far, reports UTSanDiego.com.

"I'm trying to help him, he's trying to help me," Middlebrooks said. "We're working together, we're having fun and we're competing. It's for the team, and I think it'll be good if we both push each other."

Middlebrooks hit .191 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 215 plate appearances for the Red Sox in 2014.

He is also okay if he ends up playing a different position down the line.

"Third base is the priority," he said, "but wherever I can get in the lineup, wherever I can help us win some baseball games, that's what's important for me."

Meanwhile, Solarte is doing what he can to help Middlebrooks adjust to his new surroundings.

"That's competing," Solarte said. "For me, it's my teammate. I want to work hard with him and make it fun, too."

Matt Kemp, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
150.2877725898
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 159, DH - 2
Frank Garces, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
009.02.00010
 
Cory Luebke, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 11/5/14)
Robbie Erlin, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4561.14.991546
 
News
While Padres manager Bud Black is not ready to put odds on the competition for the final spot in the team's rotation, he did seem to indicate Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne might be a little ahead of Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler , per U-T San Diego.

"I think we're going to look at them all, but Morrow and Despaigne have a little something to them," Black said. "It doesn't hurt Matt to go back to the minors. Robbie Erlin was in our rotation last year, made some starts and pitched well at times. He's still developing. I don't know if there's a front-runner, but you can maybe say that Morrow and Despaigne are out there just a touch."

Casey Kelly, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out until at least early March (Updated - 2/24/15)
News
Padres pitcher Casey Kelly has been cleared for some baseball activities, but is still not ready to resume bullpens, reports MLB.com.

Kelly, who is dealing with a groin strain, suffered the injury last weekend and is hoping to resume throwing in the next few days.

Ian Kennedy, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1313201.03.6370207
 
Dale Thayer, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4565.12.34062
 
Jake Goebbert, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
51.218121102
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 25, OF - 8
Leonel Campos, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
007.05.1409
 
Shawn Kelley, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3651.24.53467
 
James Shields, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
148227.03.2144180
 
Cory Spangenberg, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.2907294
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 3, 3B - 9, OF - 4
News
Padres manager Bud Black said Wednesday that infielder Cory Spangenberg is "in the mix" for a bench role this season, U-T San Diego reports.

"Absolutely he's in the mix," Black said. "He has versatility, speed, bat. A National League bench player requires certain intangibles and a certain mindset to be able to handle that. He's been an everyday player in the minor leagues, but if you ask a lot of players, 'Would you rather be in Triple-A or a bench player, part-time starter in the big leagues,' what are they going to say? It's not a question."

Spangenberg indicated he's willing to fill any role with the team if he can make the club. "Any role to make the club -- that's what I'm here for," he said. "So anything I can do to help myself out, I'm going to try to do."

If he can make the 25-man roster this spring, Spangenberg will likely serve as a reserve at second base and third base, the two positions that Black believes represent the best fit for the infielder. Spangenberg made his major-league debut in 2014 and hit .290/.313/.452 with two home runs, nine RBI and four stolen bases in 62 at-bats with the Padres.

Tyson Ross, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1314195.22.8172195