Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 7/15/12
With the Padres in search of much-needed thump in the middle of their projected lineup this past winter, GM Josh Byrnes orchestrated a deal to acquire local boy Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for two fringe prospects. Though Quentin missed much of the season’s first two months with a knee injury he has been exactly what the Friars hoped for with the bat. In just 120 AB’s Quentin owns a .404 OBP, is slugging .533 and is second on the club in HR with 8. His OBP would place him at the top of MLB in the category had he had enough AB’s to qualify while his slugging % would be top-20. Of course like most Padres hitters he fares much better on the road (1.117 OPS) than at home (.636 OPS). With just 46 home AB’s it’s still a little early to make any definitive judgments regarding his ability to hit at Petco. Regardless of his performance at Petco Quentin’s overall play this year and his previous track record of success will make him an attractive commodity on the open...
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