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One of the challenges when it comes to ranking players by position in fantasy baseball is trying to determine which player is going to have that breakout season and return a profit to your auction buy or draft pick. When reviewing the list of first basemen for the 2013 season, my pick to break out is Jedd Gyorko of the San Diego Padres.
It is cheating a little bit to call for a breakout for a guy that has never played a game before in the major leagues, but based on his average draft position and the ability to put up more stats than his current projections, I think it makes him a good candidate.
The issue for him is his defense which we don’t care about in fantasy baseball leagues, but it would be one reason that he might start the year back in Triple-A. The Padres moved him to second base with Chase Headley locked in at third and Gyorko has a lot of work to do with his glove and footwork. What is ready however, is his hitting and the Padres badly need offense.
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There is a law in the world of physics that goes something like this: For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction. My last post was titled, “Five Ridiculously Optimistic Projections for the Padres.” Well, if I follow the laws of physics I guess I need to post “Five Ridiculously Pessimistic Projections for the Padres. So, here we go.
Coming off a huge offensive...
The Padres enter 2013 with a relatively strong farm system, though much of the promise, particularly with pitching, is still a few years down the road.
Most publications and websites have been fairly unanimous in grouping six players atop San Diego's farm system. Jedd Gyorko, Casey Kelly and Robbie Erlin are near the top for those that want a greater level of certainty, while...
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2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [76-86] NL West
AAA: [56-88] Pacific Coast League – Tucson
AA: [60-80] Texas League – San Antonio
A+: [69-71] California League – Lake Elsinore
A: [69-71] Midwest League – Fort Wayne
A(ss): [47-29] Northwest League — Eugene
Here is the local media outlets that report on the SAN DIEGO PADRES. Newspaper- The San Diego Union Tribune is the paper of record in the city. The online version of the paper is affiliated with Sign On Sand Diego. The broadsheet’s online sports section includes a page dedicated to the Padres. Beat writer Bill Center
Logan Forsythe offers the San Diego Padres many options. Yet, he's trying to leave them with only one choice.
He wants to start.
Forsythe gave the Padres two more reasons to make him a regular: he hit two triples in the same inning of an 11-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
''He's ready to play every day,'' Black said. ''He wants...
Jake Peavy and Clayton Richard will always be linked as the key pieces of a trade between the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox.
The two pitchers faced off Sunday, their first starts of spring training.
Richard pitched two scoreless innings, leading the Padres to a 4-0 win over the White Sox. Peavy was hit hard, giving up three runs and five hits.
Peavy yielded RBI doubles...
Yesterday was the first game of spring to be televised on Fox Sports San Diego this season. Today will be the second game televised against the Rangers. Yesterday the Padres beat the White Sox in what I would say was a very well played game by the squad. Great pitching performances as well as excellent hitting from most of the guys. The interesting thing to note from the game was...
Whenever the Padres face the Dodgers it’s always nice to win. No matter what time of the year it is. One team could be way out of contention and the other could be making a push, but one thing is constant: it is always nice to beat the Dodgers. Yesterday the two teams faced each other and the Padres won. Even though it is spring training it felt good to win. What made it even sweeter...