Roberto Alomar – Photo By Stephen Dunn
We’ll be looking at the top five players in Padre history at each position, today we examine second base. The first rule: we will only consider the players’ time with the Padres, so Mike Piazza doesn’t count because he was only here for 1 year. I have set a completely arbitrary minimum of 200 games with the Padres. The other rule: players will be considered for their primary position; so Gene Tenace is a catcher and not a first baseman.
First, we looked at catcher where Terry Kennedy barely beat out Benito Santiago for top spot. We then moved to first base, where Adrian Gonzalez unfortunately earned the top spot over Nate Colbert. Today, we move around the diamond to second base. This turned out to be a challenge as there is a log jam of players with similar numbers at the position.
Players who just missed the cut:
Randy Ready: ’86 – ’89 (267 games – .284/.382/.442)
Difficult to put him with the second basemen because he played the major...