San Diego Padres Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Padres Lineup

11-7, in NL West

When we think the prototype for rebuild, the San Diego Padres often come to mind. The problem has been that it has been more of the same year-after-year. Rebuilding is supposed to lead to success at least, eventually. The Padres have added new pieces nearly every season. Each new cog is designed to be the one that changes their fortunes. It hasn't happened yet. They brought in two veteran superstars to man both corners of the infield and boost their run production.

In 2020, San Diego has added a proven offensive threat to hit in the second spot, and are surrounding a veteran middle of the order with a pair of highly regarded prospects. Now, like most teams, we scroll down to the list of projected starting pitchers. The Padres have a very suspect list of suspects projected to take the hill every fifth day. They have a single pitcher targeted for a good season. Inside the middle of the rotation are a pair of veterans looking to revitalize their careers.

Padres Starting Lineup

C. Paddack , (R), SP
1. E. Hosmer , (L), 1B
2. J. Profar , (S), 2B
3. M. Machado , (R), 3B
4. F. Mejia , (S), C
5. T. Grisham , (L), CF
6. K. Yates , (L), CL
7. T. Pham , (R), LF
8. W. Myers , (R), RF
9. F. Tatis Jr. , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Chris Paddack C. Paddack (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Chris Paddack C. Paddack (R)
95
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Eric Hosmer E. Hosmer (L)
79
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Jurickson Profar J. Profar (S)
70
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Manny Machado M. Machado (R)
88
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Francisco Mejia F. Mejia (S)
65
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Trent Grisham T. Grisham (L)
72
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Kirby Yates K. Yates (L)
98
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Tommy Pham T. Pham (R)
90
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Wil Myers W. Myers (R)
78
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. F. Tatis Jr. (R)
69
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 San Diego Padres Pitching Analysis

Sooner or later the San Diego rotation is going to have to move up, because really there is nowhere to go anymore. The Padres have a couple of names that stand to have some upside in 2019, but that is us looking at the positives. It is a somewhat new rotation, and you have to hope they are able to turn the corner a bit to try and see who they want for their future. San Diego won’t have any prospect pitchers coming up this season, that will likely be more in 2020. Joey Lucchesi is the name that draws our interest the most. He had 145 strikeouts in 130 innings last season, and has the most talent of the names in the rotation. While that may not be saying much, Lucchesi should have a long future with this team. He comes into the new season projected with a small innings increase, and a low four ERA. He should also be around a strikeout per inning. It gets tougher as the rotation gets on, but Robbie Erlin is getting some love with a few tweaks he made last season. His second half numbers are giving early projections a positive jump on him.

Bryan Mitchell is the third starter, and this is where we really start to go downhill. He had over a five ERA last season, and is projected for the same with a 1.63 WHIP. Mitchell has below average stuff, and is a rotational filler until they can make a move. We have to remember the Padres are and have been in rebuild mode for sometime now, so cheap backend starters are just placement holder until something better comes. Eric Lauer and Luis Perdomo are two other names that will round out the rotation. Lauer is a weaker lefty who had a good stretch before crashing back down to earth. Perdomo is tough on right-handers with the good groundball stuff, but against left-handed hitters he really gave it up. If he can’t fix these issues, he won’t have much success in 2019. Overall this rotation finished 21st in ERA, so not all that bad for where they could have been, but they won’t be jumping into the top half of the league in pitching stats any time soon.