LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2013 — The rebuilding San Diego Padres finished 2012 with a 76-86 record. This season won’t be much different as they are still rebuilding and looking to the future.
Power hitting second base prospect Jedd Gyorko will get his first taste of the majors this year. It will be interesting to see if Carlos Quentin can stay healthy. His knee is already starting to act up this spring. Chase Headley will be out for at least the first month of the season.
Edinson Volquez and Clayton Richard will lead an unimpressive rotation for the Padres. The best thing the Padres have going for them is the Colorado Rockies.
Notable Players Out: LHP Andrew Werner
Notable Players In: RHP Tyson Ross
Prospect Watch: OF Ryner Liriano and RHP Adys Portillo
Highlight Hitter: LF Carlos Quentin (ZiPS 2013 Projections: .259/.355/.479 19 HR/57 R/65 RBI
Highlight Pitcher: RHP Edinson Volquez (ZiPS 8-9, 4.08 ERA, 8.46 K/9, 154.3 IP)
Projected Lineup: C Nick Hundley, 1B Yonder Alonso, 2B Jedd Gyorko, 3B Logan Forsythe, SS Everth Cabrera, LF Carlos Quentin, CF Cameron Maybin, RF Will Venable
Projected Rotation: RHP Edinson Volquez, LHP Clayton Richard, RHP Jason Marquis, LHP Eric Stults, RHP Tyson Ross
Projected Closer: RHP Huston Street
Manager: Bud Black
Projected 2013 Finish in NL West: 1. TBA 2. TBA 3. TBA 4. San Diego 5. Colorado Rockies
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