As a 2nd RD draft pick (2005) of the franchise, Chase Headley has pretty much been disappointment over the .last 2 seasons after setting the world on fire for the 2nd half of 2012. Headley led the NL with 115 RBI in 2012 amongst 31 HRs, Headley also captured a Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger in 2012. He ended up finishing 5th in NL MVP voting. He hit 23 HRs and 73 RBI in just 75 Games after the 2012 ALL-Star Game.. Chase Headley actually fared well at Petco Park in 2012 – with a 3 Slash Line of .272/.357/.812. He added 13 HRs and 51 RBI. In 600 AB during 2013, the man only had an OPS of .747 – with 13 HRs. 2014 has been worse, with a .620 OPS, .204 BA – with just 6 HRs in 211 AB. The franchise has been criticized for not capitalizing on his 2012 year via a trade. At least they never gave him a huge extension.
How All Of The Padres Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner):
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Omar Minaya, A.J. Hinch and Fred Uhlman Jr. took over the “office of the GM” on June 22nd, when the Padres fired Josh Byrnes from his post.
In order to see if the canning was valid, one has to search through the transactions the man did under is tenure at the helm.
Some of the current squad was brought in by Byrnes (hired in Oct of 2011, after Jed Hoyer left to take the GM position with the Chicago Cubs.
Though through the course of the Roster Tree, you will see some of the players go back to the Kevin Towers era.
Crazy enough is that Byrnes was fired by Towers current team (ARI) as the GM in July of 2010.
Towers is also responsible for some of the assembled roster in 2014 for San Diego. KT is one of several possible replacements candidates for the vacant SD GM job.
It is a franchise that has made several ‘suspect’ trades over the last 10 years, and the drafting record hasn’t netted them the kind of ‘blue chippers’ to sustain a lengthy period of success despite drafting high a lot of years.
San Diego’s club in 2014 is injury prone, hitters and pitchers alike, and are headed for a brutal campaign, already at 35 – 47 heading into games June.30, 2014.
They are already 8.5 games behind the playoff bar. and 11 out of the NL west.
Carlos Quentin was acquired a few years ago in a trade with the White Sox. He has had a tough time staying on the field. His 2014 numbers are brutal, but he did carry an .850 OPS combined in 2012 and 2013 combined for the Padres. At least the players sent to the Pale Hose haven’t amounted to a hill of beans either. The big OF was extended to a 3 YR deal worth $27 MIL midway through the 2012 campaign.
For those that have never seen one of our Roster Trees, we go over how all of the players were acquired.
It works like 6 degrees of separation. By searching back to the origin of all the way back until a player is signed, drafted or purchased.
It totally gives you an idea on how the franchise has fared.
San Diego Padres 2014 Hitters Age/Position (Roster Tree)
Yasmani Grandal (25) C: December 17, 2011: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Yonder Alonso, Brad Boxberger and Edinson Volquez to the San Diego Padres for Mat Latos.
Yonder Alonso (27) 1B: With the San Diego Padres as well in 2014.
Edinson Volquez (30) SP: August 27, 2013: Released by the San Diego Padres.
Brad Boxberger (26) P: January 22, 2014: Traded by the San Diego Padres with Matt Andriese (minors), Matt Lollis (minors), Maxx Tissenbaum (minors) and Logan Forsythe to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jesse Hahn and Alex Torres.
Matt Andriese (25) P: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 3rd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft.
Maxx Tissenbaum (22) 2B/DH: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft.
Matt Lollis (23) P: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft.
Logan Forsythe (27) 2B/SS/3B: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (46th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft.
Jesse Hahn (24) SP: Just called up by the big club.
Mat Latos (26) SP: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Jedd Gyorko (25) 2B/3B: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the 2010 amateur draft.
Everth Cabrera (27) SS: December 11, 2008: Drafted by the San Diego Padres from the Colorado Rockies in the 2008 rule 5 draft.
Chase Headley (30) 3B/LF: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Alex Torres (26) RP: Has been in the Padres Bullpen in 2014.
Seth Smith (31) PH/OF: December 3, 2013: Traded by the Oakland Athletics to the San Diego Padres for Luke Gregerson.
Luke Gregerson (30) RP: March 23, 2009: the St. Louis Cardinals sent Luke Gregerson to the San Diego Padres to complete an earlier deal made on December 4, 2008. December 4, 2008: The St. Louis Cardinals sent a player to be named later and Mark Worrell to the San Diego Padres for Khalil Greene.
Mark Worrell (31) P: December 12, 2009: Granted Free Agency from the Padres.
Khalil Greene (34) SS: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.
Cameron Maybin (27) OF: November 13, 2010: Traded by the Florida Marlins to the San Diego Padres for Edward Mujica and Ryan Webb.
Edward Mujica (30) P: April 1, 2009: Sent to the San Diego Padres by the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.
Ryan Webb (28) RP: July 5, 2009: Traded by the Oakland Athletics with a player to be named later and Craig Italiano (minors) to the San Diego Padres for Scott Hairston. The Oakland Athletics sent Sean Gallagher (July 28, 2009) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.
Craig Italiano (28) P: On September 15, 2010, Italiano was designated for assignment by the Padres.
Sean Gallagher (28) P: July 7, 2010: Purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the San Diego Padres.
Scott Hairston (34) 2B/PH/OF: July 27, 2007: Traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the San Diego Padres for Leo Rosales.
Leo Rosales (33) P: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 20th round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Chris Denorfia (33) OF: December 18, 2009: Signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
Will Venable (31) OF: June 7, 2005: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 7th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2005.
Alexi Amarista (25) UT: May 3, 2012: Traded by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with Donn Roach to the San Diego Padres for Ernesto Frieri.
Donn Roach (24) P: Roach has worked in the Bullpen and started one game in 2014 for the Padres.
Ernesto Frieri (28) RP: Signed by the San Diego Padres as an amateur free agent in 2003.
Rene Rivera (30) C: December 12, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
Tommy Medica (26) 1B/PH/LF: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 14th round of the 2010 amateur draft.
Carlos Quentin (31) OF: December 31, 2011: Traded by the Chicago White Sox to the San Diego Padres for Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez.
Simon Castro (26) P: Signed by the San Diego Padres as an amateur free agent in 2006.
Pedro Hernandez (25) P: Signed by the San Diego Padres as an amateur free agent in 2006.
Jace Peterson (24) 2B/3B: June 6, 2011: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (58th pick) of the 2011 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2011.
Irving Falu (31) 2B/SS/3B: June 26, 2014: Selected off waivers by the San Diego Padres from the Milwaukee Brewers.
Jake Goebbert (26) 1B/LF/PH: May 15, 2014: Traded by the Oakland Athletics with a player to be named later to the San Diego Padres for Kyle Blanks. The Oakland Athletics sent Ronald Herrera (minors) (May 28, 2014) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.
Ronald Herrera (19) P: Herrera is currently in with Fort Wayne (A Ball Affiliate).
Kyle Blanks (27) LF/1B: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 42nd round of the 2004 amateur draft.
www.baseballreference.com – the source behind all roster transactions.
Jedd Gyorko parlayed a brilliant rookie season (.745 OPS – with 23 HRs and 64 RBI in 486 AB) into a 5 YR deal worth $35 MIL from management. The 2nd RD Draft Pick by the Padres in 2010, has struggled in 2014, before going to the DL with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. At the time of that placement, he has a 3 Slash Line of .162/.213/.270 – with 5 HRs and 24 RBI in 204 AB. In a year with horrible offensive production, Gyorko resembles most of the futile lineup totals among the roster put forth.
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