Fantasy Baseball San Diego Padres Projection
For the upcoming 2016 Major League Baseball season, FanPicks take a look at every single team and what are their expectations for the upcoming year. Here’s a look at the National League West Fantasy Baseball San Diego Padres Projection.
The San Diego Padres have spent the last 5 years under the .500 winning percentage. They are also entering their tenth year playoff drought. Last year, it seemed that they lack the chemistry despite having a powerful lineup in place. With the 2016 all-star game happening at Petco Park, the Padres hopes that the chemistry has finally settled in.
Players to watch
- Tyson Ross
- Matt Kemp
- Andrew Cashner
Tyson Ross has collected 33 starts and over 200 strikeouts last year for the first time in his career. He’s usually overlooked in discussions about the top end starters in baseball, but after last season he looks poised to make himself more of a household name.
Last year’s superstar acquisition, Matt Kemp, nabbed 23 home runs. He will likely carry the teams offense without having much of a supporting cast around him.
Amdrew Cashner had a mystifying season, going 6–16 with a 4.34 ERA. The 29 years-old has the talent to be a regular daily fantasy pick.
Without subpar performances from the Giants, Dodgers or D-Backs, there’s not much reason to think the Padres will do anything but finish fourth again. GM A.J. Preller tried to buy his way into the postseason in 2015, by signing up big names like Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel, and failed miserably. Now he appears to be trying out the youth approach that includes restocking the farm system. But he’s going against a division consisting of the free-spending Dodgers; the Giants, who added Johnny Cueto; and the Diamondbacks, who signed Zack Greinke. We can always hope that looks can be deceiving.