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Andrew Cashner, SP8/19/2014 11:15:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) will return this weekend against Arizona, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Cashner has had two lengthy stints on the DL with arm issues (elbow and shoulder) this season. In 12 starts, he's gone 2-6 with a 2.36 ERA.
Jesse Hahn, RPHot8/19/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: The Padres have sent Jesse Hahn to Double-A to limit his innings.
Insight: Hahn threw 69 innings last year in the Rays system, and manager Bud Black said near the end of July that he was unlikely to double his innings this season. He's thrown 110 1/3 innings between the minors and majors and has gone 7-3 with a 2.96 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 65 Ks in 70 innings with the Padres.
Andrew Cashner, SP8/19/2014 1:41:00 PM
Description: Padres manager Bud Black told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) could return from the disable list as soon as this weekend.
Insight: Cashner allowed three runs in five innings Monday in his third minor league rehab start with Triple-A El Paso. If he returns this weekend, don't expect a long outing from him because his highest pitch count in his three rehab starts is 63. Cashner has been out since June 23, but he should be a nice boost to fantasy owners if they stuck with him. He was able to throw sliders without soreness. Cashner (2-6, 2.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) was placed on the disabled list with shoulder soreness in June. He's been on the disabled list twice this season due to arm injuries.
Seth Smith, RFHot8/19/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: San Diego right fielder Seth Smith is a career .350, 7-for-20, hitter against Los Angeles starting pitcher Kevin Correia.
Insight: Smith has been the one bright spot for the Padres this season. He is hitting .296 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI and 48 runs. Smith is fifth in the National League with .901 OPS.
Huston Street, RP8/17/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles closer Huston Street blew his first save as a member of the Angels after saving his first nine games.
Insight: Street has actually been great all season and it's just his second blown save versus 33 successes. His ERA, after giving up two runs Sunday, is still a miniscule 1.20.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B8/16/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte (oblique) is in the lineup Saturday, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Solarte suffered an oblique injury on Wednesday and missed the last two games. He has gone 22-for-78 (.282) with three homers and 11 RBI since he was traded from the Yankees to San Diego for Chase Headley.
Rymer Liriano, CF8/13/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano went 1-for-4 with his first career home run Wednesday against Colorado.
Insight: The 23-year-old Liriano was called up on Aug. 11 after hitting .292 with 31 doubles, 14 homers and 20 steals over 114 games in the minors this season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B 8/13/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 4-for-4 with two doubles Wednesday against the Rockies.
Insight: He's one point away from hitting the Mendoza line for the first time all season. The second baseman has gone 19-for-57 (.333) with three doubles, two homers and 11 RBI since he returned from plantar fasciitis on July 28.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B8/13/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte left Wednesday's game with an apparent injury, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Solarte appeared to tweak his lower back or oblique on a throw from shortstop. He started there because Everth Cabrera was placed on the DL with a hamstring strain injury Tuesday. Solarte has gone 22-for-78 (.282) with three homers and 11 RBI since he was traded from the Yankees to San Diego for Chase Headley.
Seth Smith, RFHot8/13/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: San Diego RF Seth Smith is not in the lineup for a second straight game Wednesday against Colorado.
Insight: The Padres have faced left-handers in back-to-back games and Smith has just 36 at-bats against them all season. He's hitting .297 with 12 homers, 32 RBI and a .913 OPS against right-handers.
Everth Cabrera, SSHot8/12/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Cabrera was scratched from Sunday's game with a left hamstring cramp. He missed all but three games in July due to a strain in the same hamstring. Cabrera had batted .414 with five steals in August. It's been a pretty forgettable season for the 27-year-old shortstop.
Everth Cabrera, SSHot8/11/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera will undergo an MRI on his hamstring, according to Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Cabrera was scratched from Sunday's game with a left hamstring cramp. He missed all but three games in July due to a strain in the same hamstring. Cabrera has batted .414 with five steals in August.
Rymer Liriano, CF8/10/2014 8:45:00 PM
Description: According to Corey Brock of mlb.com, Padres outfield prospect Rymer Liriano will be promoted Monday.
Insight: The 23-year-old sat out all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Liriano has hit .292 with 31 doubles, 14 homers and 20 steals over 114 games in the minors this season. That includes a .467 average since he was promoted to Triple-A El Paso 15 games ago. He's worth a look in NL-only formats.
Seth Smith, RFHot8/10/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith has gone 31-for-92 (.337) with seven doubles, a triple, four homers and 14 RBI since the start of July.
Insight: Smith doesn't start against lefties, but he crushes right-handers and Sunday was no exception. He went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBI against Charlie Morton and the Pirates.
Jedd Gyorko, 2BCold8/10/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has started to struggle again, striking out 11 times and hitting .194 in August.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis kept Gyorko out from June 4 to July 27 after he hit .162 with five homers, 24 RBI and a .483 OPS in his first 56 games. He went 7-for-14 with a double, two homers, six RBI and two Ks in his first four games after returning to the lineup, but he's slipped back into old habits this month. Gyorko has fanned 10 times in his last 22 at-bats, though he did go 2-for-5 with two RBI in addition to his two Ks Sunday.
Tyson Ross, SPHot8/10/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross has thrown at least six innings and allowed two runs or less in 10 straight starts.
Insight: Ross (11-10, 2.63 ERA) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out three in six innings Sunday to beat the Pirates for his 11th win of the year. During his last 10 starts, he's gone 5-4 with a 1.74 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and 70 Ks in 67 innings.
Everth Cabrera, SSHot8/10/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera has been scratched from the lineup Sunday with a left hamstring cramp, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Cabrera missed all but three games in July due to a strain in the same hamstring. He's batted .414 with five steals in August.
Eric Stults, SPHot8/9/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Eric Stults gave up just one earned run to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday night to out-duel Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Stults put up a second consecutive quality start after beating the Braves without yielding an earned run on Aug. 1. He went 6 1/3 IP Saturday, yielding seven hits and striking out six.
Ian Kennedy, SP8/8/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy dropped a 2-1 decision for his 10th loss of the season Friday against the Pirates.
Insight: Kennedy (8-10, 3.51 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) allowed just one earned run (two total) on seven hits in six innings. The 29-year-old has struck out 9.53 batters per nine innings this year, which is the 11th best K/9 in the majors among qualified pitchers this season.
Seth Smith, RFHot8/6/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk and two RBI Wednesday at Minnesota.
Insight: Smith has been the Padres' best hitter this season and his .886 OPS ranks seventh in the NL. However, he has just 12 homers, 34 RBI and 44 runs in 317 at-bats.
Jedd Gyorko, 2BHot7/31/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has gone 7-for-14 (.500) with a double, two homers and six RBI in four games since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis kept Gyorko out from June 4 to July 27 after he hit .162 with five homers, 24 RBI and a .483 OPS in his first 56 games. The 25-year-old batted .249 with 23 home runs in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Odrisamer Despaigne, SPCold7/31/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne has walked six batters and allowed 11 runs (eight earned) on 15 hits in his last 9 1/3 innings.
Insight: Despaigne defied logic by posting a 1.31 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP in his first 34 1/3 innings after recording a 7.61 ERA in 23 2/3 innings for Triple-A El Paso, but the league has caught up to his slow breaking stuff.
Joaquin Benoit, RP7/31/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: The trade deadline has passed and closer Joaquin Benoit is still a member of the San Diego Padres.
Insight: A trade would have landed him in a set-up role, so this is good news for his fantasy value. Benoit has a 1.88 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP this season and he's closed out both save chances since Huston Street was traded.
Andrew Cashner, SP7/30/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment next week. SOURCE: Will Laws, mlb.com
Insight: He was able to throw sliders without soreness. Cashner (2-6, 2.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) was placed on the disabled list with shoulder soreness in June. He's been on the disabled list twice this season due to arm injuries.
Everth Cabrera, SSCold7/29/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) has been activated from the DL.
Insight: Cabrera has had a miserable season, hitting .218 with 16 RBI, 30 runs and just 13 steals. He can be left on the free agent wire.
Jesse Hahn, RPHot7/28/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Padres manager Bud Black said that Jesse Hahn "has somewhere between five and 10 starts left." SOURCE: mlb.com
Insight: Hahn threw 69 innings last year in the Rays system, and Black said it is unlikely he doubles his innings output this season. He has thrown a combined 87 innings between the minors and majors, so he has approximately 30-40 innings left. Hahn wasn't considered a top-10 prospect for the Padres prior to this season, but he had a 2.01 ERA over 40 1/3 innings in Double-A and he's recorded a 2.12 ERA and 51 Ks in 46 2/3 big-league innings.
Jason Lane, OF7/28/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: In his first career start, Padres 37-year-old left-hander Jason Lane held the Braves to one run on six hits and struck out two over six innings.
Insight: Lane was an outfielder from 2002-07 with the Astros and Padres before becoming a pitcher in 2011. The soft-tosser kept the Braves off balance Monday and may get another start, but he's not likely to have fantasy value.
Carlos Quentin, LFCold7/27/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) will go on the disabled list, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Quentin left Friday's game with knee soreness, which has been a chronic issue for him. He pinch-hit Saturday and was initially in the lineup Sunday, but he was scratched. There's no reason to own him in any leagues.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/27/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis) is expected to come off the disabled list Monday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis has kept Gyorko out since June 4. The 25-year-old will return to a .162 average, five homers, 24 RBI and a .483 OPS after hittting .249 with 23 homers in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Ian Kennedy, SP 7/27/2014 3:06:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy will miss his start on Monday due to left oblique soreness, but he won't go on the disabled list yet. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: The injury likely assures that Kennedy will still be with the Padres after the trade deadline, which is good news for fantasy owners. He's been very good for San Diego this year, going 8-9 with a 3.66 ERA and 143 Ks in 135 1/3 innings.
Carlos Quentin, LFCold7/27/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Quentin left Friday's game with knee soreness, which has been a chronic issue for him. He pinch-hit Saturday and was initially in the lineup Sunday, but he was scratched. There's no reason to own him in any leagues.
Jesse Hahn, RPHot7/25/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Jesse Hahn held the Braves to one run on three hits in six innings Friday night to improve to 6-2.
Insight: Hahn (6-2, 2.12 ERA) wasn't considered a top-10 prospect for the Padres prior to this season, but he had a 2.01 ERA over 40 1/3 innings in Double-A and he's recorded a 2.12 ERA in 46 2/3 big-league innings. Hahn's 23-percent line-drive rate, .246 BABIP and 3.66 BB/9 probably portend a decline, but he's struck out 9.84 batters per nine, kept the ball in the park (0.39 HR/9) and is gaining confidence with each start. Fantasy owners must give him a shot in all leagues.
Carlos Quentin, LFCold7/25/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin left Friday's game for an undisclosed reason.
Insight: Quentin is one of the most oft-injured players in baseball and is on track to play less than 90 games for the third straight season. In the past two he put up solid numbers when he played, but this season he's batting .178 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 129 at-bats. He's hit .120 in his last 100 at-bats.
Cameron Maybin, CF7/23/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for amphetamines, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Insight: Maybin has tested positive for amphetamines twice. A first positive test results in additional follow-up testing but no suspension. "I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical condition, attention deficit disorder (ADD), for which I previously had a therapeutic use exemption (TUE),'' Maybin said in a prepared statement on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, in my attempts to switch back to a medicine that had been previously OK'd, I neglected to follow all the rules and as a result I tested positive.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B7/22/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Yangervis Solarte has been traded to the San Diego Padres.
Insight: Solarte went 40-for-119 (.336) with 10 doubles, four homers, 23 RBI, 17 runs and a 16/17 K/BB in his first 34 games this season, but he went 23-for-123 (.187) with two homers and seven RBI since then. In pitcher-friendly Petco Park, Solarte will have no fantasy value.
Odrisamer Despaigne, SPHot7/20/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and ended up allowing one run on two hits in 7 2/3 Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: San Diego is still the only franchise in Major League Baseball without a no-hitter in its history. Despaigne, meanwhile, has defied logic by posting a 1.31 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP in his first 34 1/3 innings after recording a 7.61 ERA in 23 2/3 innings for Triple-A El Paso this year. The league should catch up to the 27-year-old Cuban soon.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/18/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis) has begun his rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis has kept Gyorko out since June 4. The 25-year-old will return to a .162 average, five homers, 24 RBI and a .483 OPS after hittting .249 with 23 homers in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Andrew Cashner, SP7/18/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) hopes to resume his throwing program on Saturday, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Cashner (2-6, 2.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) was placed on the disabled list with shoulder soreness in June. He's been on the disabled list twice this season due to arm injuries and the Padres are not going to rush his return.
Huston Street, RPHot7/18/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM, the Padres are close to finalizing a trade that will send closer Huston Street to the Angels.
Insight: Street has recorded a 1.09 ERA, a 0.76 WHIP and 24 saves in 25 chances this season. Joe Smith has thrown 10 innings in a row without giving up a hit and 11 1/3 without allowing a run, but he's likely to move back to a set-up role.
Tyson Ross, SPHot7/13/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross struck out nine and allowed one run on six hits over seven innings Sunday at Los Angeles, but he still took his 10th loss of the season.
Insight: Only Clayton Kershaw has a lower contact rate than Ross this season. He's posted a 2.85 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and 117 Ks in 122 2/3 innings and is one of two Padres All-Stars along with Huston Street.
Jesse Hahn, RP7/12/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Padres 24-year-old right-hander Jesse Hahn was sent to Triple-A El Paso.
Insight: Hahn's fantasy owners shouldn't panic. The team will bring up a player for the final two games before the break, but Hahn should return as he's been the Padres' best pitcher (5-2, 2.21 ERA, 1.057 WHIP)
Tommy Medica, 1B7/11/2014 12:35:00 AM
Description: Padres 1B Tommy Medica left Thursday's game with a groin injury.
Insight: It certainly won't chnage any fantasy lineups, what with his .231 batting average, four homers and 13 RBI.
Chris Denorfia, RF7/10/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Chris Denorfia is one of the few hitters who has been successful against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Denorfia (.257, 1 HR, 15 RBI) doesn't get many plays by fantasy owners, but he's a career .310 hitter (9-for-29) with three home runs against Kershaw. Denorfia has hit just 36 home runs in nine seasons.
Seth Smith, RFHot7/9/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith has gone 8-for-22 with three doubles, two homers and four walks in July.
Insight: Smith ended June in a 0-for-17 slump and his average fell to .273. He's back up to .281 with 10 homers, 27 RBI and an .892 OPS.
Eric Stults, SPHot7/4/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Eric Stults gave up just one earned run to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday night to out-duel Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Stults put up a second consecutive quality start after beating the Braves without yielding an earned run on Aug. 1. He went 6 1/3 IP Saturday, yielding seven hits and striking out six.
Chase Headley, 3B7/4/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley went 4-for-4 Friday against the Giants, but all four hits were singles.
Insight: Headley hasn't had an extra-base hit since June 14, a span of 14 games without one.
Seth Smith, RF7/4/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith may be the Padres best hitter this season, but he's never been able to do anything with Matt Cain's offerings.
Insight: Smith is a career .094 hitter (3-for-32) against Cain. He's batting .282 this season with nine homers, 25 RBI and an .890 OPS in 238 at-bats.
Tyson Ross, SP7/2/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross threw a three-hit shutout Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: Ross (7-8, 2.93 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) struck out nine and didn't walk anyone. The right-hander has the lowest contact rate in baseball this season and hasn't given up many hard-hit balls even when batters have made contact.
Everth Cabrera, SSCold7/2/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) was placed on the disabled list Wednesday.
Insight: Cabrera has had a miserable season, hitting .218 with 16 RBI, 30 runs and just 13 steals. Fantasy owners should start exploring other options for the rest of the season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/1/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis) had the boot on his left foot removed on Tuesday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Gyorko will now be able to start a strength and stretching program, but he's still out indefinitely. The 25-year-old will return to a .162 average, five homers, 24 RBI and a .483 OPS after hittting .249 with 23 homers in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Everth Cabrera, SSCold7/1/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a left hamstring strain, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Even if the injury doesn't land Cabrera on the disabled list, it may stop him from stealing bases for a while. Of course, he has just 13 steals this season anyway because he's been caught seven times and his on-base percentage is .256. Fantasy owners should start looking for other options at shortstop.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/30/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) could be cleared to play catch Tuesday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Cashner (2-6, 2.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) was placed on the disabled list with shoulder soreness a week ago. He's been on the disabled list twice this season due to arm injuries.
Carlos Quentin, LFCold6/30/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin is back in the lineup Monday after missing a couple of games due to left shoulder soreness.
Insight: Quentin is batting .089 (5-for-56) in June and .176 with three homers in 85 at-bats this season.
Odrisamer Despaigne, SP6/29/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne has gone 2-0 in his first two career starts. He threw 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: The Cuban defector has allowed one run on nine hits over 13 2/3 innings, but he has a 3/4 K/BB. The right-hander also had a 7.61 ERA over 23 2/3 innings in the PCL prior to his call-up, so he's unlikely to keep this up.
Chase Headley, 3B6/28/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley should be "in play" at or before the trade deadline this season as he's set to be a free agent at the end of the year.
Insight: Apparently the Toronto Blue Jays (among others) will have people watching him this weekend, according to a San Diego Times-Union report. Headly has not produced well this season, but other teams (and fantasy owners) remember his 2012 season (.286, 31 HR, 115 RBI, 17 SB) and dream.
Carlos Quentin, LFCold6/27/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin will miss Friday's game with a shoulder injury. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: The two-time All-Star has gone hitless in his last ten at bats and now we know why. Seth Smith (.290, 8 HR, 24 RBI) will take over in left field.
Chase Headley, 3B6/25/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley has hit four home runs in 47 at-bats against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Headley has been abysmal all season (.201/.286/.332) but has seen Lincecum well throughout his career. Four of his six home runs this season have come on the road and he's hitting righties slightly better than lefties, so if you're feeling lucky give him a go.
Seth Smith, RF6/25/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith has enjoyed success against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum to the tune of a .297 lifetime average (11-for-37) and three home runs.
Insight: Smith has scalded right-handers this season (.306/.403/.544) and has all eight of his homers against them compared to a measly .190/.393/.333 slash line against lefties. While he's been much better at home than on the road, he's still a solid bet to produce tonight.
Jesse Hahn, RPHot6/25/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Padres 24-year-old right-hander Jesse Hahn has struck out 22 batters and allowed two earned runs on 10 hits in his last 19 innings.
Insight: Hahn (3-1, 2.38 ERA, 1.06 WHIP) is one of San Diego's lower-level prospects, but he's been excellent so far for a rotation that has been thinned out by injuries.
Chase Headley, 3B6/24/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is back after missing the last four games with a herniated disk. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Headley isn't 100 percent but he's going to try and play through it. He's batting cleanup tonight against Giants starter Tim Hudson.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/24/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley has enjoyed facing Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum throughout his career (13-for-47, 4 HR, 4 2B, 9 RBI).
Insight: Headley's season has been abysmal (.201/.286/.332) and he's performed even worse on the road than he has at Petco this year, which is hard to believe. Four of his six homers have come against right-handers, however, and he's seen Lincecum well in the past, so if you're feeling lucky give him a go.
Odrisamer Despaigne, SP6/24/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Padres right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne held the Giants to four hits and didn't walk anyone over seven shutout innings in his MLB debut Monday night.
Insight: The Cuban defector went right after San Francisco's hitters and only threw 86 pitches, but he also struck out just one batter. The right-hander had a 7.61 ERA over 23 2/3 innings in the PCL prior to his call-up, but San Diego had no choice but to bring him up after Andrew Cashner joined Josh Johnson and Robbie Erlin on the disabled list Monday.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/23/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right shoulder injury.
Insight: Cashner is a future star and the team will be cautious with him as they are already out of the pennant chase. He's 2-6, but with a 2.36 ERA, 1.192 WHIP in 12 starts.
Seth Smith, RF6/23/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith is 2-for-29 (.069) against Giants starter Matt Cain.
Insight: Smith is batting .286 this season with eight homers, 23 RBI, 29 runs and a .915 OPS, but has never been able to hit the Giants right-hander. Avoid this matchup.
Alex Torres, RP6/22/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Padres reliever Alex Torres became the first player to wear a padded cap Saturday against the Dodgers. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: The caps were created to give pitchers more protection following recent head injuries to Brandon McCarthy, Alex Cobb and Aroldis Chapman. However, they haven't been popular among players because of how they look. Torres (1-0, 2.10 ERA) decided to wear one after he had a close call during spring training.
Chase Headley, 3B6/21/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley won't be available for Saturday's game against Los Angeles. SOURCE: Eric Stephen, SB Nation
Insight: He's still dealing with back problems. Alexi Amarista (.208, 1 HR, 9 RBI) will get the start at third base.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/21/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin is sitting out Saturday's game against Los Angeles. SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: Quentin (.203, 3 HR, 9 RBI) is having knee trouble again. He did make a pinch-hitting appearance last night so perhaps he isn't too far away from returning to the starting lineup.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/20/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley has been bothered by a herniated disk in his back for several weeks, according to Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com.
Insight: Headley received an epidural Friday night after being scratched from the lineup. He has batted .236 with 19 home runs, 73 RBI and a .711 OPS in his last 715 at-bats after hitting .286 with 31 homers, 115 RBI and an .875 OPS in 2012.
Carlos Quentin, LFCold6/20/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin is out of the lineup Friday with left knee soreness.
Insight: Quentin is 4-for-44 (.091) in June and 14-for-73 (.192) with three homers this season. There's no reason to own him in fantasy anymore.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/20/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is not in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Headley is dealing with a back issue, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune. Dan Haren's job just got a little easier.
Jesse Hahn, RPHot6/19/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Padres 24-year-old right-hander Jesse Hahn has allowed no earned runs on six hits over 13 innings while striking out 14 batters his last two starts.
Insight: Hahn is one of San Diego's lower-level prospects. He skipped over Triple-A after posting a 2.11 ERA with Double-A San Antonio this season. NL-only owners in deep leagues can give him a chance.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/19/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso is expected to be placed on the disabled list due to his injured right wrist.
Insight: Alonso has done little this year (.210, 5 HR, 22 RBI). He's a career .266 hitter, who has never hit more than nine homers in a season.
Will Venable, RFCold6/17/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable had batted in every spot in the lineup, from one to nine, but based on his .207 batting average will likely stay near the bottom for a while.
Insight: Venable was drafted in March based on his 22 HR, 22 SB season of a year ago, but we haven't seen that guy through the first two plus months of 2014.
Carlos Quentin, LF6/12/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Quentin isn't hitting for much of an average or for power (.200, 2 HR, 7 RBI) and fantasy owners always have to be concerned with his fragile health. It's probably best to ignore him.
Seth Smith, RF6/12/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith is 8-for-14 (.571) against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Smith is batting .299 this season with six homers, 21 RBI, 24 runs and a .930 OPS. Beware of bad weather in Philadelphia that could ruin plans to use anyone in this game.
Tyson Ross, SP6/11/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: San Diego right-hander Tyson Ross delievered seven shutout innings Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Insight: He allowed just four hits and one walk over that span. Most of the world doesn't know it because he plays for the Padres but Ross (6-5, 2.97 ERA) is actually having a terrific season. We'll see how he fares in his next outing Monday against the Mariners.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/11/2014 1:03:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner has been scratched from his Thursday afternoon start against Philadelphia. Source: David Murphy, Daily News.
Insight: Cashner was out since May 17 due to elbow irritation, then returned and made one impressive start Saturday against the Nationals, but now appears to be hurt again. Eric Stults is expected to start in Cashner's place.
Chase Headley, 3BCold6/11/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is a .240 lifetime hitter against Phillies starter Cole Hamels.
Insight: Headley has gone 6-for-25 with two doubles and six Ks against Hamels, who will start Wednesday against the Padres at Citizens Bank Park. Headley has had his second straight disappointing season and is doing even worse on the road than at Petco Park this season.
Everth Cabrera, SSCold6/8/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera hit just .216 in May and hasn't started off well in June.
Insight: Cabrera went 0-for-5 Saturday and is 2-for-23 so far this month. He's hitting .236 with a .596 OPS and has been caught stealing on six of his 18 attempts. If the Padres had any other options, Cabrera and his .268 OBP would have been bumped from the leadoff spot already.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/8/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (elbow) fired six scoreless innings against the Nationals in his return from the disabled list Saturday night.
Insight: He was out since May 17 due to an elbow irritation. Cashner has a 2.13 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP this season but is just 2-5 because San Diego has the worst offense in baseball.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B6/6/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: San Diego has placed second baseman Jedd Gyorko on the 15-day DL with plantar fasciitis.
Insight: The move was made retroactive to June 4th, so he'll be eligible to return on the 19th. Fantasy owners won't miss his .162 batting average but they may miss Gyorko's RBI production (24 RBI in 56 games this season).
Chase Headley, 3B6/6/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is probable for Friday's game against Washington while dealing with a bruised right calf.
Insight: Headley (.197, 5 HR, 19 RBI) hasn't started since Tuesday. I don't believe we will ever see the guy who slammed 31 homers, knocked in 115 runs and stole 17 bases in 2012 again.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B6/6/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to plantar fasciitis in left foot.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis should always throw up red flags for fantasy owners because it seems to linger for so long. Just ask Albert Pujols.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/5/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (elbow) has been cleared to start Saturday against the Nationals, according to the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Cashner (2-5, 2.35 ERA) has been out since May 17 due to an elbow irritation.
Ian Kennedy, SPHot6/4/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy won his third straight start and fifth game of the year Wednesday against the Pirates. The 29-year-old struck out seven and allowed two runs on five hits over six innings.
Insight: Kennedy has quietly had a bounce-back season in San Diego, going 5-6 with a 3.39 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and an impressive 88/20 K/BB in 79 2/3 innings. His resurgence hasn't just been fueled by Petco Park, either. In fact, he's been much better on the road (3-1, 2.61 ERA) than at home (2-5, 3.70 ERA).
Andrew Cashner, SP6/4/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: San Diego right-hander Andrew Cashner (elbow) is expected to be activated Saturday against the Nationals, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Cashner (2-5, 2.35 ERA) threw a bullpen session Wednesday and will start unless he develops soreness Thursday or Friday. He's been out since May 17 due to an elbow irritation.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B6/4/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko won't start Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Padres on Twitter
Insight: It's kind of shocking that Gyorko has only sat out three times this season considering he's only hitting .162 and his on base percentage is barely over .200. Jace Peterson (.174, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will get the start at second base.
Cameron Maybin, CF6/3/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin is qustionable for Tuesday night's game against Pittsburgh. Source: Corey Brock, MLB.com.
Insight: Maybin left Saturday's game with tighness in his right claf and then sat out Sunday as well. The lanky center fielder is hitting .311 this year in 90 at-bats, but has only one home run, one RBI and 11 runs scored.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/2/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: San Diego right-hander Andrew Cashner could be activated from the DL this weekend. SOURCE: Will Laws, MLB.com
Insight: Cashner (2-5, 2.35 ERA) tossed a simulated game on Monday and didn't report any problems. He's missed his past few turns in the rotation because of a sore elbow.
Jesse Hahn, RP6/2/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: Padres prospect Jesse Hahn is expected to make his major league debut on Tuesday versus Pittsburgh, according to Doug Bowman of hokiehaven.com
Insight: Hahn has posted respectable numbers at Double-A San Antonio (2-1, 2.20 ERA, 1.224 WHIP, 28-to-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio), but we don't think he's fantasy worthy at this time.
Will Venable, RF5/31/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable went 4-for-4 in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Insight: Venable had two singles, a pair of doubles and a stolen base. Even after Saturday's four-hit effort, Venable is still batting only .213 for the year. Venable isn't someone fantasy owners need to be keeping a close eye on.
Cameron Maybin, CF5/31/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin left Saturday's game in the second inning with a right calf injury.
Insight: Maybin has never become the asset expected of him when he was drafted in the first round (No. 10 overall) by the Tigers. He's never hit above .264 in a full season, cracked double-digit homers and stole more than 30 bases just once. His claim to fame is he was part of the trade that brought Miguel Cabrera to Detroit.
Andrew Cashner, SP5/30/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: According to Corey Brock of mlb.com, Padres starter Andrew Cashner (elbow) is targeting Monday for a simulated game.
Insight: Cashner threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, using his entire repertoire. He's been on the disabled list since May 17 due to elbow soreness, but an MRI revealed no structural damage.
Andrew Cashner, SP5/27/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: According to Corey Brock of mlb.com, Padres starter Andrew Cashner (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and said he had "no pain, no issues."
Insight: The right-hander threw only fastballs and changeups on Tuesday. He'll throw another bullpen session later this week. Cashner has been on the disabled list since May 17 due to elbow soreness, but an MRI revealed no structural damage.
Everth Cabrera, SS5/27/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera is a career .471 hitter (8-for-17) with a 1.235 OPS and a couple of steals against Arizona left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: Cabrera's primary value to fantasy owners is in the stolen base category. He led the league with 44 in 2012 and posted 37 last season in just 95 games. Any hitting he does is a bonus and Tuesday could be one of those days.
Will Venable, RF5/26/2014 8:55:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a sore right foot.
Insight: He was hit by a pitch during Sunday's game. Venable has failed to follow up a scorching finish to the 2013 season and is batting .190 with one home run and a .527 OPS.
Ian Kennedy, SP 5/25/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy won his third game of the year Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: Kennedy gave up two hits and one run while striking out six in six innings. He's reverted to his 2011 form this season and has a 3.59 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP and a 72/16 K/BB in 67 2/3 innings.
Will Venable, RF5/25/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable should be riding the pine Sunday versus Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: He's logged just one hit in 15 at bats against the right-hander. Venable (.194, 1 HR, 8 RBI) has been a fantasy non-factor this season so we doubt you even had him in your lineup to begin with.
Yonder Alonso, 1B5/23/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso is 6-for-12 with three extra-base hits against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Alonso has done nothing this year (.190, 1 HR, 11 RBI) or for that matter anytime since coming to the majors in 2010 as a highly thought of first-round draft choice.
Robbie Erlin, SP5/22/2014 8:25:00 PM
Description: The Padres have placed left-hander Robbie Erlin on the 15-day DL. He's been dealing with elbow soreness.
Insight: The move was made retroactive to May 18th, meaning Erlin (3-4, 4.53 ERA) would be eligible to return on June 2nd. Whether or not that's a realistic return date remains to be seen.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/20/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin (groin) will sit out the next couple of games, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Quentin suffered the injury when he grounded into a triple play during Sunday's game. He missed the first six weeks of the season with a knee injury and just returned on May 13.
Andrew Cashner, SP5/20/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: According to Corey Brock of mlb.com, Padres starter Andrew Cashner's MRI revealed no structural damage.
Insight: Great news for fantasy owners amid the rash of Tommy John surgeries this season. Cashner could play catch as early as this weekend.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/18/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin injured his groin Sunday in a loss to Colorado. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: Quentin suffered the injury when he grounded into a triple play. Will Venable replaced him in the fourth inning. The Padres are labeling Quentin (.333, 1 HR, 1 RBI) as day-to-day.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/18/2014 9:10:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin hit his first homer of the season Saturday night at Colorado.
Insight: Quentin hit a pinch-hit two-run shot. He's gone 3-for-10 with three walks since he came off the disabled list.
Andrew Cashner, SP 5/17/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: The Padres have placed Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow soreness, according to mlb.com.
Insight: He'll presumably have an MRI. With the rash of Tommy John surgeries this season, we can't help but think the worst when we hear a pitcher has elbow soreness. Cashner ranks eighth in the National League with a 2.35 ERA.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B5/16/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Small sample size, but San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko is 7-for-9 (.778) against Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa.
Insight: Gyorko has struggled this season, batting .153 with five homers and 20 RBI and may not be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Tyson Ross, SPHot5/15/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: San Diego right-hander Tyson Ross won the second game of Thursday's day-night doubleheader with a brilliant outing against the Reds.
Insight: Despite walking five batters, Ross allowed just three hits and one run over seven innings. Ross' strikeout total (eight) was one off his season-high. He's 3-0 with a 2.39 ERA in his last four starts.
Will Venable, RF5/15/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is a career .556 hitter (5-for-9) against Reds starter Johnny Cueto with two homers.
Insight: Venable hit .312 with 12 homers and 13 steals over his final 74 games last year to finish with 22 homers and 22 stolen bases, but he's failed to carry that over into the 2014 season, batting .188 with one home run and no stolen bases.
Huston Street, RPHot5/14/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Padres closer Huston Street has given up one run in 17 innings this season (0.53 ERA).
Insight: Street has gone 12-for-12 in save chances with 19 strikeouts and a 0.82 WHIP.
Chase Headley, 3B5/14/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is probable for Friday's game against Washington while dealing with a bruised right calf.
Insight: Headley (.197, 5 HR, 19 RBI) hasn't started since Tuesday. I don't believe we will ever see the guy who slammed 31 homers, knocked in 115 runs and stole 17 bases in 2012 again.
Chase Headley, 3B 5/13/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night.
Insight: Headley has homered in two of three games since he came off the DL from his calf strain. He's still hitting just .200 with a .668 OPS this season, but at least he's moving in the right direction.
Andrew Cashner, SPHot5/13/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner gave up three hits and a run in the first inning Tuesday at Cincinnati, but he allowed four hits and zero runs the rest of the way in a seven-inning performance.
Insight: Cashner struck out six and walked one while lowering his ERA to 2.67. The right-hander has a 47/17 K/BB, a 1.22 WHIP and a 0.31 HR/9 in 57 1/3 innings.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/13/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Carlos Quentin has come off the disabled list and is batting fourth and playing left field Tuesday against Cincinnati.
Insight: He's been out with a bruised knee. Injuries have limited Quentin to just 168 games since joining the Padres at the start of the 2012 season but he can certainly provide power.
Carlos Quentin, LF5/12/2014 9:00:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin expects to come off the disabled list Tuesday against Cincinnati. SOURCE: Darren Smith, 1090 AM San Diego
Insight: He's been out with a bruised knee. Injuries have limited Quentin to just 168 games since joining the Padres at the start of the 2012 season.
Everth Cabrera, SS5/12/2014 11:29:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera was a late scratch Sunday due to his wife giving birth, but should be back for Tuesday's game.
Insight: HCabrera (.258, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 15 runs, 7 SB) is well behind last year's pace and fantasy owners need him to improve. He's averaged 40.5 SB over the past two seasons (210 games).
Robbie Erlin, SPHot5/11/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: San Diego left-hander Robbie Erlin won for the second time this season Sunday against Miami.
Insight: Erlin (2-4, 4.22 ERA) struck out seven over 6 1/3 shutout innings. He's looked much better over his last two starts, allowing just eight hits over 13 1/3 IP (0.68 ERA).
Chase Headley, 3BCold5/10/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (calf strain) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Headley suffered a right calf strain in late April but only had to spend the minimum amount of time on the DL. He missed a month with the same injury in spring training. The third baseman is having another poor year, hitting .186 with two home runs, seven RBI and a .564 OPS.
Cameron Maybin, CF5/7/2014 1:44:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin will return to the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: He sat out Tuesday due to a gastrointestinal issue. Maybin has gone 9-for-25 (.360) with five doubles in eight games since he returned from a ruptured biceps tendon. He missed the first 25 games of the season.
Yasmani Grandal, C5/7/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal will get a day off Wednesday against the Royals.
Insight: Grandal started back-to-back games at catcher for the first time this season on Monday and Tuesday and homered in both games. Rene Rivera will catch Andrew Cashner on Wednesday.
Cameron Maybin, CF5/6/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: A gastrointestinal issue will keep Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin out of the starting lineup Tuesday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Maybin has gone 9-for-25 (.360) with five doubles in eight games since he returned from a ruptured biceps tendon. He missed the first 25 games of the season.
Tyson Ross, SP5/4/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross struck out five batters and gave up three runs (one earned) on seven hits in seven innings Sunday against Arizona.
Insight: Ross has issued seven free passes in his last 33 1/3 innings after walking nine batters in his first 10 1/3. He's 3-3 with a 3.30 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.
Everth Cabrera, SS5/4/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera has been very successful in his career against Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: He's 8-for-14 against him with three RBI. Cabrera (.266, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will hit second today as the Padres try to avoid being swept for the first time this season.
Carlos Quentin, LF4/30/2014 9:00:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin could begin a rehab assignment this weekend, according to Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Quentin has a bruised left knee, which isn't the one he has had surgery on three times, and missed the entire season to this point. The left fielder has played fewer than 90 games in each of the last two seasons but provides good power when he's in the lineup.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/30/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko has been activated from the paternity leave list.
Insight: Gyorko missed two games after his wife gave birth to twins. He has struggled this season, batting .144 with one homer, nine RBI and 30 Ks in 101 plate appearances. We saw his power potential last season when he hit 23 homers in 486 at-bats.
Seth Smith, RF4/29/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Don't expect to see San Diego right fielder Seth Smith in Tuesday's lineup as he's a career .069 hitter (2-for-29) against Giants starter Matt Cain.
Insight: Smith is batting .277 this season with a pair of homers and seven RBI and owns a modest six-game hitting streak, but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup.
Alexi Amarista, 2B4/28/2014 3:16:00 PM
Description: San Diego IF/OF Alexi Amarista will likely get a start or two at 2B with Jedd Gyorko on paternity leave.
Insight: Amarista hasn't shown much to get fantasy owners excited, batting .180 in 50 at-bats this season and is a career .228 hitter.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/28/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko will not be in Monday's lineup and could miss the entire series with San Francisco to be with his wife and the birth of twins, according to a U-T San Diego report.
Insight: Gyorko has struggled this season, batting .144 with one homer and nine RBI. He exploded onto the scene last season with 23 HR and 63 RBI.
Everth Cabrera, SS4/28/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera is still searching for his first hit against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Cabrera is 0-for-16 with six strikeouts in his matchups with Bumgarner and should be avoided on Monday. He's been dealing with a sore knee which has limited him to just three stolen bases this season and if he's not running his value to fantasy owners is minimal.
Ian Kennedy, SPHot4/27/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy is 2-3 with a 3.16 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP in 37 innings this season.
Insight: Walks and homers were the two biggest issues Kennedy dealt with last year, but he has walked just eight batters and allowed two home runs so far while fanning 37 hitters. Surprisingly, he has been much better on the road than at Petco Park.
Cameron Maybin, CF4/27/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin has been activated from the 15-day DL.
Insight: He'll bat seventh today against Washington. Maybin missed the team's first 25 games with a ruptured biceps tendon. Kevin Quackenbush (0-0, 10.80 ERA) was sent down to Triple-A El Paso in the corresponding roster move.
Jace Peterson, SS4/25/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: The Padres have called up Jace Peterson from Double-A to help fill the void at third base with Chase Headley (strained calf) on the DL.
Insight: Peterson hit .303 with seven homers and 42 steals last year in Class-A Advanced and was off to a .311 start with one homer and four steals in 18 games with Double-A San Antonio this year prior to the callup.
Chase Headley, 3BCold4/25/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (calf strain) was placed on the 15-day disabled list after leaving Thursday's game.
Insight: Headley has a right calf strain, the same injury that kept him out for a month during spring training. The third baseman is having another poor year, hitting .186 with two home runs, seven RBI and a .564 OPS.
Chase Headley, 3B4/24/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley left Thursday's game with a right calf strain, according to Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: It's the same injury that kept Headley out for a month during spring training. The third baseman is having another poor year, hitting .186 with two home runs, seven RBI and a .564 OPS.
Will Venable, RFCold4/24/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is a career .077 hitter (1-for-13) against Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: He's batting .211 with zero home runs, two RBI and zero steals through the first 22 games. Venable hit .312 with 12 homers and 13 steals over his final 74 games last year to finish with 22 homers and 22 stolen bases, but he's failed to carry that over into the 2014 season. The home run drought isn't likely to end on Thursday.
Josh Johnson, SP4/23/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Josh Johnson will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: It's the second time Johnson has had to undergo the surgery. He had a pitiful 6.20 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP while going 2-8 in 81 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays last season and may never throw an inning for San Diego because he's on a one-year deal.
Everth Cabrera, SS4/23/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera won't have an easy time Wednesday versus Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Cabrera has just one hit in 12 career at bats against him. Mostly known for his speed, Cabrera (.305, 0 HR, 2 RBI) has been caught stealing on three of his five attempts this season.
Will Venable, RF4/22/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is a career .467 hitter (7-for-15) versus Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: He's batting .224 with zero home runs and zero steals through the first 20 games. Venable hit .312 with 12 homers and 13 steals over his final 74 games last year to finish with 22 homers and 22 stolen bases, but he's failed to carry that over into the 2014 season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2BCold4/20/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko is not in the starting lineup Sunday.
Insight: Gyorko has gone just 9-for-61 (.148) with 21 Ks this season.
Will Venable, RFCold4/20/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has struck out Padres right fielder Will Venable 18 times in 48 at-bats. Venable has gone 11-for-48 (.229) against Lincecum.
Insight: Venable hit .312 with 12 homers and 13 steals over his final 74 games last year to finish with 22 homers and 22 stolen bases, but he's failed to carry that over into this season. He's batting .233 with zero home runs and zero steals so far and will get Lincecum on Sunday.
Chase Headley, 3B4/19/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (biceps strain) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Giants, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Headley didn't start the last three games. He's hitting just .176 with one homer and four RBI this season after a down year in 2013. At this point, 2012 looks like a massive aberration.
Chase Headley, 3B4/18/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley will miss his third consecutive game Friday against the Giants. SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: Headley strained his biceps earlier this week. Utility man Alexi Amarista (.276, 1 HR, 4 RBI) has been starting in his place.
Chase Headley, 3B4/17/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley missed his second straight game Thursday against Colorado. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, Union-Tribune San Diego
Insight: He's still out with a strained biceps. Alexi Amarista (.296, 1 HR, 4 RBI) will be filling in at third base.
Chase Headley, 3BCold4/16/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley won't be on the field Wednesday against the Rockies. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, Union-Tribune San Diego
Insight: Headley has been diagnosed with a strained biceps. He's gotten off to a brutal start this season (.160, 1 HR, 4 RBI in 13 games) but it's too early for fantasy owners to give up on him.
Everth Cabrera, SS4/16/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to a sore knee and he has a poor matchup Wednesday.
Insight: If Cabrera plays, he'll face Jorge De La Rosa of the Rockies. He's gone 3-for-18 with seven strikeouts against the left-hander. The 27-year-old is batting .340 with six doubles this season, but he has struck out 17 times in 53 at-bats.
Chase Headley, 3BCold4/16/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is 8-for-36 (.222) with zero extra-base hits and 11 strikeouts against Jorge De La Rosa of Colorado.
Insight: Another cold start (.160, 1 HR, 11 Ks) has us skeptical we'll ever see the 2012 version of Headley (.286, 31 HR, 115 RBI) again. Remove that season and Headley has just 50 career homers in 683 games.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/16/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko only has seven at-bats against Colorado's Jorge De La Rosa, but he collected six hits, including two doubles.
Insight: Gyorko, who just got a new contract extension, is 8-for-50 (.160) with one home run so far after hitting .249 with 23 homers in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Everth Cabrera, SS4/15/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera won't play Tuesday against the Rockies. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, Union-Tribune San Diego
Insight: A sore knee caused him to be a late scratch. Alexi Amarista, who has mostly played outfield this season, will make an emergency start at shortstop.
Josh Johnson, SP4/15/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: San Diego starter Josh Johnson will have his forearm and elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews next week, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Johnson was placed on the DL in late March with a forearm strain. He had a pitiful 6.20 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP while going 2-8 in 81 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays last season. Padres GM Josh Byrnes said he's "not sure" if Johnson will pitch this year.
Chase Headley, 3B4/15/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is a career .500 hitter (6-for-12) with a pair of long balls against Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio.
Insight: He's off to a slow start (.174, 1 HR, 4 RBI). We're still not sure which Headley we're going to see in 2014 after his disappointing 2013 season and MVP-worthy 2012 season.
Tyson Ross, SP4/13/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: San Diego righthander Tyson Ross limited the Tigers to one run in seven innings Sunday to get his first win of the season.
Insight: Ross struck out seven batters and walked one after issuing nine free passes his first two starts. The right-hander had a 2.93 ERA and an 85/23 K/BB in his last 80 innings last year. He has a 3.12 ERA but his WHIP is 1.50 due to all the walks in his first two outings.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/13/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko belted his first home run of the 2014 season Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: He took 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer deep in the second inning. The 25-year-old had 23 homers in 486 at-bats last season but is batting .163 with 16 strikeouts in his first 43 at-bats this year.
Jace Peterson, SS4/11/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Padres minor league prospect Jace Peterson is off to a hot start, batting .345 with a .958 OPS and a couple of steals in his first seven games at Double-A San Antonio.
Insight: Peterson batted over .300 last season and has averaged 44 steals over the past three minor league seasons. He's very similar in game to Evereth Cabrera which may be a problem since that's who he would be replacing.
Yasmani Grandal, C4/8/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal had four hits in five at-bats Tuesday.
Insight: Grandal is 7-for-14 with a double, an RBI and five walks so far. The catcher got off to a great start as a rookie in 2012 but was suspended 50 games for testosterone use and then tore his ACL and MCL last season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/8/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko was 2-for-21 prior to Tuesday's game but he went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Indians.
Insight: Gyorko also struck out twice and has 11 Ks in 25 at-bats this year. The second baseman hit 15 homers in his last 204 at-bats last year to finish with 23 as a rookie.
Alexi Amarista, 2B4/7/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: San Diego IF/OF Alexi Amarista will get a start in center field on Monday after blasting a pinch-hit home run Sunday.
Insight: Amarista doesn't usually get many starts and the homer was his first hit of the season. he batted .236 over 368 at-bats last season and has little-to-no fantasy value.
Seth Smith, RF4/1/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Seth Smith hit a home run for the second straight game Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Smith had a game-tying pinch-hit shot off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning Sunday night, and he went deep off Zack Greinke Tuesday. The 31-year-old had 14-17 HRs in every season from 2009-12 but hit just eight in 117 games with Oakland last year.
Will Venable, RF4/1/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Will Venable should not be started against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Venable is just 1-for-13 (.077) and has trouble even putting the bat on the ball (seven strikeouts). The Padres outfielder had a breakout season in 2013 joining the 20-20 club for the first time in his career (.268, 64 runs, 11 HR, 53 RBI, 22 SB, .796 OPS).
Carlos Quentin, LF3/30/2014 8:24:00 PM
Description: According to the Union-Tribune, Padres manager Bud Black said Carlos Quentin's DL stint will last beyond 15 days.
Insight: Quentin has a bruised left knee, which isn't the one he has had surgery on three times. The left fielder has played fewer than 90 games in each of the last two seasons. Tommy Medica will take Quentin's spot in the starting lineup.
Carlos Quentin, LF3/29/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin will officially open the 2014 campaign on the disabled list.
Insight: Knee injuries have limited Quentin to just 168 games the last two seasons. He's not on anybody's fantasy radar right now.
Carlos Quentin, LF3/28/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) could begin the season on the disabled list, according to Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Quentin has had three surgeries on his right knee in the past year and a half, but it's his left knee that has been bothering him this spring. He has played fewer than 90 games in each of the last two seasons.
Jeff Francoeur, RF3/25/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: The Padres have signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor league deal. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: He was among Cleveland's final roster cuts this past weekend. Francoeur had a couple 100-RBI seasons in the mid 2000s but hasn't done much since then. Even in deeper leagues, you won't hear his name called on draft day.
Josh Johnson, SP3/22/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: San Diego starter Josh Johnson will miss 4-5 weeks with a flexor strain in his right forearm, according to Corey Brock.
Insight: Terrible news for Johnson, who had a pitiful 6.20 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP while going 2-8 in 81 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays last season. San Diego also learned Saturday that Joe Wieland (elbow) will be out until the All-Star break, and Cory Luebke had to undergo a second Tommy John surgery this offseason. Robbie Erlin will probably take Johnson's spot in the rotation.
Joe Wieland, SP3/22/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Padres pitcher Joe Wieland will have a procedure to fix irritation in his elbow joint and will be out until the All-Star break, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: An MRI last week ruled out a second Tommy John surgery for Wieland. The right-hander had a 3.29 ERA and a terrific 408/80 K/BB in 438 minor league innings but threw just 27 2/3 innings in the majors before needing his first Tommy John operation in July 2012.
Chase Headley, 3B3/18/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: As expected, Padres third baseman Chase Headley will make his spring training debut Thursday against San Francisco. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: He's going to play in a minor league game on Wednesday. Headley strained his calf almost a month ago but is now back to 100 percent. We're not sure what to expect from Headley after his disappointing 2013 season (.250, 13 HR, 50 RBI). He shows up at No. 8 in our TSN third baseman rankings.
Joe Wieland, SP3/17/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: The MRI on Padres right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland's elbow revealed no damage to his UCL, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune. He'll be reevaluated in 7-10 days.
Insight: Unlike teammate Cory Luebke, Wieland won't need a second Tommy John surgery. Wieland had a 3.29 ERA and a terrific 408/80 K/BB in 438 minor league innings but threw just 27 2/3 innings in the majors before needing his first Tommy John surgery in July 2012.
Chase Headley, 3B3/17/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (calf strain) is targeting Thursday for his Cactus League debut.
Insight: The switch-hitting Headley suffered a calf strain on Feb. 22. Headley hit just .250 with 13 homers, 50 RBI and a .747 OPS in 141 games, down from .286, 31 homers, 115 RBI and an .874 OPS in 2012. This injury isn't helping him regain his 2012 form, so beware of a slow start.
Huston Street, RP3/13/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Padres closer Huston Street (groin) will pitch in a game for the first time this spring on Saturday, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune. Street has been dealing with a minor groin strain.
Insight: Manager Bud Black hasn't decided whether it will be a minor league game or a Cactus League one. Street had 33 saves, a 2.70 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP in 56 2/3 innings last season, but he has made at least one DL stint in each of the last four seasons.
Carlos Quentin, LF3/3/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) will make his Cactus League debut Tuesday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Quentin has had three surgeries in the past year and a half. When healthy he can provide power (13 HR in 276 at-bats in 2013), but he's missed 158 games over the past two seasons.
Huston Street, RP3/3/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Padres closer Huston Street is dealing with a slight groin pull that isn't considered serious, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com, but he won't pitch this week.
Insight: Street had 33 saves, a 2.70 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP in 56 2/3 innings last season. He has had at least one DL stint in each of the last four seasons.
Chase Headley, 3B3/3/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (calf strain) will hit in a batting cage Monday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: The switch-hitting Headley suffered a calf strain on Feb. 22 and was given a timetable of 2-3 weeks. It's his second straight spring with an injury, as he fractured his thumb in camp last season and missed the first 14 games of the regular season. Headley then hit just .250 with 13 homers, 50 RBI and a .747 OPS in 141 games, down from .286, 31 homers, 115 RBI and an .874 OPS in 2012. Another injury won't help him regain his 2012 form.
Cameron Maybin, CF3/3/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin will miss two-to-three months with a ruptured left biceps tendon, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com. The Padres are relieved he didn't suffer damage to his shoulder capsule or rotator cuff.
Insight: Maybin suffered the injury while making a diving catch during Sunday's game. He played just 14 games last season due to knee and wrist injuries, the latter of which required surgery, and has hit just .235 with nine homers and 30 steals in his last 161 games.
Cameron Maybin, CF3/2/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin (shoulder) will undergo an MRI Monday morning, according to Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Maybin suffered a left shoulder injury while making a diving catch during Sunday's game. He played just 14 games last season due to knee and wrist injuries, the latter of which required surgery, and has hit just .235 with nine homers and 30 steals in his last 161 games.
Cameron Maybin, CF3/2/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin injured his left shoulder while making a diving catch during Sunday's game.
Insight: Maybin stayed in the game but clearing was dealing with some pain and discomfort in the shoulder. He exited the game in the next inning and was holding his shoulder as he left the field. Maybin played just 14 games last season due to knee and wrist injuries, the latter of which required surgery, and has hit just .235 with nine homers and 30 steals in his last 161 games.
Yasmani Grandal, C2/28/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal (knee) is not ready to step behind the plate anytime soon, according to the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Grandal had surgery last summer to repair damage to his right ACL and MCL. His side-to-side blocking and stamina have not progressed enough to catch a Cactus League game in the immediate future. The team may still have him ready for Opening Day.
Chase Headley, 3B2/25/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (calf strain) expects to be ready for Opening Day, according to the Union-Tribune.
Insight: The switch-hitting Headley is expected to miss 2-3 weeks but says he only needs 15-20 at-bats from each side of the plate to be ready. The third baseman suffered a fractured thumb last spring and missed the first 14 games of the regular season before experiencing a major regression from the previous year. Another spring injury won't help him regain his 2012 form.
Chase Headley, 3B2/25/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley's MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of a Grade 1 calf strain, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Headley is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. The third baseman suffered a fractured thumb last spring and missed the first 14 games of the regular season before experiencing a major regression from the previous year. Another spring injury won't help him regain his 2012 form.
Chase Headley, 3B2/22/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley will miss at least two weeks with a strained right calf, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Headley suffered a fractured thumb last spring and missed the first 14 games of the regular season before experiencing a major regression from the previous year. Another spring injury won't help him regain his 2012 form.
Chase Headley, 3B2/22/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley strained his right calf during Saturday's workout.
Insight: We don't know the severity at this time, but fantasy owners hoping for a return to 2012 production levels can't be happy. Headley (.250, 13 HR, 50 RBI, 8 SB) experienced a significant regression last season after leading the National League in RBI in 2012 (.286, 31 HR, 115 RBI, 17 SB).
Carlos Quentin, LF2/7/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin said his right knee feels better than it did last spring. SOURCE: UTSanDiego.com
Insight: Quentin has had three surgeries in the past year and a half. When healthy he can provide power (13 HR in 276 at-bats last season, but he's missed 158 games over the past two seasons.
Cory Luebke, SP2/4/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Padres left-hander Cory Luebke will need a second Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2014 season, according to padres.mlb.com.
Insight: Luebke underwent his first surgery in May 2012 and suffered multiple setbacks before throwing off a mound without issues late in 2013. However, an MRI revealed he re-tore his UCL. Luebke, who is now 28 years old, looked to have a bright future when he put up a 3.16 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 177 strikeouts over 170 2/3 innings in 2011 and 2012 but he has another long recovery period ahead of him.
Everth Cabrera, SS1/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera has agreed to a one-year deal avoiding arbitration.
Insight: Cabrera was having a solid season, batting .283 with 54 runs scored and 37 stolen bases, before a 50-game suspension for PEDs ended it prematurely. He definitely has fantasy value because of his speed.
Xavier Nady, LF1/7/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: The Padres are bringing back outfielder Xavier Nady on a minor league contract. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Nady played for San Diego between 2000 and 2005 before bouncing around between New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Arizona, Washington and most recently, San Francisco. Even if he makes the team, there's nothing to suggest Nady will be a viable fantasy contributor next season.
Joaquin Benoit, RP12/18/2013 4:19:00 PM
Description: Reliever Joaquin Benoit is headed to San Diego on a two-year contract. SOURCE: Jeff Passan, Yahoo Sports
Insight: The deal is going to be in the $14-15 million range. A few years ago it would have been unheard of for a setup man to make that much money but that seems to be where we're headed. He'll get a chance to close when Huston Street inevitably gets hurt again.
Josh Johnson, SP11/20/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: The Josh Johnson sweepstakes is over. The former Marlins and Blue Jays righthander is headed to San Diego on a one-year contract. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: He'll earn $8 million next season. It's a nice haul for Johnson after his miserable 2013 campaign. A bounceback year, which seems inevitable given Petco Park's pitcher-friendly reputation, could earn Johnson an even bigger payday when he hits the market again next winter.
Chase Headley, 3B10/2/2013 8:30:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley had knee surgery earlier this week. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: It was only an arthroscopic procedure, which means he should be ready in plenty of time for spring training. Headley (.250, 13 HR, 50 RBI) experienced a significant regression this season after leading the National League in RBI in 2012.
Will Venable, RF9/28/2013 2:06:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is sitting out Saturday.
Insight: Venable has dealt with an abdominal strain this week. He'll likely return to action for the season finale Sunday.
Will Venable, RF9/25/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is back in the lineup after missing two games with a strained abdomen.
Insight: Venable hasn't had a good month (.219 AVG in 73 September at bats) but he's done very well against the Diamondbacks this season (14-for-34). The 30-year-old Princeton alum has already set career-highs in home runs (22 HR) and RBI (53).
Will Venable, RF9/24/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable will miss Tuesday's game against Arizona with a strained ab muscle that could end his season.
Insight: If the team decides to shut him down, Venable will finish the year with 22 HR, 53 RBI, 62 runs, 22 SB and a .268 batting average, easily his best production in six mostly part-time seasons.
Will Venable, RF9/23/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: San Diego right fielder Will Venable's season could be in jeopardy. SOURCE: Padres.com
Insight: Padres manager Bud Black says that Venable is dealing with an "abdominal situation." If the team decides to shut him down, Venable will finish the year with 22 HR, 53 RBI and a .268 batting average.
Andrew Cashner, SPHot9/22/2013 1:22:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner will make his last start of 2013 Sunday against the Dodgers due to an innings limit.
Insight: Cashner is coming off his best career start, a complete game one-hit shutout over the Pirates and is 2-1 with a 0.96 ERA over his last five turns. He has thrown 168 innings going into Sunday's start.
Robbie Erlin, SP9/21/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Padres lefty Robbie Erlin shut out a depleted Dodgers lineup over 7 2/3 innings on Friday night.
Insight: Los Angeles was without starters Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez on Friday, though Gonzalez, Kemp and Puig did make pinch-hit appearances later in the game. Give Erlin (3-3, 4.34 ERA) credit though. Holding any opponent scoreless at the major league level is an amazing feat. The 22-year-old looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B9/17/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Tuesday against the Pirates.
Insight: Gyorko went 5-for-50 (.100) with zero homers after returning from a groin injury that cost him a month, but he has hit 11 homers and driven in 25 runs in 40 games since then.
Andrew Cashner, SPHot9/16/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner tossed his first career shutout Monday in a win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: The only hit he surrendered was a single to Jose Tabata to lead off the seventh inning. In fact, that was the only base runner he allowed all night. Cashner has been unstoppable in his last four outings. Over that span, he's undefeated with a 0.88 ERA.
Will Venable, RFHot9/16/2013 12:41:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is 5-for-10 with a home run and a 1.400 OPS versus Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Venable has exploded in the second half of the season, batting .337 with a .975 in 51 games after the break. He's already set a career high in homers, RBI, hits and for the first time has an OPS over .800.
Huston Street, RP9/16/2013 12:28:00 PM
Description: San Diego reliever Huston Street will miss Monday's game against Pittsburgh to attend the funeral of his grandmother.
Insight: Street is 2-4 with a 2.61 ERA, .0968 WHIP and 30 saves. Luke Gregerson should get the first shot at any save opportunities.
Burch Smith, SP9/15/2013 7:02:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Burch Smith earned his first major league victory Sunday against Atlanta.
Insight: He held the Braves to just three hits over seven scoreless innings. The 23-year-old will try for his second win next Saturday against the Dodgers.
Chase Headley, 3BHot9/15/2013 6:24:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley has homered in three straight and five of his last 10 games.
Insight: Headley is making a late bid at 15 homers after struggling for most of the season. In 474 at-bats, he's hitting .245 with 13 blasts and 45 RBI. He hit .286 with 31 homers and led the NL with 115 RBI in 604 at-bats last season.
Mark Kotsay, LF9/15/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: San Diego left fielder Mark Kotsay has decided to retire at the end of the season. SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: While never a star, Kotsay enjoyed a productive career as a role player for several teams including the Marlins, Padres, Red Sox and A's. His best season was probably in 2004 when he hit .314 with 15 homers for Oakland. In his prime, Kotsay was also an excellent defensive player with a penchant for gunning down runners at home plate.
Chase Headley, 3B9/10/2013 11:00:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley went 3-for-5 with two RBI Tuesday against Philadelphia and is 6-for-19 (.316) with two homers and four RBI in five games since returning from a lower back injury.
Insight: It's probably too little, too late as far as most Headley owners are concerned. The Padres third has hit just .243 with 10 homers with 40 RBI one year after hitting 31 homers and leading the NL in RBI.
Andrew Cashner, SPHot9/10/2013 10:39:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner returned from his nine days of rest to throw 7 2/3 innings in a win at Philadelphia Tuesday.
Insight: The Padres skipped Cashner's last start to conserve his innings. He gave up two runs on four hits and struck out seven Tuesday and is 1-2 with a 1.77 ERA in his last five starts.
Carlos Quentin, LF9/8/2013 11:33:00 AM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin said he feels "a lot better" about his most recent knee surgery than the first two. SOURCE: UTSanDiego.com
Insight: Quentin also worked with Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier to develop a more upright batting stance. "It feels so much better," Quentin said. "I think this operation combined with my new standing taller stance is going to make a big difference next season. I didn’t realize how much torque I was putting on my right knee with my old stance from the squat. I’d swing without moving my right foot, which transferred everything to the knee."
Cameron Maybin, CF9/8/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin's wrist surgery was more involved than initially expected, but the Padres are optimistic that the procedure will solve the issues he has been dealing with since late in the 2011 season. SOURCE: UTSanDiego.com
Insight: "A little more was done in the wrist and joint than expected," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Cameron had some action going on in the joint. There were loose particles and loose cartilage in the joint. Going in, we didn’t know what to find." His rehab time has been pushed from 4-8 weeks to 8-12 weeks, but the center fielder should still be fine for spring training. Hopefully, the surgery helps him get his career back on track.
Tyson Ross, SP9/8/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: San Diego righthander Tyson Ross turned in another strong performance Saturday against Colorado.
Insight: Ross (3-7, 2.79 ERA) limited the Rockies to just three hits in seven shutout innings. Since his meltdown against Arizona two weeks ago, he's allowed just one earned run (0.75 ERA).
Chase Headley, 3B9/4/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley homered in his return to the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Headley missed five straight games with lower back stiffness. The third baseman went without a home run in the entire month of August and has just two homers and six RBI in the second half.
Andrew Cashner, SP9/4/2013 7:50:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner threw a career-high 119 pitches Saturday against the Dodgers and won't make his next start until Tuesday at Philadelphia, according to MLB.com.
Insight: He'll be on nine days rest by that time. The right-hander has thrown 151 1/3 innings this season, up from 69 2/3 last year.
Cameron Maybin, CF9/4/2013 5:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Maybin played just 14 games this season and hit .157 with one home run. He suffered the wrist injury back in April and missed nearly two months before tearing the PCL in his left knee in June. He won't need surgery on his knee at this point.
Chase Headley, 3B9/4/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley will play Wednesday for the first time in six games.
Insight: Headley missed five straight games with lower back stiffness. The third baseman has been a massive disappointment this season after hitting 31 homers and leading the NL in RBI last year.
Will Venable, RFHot9/3/2013 2:48:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable's "career year" has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension. Hopefully this won't change his approach.
Insight: Venable has exploded in the second half of the season, batting 351 with a 1.020 in 40 games after the break. He's already set a career high in homers and by the end of the season should set personal marks in runs, RBI, hits and OPS.
Kyle Blanks, LF9/3/2013 2:08:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks is hitless in 11 at-bats against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Blanks began the year as a reserve but developed into an everyday player because of injuries to Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso. However, Tuesday is not the day to start him.
Chase Headley, 3B9/3/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (back) missed his fifth straight game Monday and is expected to miss Tuesday's game against San Francisco.
Insight: Headley reported some improvement in his back Friday but he hasn't been able to make it back into the lineup yet.
Chase Headley, 3B9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (back) missed his fifth straight game Monday.
Insight: Headley reported some improvement in his back Friday but he hasn't been able to make it back into the lineup yet.
Andrew Cashner, SP9/1/2013 8:41:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner gave up 10 hits and walked three batters over seven innings Saturday against the Dodgers but he limited the damage to one run.
Insight: Cashner struck out seven but couldn't pick up his ninth win of the season. He had a 2.25 ERA and averaged nearly seven innings per start in August but went 1-3 for the month.
Chase Headley, 3B8/31/2013 7:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (back) is not in Saturday's lineup.
Insight: Headley reported some improvement in his back Friday but he'll be out for at least one more day. He hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game.
Chase Headley, 3B8/30/2013 9:00:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley's back stiffness has improved and he could return to the lineup Saturday, according to the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Headley left Tuesday's game with back stiffness and hasn't played since. The third baseman has been a massive disappointment after a career year in 2012.
Chase Headley, 3B8/30/2013 5:46:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley is not in Friday's lineup.
Insight: Headley left Tuesday's game with back stiffness and hasn't played since. The third baseman has been a massive disappointment after a career year in 2012.
Will Venable, RFHot8/29/2013 10:51:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable slammed another home run Wednesday night, giving him a career-high 20.
Insight: Venable is hitting a robust .385 with 10 doubles, three triples, 10 homers, 19 RBI and 26 runs over his last 37 games. The outfielder hit nine homers in each of the previous two seasons; he has eight in August alone.
Carlos Quentin, LF8/28/2013 9:21:00 PM
Description: Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin won't be returning this season. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Knee injuries have done Quentin in once again. It's a familiar narrative and at this point, it's fair to wonder how much more his weathered knees can take. Once an intriguing power option, Quentin's days of fantasy relevance are long gone.
Edinson Volquez, SP8/28/2013 9:13:00 PM
Description: Free agent starting pitcher Edinson Volquez is on the Dodgers' radar. SOURCE: Buster Olney, ESPN
Insight: Volquez just pitched himself out of a job with the Padres and now the Dodgers want him? It's not the craziest thing we've ever heard, but it's right up there. Volquez (9-10, 6.01 ERA) would give the Dodgers some depth but he wouldn't be much of an upgrade over current fifth starter Chris Capuano (4-7, 4.74).
Chase Headley, 3B8/28/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Arizona due to a stiff back.
Insight: Headley left Tuesday's game because of the injury and given the Padres have Thursday off, he'll likely sit on Wednesday. Headley is batting .240 with eight homers and 36 RBI - disappointing totals for a hitter who blasted 31 home runs and knocked in 115 last year.
Andrew Cashner, SP8/25/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Though it was mostly forgotten because the game lasted 15 innings, Padres righthander Andrew Cashner turned in an excellent start Sunday versus Chicago.
Insight: He limited the Cubs to two hits in seven scoreless frames. Cashner is winless in his last four starts but his ERA in that span is a respectable 2.42.
Will Venable, RFHot8/25/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is hitting .379 with nine doubles, three triples, nine homers, 16 RBI, six steals and a 1.125 OPS over his last 33 games.
Insight: Venable has homered seven times in August and four times in the last eight games. He's hitting .273 with a career-high 19 homers, 46 RBI, 15 steals and an .826 OPS and should be added in all leagues.
Edinson Volquez, SPCold8/24/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: The Padres have designated righthander Edinson Volquez for assignment.
Insight: Volquez failed to make it out of the first inning Friday against the Cubs, allowing five hits and six runs (five earned) before his departure. He won't have trouble finding a new team but how can fantasy owners trust someone with an ERA over six?
Ian Kennedy, SP8/21/2013 9:54:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy threw his best start of the season Wednesday against Pittsburgh, going seven scoreless innings and striking out eight.
Insight: Kennedy is 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in four starts since joining the Padres after going 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA with Arizona.


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