San Diego Padres All Time Starting Lineup

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The San Diego Padres began as an expansion team in 1969 and they are one of the few franchises who has never experienced a name changed. The organization has made 5 playoff appearances and won 2 pennants. They have retired 5 numbers. Steve Garvey (6), Tony Gwynn (19), Dave Winfield (31), Randy Jones (35), and Trevor Hoffman (51).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

Gene Tenace, 1979

Key Stats: 5.9 WAR, .263/.403/.445, 61 R, 122 H, 16 2B, 4 3B, 20 HR, 67 RBI, 105 BB, .848 OPS, 48% CS

 

First Base

Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez, 2009

Key Stats: 6.9 WAR, .277/.407/.551, 90 R, 153 H, 27 2B, 40 HR, 99 RBI, 119 BB (1st NL), .958 OPS, 22 IBB, 304 TB, 15 DRS

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove

 

Second Base

Mark Loretta, 2004

Key Stats: 6.0 WAR, .335/.391/.495, 108 R, 208 H, 47 2B, 2 3B, 16 HR, 76 RBI, .886 OPS, 307 TB, 16 SF (1st NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 9th in MVP

 

Third Base

Ken Caminiti

Ken Caminiti, 1996

Key Stats: 7.6 WAR, .326/.408/.621, 109 R, 178 H, 37 2B, 40 HR, 130 RBI, 11 SB, 78 BB, 1.028 OPS, 339 TB, 10 SF (1st NL), 16 IBB

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, NL MVP

 

Shortstop

Khalil Greene, 2007

Key Stats: 3.5 WAR, .254/.291/.468, 89 R, 155 H, 44 2B, 3 3B, 27 HR, 97 RBI, .759 OPS, 1.5 dWAR

 

Left Field

Greg Vaughn

Greg Vaughn, 1998

Key Stats: 6.3 WAR, .272/.363/.597, 112 R, 156 H, 28 2B, 4 3B, 50 HR, 119 RBI, 11 SB, 79 BB, .960 OPS, 342 TB

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 4th in MVP

 

Center Field

Steve Finley, 1996

Key Stats: 5.7 WAR, .298/.354/.531, 126 R, 195 H, 45 2B, 9 3B, 30 HR, 95 RBI, 22 SB, .885 OPS, 348 TB

Awards: Gold Glove, 10th in MVP

 

Right Field

Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn, 1987

Key Stats: 8.7 WAR (1st NL), .370 (1st NL)/.447/.511, 119 R, 218 H (1st NL), 36 2B, 13 3B, 7 HR, 54 RBI, 56 SB, 82 BB, .958 OPS, 301 TB, 26 IBB

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 8th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown, 1998

Key Stats: 8.6 WAR (1st NL), 18 Wins, 2.38 ERA, 2.23 FIP (1st NL), 35 GS (1st NL), 7 CG, 3 SHO, 257 IP, 257 K, 1.066 WHIP, 9.0 K/9, 5.24 K/BB, .235 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, 3rd in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Randy Jones, 1975

Key Stats: 7.5 WAR, 20 Wins, 2.24 ERA (1st NL), 3.23 FIP, 18 CG, 6 SHO, 285 IP, 103 K, 1.046 WHIP, .232 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, 2nd in CY Young, 10th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Jake Peavy

Jake Peavy, 2007

Key Stats: 6.2 WAR, 19 Wins (1st NL), 2.54 ERA (1st NL), 2.84 FIP (1st NL), 223 1/3 IP, 240 K (1st NL), 1.061 WHIP (1st NL), 9.7 K/9 (1st NL), .208 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, NL CY Young, 7th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Bruce Hurst, 1989

Key Stats: 6.7 WAR, 15 Wins, 2.69 ERA, 2.96 FIP, 10 CG (1st NL), 2 SHO, 244 2/3 IP, 179 K, 1.144 WHIP, .237 BAA

 

 

Starting Pitcher

Dave Roberts, 1971

Key Stats: 7.4 WAR, 14 Wins, 2.10 ERA, 2.62 FIP, 14 CG, 2 SHO, 269 2/3 IP, 135 K, 1.109 WHIP, .241 BAA

Awards: 6th in CY Young

 

Closer

Trevor Hoffman

Trevor Hoffman, 1998

Key Stats: 4.1 WAR, 53 SV (1st NL), 1.48 ERA, 2.04 ERA, 66 G, 73 IP, 86 K, 0.849 WHIP, 10.6 K/9, 4.10 K/BB, .165 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, 2nd in CY Young, 7th in MVP

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