Dewan: Are the Padres outfielders hitting enough?

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on May 20, 2015:

Less than two months into the season, the Padres are hovering around .500, and it’s unclear whether their blockbuster offseason roster makeover will pay off as the season unfolds. However, one result of all of the team’s moves has become very clear over six weeks; the Padres’ outfield defense is bad.


It was apparent from the outset that the Padres were trading defense for offense, as we detailed in a Stat of the Week from December. The lack of defense part has come true. Their outfielders have cost the team 15 runs, which is tied for the worst total in baseball. The question then is whether the offensive upgrade has been enough to counterbalance it.

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Originally published: May 20, 2015. Last Updated: May 20, 2015.