Padres Interested in Jason Bartlett


Tampa Bay Rays

Source: YardBarker.com

The Padres have shown interest in Tampa Bay SS Jason Bartlett. Bartlett was originally drafted by the Padres in 2001 and was traded to bring in Brian Buchanan. He would be the starting short stop and would provide a good batting average and more speed on the bases. He is the type of ‘athlete’ that Jed Hoyer likes to bring in.

Bartlett is in the last year of his contract and is due to make about $5 million this upcoming season. Seems like high dollar amount for a team that is trying to save money and doesn’t have a lot to spend.

Here are Bartlett’s career numbers with Minnesota and Tampa Bay:

Year Age Tm Lg G AB HR RBI SB BA SLG OPS
2004 24 MIN AL 8 12 0 1 2 .083 .083 .237
2005 25 MIN AL 74 224 3 16 4 .241 .335 .651
2006 26 MIN AL 99 333 2 32 10 .309 .393 .760
2007 27 MIN AL 140 510 5 43 23 .265 .361 .699
2008 28 TBR AL 128 454 1 37 20 .286 .361 .690
2009 29 TBR AL 137 500 14 66 30 .320 .490 .879
2010 30 TBR AL 135 468 4 47 11 .254 .350 .675
7 Seasons 721 2501 29 242 100 .281 .385 .731
162 Game Avg. 162 562 7 54 22 .281 .385 .731

What do you all think about having him at short?

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