Mar 9, 2013; Peoria, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (7) at bat during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Padres Starting Lineup COULD BE Best In Baseball


The Padres starting lineup is scary.

Let me say that again.

The Padres starting lineup is scary.

If I were a manager I wouldn’t want my starting pitchers to face the Padres lineup.

I never thought I’d ever get to say that.

The starting lineup infused with a healthy Chase Headley, Carlos Quentin and a developing Yonder Alonso can be Major League Baseball’s best hearts of the order.

Sorry Dodgers.

Add Kyle Blanks into the equation and the starting lineup is deadly.

I don’t care what the skeptics say,  Chase Headley did not have a fluke year in 2012. I fully expect him to be the hitter he was last year. If this is the case, Headley can give the Padres about a .290 batting average with 30-plus home runs and over 100 RBIs. No to mention his  uncanny ability to get on base via the walk.

Carlos Quentin is a fearless hitter. While he will give the Padres a batting average hovering around .250, he will easily give the club 20 or so bombs.

Yonder Alonso is a doubles machine. The more this guy gets seasoned, the more his power develops. I’d say Alonso is good for about a .300 average and 10 bombs.

Where do I start with Kyle Blanks? This guy is a beast. His problem is staying healthy, if he can do that he can club over 30 home runs and drive in 100 RBIs. No Joke.

Don’t these guys sound intimidating? I sure as hell would want to face the Padres with all these guys in the lineup.

Tags: Carlos Quentin Chase Headley Kyle Blanks San Diego Padres Yonder Alonso

  • MrWhamBam

    ummmm, I see where you’re going with this Robert. But at the end of the day, this isnt the lineup that they have right now…and it already seems like a lot would have to happen, in order for us to see that lineup.

    And thats the frustrating part. I like Blanks…and would love to see him in the lineup a lot. But the guy Im more lookin forward to seeing back in the lineup is Grandal…now add Blanks to that equation, with the others guys you mention, and that would def’ be a “scary” lineup.

    Unfortunately, the Padres are a team that has to have all those bats you mention, in the lineup, hitting well, in order for us to win more games than we lose.

    every other team in this division has an advantage inasmuch as they dont even have to put their best lineup out there on the field, in order for them to win a lot of games.

    I know LA is struggling right now…and I think the Giants got swept in Milwaukee, with better lineups than ours…but those teams will bounce back quicker than we will, simply because their “second string” guys are better than some of our regulars.

    LA has serious issues with their pitching right now..and its beginning to look like Billingsley is headed to Tommy John surgery. Now they have to spots on that rotation that are looking kinda bleak…pitching is more their issue than anything else

    there’s another blog on here about us using bullpen depth to get Porcello?..I agree with that, because our lack of pitching is the scarier than how much better our hitting has gotten in the last year and a half.