Jun 20, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres right fielderWill Venable
(25) follows through on a swing in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Will Venable: F
His OPS is the second worst in baseball behind Gyorko. After going 22-22 in homers and steals last year, he has two homers and three steals. He is hitting .193. He has driven in 14 runs and scored 21. His slash line for June is .143/.179/.222. He is currently in a 1-for-21 slump. Defensively, he hasn’t committed any errors, but he also hasn’t had an assist all season.
Cameron Maybin: C+
Maybin missed the first 20 or so games of the season, but has produced reasonably well since returning. His .273 BA seems stellar on this team, but his OBP of .316 reveals his lack of discipline at the plate. He has one homer and two steals, so aside from the decent BA, he’s not contributing a lot to the offense. His defense in Center Field has been adequate, but his range factor is actually below average for the position. But merely being below average at the plate and the field has made him one of the better non-pitchers on the team.
After having three knee surgeries in 2.5 years, Quentin is pretty much done defensively. He is a major liability in left field. But he’s not on the team for his defense, he’s here to be the team’s power threat. Unfortunately, he has failed in that respect, too. Limited to 85 ABs, his slash line has been .176/.290/.318. His three homers and 10 RBI are huge disappointments, and the Carlos Quentin as a National Leaguer experiment is likely coming to a quick end.
Overall Outfield: F
While most teams rely on their corner outfielders to be cornerstones of their offense, starters Venable and Quentin have failed miserably. Maybin has been a non-factor offensively and is a below-average CF.