Recent Non-Tenders Could Help Padres Fill Holes
By Pat Callahan
Aug 24, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Juan Francisco follows through on a seventh-inning sacrifice fly against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
4.Infielder Juan Francisco
Francisco may be the most intriguing player on this list. He has raw power, hitting 18 home runs between Atlanta and Milwaukee in 2013. In 2014, Francisco, hit 16 home runs and drove in 43, finishing with a slash line of .220/.291/.456. In his six years in the big leagues, Fracisco ran a line of .236/.297/.439.
Padres Outlook: If the Padres do want to add power without having to give up prospects, this is their guy. Francisco will strikeout, but will also hit his share of home runs. This could be a quick fix to the Padres offensive woes, even if it is in a 1B/3B platoon situation.