Padres News: MLB 15: The Show Simulation Results


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We here are Friars On Base have recently been publishing our predictions for the 2015 MLB Season, the 2015 World Series, and the 2015 Padres Season. Now we have one more.

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Our friends over at GameSided ran a simulation of the entire 2015 MLB season using the MLB 15: The Show video game. You can read the results for every team and division here, but here’s what you really want to know, how’d the San Diego Padres do?

Here’s what GameSided had to say:

"San Diego Padres – 80-82 (4th in NL West)Even down an Andrew Cashner, the Padres pitched fairly well. It’s a shame Brandon Morrow only pitched up to his potential in that pitcher’s park, as his 3.44 ERA and respectable 1.20 WHIP kept him going throughout the year. Alas, the Padres saw their inevitable lack of playoff spot and started to rebuild, with Ian Kennedy, Robbie Erlin, Art Hoffman and Wei Chung Wang remaining as the rotation. Not a lot of strikeouts, a peppering of walks and an unmatched offense kept the Padres out of contention, even though Joaquin Benoit proved to be a reliable closer at 0.92 WHIP and 1.65 ERA.Wil Myers turned some heads in his first year with his new National League club, going with 29 home runs, 82 RBI, 12 stolen bases and owning a .306/.372/.484 slash line. He was the only new outfielder who stayed with the club, however, as both Matt Kemp and Justin Upton were traded elsewhere. Alexi Amarista, Will Middlebrooks, Jedd Gyorko and Yangervis Solarte did not pick up the slack, performing poorly than expected. Even though Petco Park’s dimensions have been brought in to improve the game’s offense at the stadium, the 2015 MLB season was not having it for the Padres."

Well, first off, BOOOOO.

Second, if the video game is using the less impressive 2014 stats of players the Padres are counting on, like Wil Myers or Will Middlebrooks, then I’m not that surprised it would think the Padres not be as successful as we’re all praying they will be.

Lastly, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton are traded? Nope, at least not Matt Kemp. If the season is lost as early as the video game thinks it will be, then trading Upton, whom the Padres only have under contract for the 2015 season (as of now), make sense.

What do you guys think? Any gamers out there try running their own 2015 simulation?

Thanks again to our friends at GameSided. Go PADS!

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