Where do the San Diego Padres stand according to power rankings as the club is about a month in? We take a look at all of the major lists.
The San Diego Padres have run into long anticipated struggles this week, dropping three out of four in a series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the series, the pitching staff struggled as expected, and the offense was more inconsistent than ever.
San Diego bounced back this weekend by taking two out of three against the last place San Francisco Giants, putting them at 11-16 entering the month of May.
Despite their struggles and inconsistencies, the club was able to gain a spot or two on a couple of this week’s power rankings lists.
The USA Today list was the only with the Padres in the last spot, which is a step in the right direction. It would be nice though, of course, to elude the bottom of the rankings altogether.
"Of Ryan Schimpf’s 11 hits, six are home runs, tying him for second on the team."
The Padres were able to move up a couple of spots according to Bleacher Report’s rankings, but judging based on their analysis, it may be the teams who were bumped down who are more responsible. Regardless, we’ll take it.
"There’s still a very real chance this team loses 100-plus games this season. For now, the Padres can hang their hat on not finishing the first month of the season in the NL West cellar."
Wil Myers is the reason ESPN puts the Padres at least ahead of the Blue Jays. Seems to be reason enough.
"Wil Myers hit a three-run homer on Sunday in the 12th inning to give the Padres a series victory over the Giants. He’s hitting .310 with seven home runs and is tied for sixth in the majors in extra-base hits. He’s also fourth with 34 strikeouts and has just two walks, giving him one of the season’s strangest batting lines."
FOX has San Diego ahead of their division rivals the San Francisco Giants as well as the Kansas City Royals. They are behind everybody else though, mainly due to the struggling pitching staff.
"Padres pitchers have allowed the most earned runs (122) and homers (38) in baseball."
Can the Padres begin making their way up from the bottom three or four? Stay tuned for next week’s update to find out.