The San Diego Padres’ outfield situation got a little clearer last night, opening up the possibilities of mixing-and-matching players to a wider range of positions all over the field for the Friars.
After last night’s 9-7 Cactus League victory over the Texas Rangers, Green had this to say about where to expect to see Myers this season, “There are probably going to be times where we’ll see him in left and we’ll see him in right.”
This leaves the door open for lots of mixing-and-matching of Friars’ position players, not just the outfielders. With a crowded dance card all vying for playing time, having a number of players who can play a number of positions almost seems like a tailor-made situation for this team.
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San Diego Padres have options all over the field
We can likely add Travis Jankowski to that list as well, though we’re more likely to see him in a more well-defined role as a bench player, making the occasional start.
Plus, with Pirela starting in left-field and Carlos Asuaje in all likelihood taking the starting job at second-base, Spangenberg may be needed to give Asauje a spell every now and then.
Considering how much talent is spread out among this team’s positional players both here and throughout the farm system, there’s reason to believe that something awfully special is taking shape here.