San Diego Padres Team Leaders at the Quarter-Way Point

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PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 22: Christian Villanueva #22 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated by teammate Eric Hosmer #30 after hitting a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of an MLB game at Chase Field on April 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 22: Christian Villanueva #22 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated by teammate Eric Hosmer #30 after hitting a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of an MLB game at Chase Field on April 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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San Diego Padres Team Leaders – Hitters

As a team, the San Diego Padres rank thirteenth in the National League in hitting with a .227 batting average. Their .299 on-base percentage ranks second-to-last in the league, just ahead of the Marlins (.297). The Padres’ team OPS (.662), again ranks just ahead of Miami (.634) for last in the NL.

The team leads the league in strikeouts by a healthy margin (424; Giants are second with 398) and are ninth in the NL in bases-on-balls (138; Nationals lead the NL with 178).

These are specific areas of concern that need to be addressed by the Friars’ manager, Andy Green, and hitting coach, Matt Stairs, moving forward.

As for the players themselves, Jose Pirela is leading the team with a .265 batting average and Eric Hosmer is right behind him at .264 (minimum 100 plate appearances).

Travis Jankowski (.349 in 50 plate appearances), currently leads all non-pitchers in the category. After Pirela and Hosmer, Franchy Cordero (.261) rounds out the top-three hitters on the team.

Hosmer’s .832 OPS leads the team among qualified hitters, with Franchy behind him at .807. Villanueva still has an OPS of over .800 (.804) but it’s been plummeting over the last week or so.

Villanueva leads the team in homers with nine (Cordero, 6; Hosmer, 5), runs batted in with 20 (Cordero, 17; Hosmer, 14; Pirela, 14; Asuaje, 13). Leading the team in doubles are Eric Hosmer and Jose Pirela with thirteen and ten, respectively. Manuel Margot trails them with six two-baggers.

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