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 – Starting Pitchers

The San Diego Padres must be somewhat pleased with how the cookies have crumbled for their starting rotation, on the whole. Sure, there has been a little bit of everything so far (injuries, demotions, etc.), but as a group, the Friars haven’t fared all that bad.

There’s certainly been some turnover, but the guys who have been here throughout have been mostly solid. With the grooves some of these guys seem to be finding themselves in as of late (Ross, Richard), good things could be ahead for this group.

Their team earned-run average ranks second-to-last in the NL (5.05, ahead of Cincinnati, 5.28), but Joey Lucchesi (3.23), Tyson Ross (3.40) are pitching very well, and even Clayton Richard has turned himself around after a very tough start to the year.

Fielding independent pitching ratings take away outside factors like the ballparks and the quality of defense behind the pitcher and spit out a “truer” earned-run average on the other end.

In this category, Ross has a 3.27 rating to lead the team, Richard is at 3.96, well below his 5.20 earned-run average, and Joey Lucchesi is at 4.26, which signifies that he’s been benefitting from some fantastic defense behind him.

Tyson Ross leads the team in strikeouts per nine innings with 10.01, Lucchesi is just behind him with 9.13, and Clayton Richard comes in third with an 8.39 rating.

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