San Diego Padres: Five Positives Since The All-Star Break

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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 21: Austin Hedges #18 of the San Diego Padres follows through on a sixth inning solo homerun against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 21, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

It’s been a rough 2018 season for fans of the San Diego Padres. Let’s take a step back from the negatives and focus on five positive stats since the All-Star break.

At the time of this writing, the San Diego Padres are 52-83 and sit 22 games behind the first place Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West. Only the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals have fewer wins this season. It’s been a long, frustrating, season for fans and players alike, however, let’s take a step back and look at some positives.

While the team hasn’t seen much success since the All-Star break, there have been a number of positive individual performances and a few decisions made by Manager Andy Green that have made a large portion of the fanbase scream “it’s about time!”

The Wil Myers at third base and Christian Villanueva at every infield position experiments show initial promise (extremely small sample size but more positives than negatives). Jose Pirela and his woeful baserunning have been largely kept on the bench. Hunter Renfroe has been given consistent playing time. Most importantly, a number of rookie arms are getting their chance to showcase their skillset at the major league level.

With that being said, let’s take a quick look at five of the most positive stats from post-All-Star break play in San Diego.

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