Who plays in the outfield?
The infield and catcher positions appear to be pretty settled, but we have absolutely no idea what is going to happen in the outfield in 2020.
There are plenty of candidates, but not many great ones.
Looking at the Padres’ depth chart right now, they have Wil Myers in left field, Manuel Margot in center, and Hunter Renfroe in right.
Those three all hit .239 or less last season, and Renfroe was the only one to top 20 home runs with 33.
Cordero has shown flashes at times at the big league level but has really struggled with injuries.
He only played in 9 games with the Padres in 2019 and hit a solid .333 before getting injured. And then he never made it through his rehab stint playing in only 15 Minor League games and hitting just .203.
Naylor was pretty solid for the Padres in 2019 hitting .249 with 8 home runs in 253 at-bats, but a .315 OBP and .719 OPS are concerning.
Still, his numbers in the minors are much more promising, and he’s been tearing it up this winter in the Dominican Winter League.
Martini is no spring chicken and will likely just be minor league depth.
And Olivares hit a solid .283 with 18 home runs at Double-A last year, but I don’t think he’s an option for the Padres outfield in 2020.
If I had to guess, the Padres look to move both Renfroe and Myers this offseason.
They’ll start 2020 with Margot and Cordero in the outfield along with an offseason acquisition.