San Diego Padres: Top 3 free agents left to consider this offseason

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: Corey Dickerson #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run in the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: Corey Dickerson #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a solo home run in the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Corey Dickerson #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Corey Dickerson #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Corey Dickerson

We’ll start with the obvious in Corey Dickerson, a player the Padres have been tied to often this offseason. In fact, MLB Trade Rumors predicted at the beginning of the offseason that he would land in San Diego.

Of course, almost any predicted move the Padres might make this offseason is predicated on Preller being able to move Myers’ contract.

It wouldn’t make much sense for them to sign Dickerson if Myers is still on the roster, nor could they afford him.

Last season Dickers hit .304/.341 with 12 home runs in 260 at-bats with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies.

The left-handed slugger has hit pretty well against both righties and lefties in his career, but he’s been really good against righties with a career .290 average against them.

Obviously the Padres have made it a point to improve against right-handed pitchers this offseason and Dickerson meets that need.

Despite four straight really good years of production, Dickerson hasn’t had much of a market this offseason.

But that could be because outfielders Nick Castellanos and Marcell Ozuna are still available.

He likely won’t sign until those two come off the board. But when his market does come together, expect the Padres to be in the mix.

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