The big guns
Kirby Yates– The best reliever in the National League in 2019, Yates has relied on his wipe out splitter to remake his career since joining the Padres. He anchors a bullpen that will feature several back end standouts to assist him in shutting down games.
Craig Stammen– As already stated, Stammen has been one of the most reliable relievers in baseball since the Padres acquired him. Able to pitch in any situation, Stammen can also close if the situation presents itself.
Matt Strahm– Strahm has made it known that he would rather start than relieve but his numbers suggest that is not the best role for him. Much more effective as a lefty out of the bullpen, Strahm should have no trouble holding down a bullpen job for the coming season.
Drew Pomeranz– Many baseball commentators believe the Padres overpaid for Pomeranz. His 4 year, $34 million contract reflects the Padres belief that the resurgence Pomeranz experienced last season is reliable and repeatable.
No longer a starter, Pomeranz rekindled his career with a dominant performance out of the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen to finish off last season. This will be the left handers second run with the Padres but this time he seems destined to work at the back end of the bullpen as a complement to Yates.