Comeback Player of the Year: Wil Myers
I was torn between Eric Hosmer, Manny Machado, and Wil Myers here. Considering the latter has been around the longest, he endured some awful years under Andy Green. But the 29-year-old led the Padres with a .959 OPS. In all, he posted a .288/.353/.606 line with 14 doubles, 15 HR, and 40 RBI in 55 games.
Projected over a 162-game schedule, Myers would have hit approximately 40 home runs with 115 RBI. Yeah, that’ll play. With all of the grand slams that San Diego hit this season, Myers smacked two of them.
Reliever of the Year: Drew Pomeranz
Was there a better signing this offseason than Drew Pomeranz? The two-time Padre made 17 starts in 2016 before being traded to the Red Sox. Since then, he’s been converted to a reliever and was inked to a four-year deal prior to the 2020 season.
Over the course of the shortened season, Pomeranz posted a career-best 14.0 K/9 to go along with a 1.45 ERA in 20 appearances. He was the perfect setup man for the Padres this season, with 9 holds and 4 saves over that span.