San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders

Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres - (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres - (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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The San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders are a collection of franchise greats and not-so-greats. The franchise launched its franchise in 1969, and the Padres can be proud of these players who donned the brown and gold.

While many of the team’s top home run hitters have famous names, the Padres’ all-time home run hitter isn’t a household name, and other than diehard fans, many may not know who sits atop this list.

It is the history of this franchise – from Hall of Fame talent to fan favorites. Some names might surprise, others most certainly will not. One current player is on the list, and Fernando Tatis Jr. will be on it next year. How many of your favorites made the list?

Carmelo Martinez. 15. player. 127. . 6 seasons - 82 HR. San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders: No. 15 – Carmelo Martinez

The Padres acquired Carmelo Martinez before the 1984 season via a three-way trade with the Cubs and Expos. The 24-year-old immediately made an impact, hitting 13 homers and driving in 66 runs while finishing fifth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. . The following year was his career-best as he knocked out 21 and plated 72.

Key Stats with the Padres

  • 82 HR
  • 337 RBI
  • 286 RS
  • .748 OPS

Martinez left the Padres after the 1989 season but never enjoyed the same success he had in the brown and gold. He played five more years and hit only 26 more home runs.

Brian Giles. 14. player. 127. . 7 seasons - 83 HR. San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders: No. 14 – Brian Giles

Brian Giles spent seven seasons with the Padres after being traded to them during the 2003 season. From 1999 through 2002, Giles was a beast in Pittsburgh, averaging 37 round-trippers a season.

By the time the Padres acquired him at the age of 32, he was on the downside of his career. Still, he managed to pound out 83 homers in his seven seasons in Southern California. His best season with San Diego was in 2004 when he hit 23 home runs and drove in 94. He did walk 223 times over a two-year stretch, including an incredible 119 times in 2005.

Key Stats with the Padres

  • 83 HR
  • 415 RBI
  • 509 Walks
  • .815 OPS

At 38, Giles was pretty much done. He hit just .191 in 254 plate appearances with just two dingers. 2009 was his last in San Diego and the final season of his long, productive career.

12. player. 127. . 6 seasons - 84 HR. San Diego Padres. Khalil Greene

San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders: No. 12 (tied) – Khalil Greene

The Padres drafted Khalil Greene in the first round in 2002, and he flew through the organization to debut just a year later. Although Greene provided some steady, if unspectacular, power, he had trouble getting on base.

Outside of an outlier season in 2007, when he clobbered 27 homers, 97 RBI, hit .254, and produced an on-base percentage of .320, he averaged just under 14 home runs a year with plenty of strikeouts.

Key Stats with the Padres

  • 84 HR
  • 328 RBI
  • 521 Strikeouts
  • .304 OBP

He was traded after the 2008 season to the Cardinals for a player to be named later. Greene hit only six homers with a .200 batting average and found himself out of baseball at the end of the 2009 season.