San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders

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San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders, Hunter Renfroe
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127. . 4 seasons, 89 HR. San Diego Padres. Hunter Renfroe. 9. player

San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders: No. 9 – Hunter Renfroe

Hunter Renfroe got Padres fans excited after crushing four long balls in just 11 games in 2016. His power didn’t disappoint over the next three seasons as he averaged 28 round-trippers a season.

He did struggle, however, to get on base in those seasons. His best batting average was .248, and he only recorded one season with an OBP of more than .300 (.302). He averaged 134 strikeouts and just 34 walks.

Key Stats with the Padres

  • 89 HR
  • 204 RBI
  • .294 OBP
  • 408 Strikeouts

Renfroe was traded to the Rays before the 2020 season for Jake Cronenworth and Tommy Pham. He has bounced around since, playing with a different team in each of the last three campaigns. Like Headley, Renfroe’s career stats mirror those he produced with the Padres, so teams are pretty sure what he can bring to the table.

It is pretty impressive that in just basically three seasons, he earned himself a spot in the top ten home run hitters for the Padres.

8. player. 127. . 4 seasons, 121. San Diego Padres. Ken Caminiti

San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders: No. 8 – Ken Caminiti

There is a significant jump in home run totals on this list between number nine and number eight, as Ken Caminiti has 32 more dingers than Renfroe.

Caminiti’s career and life came to a traffic end in 2001, and it marred a fantastic career. His four seasons in San Diego were the best of his career, including his NL MVP campaign in 1996, when he hit 40, drove in 130 runs, and batted .326. Of course, those numbers are somewhat tarnished by his admission of steroid use during that season, as reported by Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci.

Key Stats with the Padres

  • 121 HR
  • 396 RBI
  • .295 BA
  • 1 MVP, 2 All-star appearances, 1 Silver Slugger, 3 Gold Gloves

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Even for the era in which he played, Caminiti’s 1996 season was impressive. It is hard to judge the performances during the Steroid Era, but Caminiti played hard and produced an incredible stat line in his four years with San Diego.

7. player. 127. . 8 season, 127 HR. San Diego Padres. Wil Myers

San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders: No. 7 – Wil Myers

Number seven and climbing. As the 2022 season progresses, Wil Myers will probably jump up a couple more spots on this list. As a Padre, he’s averaged 18 homers a season, including the 58 he hit in 2016 and 2017 alone.

The Padres traded for Myers in 2014, and he has been a regular, when healthy, ever since. He has a better than average BABIP mark of .317 with the Padres but sometimes struggles to make contact. He has three seasons with 160 or more strikeouts.

Key Stats with the Padres

  • 127 HR
  • 399 RBI
  • 409 RS
  • 872 Strikeouts

2022 is most likely Myers’ last season in San Diego. There is a club option to keep him in town another season for $20 million, but it seems unlikely the team will activate that option. Regardless, he will be one of the top five home run hitters in franchise history when he is finished in San Diego.