San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders

Joel Wagler
Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres - (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders, Phil Nevin
Phil Nevin #23 of the San Diego Padres – (Photo by Don Smith /MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

San Diego Padres. Phil Nevin. 3. player. 127. . 7 seasons, 156 HR

San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders: No. 3 – Phil Nevin

The Padres acquired Phil Nevin via trade just before the 1999 season. San Diego was his fourth organization in five seasons, but in Southern California, his power blossomed. He had 29 total homers before joining the Padres, then hit 24, 31, and 41 in his first three campaigns in San Diego. He also drove in 318 during those three seasons.

After a couple of injury-riddled years, Nevin bounced back in 2004 with 26 round-trippers and 105 RBI. He also hit for a much higher average with the Padres than with any other team.

Key Stats with the Padres

  • 156 HR
  • 573 RBI
  • .288 BA
  • .359 OBP

The Padres shipped Nevin to the Rangers at the trade deadline in 2005, but he never regained his form. He played for three teams over the next year and two months and was out of the game after the 2006 season. His years in San Diego were the best of his career, and they placed him high on the list of home run hitters for the Padres.

127. . 5 seasons, 156 HR. San Diego Padres. Adrian Gonzalez. 2. player

San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders: No. 2 – Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez had a long, productive career in which he played for five teams, but his five seasons in San Diego were his best. He averaged 32 home runs with the Padres, including 40 in 2009. He also averaged 100 RBI.

Gonzelez also whiffed a lot, averaging 124 strikeouts a year in San Diego, but he could work a walk, too, as evidenced by his majors-leading 119 free passes in 2009.

Key Stats with the Padres

  • 161 HR
  • 501 RBI
  • .288 BA
  • .888 OPS

After the 2010 season, the Padres traded Gonzalez to the Red Sox in a package that included Anthony Rizzo. Gonzalez played eight more years, staying very productive through the 2016 campaign, after which his numbers slipped significantly.

Gonzalez’s time with the Padres wasn’t long, but he was a terrific hitter and run producer for the club and ended up at number two in franchise history for home runs.

San Diego Padres. Nate Colbert. 1. player. 127. . 6 seasons, 163 HR

San Diego Padres all-time home run leaders: No. 1 – Nate Colbert

The Padres grabbed Nate Colbert from the Astors during the 1968 expansion draft with the 18th pick, and what a steal it was! In his six-year stay in San Diego, Colbert ranked in the top ten in home runs three times and played in three Summer Classics. He drove in 80 or more runs in four of those years as well.

While he was an above-average power hitter in his day, he also struggled to put the bat on the ball. He was in the top ten in strikeouts each of his six-season with the Padres. In true, three-outcome hitting style, he also could take a walk, which kept his On-base Percentage respectable.

Key Stats with the Padres

  • 163 HR
  • 481 RBI
  • 773 Strikeouts
  • .800 OPS

Colbert must have enjoyed the lovely weather in Southern California because he never regained his form after being traded at the end of the 1974 campaign. He played for three more teams over the next two years and was out of baseball after the 1976 season at 30.

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From an expansion draft pick to the home run king of the San Diego Padres, Nate Colbert earned his spot at the top with six terrific seasons of power hitting.

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