2 Padres players who have redeemed themselves in 2022 and 1 with something to prove still

Jake Cronenworth, San Diego Padres (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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Eric Hosmer, Padres
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer (30) hits a 2-run home run in the fourth inning of the MLB baseball game between Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.San Diego Padres At Cincinnati Reds 58 /

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer

Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer started this season well, but has significantly tanked over the past few months. He finished April hitting .389/.457/.597, which happens to be some of the best numbers produced on the team that month.

Now, approaching the end of June, he’s hitting .179/.243/.269. He’s shown potential to be nearly the best player on the team, but his performance slipped so much that he doesn’t seem reliable anymore.

Unfortunately, the Friars’ lineup doesn’t allow much room for good hitters to do significantly worse over time, so Hosmer will have to work hard to prove himself again. He could be one of the main sources of success in the lineup, but he’s not living up to his expectations.

This drop-off in performance, however, doesn’t seem to be unusual for Hosmer. In comparison to last season, he seemed to have the same results, hitting his worst month in June and getting significantly better in July.

If he can repeat his own patterns, he should have no issue proving himself once again. However, he will have to work much harder to perform well again this season.

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