San Diego Padres catcher
The Padres don’t have much going for them in the lineup from their catchers. Austin Nola doesn’t provide power and has a poor on-base percentage. This season, he’s hitting .233/.301/.302 with low isolated power of .069. His strikeout percentage (15.3 percent) isn’t too bad, but his walk percentage (7.4 percent) is low.
Jorge Alfaro is Nola’s only relief, and though Alfaro has power, he has an insanely high strikeout rate (34.9 percent) and low walk rate (4.7 percent). He’s hitting .272/.308/.456 with an isolated power of .184.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras has been a player discussed as a Padres trade candidate, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Realistically, he probably won’t end up in San Diego, but he’d be a good player to target. Contreras is hitting .274/.392/.498 with an isolated power of .224 this season. His strikeout rate (20.7 percent) is average, but his walk rate (11.3 percent) is above average.
He’s under a $9.625 million contract this season and is eligible for free agency next season.