11 San Diego Padres players who won't be back next season

The San Diego Padres will look for better luck in 2024 with a revamped roster.
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8) Padres pitcher Tim Hill will not be back in 2024

From 2020-2022, Tim Hill was a reliable lefty in San Diego's bullpen. His sidearm delivery was very difficult for left-handed hitters to pick up, and his ability to get lefties out at a high level made him an irreplaceable piece in the bullpen. This season he looked like a different guy, and couldn't get righties or lefties out.

The southpaw had a 5.48 ERA in 48 appearances and 44.1 innings pitched. His 5.48 FIP suggested that his ERA wasn't a total fluke, and that he was simply bad in 2023. Lefties hit .275 against him, and he allowed an absurd 12.0 H/9. Everybody crushed him. Hill is entering his final year of team control so San Diego could keep him around and hope for a bounceback, but I think the team non-tendering him is the more likely outcome after a year to forget.

9) Padres catcher Austin Nola will not be back in 2024

Austin Nola was good enough last season as the Padres primary catcher but took a massive step back in 2023. He had just a .452 OPS in 130 at-bats before the Padres had enough and sent him down to the minors. Nola played in just eight games before being placed on the IL with a vision issue.

Luis Campusano broke out for the Padres in the second half and seems to be the team's number-one catcher as we head toward 2024. Even Gary Sanchez had some good moments and could be brought back as a backup or a DH option. Nola has lost his role and should be non-tendered this offseason as there's really no incentive to keep him around in arbitration.