The decision to move on from certain players who helped contribute to winning can be painstaking for a team. Or, it can be painless like it was for the San Diego Padres to move on from these three players on the 2022 team.
3 former San Diego Padres failing miserably on their new teams
1. Jurickson Profar
Profar spent much of the 2022 campaign as the Padres' leadoff hitter, and their belief in him paid off, as the one-time former top prospect in baseball compiled one of his best statistical seasons so far. In 575 at-bats (a career high), he posted a .722 OPS while slugging 15 long balls.
2023 hasn't been nearly as good for Profar, who is now with the Colorado Rockies. Though the sample size is small, Profar's OPS stands at just .590 and his batting average is under .200, despite being able to call hitter's paradise Coors Field home. He does have a couple of home runs to his name, but it's been a struggle overall for the Curacao native this season.
It looks like the Padres made the right call to move on from their leadoff hitter of old, at least for now.