3 Padres players who stood out and 3 who stumbled in May

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San Diego Padres second baseman Rougned Odor
San Diego Padres second baseman Rougned Odor / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Padres infielder Rougned Odor stood out in May

Rougned Odor is a guy I've wanted off of this team at multiple points this season. I felt like he might've just been done as he hadn't been good in the Majors since 2019, and he hadn't dont anything in the month of April to deserve a roster spot.

Odor had a .100 batting average in April with a .363 OPS. He had three hits in 30 at-bats without a home run. Had the Padres been healthy, I don't think Odor would've survived the month. His versatility and track record certainly helped.

San Diego's patience has paid off immensely as Odor showed up in a huge way for the Padres in May. He slashed .255/.328/.527 with four home runs and 15 RBI. Late in the month Odor hit a huge three-run home run in Washington to give the Padres a lead they would not relinquish. This drove in three of his five runs on the day, and he drove in five of the eight runs they'd score.

Odor had a four RBI game and a couple of other multi-RBI games as well to help the Padres win some games they might not have without him. Odor still isn't a guy I want playing every day against righties like he has been, but his versatility has been extremely helpful, and his power has also shown up when San Diego has needed it.