4 hitters that the San Diego Padres can target at the 2023 trade deadline

There are plenty of hitters that are going to be available at the trade deadline that could help bolster the San Diego Padres lineup for the rest of 2023.
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San Diego Padres should target Mark Canha at the trade deadline

The other biggest disappointment in the National League this season has been the New York Mets. If there has been one thing that the 2023 season has told us, spending a lot of money does not guarantee success.

The phone will be ringing a lot over the next week for Mets GM Billy Eppler and he has some pieces on the mound and in the field, he can move, and one bat that San Diego could use is Mark Canha's. The veteran is hitting .238 with an OBP of .338 and slugging .381. His power numbers are done, but he's been using the whole field hitting, having good plate discipline by drawing 29 walks and he brings a good glove with him, which was on display Sunday night. He had three outfield assists in New York's 6-1 loss to the Red Sox.

The Padres are set in the outfield with Juan Soto, Grisham, and Tatis, but Canha is a strong defensive option off the bench for Melvin. Truth be told, Canha is a bat that might not be as good as it was last season, but a change of scenery could do him some good over the final two months.

The next week is going to go a long way into determining what Preller does at the trade deadline, but there is no shortage of bats that are available for the Padres before August 1.

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