The San Diego Padres had a season to forget in 2012. Finishing in fourth place in the National League West with a 76-86 record, they were never really in contention in their own division, never mind the greater National League.
The Padres' lineup is spearheaded by Chase Headley, who had a breakout season in 2012 with a .286 record, 31 HR and 115 RBI while also leading the team in total hits and on-base-percentage. Other names of note in the Padres' lineup include Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, but Headley by far carries the offensive load for the team. The Padres' pitching staff is led by the duo of Clayton Richard and Edinson Volquez, who had a combined 25-25 record last season.
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San Diego Padres New Players 2013
The one notable pickup for the Padres was the signing of starting pitcher Freddy Garcia in the offseason. He'll look to compete for a roster spot come Spring Training.
San Diego Padres Starting Lineup 2013
2013 Projected Starting Lineup (subject to change)
Everth Cabrera SS
Logan Forsythe 2B
Chase Headley 3B
Carlos Quentin OF
Yonder Alonso 1B
Will Venable OF
Cameron Maybin OF
Nick Hundley C
2013 Projected Starting Pitching Rotation (subject to change)