The Padres were in the National League West driver’s seat for most of the 2010 campaign. As we all very well know, a 10-game lull in August and September paved the way for the San Francisco Giants’ run to the World Series title.
The Padres have a new look in 2011. Their projected Opening Day lineup will feature six new faces, and Mat Latos will take the ball in an effort to solidify himself as a staff ace in his second full season.
It will take a full team effort for there to be postseason baseball in San Diego. Let’s take a look at five players whose productivity will pay dividends in 2011.