San Diego Padres: 5 Reasons Jesus Guzman Could Be the Real Deal

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San Diego Padres: 5 Reasons Jesus Guzman Could Be the Real Deal
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Jesus Guzman was picked up in the offseason by the Padres as another minor league option that likely wouldn't see much, if any, action in San Diego this year.

Now, as August comes to an end, the Padres are finding themselves in a dilemma regarding how to properly utilize the player that has far exceeded expectations.

Guzman is hitting .338 with five homers and 33 RBI through 50 games and is trying to find a permanent spot in the Padres lineup, not just through the end of the season but into the future as well.

It's easy to overestimate a player who has not consistently proven himself over an extended period of time—especially for fans of a club who are starving for any offensive production—but here are some reasons why Guzman could be the real deal for the Friars.

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