October 20, 2014

National League awards [2014]



Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw beat the Diamondbacks on Opening Day in Australia, threw a no-hitter against the Rockies and pitched 41 consecutive scoreless innings. Josh Beckett, Tim Lincecum and Jordan Zimmermann also threw no-hitters.

Babe Ruth Award | Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers. 21-3, 1.77 ERA, 239 strikeouts and 31 walks in 198.1 innings.

2. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
3. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
4. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
5. Buster Posey, Giants

Walter Johnson Award | Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers. 21-3, 1.77 ERA, 239 strikeouts and 31 walks in 198.1 innings.

Jackie Robinson Award | Jacob deGrom, Mets. 9-6, 2.69 ERA, 144 strikeouts and 43 walks in 140.1 innings.

Connie Mack Award | Matt Williams, Nationals. 96-66 [.593]

2. Don Mattingly, Dodgers
3. Bruce Bochy, Giants



Catcher | Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers. 13 home runs, 69 RBIs, .301 batting average, .373 on-base percentage, .465 slugging percentage, 53 doubles. Best hitter | Buster Posey, Giants. Best fielder | Yadier Molina, Cardinals.

2. Buster Posey, Giants
3. Devin Mesoraco, Reds

First base | Anthony Rizzo, Cubs. 32 home runs, 78 RBIs, .286 batting average, .386 on-base percentage, .527 slugging percentage, 15 HBPs. Best fielder | Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers.

Second base | Chase Utley, Phillies. 11 home runs, 78 RBIs, .270 batting average, .339 on-base percentage, .407 slugging percentage, 13 HBPs. Best fielder | DJ LeMahieu, Rockies.

Third base | Anthony Rendon, Nationals. 21 home runs, 83 RBIs, .287 batting average, .351 on-base percentage, .473 slugging percentage, 111 runs. Best fielder | Rendon.

Shortstop | Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals. 21 home runs, 75 RBIs, .263 batting average, .336 on-base percentage, .443 slugging percentage. Best hitter | Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies. Best fielder | Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta.

Left field | Matt Holliday, Cardinals. 20 home runs, 90 RBIs, .272 batting average, .370 on-base percentage, .441 slugging percentage, 17 HBPs.

Center field | Andrew McCutchen, Pirates. 25 home runs, 83 RBIs, .314 batting average, .410 on-base percentage, .542 slugging percentage, 10 HBPs. Best fielder | Juan Lagares, Mets.

2. Carlos Gomez, Brewers

Right field | Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins. 37 home runs, 105 RBIs, .288 batting average, .395 on-base percentage, .555 slugging percentage. Best fielder | Jason Heyward, Atlanta.

2. Jason Heyward, Atlanta



Starting rotation |

1. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers.
21-3, 1.77 ERA, 239 strikeouts and 31 walks in 198.1 innings.

2. Johnny Cueto, Reds. 20-9, 2.25 ERA, 242 strikeouts and 65 walks in 243.2 innings, 15 HBPs.

3. Adam Wainwright, Cardinals. 20-9, 2.38 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 50 walks in 227 innings.

4. Cole Hamels, Phillies. 9-9, 2.46 ERA, 198 strikeouts and 59 walks in 204.2 innings.

5. Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals. 14-5, 2.66 ERA, 182 strikeouts and 29 walks in 199.2 innings.

6. Tanner Roark, Nationals
7. Madison Bumgarner, Giants

Closer | Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta. 0-3, 1.61 ERA, 47 saves, 95 strikeouts and 26 walks in 61.2 innings.

2. Mark Melancon, Pirates
3. Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies

Goodbye | The Greatest Hitter of All Time [1960-2014]



— Kevin Brewer

July 24, 2014

Chase Headley



Teams | Padres [2007-14] Yankees [2014-present]

How he was acquired | The Padres drafted Headley in the second round of the 2005 amateur draft.

How he was lost | The Padres traded Headley to the Yankees for Yangervis Solarteto on July 22, 2014.

Player most similar to | Dave Hollins

Career year [2012] 31 home runs, 115 RBIs, .286 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .498 slugging percentage.

Resume |
Top 10 MVP voting [2012]
Gold Glove award [2012]
Led league in RBIs [2012]

September 30, 2009

Brian Giles


Teams | Cleveland [1995-98] Pirates [99-2003] Padres [03-09]

How he was acquired | The Padres traded Oliver Perez, Jason Bay and Cory Stewart to the Pirates for Giles on Aug. 26, 2003.

How he left | The Padres did not offer Giles salary arbitration after the 2009 season.

Player most similar to | Bobby Abreu

Career year [2002] 38 home runs, 103 RBIs, .298 batting average, .450 on-base percentage, .622 slugging percentage, 135 walks.

Resume |
Two-time All-Star [2000-01]
Top 10 in MVP voting [2005]
Led league in walks [2005]

July 31, 2009

Jake Peavy



Teams | Padres [2002-09] White Sox [09-13] Red Sox [13-14] Giants [14-present]

How he was acquired | The Padres drafted Peavy in the 15th round of the 1999 amateur draft.

How he was lost | The Padres traded Peavy to the White Sox for Clayton Richard, Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and Dexter Carter on July 31, 2009.

Player most similar to | Josh Beckett

Career year [2007] 19-6, 2.54 ERA, 240 strikeouts and 68 walks in 223.1 innings.

Resume |
NL Cy Young Award [2007]
Top 10 in MVP voting [2007]
Two-time All-Star [2005, 07, 12]
Gold Glove award [2012]
Led league in ERA twice [2004, 07]
Led league in wins [2007]
Led league in strikeouts twice [2005, 07]

December 19, 2006

Ryan Klesko


Teams | Atlanta [1992-99] Padres [2000-06] Giants [07]

How he was acquired | The Padres traded Wally Joyner, Reggie Sanders and Quilvio Veras to Atlanta for Klesko, Bret Boone and Jason Shiell on Dec. 22, 1999.

How he left | Klesko signed as a free agent with the Giants on Dec. 19, 2006.

Player most similar to | David Justice

Career year [2001] 30 home runs, 113 RBIs, .286 batting average, .384 on-base percentage, .539 slugging percentage, 105 runs.

Resume |
NL All-Star [2001]

November 8, 2006

Bud Black



Contract status | Black signed a three-year extension on July 19, 2010, with team options for 2014 and 2015.

Record | Baseball-Reference.com

Resume |
Padres manager [2007-present]
Angels pitching coach [2000-06]
Cleveland, special assistant to the general manager [1996-97, 99]

Awards | NL Manager of the Year [2010]

Managers for whom he played | Rene Lachemann [1981] Dick Howser [82-86] Mike Ferraro [86] Billy Gardner [87] John Wathan [87-88] Doc Edwards [88-89] John Hart [89] John McNamara [90] Cito Gaston [90] Roger Craig [91-92] Dusty Baker [93-94] Mike Hargrove [95]

Playing career | Baseball-Reference.com

Teams | Mariners [1981] Royals [82-88] Cleveland [88-90] Blue Jays [90] Giants [91-94] Cleveland [95]

Pitches | 1. Fastball [84-88] 2. Slider 3. Curve 4. Change

Players most similar to | Larry Gura, Ross Grimsley

Career year [1984] 17-12, 3.12 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 64 walks in 257 innings.

September 3, 2003

Khalil Greene



In the show | Padres [2003-08] Cardinals [09]

How he was acquired | The Padres drafted Greene with the 13th overall pick of the 2002 amateur draft.

How he was lost | The Padres traded Greene to the Cardinals for Mark Worrell on Dec. 4, 2008.

Player most similar to | Bobby Crosby

Career year [2007] 27 home runs, 97 RBIs, .254 batting average, .291 on-base percentage, .468 slugging percentage.

Resume |
Baseball America Rookie of the Year [2004]
Padres Nation NL Jackie Robinson Award [2004]