|San Diego Padres 2005 |
Bring on these young guys! Let's see what they can do!
Jake Peavy San Diego Padres Pitcher Right-hander. The 6 ft 1 inch, 180-pounder seemed to zip thru 2004 virtually unnoticed except for Padres fans. However his baseball blog shows what the 23-year-old accomplished in 2004. Jake Peavy started 27 games and posted a sterling 15-6 record, and led the major leagues with a stingy 2.27 earned run average. Jake Peavy allowed just 146 hits in 166.1 innings, and muscled his fastball past batters like lightning, ringing up 173 Ks and only 53 walks.
Khalil Greene San Diego Padres Shortstop Right-handed. He sure can kick it up to a higher notch defensively and is no slouch in the batter's box. Khalil Greene was the NCAA Player of the Year while playing for Clemson in 2002 and was San Diego's first draft choice in Fall of 2002. Khalil plays aggressively at short, and has strong bat speed. In his rookie season of 2004, his numbers include .273 batting average, 31 doubles, 4 triples, 15 homers, 67 Runs and 65 RBIs, along with an impressive .349 on-base-pct and 216 total bases.
Brian Lawrence San Diego Padres Pitcher, Right-handed. Has pitching arsenal of cut fastballs, sliders, change-ups, and uses all effectively. Brian Lawrence went 15-14, with a solid 4.12 earned run average in 203 innings, spanning 36 games, and completed 2-of-34 starts with one shutout. And, 10 of his wins were on the road, while the 6 ft 195-pounder was 5-9 at home in Petco Park. Born: 5/14/76.
Xavier Nady San Diego Padres Outfielder, Right-handed. One can only wonder when this 6 ft 2 inch 205-pounder gets his name penciled into the Padres starting lineup. Manager Bruce Bochy likes what he sees and Xavier Nady might be one of the new wave of power-hitters to hit the big-time shortly. He's been coming up thru San Diego minor league system. Last year, 2004, the 26-year-old hit .330, vaulted 22 homers in just 74 games for Portland AAA in the Pacific Coast League and then with the Padres Xavier Nady had 4 Ds, 4 Hrs in just 77 at bats.
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