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In Some Depth: Playing Out the String

Ryan Eisner

Ryan Eisner

Ryan has been writing for Rotowire since 2007. He currently writes about baseball and covers the White Sox.

With only two weeks left on the season, it's time for one last jaunt around the league's depth charts.

Without any further ado...

Padres 1B
Starter: Yonder Alonso
Next: Tommy Medica, Kyle Blanks, Jesus Guzman

It looked like Kyle Blanks and Jesus Guzman would be the Padres' primary first basemen after Yonder Alonso injured his right hand in the final game of August. That playing time scenario was indeed the case through the first week of September, but the second week of September has belonged to Tommy Medica. Medica is one of the rare players to lack a RotoWire player profile until hitting the majors, but the Padres appear committed to seeing what he can do with some playing time after hitting 18 home runs at Double-A San Antonio. He was pretty old for the level (age-25 season), but the power has persisted into his first five major league games, and he has already gone yard against legit starters in Cliff Lee and Julio Teheran

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