Yesterday I wrote about the perceived trade value of three pitchers the Padres have already traded. Let’s just say it didn’t lock up the Padres Public servers. So, today, I thought I’d take a more conventional approach and discuss the relative trade value of the players still on the Padres roster.

I put everybody into made-up tiers.

Tier 1 is for primo guys. Andrew Miller‘s a tier 1 guy. Brad Hand isn’t, at least not unless he grows out the beard, steals some of Miller’s mojo, and hires Jeff Sullivan as his agent. In fact, the Padres don’t have any tier 1 players. (By the way, I didn’t consider young, unlikely-to-be-traded players like Manuel Margot in this exercise.)

Tier 2 is for good, solid trade chips. These are players that a bunch of teams are genuinely interested in, even if they lack some tier 1 mojo.

Tier 3 is for guys who aren’t good enough for tier 2. There’s some trade value here, but not a whole lot of it.

Tier 4 is for players who have little (or no) trade value.

Here we go.

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Sometimes the Hangover hits you in the first inning.

Ryan Schimpf isn’t playing in tonight’s Padres game, not because he had a night off, or an injury, or because he got abducted by baseball-obsessed aliens. Schimpf isn’t playing tonight because the Padres willingly opted to send him to Triple-A El Paso.

Schimpf was hardly a known quantity after he left the Toronto Blue Jays organization after 2015, a career minor leaguer with good numbers but worse scouting reports, just holding onto big-league dreams. The Padres took a chance on him and, by the standards of these things, struck gold. A year and a half later, Schimpf’s shtick is well-documented.

The man hits the ball in the air with frightening frequency, he walks a lot, he strikes out a lot more, and he runs into his share of dingers. Schimpf’s slashing just .158/.284/.424 on the year, good for a 90 wRC+. Here’s the thing, though: that’s fourth on the Padres among qualified hitters, better than Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, Yangervis Solarte, Erick Aybar, and Cory Spangenberg.

Throw in last year’s awesome production (a 129 wRC+ in 330 plate appearances) and Schimpf has an overall 115 wRC+. That’s five points better than Wil Myers‘ career mark. Say what you want about the nuances of advanced statistics, Schimpf’s been a good offensive player over his time in the majors. Schimpf rates even better by Baseball Prospectus’ measure of offense, True Average. At .276, he’s 14th out of 33 in the league among third baseman with at least 100 PAs this year, just two points behind fellow air-ball artist Joey Gallo. Schimpf’s career .301 TAv is 20 whole points better than Myers’.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (22-33) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-27), 2-1, yesterday at Petco Park, completing the three-game series sweep.

Luis Perdomo (0-2, 5.01) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four. In the second inning, Javier Baez singled to score Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras was thrown out trying to take third base for the third out. Winning pitcher Brad Hand and Brandon Maurer pitched two perfect innings of relief.

Jake Arrieta (5-4, 4.60) allowed one run on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings pitched. Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the eighth inning, Yangervis Solarte‘s ground ball drove in Franchy Cordero, who had tripled, with the go-ahead run.

The Padres have the day off today. The Colorado Rockies (33-21) come to Petco Park for three games starting tomorrow at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (3-6, 4.33) gets the start in Friday’s game against German Marquez (4-2, 3.76).

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Memorial Day afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (20-33) scored more runs than the Chicago Cubs (25-25), 5-2, yesterday afternoon in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.50) gave up two runs on three hits, five walks, and one hit-by-pitch, with two strikeouts in just four innings. The Cubs loaded the bases in the first two innings, but only scored on a single in the first inning by Jason Heyward that drove in Ben Zobrist and Anthony Rizzo. Cosart, Jose Torres, and Ryan Buchter combined to walk ten Cubs in seven innings.

Kyle Hendricks (4-3, 3.75) gave up five runs on six hits and no walks while striking out five in five innings. Hendricks retired the first ten batters he faced before Yangervis Solarte singled with one out in the fourth inning. After a Wil Myers‘ single and Ryan Schimpf being hit by a pitch, Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam home run. In the fifth inning, Torres hit his first Major League hit, Allen Cordoba and Solarte each singled to load the bases again, and Myers singled in Torres.

Tonight, Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80) makes his Petco Park debut against Eddie Butler (2-0, 1.33) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (19-33) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (30-19), 5-3, yesterday in the finale of three games at Nationals Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-4, 5.77) gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts in four and a third innings. In the first inning, Trea Turner scored on Adam Lind‘s bases loaded groundout. Wilmer Difo scored on Brian Goodwin‘s single in the second inning. Lind hit an RBI double in the fifth inning. Kirby Yates, Ryan Buchter, Brad Hand, and Brandon Maurer no-hit the Nationals over the last four and two-thirds innings, with Buchter allowing two walks in his one inning of work.

Joe Ross (2-1, 6.18) surrendered five runs on twelve hits and a walk with four strikeouts in four innings pitched. Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Chacin’s RBI single in the second inning drove in Chase d’Arnaud. d’Arnaud hit a two-RBI single in the fifth inning to drive in Hunter Renfroe and Franchy Cordero.

The Padres return to San Diego for three games against the Chicago Cubs (25-23) starting this afternoon. Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.50) gets the Memorial Day start at 1:40pm PDT against Kyle Hendricks (4-2, 3.25) at Petco Park.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (18-32) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (29-18), 5-1, last night in the first of three games at Nationals Park.

Luis Perdomo (0-2, 5.61) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in six innings while striking out six. Trea Turner hit a leadoff home run in the first inning. Michael Taylor hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. And Bryce Harper hit a monstrous two-run home run into the right field upper deck in the seventh inning.

Max Scherzer (5-3, 2.77) was on fire, giving up just three hits and two walks with thirteen strikeouts in eight and two-thirds innings. The lone Padres’ run came on a Ryan Schimpf solo home run in the fourth inning. The Padres did load the bases in the ninth inning off Scherzer, but Koda Glover struck out pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe to end the game.

This afternoon, Clayton Richard (3-5, 4.31) starts the second game of the series against Stephen Strasburg (5-1, 3.28) with first pitch scheduled for 1:05pm PDT.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (16-31) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (19-24), 9-3, last night in the first of three games at Citi Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-4, 5.74) continued the disturbing trend of Padres starters giving up a lot of runs in the first inning, allowing seven runs on eight hits with no walks or strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning. Michael Conforto led off the Mets’ first inning with a home run and it just got worse from there.

Conforto added another solo home run in the fourth inning. In the seventh inning, Lucas Duda singled to drive in Juan Lagares. Hunter Renfroe threw out Wilmer Flores at third base on the same play.

Matt Harvey (3-3, 5.36) gave up two runs on three hits and four walks in five inning while striking out six. Cory Spangenberg drove in Ryan Schimpf with a single and Hunter Renfroe scored on Austin Hedges‘ groundout in the second inning. Schimpf hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 2.70) gets the start tonight against Robert Gsellman (2-3, 6.75) starting at 4:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (16-30) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (26-19) at Petco Park yesterday, 5-1, in the finale of a three game series.

Clayton Richard (3-5, 4.31) threw a complete game, giving up one run on five hits and no walks with six strikeouts on ninety-six pitches. Chris Iannetta hit a solo home run with one out in the third inning.

Zack Godley (1-1, 2.45) gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out one batter in seven innings. In the fifth inning, Ryan Schimpf hit a leadoff home run, Hunter Renfroe scored on Austin Hedges single, and Hedges crossed the plate on a Richard single. Renfroe’s infield single drove in Allen Cordoba and Wil Myers scored on Cory Spangenberg‘s sacrifice fly.

The Padres travel to New York to start a three game series with the Mets (18-24) at Citi Field starting tomorrow at 4:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 4.61) gets the start in tomorrow’s first game against Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.56).

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (15-29) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-18), 10-1, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Jered Weaver (0-5, 7.44) stunk. Seven earned runs on five hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. In fact, he surpassed Edinson Volquez‘ Padres record for futility.*

Fortunately, Dustin has already written a summation of Weaver’s not-even-an-inning of work, so I won’t bother with that. Craig Stammen pitched three and a third innings of relief, with David Peralta leading off the sixth inning with a solo home run and Jake Lamb hit his second bomb of the night one out later. In lighter news, Luis Sardinas pitched a shutout ninth inning of relief. So at least they had that going for them. Which is nice.

Taijuan Walker (4-3, 3.46) shut out the Padres over six innings on two hits and three walks while striking out three. Allen Cordoba scored the Padres lone run in the ninth inning on Ryan Schimpf‘s single.

Tonight’s second game pits Luis Perdomo (0-0, 4.19) against Robbie Ray (2-3, 4.57) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

*I have no idea if that’s actually a record. But it was the worst pitching performance I’ve ever seen from a Padre, until last night that is.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (14-24) scored fewer runs than the Chicago White Sox (16-17) last night at Guaranteed Rate Field, losing 5-4 in a walk off.

Trevor Cahill (3-2. 3.27) gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. Avisail Garcia hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Jose Abreu reached on a throwing error by Ryan Schimpf, took second base on a wild pitch, took third base on another wild pitch, and then Cahill walked Garcia on yet another wild pitch, allowing Abreu to score. Kevan Smith scored on Leury Garcia‘s ground out and Melky Cabrera‘s RBI single drove in Tyler Saladino in the fifth inning. In the ninth inning, Saladino scored on Yolmer Sanchez‘ single to win the game.

Dylan Covey (0-3, 7.98) pitched four and a third innings, surrendering three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine. For the second game in a row, the Padres had a home run to leadoff the game on the first pitch, this time by Manuel Margot. Allen Cordoba hit a solo home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, Hunter Renfroe scored on Wil Myers‘ sacrifice fly.  And Myers hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Today’s rubber game pits Jered Weaver (0-4, 6.81) against Jose Quintana (2-5, 4.46) starting at 11:10pm PDT.

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