Padres Acquire Carlos Quentin
Catching up on a trade from a couple of days ago, the Padres swung a nice little deal and picked up Carlos Quentin from the White Sox for a couple of minor league pitching prospects, (Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez).
The Padres now have some pretty decent power on their team and in their farm system with Quentin, Kyle Blanks, Anthony Rizzo and Yonder Alonso. The only problem is they all play a lot of the same positions. At this point I’m not really sure how Blanks fits into the Padres plans for 2012. I liked him as a sleeper before, but he doesn’t seem to have a position now that Quentin is on the team.
From a fantasy standpoint Quentin is more like a late 90’s type power hitter. He hits a bunch of home runs then gets hurt. Come back hits some more home runs before getting hurt…. You see the trend. He’s one of those guys that if he could just stay healthy 35-40 home runs is a possibility. But alas he can’t stay on the field and now he’s in PETCO for half his games so mid 20’s in home runs sounds like the right number. Quentin never hit for a great batting average, even at the very hitter friendly White Sox home stadium. He’ll probably be batting cleanup, so his RBI’s should be around 80 or so. All together .248-24-80-1 sounds about right for Quentin in 2012.