Assessing Third Base Options for 2012
The Padres have Chase Headley, who has established himself at third base, his natural position, since being moved back from left field. He’s the best hitter on the Padres and, despite not being the ideal power producer for third base, is still a very valuable piece at the hot corner. Chase Headley has some of the most dramatic HOME/ROAD splits you will see in the game. While Headley is a (.303/.364/.441) hitter on the road, he sports a staggering disparity at home batting (.229/.319/.336). When you bat .74 points lower at your home park than on the road, you’re not suited for that park, or the philosophy of trying to “play Petco Park into an advantage.