It takes a village to raise a child — or in the Padres’ case, one to elevate them from the big hole left by All-Star slugger Adrian Gonzalez. Though promising 22-year-old first baseman Anthony Rizzo is expected to eventually fill the void, six new faces will be counted on immediately to help the Padres contend in the National League West. Here are the ballers who will play prominent roles this season:

6 Padres to Watch
6 Padres to Watch
6 Padres to Watch
6 Padres to Watch
6 Padres to Watch
6 Padres to Watch

 

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