June is now over, and the San Diego Padres currently sit at 49-33 with the fourth-best record in baseball.
Although June ended on a very high note, it was a very rocky month for the Padres.
The beginning of June wrapped up the treacherous stretch of 20 games in 20 days that saw many players’ offensive numbers decline significantly. However, there were some Padres and minor leaguers in the Padres farm system to highlighted for their performances in June.
What a month for Tommy Pham. After Pham started to get things going late in May, he put his foot on the pedal in June. Pham hit .341 with six home runs, 12 RBIs, and 15 walks to be the Padres’ best and most consistent hitter. He locked down the leadoff spot and certainly shut down any trade rumors for a potential left fielder.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 20, 2021
Fernando Tatis Jr. could be a player of the month candidate for the Padres every month. With every month that goes by, he asserts himself as a superstar in baseball today. He still needs to clean up the errors in the field, but his production at the plate more than made up for it. Tatis Jr. hit nine home runs and drove in 18 runs while getting on base at a .386 clip. Next month, he will more than likely represent the National League as the starting shortstop.
Worth staying up for ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/llluZMpvrG
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 26, 2021
Austin Adams has emerged as a go-to pitcher out of the bullpen for the Padres and manager Jayce Tingler. In 9 1/3 innings of work, Adams only allowed two hits and one run. He still needs to stop hitting batters, as he hit four in June.
Ever since Marcano got sent back down to Triple-A El Paso after struggling in the big leagues, he fixed his swing and is killing it with a .417/.506/.653 slash.
Tucupita Marcano entering the series: 3 Career Home Runs
— El Paso Chihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) June 23, 2021
Fort Wayne TinCaps catcher Jonny Homza is impressing down in High-A. In June, Homza slashed .305/.412/.488 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 82 at-bats.
While you wait for first pitch…
Might we interest you in 2⃣ Homza 💣's from last night❓ pic.twitter.com/gJ7iWSRNue
— Fort Wayne TinCaps (@TinCaps) June 9, 2021