Though the position has been oft-maligned in the 40-plus years of the franchise - Sean Burroughs, though a monster in my view, comes to mind - the Padres have had some quality single seasons by third basemen.
Leaving out the names for now, how about these lines produced by Padres third basemen:
1. .286/.376/.498 31 bombs 115 ribeyes
2. .330/.385/.580 33 bombs 100 ribeyes
3. .326/.408/.621 40 bombs 130 ribeyes
4. .286/.310/.472 21 bombs 64 ribeyes
5. .306/.388/.588 41 bombs 126 ribeyes
6. .228/.329/.413 20 bombs 65 ribeyes
Granted, this is pretty much all there is worth mentioning (except maybe a Kouz season I left off), but these seasons are pretty solid. Even the dicey seasons put up by #s 4 and 6 were at least good enough to produce a few runs virtue of the 4-bagger.
You probably know these guys, but here are the names to match:
1. '12 Chase Headley
2. '92 Gary Sheffield
3. '06 Ken Caminiti
4. '73 Dave Roberts
5. '01 Phil Nevin
6. '84 Graig Nettles
Nothing wrong with a trip down memory lane. The reason I bring these numbers up is because I wonder if Chaser can improve on his monster '12 season and put up a season like Cammy or Nevin did back in the days of "enhanced" numbers. Though I don't expect Chase to match those numbers, I'm looking forward to watching him try.