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All About San Diego Padres 1st Baseman Yonder Alonso
By SD Padres Baseball Tickets Staff Writer: R. Murray
All About San Diego Padres 1st Baseman Yonder Alonso:
San Diego Padres 1st Baseman Yonder Alonso is a professional baseball first baseman for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. Before he entered the major leagues, you might have seen him playing college baseball at the University of Miami.
San Diego Padres 1st Baseman Yonder Alonso's Time with the Padres:
You might remember when Yonder Alonso, Edinson Volquez, Yasmani Grandal, and Brad Boxberger were traded to the San Diego Padres for Mat Latos on December 17, 2011. Apparently, he was projected to start at first base ahead of Anthony Rizzo, who was then traded. Yonder Alonso came into 2012 still classified as a rookie with only 117 career at-bats. And look where that got him!
San Diego Padres 1st Baseman Yonder Alonso and the Padres:
Yonder Alonso played 155 games for the Padres in the 2012 season. This included 144 starts at first base, and posted a batting line of .273/.348/.393 with 9 home runs. And gueses what? He even set a Padres franchise record with 39 doubles as a rookie, breaking the old rookie mark of 33 by Benito Santiago in 1987. The San Diego Padres are so lucky to have Yonder Alonso as their 1st baseman. Get to a game this season to see him play! Go Padres!