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The Best Pitchers In San Diego Padres History

Updated January 6, 2020 316 votes 18 voters52 items

List RulesVote up the top pitchers to take the mound for the Padres.

The best pitchers in San Diego Padres history are all part of a long legacy of stellar pitching that stretches back to the beginnings of the franchise. Whether they were starters who became a key part of a winning pitching rotation or relievers who filled out the back end of the pitching staff, all of these players have been integral to the Padres becoming a successful franchise.

Former stars like starting pitchers Kevin Brown and Jake Peavy appear below, as well as Hall of Fame pitchers like Goose Gossage and Gaylord Perry. Of course, there is Trevor Hoffman, who played nearly his entire lengthy career as part of the Padres roster.

So vote up the top pitchers in San Diego Padres history. Help choose the players who contributed the most to the franchise over the years and those who helped the team win games when it mattered.

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    Jake Peavy

    Padres career: 2002–2009

    Padres WAR: 24.8

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    Trevor Hoffman

    Padres career: 1993-2008

    Padres WAR: 26.0

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    Randy Jones

    Padres career: 1973–1980

    Padres WAR: 20.7

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    Andy Ashby

    Padres career: 1993–1999, 2004

    Padres WAR: 22.8

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    Andy Benes

    Padres career: 1989–1995

    Padres WAR: 20.8

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    Ed Whitson

    Padres career: 1983–1984, 1986–1991

    Padres WAR: 16.3

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    Eric Show

    Padres career: 1981–1990

    Padres WAR: 15.9

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    Chris Young

    Padres career: 2006–2010

    Padres WAR: 8.3

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    Heath Bell

    Padres career: 2007–2011

    Padres WAR: 8.6

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    Greg Harris

    Padres career: 1988–1993

    Padres WAR: 15.8

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    Dave Dravecky

    Padres career: 1982–1987

    Padres WAR: 12.3

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    Clay Kirby

    Padres career: 1969–1973

    Padres WAR: 9.9

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    Joey Hamilton

    Padres career: 1994–1998

    Padres WAR: 15.8

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    Brian Lawrence

    Padres career: 2001–2005

    Padres WAR: 8.6

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    Dave Roberts
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    Dave Roberts

    Padres career: 1969–1971

    Padres WAR: 10.2

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    Gaylord Perry

    Padres career: 1978–1979

    Padres WAR: 7.5

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    Bruce Hurst

    Padres career: 1989–1993

    Padres WAR: 15.0

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    Kevin Brown

    Padres career: 1998

    Padres WAR: 8.6

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    Scott Linebrink

    Padres career: 2003–2007

    Padres WAR: 7.3

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    Adam Eaton

    Padres career: 2000–2005

    Padres WAR: 5.3

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    Akinori Otsuka

    Padres career: 2004–2005

    Padres WAR: 3.3

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    Andy Hawkins

    Padres career: 1982–1988

    Padres WAR: 5.2

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    Bob Shirley
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    Bob Shirley

    Padres career: 1977–1980

    Padres WAR: 5.0

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    Craig Lefferts

    Padres career: 1984–1987, 1990–1992

    Padres WAR: 6.1

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    Dave Tomlin

    Padres career: 1974–1977

    Padres WAR: 3.3