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By Phil Mendelson, Padres Correspondent, Mon, Feb 23rd 9:11pm EST

With all the new players on the Padres Maybin has become the odd man out. Maybin is quoted as saying “I feel like I’m the best option as a center fielder” Right now the outfield looks to be Kemp, Upton and playing center Wil Myers. (Source: Michael Hurcomb |

Fantasy Impact: After a good year in 2011, Maybin has been a big disappointment. One good reason he is always getting hurt. Maybin can steal bases (40 in 2011) , something the Padres can use now that Everth Cabrera is gone. His speed also makes him a good center fielder. Look and see how things shape up in spring training. As I said in my post about Yonder Alonso, the Padres first base situation is not so good. I would not be surprised if Wil Myers or Kemp moves to first base and Maybin takes the outfield job back. If that happens a late round pick on Maybin would be a smart move.

Cameron Maybin News & Advice

news | Feb 23rd, 6:16pm
Cameron Maybin, who has started in center field for the Padres on Opening Day in three of the past four seasons, isn't ready to concede the position to newcomer Wil Myers.