Ryan Schimpf starting at third base for Padres Wednesday

San Diego Padres third baseman Ryan Schimpf is starting and batting fifth against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Schimpf rotates with Cory Spangenberg nearly every other day recently, but he'll be in the lineup and batting in the middle of the order in a visit to the hitter-friendly Chase Field. Schimpf has tons of power, but doesn't make enough contact to maximize it.

Schimpf is slashing .161/.290/.435 with 14 home runs, 24 runs, and 25 RBI in 193 plate appearances in 2017.