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Chris Paddack named Padres’ Opening Day starter

by Brendan Tuma | Padres Correspondent | Mon, Jul 20th 5:04pm EDT

The Padres announced Chris Paddack will be the team’s Opening Day starter. (Jeff Sanders on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact:

It’s obviously the first career Opening Day nod for the young hurler. Paddack impressed in his rookie season last year, compiling a 3.33 ERA to go along with a 0.98 WHIP and a 153/31 K/BB ratio. It’s unclear if the Padres are going to fully unleash their ace when it comes to pitch counts and innings limits, but he is rightfully being drafted as a top-20 starter in fantasy either way. He’ll be followed in the San Diego rotation by Dinelson Lamet and Garrett Richards.

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