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Chris Paddack gave up 1 earned run in 4 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Cardinals on Saturday. Paddack struck out 2 and walked 1 in the outing.
It was another solid, but short performance from Paddack on Saturday. Paddack only pitched 3 innings in his last start and went 4 on Saturday. Paddack's ERA is still in the mid-4's, so he hasn't exactly been a huge fantasy asset to this point in the season. That being said, Paddack has been better in his past few starts. Keep an eye on if the Padres continue limiting his innings, as that could negatively impact his overall fantasy value. Paddack's next start should come against the Mariners. Fantasy managers should be very comfortable starting him in that matchup.
Chris Paddack gave up no earned runs in 3.0 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Giants on Sunday. Paddack struck out 4 and walked 1 in the outing.
Despite only going three innings on Sunday, Paddack looked the best he has all year in the Padres win. His velocity was up, and he was using his fastball effectively throughout the short outing. Paddack's ERA is still at 4.78 on the year, so he'll need a few more starts like this to get his numbers back down to where most fantasy managers expect them to be. Paddack is still a matchup dependent starter in most formats for now, but fantasy managers who have Paddack rostered should be cautiously optimistic after what he showed on Sunday.
The Padres placed RHP Chris Paddack on the injured list for undisclosed reasons.
No reason was given, which likely makes this COVID-19 related. Paddack is currently lined up to start on Monday against Pittsburgh, so fantasy managers should be on the lookout for more information this weekend.
Chris Paddack gave up 3 earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Paddack struck out 5 in the outing.
The bad news for Paddack is that he didn't do his ERA any favors on Tuesday, as it now sits at 5.40 on the season. The good news is that Paddack didn't walk any batters in his 5.1 innings of work against the Diamondbacks. This was the first time this year that Paddack showed enough command to not issue a walk in an outing. Paddack has had mixed results so far this year, and his biggest problem has been a lack of consistency. His strikeout rate is somewhat concerning, but if he can cut down on the walks and get his command under control, he still has the ability to provide fantasy value depending on the matchup. With Adrian Morejon out for the year and Dinelson Lamet already struggling with injuries, Paddack's place in the rotation should be safe for the foreseeable future. Fantasy managers should be comfortable starting Paddack in his next two outings against the Pirates and Giants.
Chris Paddack gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Brewers on Tuesday. Paddack struck out 7 and walked 1 in the outing.
Despite Paddack only giving up 1 earned run in the outing, the Brewers scored 5 runs off Paddack in the third inning. Paddack gave up 4 hits in the third, and had multiple chances to limit the damage with two outs in the inning. Instead, Paddack gave up multiple two out hits resulting in a big inning for the Brewers. Aside from the third inning, Paddack looked good in the outing. He retired the side in order in three of his five innings, and also tallied a nice strike out total. Although Paddack has looked better overall in his last two starts, he's still a matchup dependent fantasy pitcher in most leagues.