3B,CF,LF,RF - SD
Jorge Mateo went 1-for-3 after replacing teammate Manny Machado in the Padres' blowout win. Mateo would total one run scored and one RBI on his solo home run in the ninth inning.
It was a nice day for Mateo, but a crowded infield makes it hard to have him anywhere near fantasy lineups. He could carry some value if Machado or anyone else in the Padres' infield went down.
Jorge Mateo went 2-5 with a single, a home run, 2 RBI, and a run scored in the Padres' win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Mateo got the start in right field on Wednesday. Wil Myers was a late scratch due to contact tracing protocols, but has since been cleared. This means it's unlikely Mateo will see an increase in his playing time, but he did take advantage of the time he was given on Wednesday. Mateo crushed a Kevin Ginkel slider 405 feet in the top of the 9th inning. Mateo's home run came off his bat at 109 MPH. It was the 25 year old's first home run of the year, and it is certainly good to see him hit a ball so hard. Mateo should still see sporadic playing time depending on the Padres' rest schedule and injuries. Mateo offers elite speed, but not much else. Without regular playing time, Mateo still remains irrelevant for most of the fantasy world, despite a very nice performance on Wednesday.
Padres prospect Jorge Mateo has been added to the team's tax squad and has joined the team in Los Angeles, according to a report from Padres beat writer Kevin Acee. Acee adds that he is working out in the outfield.
Mateo was acquired from the Athletics in the offseason and batted .289 with 19 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 119 games in Triple-A last season. He has plus speed and has 49 stolen bases over his last two minor league seasons combined.
The Padres placed INF Jorge Mateo on the 10-day IL.
Mateo was acquired from the A's earlier this month and then tested positive for COVID-19. It's unclear what his timetable to return currently looks like.
Jorge Mateo has tested positive for COVID-19.
Mateo, who was traded to the Padres in late June, has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Mateo is experiencing some mild symptoms, but manager Jayce Tingler said those symptoms are improving. Mateo's status for the start of the season is unclear, since he'll need to produce two negative tests before he's able to rejoin the team.