RP - SD
Josh Hader had a slightly bumpy outing in Friday's game against the White Sox, surrendering one earned run on one hit and one walk in his lone inning of work.
Despite this, Hader's overall season performance remains impressive, with a stellar 1.30 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a remarkable 13.66 K/9 rate over 60 games. Hader is set to be a free agent before the 2024 season.
Josh Hader continued his dominant season, recording his 31st save of the year in the Padres' 3-2 victory over the Rockies.
In his lone inning of work, Hader allowed just one hit while not surrendering any walks or earned runs. Although he didn't record any strikeouts in this outing, his season-long numbers of a 1.21 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and an impressive 13.7 K/9 highlight his ability to consistently shut down opposing lineups. With his reliable performance, fantasy managers can continue to rely on Hader as a top-tier closer option.
In the Padres' 5-2 victory over the Orioles, Hader tossed a scoreless inning, allowing just one hit while striking out two batters en route to a save.
With a stellar 0.84 ERA and 13.7 K/9 on the season, Hader continues to be a reliable closer option for fantasy managers, consistently providing saves and strikeouts while maintaining a low WHIP.
Teams who have spoken with the San Diego Padres lately believe Josh Hader will be traded prior to the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline.
The Padres are still 6.5 games back of the final Wild Card spot in the National League with three teams ahead of them, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them become deadline sellers. Hader, a free agent at season's end, owns a dynamite 0.95 ERA with 24 saves in 40 appearances this season. He would clearly land a substantial haul.
Josh Hader continued his dominant season on Wednesday, tossing a flawless inning of relief to earn his 23rd save of the year in the Padres' 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Hader needed just 16 pitches to retire the side in order, striking out two batters and not allowing a hit or a walk. With this performance, Hader now boasts an impressive 1.00 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP in 38 appearances this season, along with a stellar 13.5 K/9 rate and a 2.84 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The left-hander's ability to consistently shut down opposing hitters has been a key factor in the Padres' success, and he remains a reliable option at the back end of their bullpen.