San Diego Padres

NL West

Wil Myers went 2-for-2 with a homer, a single, and two walks as the Padres fell to the Rockies 8-2 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: The 28-year-old looks healthy, which has led to a big bounce back year so far for Myers. He now has five homers to go along with a .317 average and a .971 OPS. Fantasy owners who took him in drafts should be feeling pretty good about it as he has an excellent chance to out-produce his ADP.

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Luis Urias struck out in a pinch hit appearance in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Urias has an opportunity to overtake second base from Ian Kinsler as the veteran is off to a slow start, but Urias himself is also struggling. The middle infielder is batting just .100 to begin his time in the majors in 2019, and he'll need to get hot if he wants everyday at bats.

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Ian Kinsler went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has been bumped from the leadoff spot and is also being pushed by Luis Urias for playing time at second base. The 36-year-old is batting just .148 so a permanent switch could be on the horizon.

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Francisco Mejia went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Padres' 8-2 loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mejia is hitting just .143 this season and isn't getting nearly enough playing time to be worth owning in fantasy. Austin Hedges remains the primary backstop in San Diego. Mejia still possesses plenty of talent but opportunity is equally as important for fantasy purposes.

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Nick Margevicius took the loss on Tuesday versus Colorado, allowing five runs on seven hits over four innings.

Fantasy Impact: Margevicius struck out seven and walked one as the Padres went on to lose 8-2. The 22-year-old lefty had allowed just one run in each of his previous starts. Margevicius will carry a 3.60 ERA into his next star versus the Mariners.

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Franmil Reyes hit his fourth homer of the year on Monday as the Padres lost to the Rockies 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: The 23-year-old now has three homers in his past five games. His statcast data suggest he has been one of the unluckiest hitters in baseball so far, which means an even bigger breakout could be on the horizon.

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Manny Machado went 2-for-3 with two singles in the Padres' 5-2 loss to the Rockies on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Machado has his average up to .267 to go along with a .854 OPS. The $300 million man had a slow first week but has looked like his usual self ever since.

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Joey Lucchesi fell to 2-2 on Monday versus the Rockies, allowing five run on seven hits over seven innings.

Fantasy Impact: Lucchesi struck out four and walked two as the Padres went on to lose 5-2. The 25-year-old now carries a 5.06 ERA with him and looks like he'll be tough to trust in fantasy, even in spot starts. He gets the Reds on Sunday.

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Manuel Margot went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double as the Padres fell to the Diamondbacks 8-4 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The 24-year-old wasn't getting much playing time to begin the season but is heating up as of late, batting .333 with a .910 OPS and two homers. He led off today and if that continues to be the case then fantasy players will want to scoop him off the waiver wire before it's too late.

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Fernando Tatis Jr. went 2-for-4 with a homer in the Padres' 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The 20-year-old shortstop has now homered in two straight games. This one was his fifth of the season, and he's now batting .268 to go along with a .933 OPS. Tatis looks like he belongs in the big leagues and should be a big time fantasy factor this season for owners who scooped him up right away.

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Eric Lauer fell to 2-2 on Sunday in Arizona, allowing three runs on eight hits over five innings as the Padres lost 8-4.

Fantasy Impact: Lauer struck out five and walked one. The 23-year-old southpaw excited fantasy players with six shutout innings on Opening Day, but he hasn't been delivered a great performance since. Still, his matchup in his next start is a good one, which comes at home versus the Reds.

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Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored in the Padres' 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Hosmer hasn't gotten off to a roaring start by any means. He's still hitting just .228 with a single homer on the year. However, he's guaranteed everyday playing time with the Padres and should hit in the middle of the order. He's a fine corner infield option in standard leagues.

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Kirby Yates struck out the side and allowed one hit en route to picking up his ninth save of the season on Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Yates protected the 5-4 lead to earn his ninth save in 11 San Diego victories. The 32-year-old has been sensational for fantasy owners this year and should continue to dominate all season long.

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Matt Strahm received a no-decision on Saturday in Arizona, striking out four over five shutout innings.

Fantasy Impact: Strahm allowed four hits and didn't walk anyone as the Padres went on to win 5-4. It's easily the best start of the year for Strahm. It's mildly concerning he has just eight strikeouts through 12 2/3 innings pitched thus far, but the should still be a solid streaming candidate at home versus the Reds in his next start.

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Chris Paddack took a no-decision in Friday's win versus the Diamondbacks, throwing 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Paddack allowed just three hits and walked one. He threw just 88 pitches as the Padres don't want to overly exert him much this year. Through 14 big league innings Paddack has allowed just two runs and struck out 16. His next start should come at home versus the Reds.

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Austin Hedges homers in win

Fri, Apr 12th 12:52pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Austin Hedges went 1-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Hedges hasn't been great to start the year, but he's now homered twice and has done enough to hold off Francisco Mejia for regular playing time behind the plate. He's batting .214 with an OPS of .741, but he's still a viable option as a back-end C1 given the dearth of options at the position, assuming he continues to see regular playing time.

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Trey Wingenter walked two but threw a scoreless ninth to earn his first save of the year on Thursday versus Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Wingenter made things interesting but struck out Nick Ahmed to end the threat. He won't get many save chances moving forward, however. The Padres have used Kirby Yates a lot already this year and simply wanted to give him a night off.

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Hunter Renfroe went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a run scored in the Padres' 7-6 win over Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Renfroe has hit as well as any of the other Padres' outfielder this year, which is giving him more playing time right now. The 27-year-old has four homers to go along with a 1.078 OPS. He's worth picking up to see how this shakes out.

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Pedro Avila received a no-decision on Thursday versus the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Avila struck out five and walked two as the Padres ultimately went on to win 7-6. The 22-year-old did not allow an extra base hit in this one. It was simply a spot start for Avila, who should get another crack at the rotation at some point this season.

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The Padres have placed Franchy Cordero (elbow) on the 10-day injured list. (Source: Dennis Lin on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Cordero was removed from Saturday’s game with the injury. It’s unclear how long he will be sidelined for, but it’s not as if he was making much of a fantasy impact anyway. Cordero has started just four games this season.

Category: Injury Updates