San Diego Padres

NL West

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the Padres' 2-0 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Hosmer isn't the most exciting fantasy option as he doesn't possess serious upside at this stage in his career. However, he remains a solid contributor, batting .286 with a .787 OPS here in mid-June.

Category: Game Recaps


Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double as the Padres beat the Brewers 2-0 on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Machado's solo blast gave the Padres a 2-0 lead they would not relinquish. The 26-year-old has famously gotten off to a slow start this year, but he's been hot lately. Over his past six games he's hitting .500 with four homers and seven RBI.

Category: Game Recaps


Wil Myers went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk as the Padres beat the Brewers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Like many Padres hitters, Myers played well in a weekend series at Coors Field, recording multi-hit performances in 3-of-4 games. He'll have to keep that hot streak going for a bit if he's going to have lasting fantasy value. Overall Myers is batting .227 with a .736 OPS, though he has totaled 11 homers and nine steals.

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Kirby Yates was at it again on Monday versus Milwaukee, striking out one in a perfect ninth to secure his 25th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Yates came in to protect a 2-0 lead and did just that. He now has a 1.16 ERA on the year and might be the most valuable reliever to own in fantasy baseball these days.

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Joey Lucchesi improved to 6-4 on Monday versus Milwaukee, tossing seven shutout innings while allowing three hits and three walks.

Fantasy Impact: Lucchesi struck out five as the Padres went on to win 2-0. The lefty has now tossed quality start in five of his last six outings, and he has lowered his ERA to 3.74 on the year following a rough start. The 26-year-old should remain a fixture in fantasy lineups next time out versus Pittsburgh.

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AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports the Padres are planning to call up Logan Allen to make his MLB debut on Tuesday versus Milwaukee. (Source: AJ Cassavell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen is ranked as the 61st best prospect in baseball by MLB.com. The 22-year-old has posted a 5.15 ERA in Triple-A this season but that is an extreme hitting environment. Allen won't be a recommended streaming option versus the Brewers but could eventually have mixed-league fantasy value.


Nick Margevicius allowed nine runs on 11 hits in just 1 1/3 innings on Sunday versus the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: The ball was flying out of Coors Field all weekend, so it's tough to blame the lefty too much in this case. Still, Margevicius isn't close to being a fantasy option anytime soon.

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Fernando Tatis Jr. went 3-for-6 with a triple, a double, an RBI, and three runs scored as the Padres beat the Rockies 14-13 on Father's Day.

Fantasy Impact: The 20-year-old just continues to impress and is now batting .338 with a 1.018 OPS on the season. Tatis wraps up the four-game set versus the Rockies with 10 hits, five of which went for extra bases.

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Hunter Renfroe hit two more homers on Father's Day as the Padres beat the Rockies 14-13 in a slugfest.

Fantasy Impact: That gives Renfroe five homers over his past three games, as he also hit three dingers on Friday night. The 27-year-old is a notoriously streaky hitter but needs to be picked up most everywhere right now just to see how this shakes out. He has 23 homers of the season now.

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Franmil Reyes is currently dealing with a stiff neck. (Source: AJ Cassavell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This explains why he hasn't started since Thursday. Reyes has pinch-hit the past couple of games, however, and the Padres are likely just being cautious here.

Category: Injury Updates


Eric Lauer took the loss on Saturday in Colorado, giving up five runs on 10 hits in just 2 2/3 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Lauer struck out two and walked two as the Padres went on to lose 14-8. The 24-year-old southpaw is strictly a streaming option in fantasy leagues and Saturday was obviously one where he should've been left on the waiver wire. Lauer gets the Pirates next time out.

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Austin Hedges went 2-for-6 with a double, a walk, and two RBI as the Padres beat the Rockies 16-12 on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hedges got off to a good start offensively this year but now hasn't homered since May 25th. His defense is keeping him in the lineup and he isn't really a fantasy option these days.

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Cal Quantrill received a no-decision on Friday in Colorado, giving up four runs on six hits in five innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Quantrill struck out just one while also walking one as the Padres came back to win, 16-12. The 24-year-old isn't a very exciting fantasy option as he has pitched six innings just once this year. He'll carry a 5.23 ERA into a tough matchup versus the Brewers next time out.

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Matt Strahm was pounded for six run on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings on Thursday, taking the loss versus the Rockies in Coors Field.

Fantasy Impact: Perhaps he wasn't ready to return from the injured list tonight. Strahm has now given up 13 runs over his past two starts but is known to be dealing with a rib issue. Fantasy owners should sit him assuming he makes his next start versus the Brewers.

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The Padres have optioned Chris Paddack to Single-A Lake Elsinore. (Source: San Diego Padres on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: San Diego wants to limit Paddack's innings this year and one way to do that is to give him "controlled outings" in the minors. The 23-year-old has struggled a bit as of late but still sports a 3.15 ERA on the year to go along with a 72/13 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings. This is a killer for fantasy owners, but the Padres were always likely to limit his innings in one way or another.

Category: Transactions


Ian Kinsler swatted a solo homer in the Pares' 6-5 loss to the Giants on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: It was his lone hit in four at bats. Kinsler is batting just .209 this year to go along with a .665 OPS. It's only a matter of time until Luis Urias is promoted to the big leagues and takes over as the everyday second baseman.

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Luis Perdomo tossed 3 1/3 innings on Sunday versus the Nationals while only allowing an unearned run as the Padres went on to lose 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Pedromo has only pitched out of the bullpen prior to today, so 3 1/3 innings is a pretty decent performance. He now owns a 3.43 ERA through 21 innings this season.

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Dennis Lin of The Athletic writes that the Padres will give serious consideration to recalling Luis Urias from Triple-A "before the end of the month". (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Lin added that the promotion could happen within the next week or so. Urias is crushing Triple-A pitching right now, batting .368 with 14 homers and five steals. He struggled in the majors earlier this year but has seemingly earned another chance, particularly with Ian Kinsler struggling to produce at the keystone. Savvy fantasy players might want to consider stashing Urias sooner rather than later.

Category: Rumors


Josh Naylor went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in the Padres' loss to the Phillies on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Naylor's three-run homer came off Jake Arrieta in the third inning. It was his second homer in three starts. The 21-year-old appears to be sticking around in San Diego for now but isn't playing everyday and therefore isn't an option outside of deeper league formats.

Category: Game Recaps


The Padres activated Francisco Mejia (knee) off IL and optioned him to Triple-A El Paso. (Source: AJ Cassavell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mejia went 9-for-23 on a rehab assignment in Triple-A but the Padres just don't have a place to play him everyday right now. Austin Hedges is the superior defensive option and Mejia wasn't hitting before his injury. He'll stay in Triple-A for a while longer and is only worth owning in dynasty leagues.

Category: Injury Updates