San Diego Padres

NL West

Luis Urias went 2-for-4 with two singles in the Padres' 5-1 loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Urias now has three multi-hit games in his last six contests. He also has four extra-base hits during that span. He has struggled mightily at the big-league level this year but could be a deep sleeper entering 2020 drafts.

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Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a solo homer on Thursday versus the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: He struck out in his other three at-bats. Hosmer has been far better in 2019 than he was in his first year with the Padres, but he still hasn't been much of a difference-maker in fantasy. That'll likely remain the case come 2020.

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Joey Lucchesi took the loss on Thursday in Milwaukee, giving up three runs on six hits over four innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Lucchesi struck out seven and walked two in the outing, which increased his ERA to 4.28 on the season. The lefty has now given up a combined 11 earned runs over his past two starts (though one of those came in Coors Field). He was pitching really well before that, however, and will be an interesting name come 2020 drafts.

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Hunter Renfroe went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in the Padres' 3-1 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Renfroe's first game action in about 10 days as he has been battling an ankle issue. For the season he is hitting .223 with 32 homers and a .796 OPS, though it's worth noting he was playing hurt for a while.

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Chris Paddack received a no-decision on Tuesday versus the Brewers, tossing five innings of one-run ball while striking out nine.

Fantasy Impact: Paddack allowed just one hit and one walk in what was his final start of the year. The 23-year-old finishes his rookie season with a 9-7 record and a 3.33 ERA in 140 2/3 innings pitched. Paddack also compiled a 153/31 K/BB ratio and will be an easy top-20 starter entering 2020 fantasy drafts.

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Garrett Richards took the loss in his first start of 2019, giving up three runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings pitched against the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: The good news is Richards struck out five and didn't walk anyone. However, he got tired quickly, which is understandable. He likely won't have much fantasy value this month but is a name to remember for 2020.

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Wil Myers went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Padres fell to the Rockies 11-10 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Myers has been hitting very well recently and it worth picking up for the stretch run. For the season he is hitting .243 with a .744 OPS but those numbers don't do him justice for his recent performance.

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Manny Machado hit his 30th homer of the year in the Padres' 11-10 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Machado also drew a walk in the contest. It hasn't been a highly productive season for the $300 million man, who is batting .258 with an .801 OPS this year. Perhaps he'll rebound next season. Obviously his ADP won't be as high next spring as it was this year.

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Austin Hedges went 1-for-2 with a homer, two walks, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres' 10-8 loss to the Rockies on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice game for Hedges, who might've lost his starting catching job this season. Francisco Mejia was on a tear at the plate before going down with an injury a couple of weeks ago. Hedges is still a great defender but Mejia will likely get the majority of starts in 2020, at least right away.

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Dinelson Lamet fell to 2-5 on Thursday versus the Cubs, allowing three runs on four hits over five innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Lamet also struck out seven and walked two as the Padres lost 4-1. The 27-year-old now owns a 4.06 ERA with 81 strikeouts in 62 innings this year. He certainly has strikeout upside and will face the Brewers without Christian Yelich next time out.

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Manuel Margot had a huge game on Wednesday versus the Cubs, going 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Padres' 4-0 win.

Fantasy Impact: Margot now has 12 homers and 20 steals on the year. He has certainly put himself back on the fantasy radar this season and will be a name to remember for 2020 drats.

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Ronald Bolanos received a no-decision on Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing five runs on five hits over five innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Bolanos struck out five and walked four in the outing, also allowing two homers. The 23-year-old pitched well in his MLB debut versus Arizona last time out but was never considered a big-time prospect. He doesn't need to be rostered in fantasy for his next start versus the Brewers.

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Cal Quantrill took the loss on Monday versus the Cubs, giving up eight runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Qunatrill has now given up exactly eight runs in three straight starts. Obviously, he can't be trusted as a streaming option moving forward.

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Eric Lauer received a no-decision on Sunday versus the Rockies, spinning six innings of one-run ball while working around four hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Lauer struck out four as the Padres eventually went on to win 2-1 in extras. The lefty will carry a 4.41 ERA into his next start in Coors Field. Obviously, he isn't an advised fantasy start for that one.

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Taylor Trammell went 3-for-5 with an RBI as Double-A Amarillo beat Midland 6-2 in Game 3 of the Texas League semis.

Fantasy Impact: Trammell began the year as one of the best prospects in baseball but struggled for most of the season, batting .234 without much power. He landed in San Diego back in July as part of the three-team Trevor Bauer trade. We expect Trammell to make his big league debut at some point in 2020.

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Kirby Yates picked up his 39th save of the year on Saturday against the Giants, striking out the side to preserve the 4-1 win.

Fantasy Impact: Yates has simply been sensational this season and now has a 1.29 ERA to go along with a 0.89 WHIP. His 39 saves are the most in the majors. Aroldis Chapman is closest to him with 36.

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Francisco Mejia went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Padres' win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: What was notable here was Mejia starting in left field for the second time in about a week. He has become San Diego's everyday catcher, but it's encouraging they want to keep fitting him into the lineup. Mejia has been on a tear here in the second half and remains a locked-in starting catcher for fantasy purposes.

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Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is likely done for the remainder of the season, according to beat writer Kevin Acee. (Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was originally thought that Tatis just had back spasms or a minor back strain, but his issue is apparently serious enough that he is likely to be shut down for the remainder of the season. He had been hampered by a few injuries this year but was otherwise having a spectacular rookie season, batting .317 with 61 runs scored, 22 home runs, 53 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases through 84 games.


Ian Kinsler hit his ninth homer of the year in Monday's loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler came in to pitch in the ninth inning, tossing a scoreless frame. He then homered in the bottom half of the inning. It was cool to see, but Kinsler still doesn't have any fantasy value right now.

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Josh Naylor went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' loss to the Rockies on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Naylor now has three homers over his past six games, giving him six on the season. The 22-year-old is an interesting power option for those who play in dynasty leagues. However, he isn't a "must own" type right now.

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