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Adam Frazier was acquired by the Seattle Mariners from the San Diego Padres for two prospects. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Frazier is known for his defensive versatility and ability to play multiple infield and outfield positions. On top of that the 2021 All-Star is coming off of a season that he finished with a .301 batting average, .767 OPS, 36 doubles, 83 runs scored, and 43 runs batted in with the Pirates and Padres. His ability to find the gaps could translate well to T-Mobile Park and also gives the Mariners another impact bat as they look to finally make the playoffs in 2022.


The Padres have exercised their $4 million option on reliever Craig Stammen for the 2022 season. (Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stammen will be 38 years old next season, but he has still looked strong out of the bullpen, posting a 3.06 ERA, 0.8 fWAR, and 1.32 BB/9 walk rate through 88.1 innings in 2021.

Category: Transactions


The Padres exercised their $3 million club option on relief pitcher Pierce Johnson. (Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson left Japan in 2019 to sign a two-year, $5 million deal that included a $3 million option for 2022. The 30-year-old impressed this past season, posting a 3.22 ERA, 3.31 FIP, 0.8 fWAR, and 11.81 K/9 rate through 58.2 innings out of the bullpen.

Category: Transactions


Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar exercised his player option for 2022, triggering the two years and $15 million that remains on his current deal. He's set to earn $6.5 million in 2022. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Profar slashed .227/.329/.320 with 10 stolen bases, -0.7 fWAR, an 11.9 percent walk rate, and a 15.8 percent strikeout rate through 137 games with the Padres this past season.

Category: Transactions


Padres SS/OF Fernando Tatis Jr. won't undergo surgery on his left shoulder this offseason. (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This is noteworthy as surgery would've presented some risk for Tatis' availability for the start of the season. Regardless, there is still risk involved with drafting him in fantasy, though. Tatis' shoulder popped out twice during spring training and three times throughout the regular season. He wound up missing just 22 games because of it, but we can't rule out the possibility that surgery is required at some point next summer. Despite the injury issues, Tatis led the National League with 42 homers last season. He also added outfield eligibility for 2022, so there's a good chance he's the unanimous No. 1 overall selection in fantasy roto drafts.

Category: Injury Updates


Trent Grisham doubles in loss

Sat, Oct 2nd 12:41pm EDT
By Ethan Biddle

Trent Grisham was 2-for-4 in Friday's loss, hitting his 26th double of the season while also singling.

Fantasy Impact: Grisham did his job in the leadoff spot, getting on base for the heart of the lineup, but unfortunately he was never able to come around and score. He's now hitting .241 on the year and remains a risky DFS play.

Category: Game Recaps


Manny Machado went 2-for-4 on Wednesday, highlighted by his two-run homer in the third inning. He also singled, drew a walk, and scored a second time later in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Machado is now hitting .279 on the year with a team-leading 103 RBIs. He has been the team's number one run producer and even though slumps have mixed in throughout the year, Machado has delivered for fantasy managers. He has one more game against the Dodgers on Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps


Yu Darvish went just four innings on Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and four walks. He salvaged some of his fantasy day with six strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Darvish now has an ERA of 4.22, and any fantasy managers that were hoping for some last week heroics from the former ace have been greatly disappointed. He shouldn't be looked at in DFS if he gets another start this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Joe Musgrove allowed three earned runs on seven hits and three walks in his five innings of work, striking out nine batters in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Musgrove has been a bright spot on what has now become a lost season for the Padres. With an ERA of 3.22 and 199 strikeouts across 176.1 innings in 2021, Musgrove will look to end the season with one last quality start against the Giants next weekend.

Category: Game Recaps


Jake Cronenworth went 3-for-4 on the day, hitting two doubles and a triple while also walking once. He drove in two of the Padres three runs, and scored the third run.

Fantasy Impact: Cronenworth was the only Padre that really showed up on Sunday, as the team has now been eliminated from playoff contention. He'll look to simply boost some stats and end the season on a high note when the team begins their series against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Paddack (elbow) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2021 season by the Padres. (Source: Dennis Lin on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: A disappointing end to a rather disappointing season for both Paddack and the Padres. Paddack struggled mightily when healthy this season. He finishes his season with seven wins and seven losses, a 5.07 earned run average, and only 99 strikeouts in 108.1 innings pitched. With the Padres officially eliminated from postseason contention, both Paddack and the Padres will look to get themselves on the right track this offseason.


Mark Melancon had a nice 1-2-3 inning in the ninth, striking out one batter in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Melancon seemed to be back into form after earning the loss last time out. He'll look to continue rolling as the Padres open their series against the Braves on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Eric Hosmer went 4-for-5 on Wednesday, hitting three singles along with a double, his 26th of the year. He would also score one run and drive in another.

Fantasy Impact: Hosmer is now hitting a solid .271 on the year and has been one of the few bright spots in this Padres lineup in the latter half of the season. He makes for an intriguing DFS play in the Padres season finale against San Francisco Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps


Tommy Pham was just 1-for-4 in the ball game, but his lone hit was a solo home run that extended the Padres lead to 4-1 in the third inning.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice hit for Pham who has otherwise been in and out of the lineup for the Padres in the second half. He'll hope to ride this momentum as the Padres continue their series against the Giants on Wednesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Blake Snell was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain. (Source: Bob Scanlan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Snell left his start on Sunday in the first inning. There is no clear timetable for his return. The Padres recently signed Vince Velasquez.

Category: Injury Updates


Padres RHP Mike Clevinger (elbow) has recently been throwing on flat ground. (Source: 97.3 The Fan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clevinger has been throwing between 75 and 90 feet. He's expected to be ready to go for the start of 2022.

Category: Injury Updates


The Padres moved LHP MacKenzie Gore up to Double-A. (Source: Sam Dykstra on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gore continues to climb the minor league ladder to close out the season. He last pitched on Sunday for High-A Fort Wayne, allowing three runs over five innings pitched. Unfortunately, Gore allowed four free passes in that one. Control has been the issue for him throughout these mechanical inconsistencies. Finishing the season on a high note would go a long way towards re-establishing his prospect value this offseason.

Category: Transactions


Wil Myers went 2-for-4 on Saturday, hitting a homer and a double, driving in two and scoring twice.

Fantasy Impact: Myers is now hitting .263 on the year with 17 homers and 57 RBIs. He remains a fringe starter in fantasy, although he has been pretty solid as of late and can be used if your team is shorthanded.

Category: Game Recaps


Dinelson Lamet has been activated from the 10-day IL. He hasn't pitched since June 26th due to a couple of injuries. (Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lamet should be a big help to the Padres in the bullpen. He carries a 3.67 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 38 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings pitched.

Category: Injury Updates


Padres' newly-acquired Jake Arrieta is on track to return this weekend for the team's series against the Astros. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After suffering a hamstring strain early on during his tenure with the Padres, manager Jayce Tingler seems hopeful that Arrieta should be available for this weekend's series with the Astros. The Padres will need all the reinforcements they can get in the midst of a race for the second wild card spot, and hopefully Arrieta is able to be that spark. Arrieta is sporting an 7.13 ERA and a WHIP of 1.78 in 2021.

Category: Injury Updates