Chris Paddack Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/8/1996 (25)
Chris Paddack Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Chris Paddack News
San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack collected his first win Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, tossing five innings of three-run (one earned) ball. Spotted an early lead, the 25-year-old was mostly in control despite issuing five hits and two walks, striking out four in the process. With his fastball effectiveness continuing to be a problem, Paddack needed 99 pitches to qualify for the victory. The right-hander holds a 4.15 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and a poor 17 percent strikeout rate through 13 frames. Heralded for his control, Paddack's walk rate has ballooned to 10 percent this season, and unless he rediscovers the swagger from his stellar 2019 campaign, he's a matchup-based fantasy starter. He's worth a shot in his next start Tuesday at home against the Milwaukee Brewers.
San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack lasted just four innings Saturday against the Texas Rangers, allowing three earned runs in a no-decision. Paddack's customary meltdown inning came in the second frame, when all his runs came on four consecutive base runners and three extra-base hits. He was yanked after just 71 pitches, permitting four total knocks and a walk while striking out three. After two short outings to start 2021, it appears the Friars are losing confidence in the 25-year-old who seemingly cannot avoid the calamitous inning. With the imminent return of starter Dinelson Lamet (elbow), Paddack's time in the rotation is looking shaky. He lines up to start again next Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates and will be a tough sell in fantasy.
San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack took the loss in his first start of 2021, surrendering three runs (two earned) across four innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Paddack struggled with command, locating just 54 of 89 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old yielded four hits and three walks while striking out three. After a rocky spring, the start was another discouraging sign for Paddack, who the Friars desperately need to bounce back after struggling last year. Drafted as an SP4 this offseason, fantasy managers should give him another shot next weekend in Arlington against the Texas Rangers.
The young San Diego Padres right-hander really took a step backward after his strong rookie year. Chris Paddack saw big losses in strikeout rate (23.7%), ERA (4.73) and WHIP (1.22) in 2020, really hurting fantasy managers who used a top-50 pick on him. Unfortunately for Paddack, his 2020 numbers seem more believable than his 2019 numbers. He has a very limited arsenal, with 90% of his pitches being either a four-seamer or a changeup. That would be OK if both of those pitches were very good, but his fastball does not seem to be -- .590 expected slugging percentage, 20.9% whiff rate on the pitch last season. That leaves him overly reliant on his great changeup, and you simply cannot get away with that for long in the major leagues. His age (24) and great command (career 5.3% walk rate) keep him relevant for fantasy purposes, and he does have a reasonable price tag for the 2021 season (going outside of the top-30 starting pitchers). That makes him worthy of consideration, but he is unlikely to provide huge dividends, even at this cost.