Chris Paddack Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/8/1996 (27)
Chris Paddack Season Stats
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Chris Paddack News
Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Chris Paddack agreed to a three-year, $12.5 million deal on Friday as the two sides avoided salary arbitration. The Twins take care of the rest of his arbitration-eligible seasons and will pay him $2.5 million in 2023 and 2024 and $7.5 million in 2025. The deal also includes $2.5 million in incentives. The 27-year-old only made five starts for the Twins in 2022 before needing Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. As such, fantasy managers can avoid him in mixed leagues in 2023 with him unlikely to return to Minnesota's rotation until the second half of the season. Paddack still needs to prove he's the same pitcher that he was in his rookie season with the San Diego Padres in 2019.
The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Chris Paddack avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $2.4 million deal. Paddack only made five starts for the Twins in 2022 in his first year with the team and needed his second Tommy John surgery in May. In his five starts, he allowed 10 earned runs on 25 hits while walking two and striking out 20 in 22 1/3 innings. Because the 27-year-old starting pitcher likely won't be ready to rejoin the starting rotation until the second half of 2023, he won't be worth drafting in mixed leagues. Paddack has struggled to replicate his rookie year in 2019 with the San Diego Padres, when he posted a 3.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and a career-high 153 strikeouts in 26 starts.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Chris Paddack (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. It will be Paddack's second Tommy John surgery in his career. The 26-year-old is dealt with right elbow inflammation and was transferred to the 60-day injured list last week. He will miss the rest of the 2022 season. Paddack finishes the 2022 campaign with a 1-2 record, 4.03 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts across 22 1/3 innings. Fantasy managers should stash the right-hander in dynasty leagues, but Paddack won't be ready until closer to the All-Star break in 2023.
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.