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 starting pitcher Chris Paddack (elbow) is being shut down for the 2021 season. Padres manager Jayce Tingler made the announcement on Wednesday. Paddack has been sidelined since September 11 with right elbow inflammation. For now, he is receiving treatment and he won't be throwing for four to six weeks. The team is hopeful he can avoid surgery. The 25-year-old right-hander made 23 appearances this year (22 starts) and went 7-7 with a 5.07 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. He had a solid 4.5 K/BB ratio thanks to a fantastic 4.8% walk rate that ranked in the top 5% of the league.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Chris Paddack (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list with elbow inflammation on Monday, according to A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com. The move is retroactive to September 12, so he's eligible to be activated on September 22. In a corresponding move, the team has called up right-hander Shaun Anderson. The Padres are aiming for Paddack to come back and make a start next week against the San Francisco Giants. He's been disappointing for the second straight season, posting a 5.07 ERA and 21.6 K% over 108.1 innings. With Blake Snell (groin) also a candidate to miss time, the Padres will likely turn to Ryan Weathers to start games, but it's unclear who else will join him.
San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack was sharp over 4 innings Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Returning from the IL after missing a month with an oblique strain, the right-hander yielded one earned run and fell one out short of earning his eighth victory as he fanned five while permitting just three hits and zero walks. Paddack's strong outing is encouraging for the starter-starved Friars down the home stretch. While he's struggled this year to a 4.98 ERA, 1.29 WHI9 and 23 percent strikeout rate, Paddack's managed a 3.57 ERA in his last five appearances. The 25-year-old will toe the rubber this weekend in a tough home matchup against the Houston Astros and will be a shaky SP4/5.
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.