Chris Paddack Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/8/1996 (26)
Chris Paddack Season Stats
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Chris Paddack News
The Minnesota Twins transferred starting pitcher Chris Paddack (elbow) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list on Thursday. The 26-year-old is dealing with right elbow inflammation and there is speculation that he could require a second Tommy John surgery. While the plan for Paddack has not been announced yet, the move to the 60-day injured list certainly suggests surgery of some kind is on the horizon. Paddack has made five starts so far this year and he's gone 1-2 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.
The Minnesota Twins placed starting pitcher Chris Paddack (elbow) on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. The move is retroactive to May 9. The 26-year-old is dealing with right elbow inflammation. The injury caused him to exit his start on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics early. The team is currently seeking multiple medical opinions on his elbow and there's a chance that surgery could be required. Paddack has made five starts this year while pitching to a 4.03 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. He can certainly be left on waivers in all shallow leagues and if surgery winds up being his path, he'll be an easy drop in all deep season-long leagues as well.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Chris Paddack (elbow), who is dealing with right elbow inflammation, is seeking more medical opinions on his arm, and surgery is a possibility. Paddack has yet to be placed on the injured list or officially ruled out for his next start, but fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if either were to come to pass shortly. If Tommy John surgery is needed, the 26-year-old would miss the rest of this year and at least half of next season for the Twins. Until we know more, brace for the possibility that Paddack won't be back until at least the second half this year. He had a 4.03 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with two walks and 20 K's in his first five starts for the Twins, but a 1.69 FIP showed that he could've just been scratching the surface in Minnesota.
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.