Cristian Pache Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/19/1998 (22)
Cristian Pache Season Stats
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Cristian Pache News
Atlanta Braves outfielder Cristian Pache (hamstring) will be on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. Pache landed on the injured list a few weeks ago due to a left hamstring strain, and he also dealt with a groin injury earlier in the year. The 22-year-old has struggled during the 2021 campaign, batting just .111 through 63 at-bats. However, fantasy managers can partially attribute his lack of productivity due to health issues, so he should remain on fantasy rosters for those with room to spare.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Cristian Pache (hamstring) hit the injured list on Thursday and was replaced by veteran outfielder Ender Inciarte, who was activated after recovering from his own hamstring injury. It's been a rough season for Pache who already suffered through a groin injury earlier in the season. When healthy enough to play, he hit just .111 with an ugly BB-K of 2-25 in 22 games. The rookie is known for his plus defense in center field but has yet to show that he's advanced enough at the plate to produce even average numbers against big league pitchers. When healthy again, he'll likely produce modest fantasy value for the 2021 season.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Cristian Pache returned to the club's lineup on Saturday and hit a grand slam against Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Tommy Milone. The young outfielder had just been recalled from the alternate training site prior to the game which the Braves lost 6-5 in 10 innings. Pache took the roster spot of injured outfielder Guillermo Heredia. The home run was the first of his young career. The 22-year-old outfielder is known more for his defensive skills and his hitting just .152 with a BB-K of 1-15 through 12 games. He's not a great fantasy target until he shows more consistency with the bat.
The young Braves outfielder is a plus-plus centerfielder who has star potential simply due to his glove but that's a skill set that has little-to-no value in fantasy baseball. Offensively, his numbers have been nothing to write home. However, he's shown signs that he could potentially develop into a strong hitter when you take into consideration that he's been one of the youngest hitters in each of the leagues he's played in. Pache's 2019 season was especially promising when he posted a 134 wRC+ in Double-A at the age of 20. Another thing to like about his trajectory is the power development a skill that commonly improves with age (physical maturity). After not hitting a home run in his first two pro seasons, Pache's home run totals have since increased each year and reached double-digits in 2019. With some continued physical maturity and tweaks to beef up his launch angle, there are 20 to 25 home runs in that bat. He hasn't run much since stealing 32 bases in 2017 but Pache still possesses good speed and there is the potential for double-digit steals down the road if a base-running coach can help him polish that skill. With an ADP of 365, fantasy managers realize the Braves prospect is still a work-in-progress despite a solid shot at an everyday outfield role in 2021. Pache is a surefire target in dynasty leagues but he's also an intriguing late-round sleeper in redraft leagues.