Cristian Pache Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/19/1998 (22)
Cristian Pache Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Cristian Pache News
Atlanta Braves outfielder Cristian Pache (groin) has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain, according to David O'Brien of The Athletic. Pache had struck out swinging in his last at-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning, and he was then replaced in the top of the fifth inning by Ender Inciarte. He has struggled at the plate to open the year, going 4-for-30 with 13 strikeouts in 11 games. The Braves will announce a corresponding move on Wednesday, with the likely candidates to be called up being Guillermo Heredia or Abraham Almonte.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Cristian Pache was 1-for-4 with the first double of his MLB career during Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The 22-year-old beat out Ender Inciarte for the starting centerfield job, as Pache possesses elite defensive skills. Until he can develop a power stroke, or hit for a reliable average, he remains an afterthought in redraft fantasy formats. Pache is someone to monitor because of his enticing potential and is still deserving of a roster spot in dynasty leagues.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Cristian Pache is expected to begin the 2021 season as the team's starting center fielder, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Ender Inciarte will serve as the backup. Pache has not inspired many fantasy managers during Spring Training, as he has posted an unsightly .162/.238/.243 slash line. The 22-year-old is an elite defender, but until he can prove himself at the plate, he remains an afterthought in redraft fantasy formats.
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.