- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/8/1996 (24)
San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack was seen working plenty of curveballs into his first spring training bullpen session. The 24-year-old burst on the scene last season with a 3.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 9.8 K/9 in his debut campaign, while primarily utilizing a fastball-changeup combination. Having thrown his curve just 10 percent of pitches in 2019, harnessing an effective third weapon could work wonders to complement his wipeout changeup. After tossing a conservative 140 2/3 frames last year, Paddacks workload shouldnt be limited in 2020 as he competes to be the Opening Day starter. With an ADP of 56 and currently drafted as a top-20 pitcher, Paddacks fantasy value offers a balanced risk-reward profile as a solid SP2.
After firing five innings of one-run ball on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddacks season is done. Paddack will be shut down for the rest of 2019 after fanning nine brewers and issuing just one hit and a walk. The 23-year-old finishes his rookie campaign with a 9-7 record, 3.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 9.8 K/9 across 140 2/3 frames (26 starts). Despite a brief August swoon, Paddack enjoyed a brilliant season, exceeding both performance and endurance concerns after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2017. With an excellent 4.9 strikeout-to-walk ratio, Paddack is slated to headline an exciting Friars rotation in 2020 and will be in the SP2 conversation during fantasy drafts.
San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack pitched six frames of shutout ball to gather his ninth victory on Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs. Paddack fanned seven, surrendering just three hits and a walk. The 23-year-old endured a brief swoon in early-August, but has bounced back impressively, yielding a single earned run over his past three starts. For the year he holds a strong 3.38 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. Expected to be shut down by September, the Friars have managed the rookies innings by stretching out his rest days. At 135 2/3 innings, hes way over the 90 frames he completed last year returning from Tommy John surgery. While insiders believe Paddacks season could be over, queue him up if he makes another start next week.