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San Diego Padres utility man Jorge Mateo entered the game as a pinch-hitter Friday, and though he grounded into a force-out, he managed to steal his third base of the year in the ensuing at-bat. Mateo has plenty of speed, but he just isn't seeing enough playing time to be on fantasy radars. Mateo has just eight at-bats over his last seven games, and he's gone hitless in that time. With just a .534 OPS on the year, it's understandable that he's been relegated to last-man-on-the-bench status, and he should be far away from fantasy rosters.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell failed to follow up his gem against the Mets last outing with another successful start, instead only lasting four innings in the rematch with New York. Snell allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. The loss drops his record to 2-3 for the year, and he has a 4.97 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 84 strikeouts in 58 innings. Although the strikeout rate is excellent, Snell has only completed six innings twice this year, making it nearly impossible for him to return value for fantasy managers based on his ADP.
San Diego Padres utility man Jake Cronenworth drove in two runs with a homer off Mets reliever Miguel Castro Friday, accounting for all the offense the Padres could muster in a game started by a dominant Jacob deGrom. Cronenworth went 1-for-4 with the home run, his sixth of the year, and two strikeouts. Cronenworth has settled into the advantageous third spot in the lineup between Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. and has performed well with a .276/.344/.412 slash line with six homers and three steals. He's a solid fantasy contributor across all categories in a potent lineup.
San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer is not in the starting lineup on Friday night against the Mets. It appears to just be a night off for Hosmer, who has appeared in 19 of the team's last 20 games. With Hosmer out, Jake Cronenworth slides over to first base and will bat third against Jacob deGrom. Look for Hosmer to return to action on Saturday.
San Diego Padres outfielder Trent Grisham (hamstring) is leading off and playing center during his first rehab game at Triple-A on Thursday. He has been sidelined with a contusion on his left foot near his heel. It sounds like Grisham is making solid progress, but he should be able to return to the Padres roster soon. He has been hitting extremely well and should be rostered in basically all fantasy formats. Fantasy managers should check the waiver wire and make sure Grisham isn't sitting there.