Chris Paddack
Chris Paddack
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
San Diego Padres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Paddack followed his eye-opening run of success in the minors with an impressive rookie season, emerging as the ace of San Diego's staff. The right-hander paired excellent control (5.5 BB%) and strong strikeout numbers (26.9 K%) to post the fifth-lowest WHIP in the majors (0.98) among pitchers who hurled 100 or more innings. Paddack's fastball isn't overpowering -- it sits at around 94 mph and is thrown with average spin -- but opponents managed to hit only .204 against it due to Paddack's superb command and intelligent mound mechanics. His changeup was even more difficult to handle; Paddack went to the pitch 28.5% of the time, holding hitters to a .190 average. The Padres limited Paddack's workload last season, but he proved his stamina with four dominant starts to close the season. He'll be three years removed from Tommy John surgery in 2020 and should thrive as he's freed to pitch without limitations. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $555,000 contract with the Padres in March of 2019.
Blanks Mariners through six
PSan Diego Padres
September 18, 2020
Paddack (4-4) picked up the win Friday after holding the Mariners scoreless with three strikeouts across six innings. He allowed two walks and one hit.
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Paddack, who was lifted after two innings during last Friday's start because of a right ankle sprain, seemed to have made a full recovery thanks to the extra days of rest. The 24-year-old was in dominant form, blanking the Mariners across six innings while allowing only a single to Evan White in the third frame. It was his fifth quality start of the year and the third time this season that he did not allow a run. With the win, Paddack improves to a 4.23 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. He'll take the mound again Wednesday against the Angels.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
80
Last 10 Games
79
Last 5 Games
75
How many pitches does Chris Paddack generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
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121+
What part of the game does Chris Paddack generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .224 413 93 26 85 16 3 18
Since 2018vs Right .208 381 115 16 74 15 0 16
2020vs Left .257 123 24 8 29 3 2 6
2020vs Right .235 103 31 3 23 7 0 5
2019vs Left .211 290 69 18 56 13 1 12
2019vs Right .198 278 84 13 51 8 0 11
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-6%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-13%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.41 0.93 92.1 8 5 0 9.6 1.6 1.4
Since 2018Away 3.73 1.11 103.2 5 6 0 9.5 2.3 1.7
2020Home 4.11 1.08 30.2 2 2 0 9.1 1.8 2.1
2020Away 4.38 1.22 24.2 2 2 0 8.8 1.8 1.5
2019Home 3.06 0.86 61.2 6 3 0 9.9 1.5 1.0
2019Away 3.53 1.08 79.0 3 4 0 9.7 2.4 1.8
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Chris Paddack compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.00
 
K/9
8.9
 
BB/9
1.8
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
4.23
 
WHIP
1.14
 
BABIP
.289
 
GB/FB
1.97
 
Left On Base
73.5%
 
Exit Velocity
83.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.3%
 
Spin Rate
2055 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
30.3%
 
Swinging Strike
11.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2017
Significant help is finally coming for the Padres’ rotation in 2019, with Paddack leading the way. His fastball doesn’t generate plus readings on the radar gun (typically 93-94 mph), but at 6-foot-4, he gets great extension on the pitch, and plus command allows it to play up at least a full grade. Paddack may have the best changeup in the minors, which, coupled with his fastball command, has enabled him to log a 1.82 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 230:20 K:BB in 177.2 career innings while holding opposing hitters to a .193 AVG. His success to this point is unparalleled. He could make it as a No. 3 starter with his current repertoire. However, if he can improve his breaking ball and/or add another tick to his fastball in his second year back from Tommy John surgery, Paddack could profile as a No. 1 starter. The Padres limited him to 85 pitches per outing in 2018, but they should set him loose this year. He could join the big-league rotation around the All-Star break.
Paddack turned himself into a hot commodity to begin the 2016 campaign, as the 20-year-old posted an absurd 48:2 K:BB in 28.1 innings at Low-A in the Marlins' organization. With a 0.95 ERA to boot, Paddack was traded at the height of his value to the Padres in the Fernando Rodney deal. He continued to dominate through three starts, notching a 0.64 ERA and 23:3 K:BB in 14 subsequent innings for Low-A Fort Wayne. Unfortunately, he then started experiencing elbow problems, was diagnosed with a torn UCL and ultimately underwent Tommy John surgery in August. As a result, he will likely miss the entirety of the 2017 season. When healthy, Paddack combines his sneaky low-90s fastball with a changeup and exceptional command. The development of a third pitch will determine his future path, if he can return to form following surgery.
More Fantasy News
Cleared to start Friday
PSan Diego Padres
September 15, 2020
Paddack (ankle) will start Friday's game against the Dodgers, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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On track to start this week
PSan Diego Padres
Ankle
September 14, 2020
Paddack (ankle) completed a bullpen session Monday and appears on track to start either Wednesday in San Diego against the Dodgers or Friday against the Mariners in Seattle, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Ankle improves
PSan Diego Padres
Ankle
September 12, 2020
Paddack was spotted on the field without a protective boot before Friday's postponed game against San Francisco and informed manager Jayce Tingler that his injured ankle felt better, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Suffers sprained ankle
PSan Diego Padres
Ankle
September 10, 2020
Paddack left Thursday's start against San Francisco due to a sprained right ankle and is considered day-to-day.
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Removed from Thursday's game
PSan Diego Padres
September 10, 2020
Paddack was removed from Thursday's game against the Giants at the start of the third inning for an undisclosed reason, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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