Odrisamer Despaigne
Odrisamer Despaigne
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The old joke says lefties never die in baseball. The other invincible species in the league: guys who are willing to soak up low-leverage innings in blowouts and can occasionally spot start. Despaigne rarely strikes batters out and he will put someone on when he falls behind. To his credit, he somehow has done a decent job of avoiding the home run despite his flyball tendencies the past two seasons. He is the type of player that will be likely up and down between Triple-A and Miami as the Marlins need an arm to replace injuries or give others a break. He does not need to be on your roster. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Angels in August of 2018.
Will start Thursday
PLos Angeles Angels
September 13, 2018
Despaigne will start Thursday's series opener against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Despaigne was briefly shifted to the bullpen after making three uninspiring starts (7.50 ERA) since joining the Angels in mid-August. Thursday was initially expected to be a bullpen game, but that gameplan may not be far off from reality after the swingman failed to complete more than four frames in any of his previous three starts.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .321 274 36 31 77 12 1 5
Since 2016vs Right .261 276 41 26 62 20 1 4
2018vs Left .344 74 14 9 22 2 0 2
2018vs Right .320 87 15 8 24 9 0 1
2017vs Left .306 138 15 15 37 8 0 2
2017vs Right .196 116 16 9 20 3 1 1
2016vs Left .327 62 7 7 18 2 1 1
2016vs Right .295 73 10 9 18 8 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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Since 2016Home 4.08 1.39 68.1 2 3 1 5.5 3.2 0.7
Since 2016Away 6.88 1.88 53.2 2 5 0 5.9 5.5 0.7
2018Home 6.38 1.91 18.1 1 1 0 7.9 4.9 1.0
2018Away 7.80 1.87 15.0 1 2 0 7.8 4.2 0.6
2017Home 2.50 1.08 36.0 1 2 1 4.3 2.3 0.5
2017Away 6.45 1.88 22.1 1 1 0 5.6 6.0 0.4
2016Home 5.14 1.50 14.0 0 0 0 5.8 3.2 0.6
2016Away 6.61 1.90 16.1 0 2 0 4.4 6.1 1.1
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How does Odrisamer Despaigne compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Despaigne's full transition to the bullpen in 2016 didn't do much to improve his awful numbers, as he finished the season with a 5.93 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He was designated for assignment by the Orioles in September and picked up by the Marlins, for whom he allowed three runs in three innings. He has abandoned multiple pitches since his encouraging rookie year in 2014 when he had seven different offerings, scrapping his slider before the 2015 season and his slow curveball in 2016, leaving him with a low-90s four-seamer, cutter, sinker, changeup, and curveball. That concentration hasn't helped him with his terrible peripherals -- 5.0 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9 to go along the way to a 4.99 FIP in 2016. He remains in the Marlins' system, but the time for him to stop getting big league chances is likely to come soon if it isn't here already.
Despaigne got off to a relatively strong start in 2015, serving as a long reliever and a rotational stopgap after injuries to Ian Kennedy and Brandon Morrow. He posted a 2.95 ERA over the first month of the season (21.1 innings) and had a tremendous 0.84 WHIP in that span. Things began to unravel for Despaigne as the season progressed, however, as he posted an 8.26 ERA and 1.71 WHIP across 40.1 innings in the second half (five starts, 11 relief appearances). Alternating between spot starter and long-reliever didn't exactly help Despaigne find any sort of discernible rhythm, but the fact of the matter is that he allowed too many baserunners and paid for it by allowing 17 long balls. The Padres are still looking for answers in the rotation, but he is more likely to bounce between roles than to keep a starting job all season.
Despaigne started his journey to the majors upon defecting from the Cuban national team in the summer of 2013, and after brandishing a 95-mph fastball during a February workout, he inked a minor league contract with the Padres on May 2. In seven subsequent starts between Double-A and Triple-A, he overtly struggled to the tune of a 6.03 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, and 41:18 K:BB in 31.1 innings, but with the campaign all but lost by midseason, San Diego brass rolled the dice on their investment and accommodated his first career big league nod on June 23. He remained in the rotation for the rest of the season, establishing Jekyll-and-Hyde home-road splits. In particular, he accrued a 1.83 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 39:16 K:BB in 54 frames (eight starts) at Petco Park, versus a 5.31 ERA and 1.77 WHIP on the road. Once spring training arrives, Despaigne will contend for the final spot in the Padres' rotation.
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Shifting to bullpen?
PLos Angeles Angels
August 30, 2018
Despaigne was removed from the Angels' notes as Sunday's probable pitcher and added to the list of relievers on the club's lineup card ahead of Thursday's contest in Houston, Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group reports.
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Another short outing
PLos Angeles Angels
August 28, 2018
Despaigne danced around 10 baserunners (four walks) to limit the Rockies to two runs over four innings while striking out two in a no-decision Monday.
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Lasts four innings in loss
PLos Angeles Angels
August 23, 2018
Despaigne (2-2) gave up three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four over four innings and taking the loss against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
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Receiving another start Wednesday
PLos Angeles Angels
August 20, 2018
Despaigne is listed as the Angels' probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
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Allows five runs in loss
PLos Angeles Angels
August 17, 2018
Despaigne (2-1) allowed five runs on seven hits in a loss to the Rangers on Friday, striking out three and walking one in four innings.
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