Dinelson Lamet
Dinelson Lamet
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
San Diego Padres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Lamet tantalized with his performance in 2017, making him a popular sleeper during draft season, but he did not end up throwing a single pitch in 2018. The right-hander left a March 25 spring training game with elbow discomfort, and while the Padres were initially hopeful that they would get him back in the rotation by May, Tommy John surgery was ultimately deemed necessary. There has been little from the team regarding his progress, but Lamet will likely be out until the summer months. The last time we saw Lamet in regular-season action, he was dominating right-handed batters while showing an impressive strikeout punch. His detractors wisely pointed to the lack of a third pitch -- he began throwing a curveball last spring before getting hurt -- and the heavy reliance on the slider. He's a big unknown after the long layoff and it's probably wise to just wait and see if he can A) return to full health and B) regain a similar level of effectiveness. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Padres in June of 2014 that includes a $100,000 signing bonus.
Fans seven in loss
PSan Diego Padres
July 12, 2019
Lamet (0-2) took the loss Friday against Atlanta after allowing four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven over five innings.
ANALYSIS
Making just his second start since 2017, Lamet put together a decent showing against the Braves. The 26-year-old started off strong by punching out Ronald Acuna Jr., but surrendered a double to Dansby Swanson, a walk to Freddie Freeman and a three-run homer to Josh Donaldson to give the Braves the lead. Acuna Jr. then hit a solo shot off Lamet in the fifth for the final damage of the night. Despite the loss, the right-hander has a good chance at remaining in the Padres' rotation. Over two starts this year, Lamet owns a 6.30 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 14:4 K:BB.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-40%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-41%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .262 276 66 36 61 18 2 11
Since 2017vs Right .157 252 87 22 35 6 0 10
2019vs Left .250 23 5 1 5 1 0 1
2019vs Right .176 20 9 3 3 1 0 2
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .263 253 61 35 56 17 2 10
2017vs Right .155 232 78 19 32 5 0 8
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-25%
ERA on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-15%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.43 1.10 63.0 4 5 0 11.1 3.3 1.6
Since 2017Away 4.99 1.39 61.1 3 5 0 11.0 5.1 1.5
2019Home 7.20 1.40 5.0 0 1 0 12.6 3.6 3.6
2019Away 5.40 1.00 5.0 0 1 0 12.6 3.6 1.8
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 4.19 1.07 58.0 4 4 0 11.0 3.3 1.4
2017Away 4.95 1.42 56.1 3 4 0 10.9 5.3 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Dinelson Lamet 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 this season's data (min 70 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
3.50
 
K/9
12.6
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
2.7
 
Fastball
95.4 mph
 
ERA
6.30
 
WHIP
1.20
 
BABIP
.260
 
GB/FB
0.80
 
Left On Base
64.1%
 
Exit Velocity
91.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
12.5%
 
Spin Rate
2427 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
37.5%
 
Swinging Strike
14.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Lamet rode his high-90s fastball and wipeout slider to a 28.7 strikeout percentage in 2017, which ranked 12th among major-league pitchers with 100-plus innings. The 25-year-old only worked 49.2 Triple-A innings, so he lacks polish around the plate (4.3 BB/9 with the Padres, 3.8 in his minor-league career). It's also difficult to trust this lineup for run support. Even with these obstacles, he showed promise in the second half, sporting a 3.80 ERA with 84 strikeouts in 73.1 innings while giving up just 0.98 homers per nine innings, hinting he may be correcting that major issue. Developing a reliable third pitch -- his changeup or sinker -- might be Lamet's elixir for left-handed bats, who tagged him for a .364 wOBA. Petco Park provides a favorable environment for talented pitchers to develop, and cheap investments in flawed, strikeout-heavy arms often go a long way in fantasy.
This is an example of how scouting the stats can be dangerous. Lamet's minor league numbers last year, particularly his 91:31 K:BB in 74.1 innings at Double-A, would suggest he is a promising pitching prospect with the potential to make an impact in the big league rotation this season. He may make an impact in the majors in 2017, but it is unlikely to be as a successful starting pitcher. His command is shaky at best, and he lacks a third pitch. At 24 years old, it is hard to expect that third pitch to show up, leaving Lamet destined for relief. Of course, considering the lack of quality options in the big league rotation, he may be allowed to fail as a starter before the transition to the bullpen is made. Once in the bullpen, his fastball should sit in the mid-to-high-90s and his slider could serve as an out pitch, meaning a high-leverage role could be in store down the road.
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Fans seven in return
PSan Diego Padres
July 4, 2019
Lamet (0-1) was charged with the loss Thursday at Dodger Stadium, recording seven strikeouts while surrendering three runs on three hits and two walks over five innings.
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Activated for season debut
PSan Diego Padres
July 4, 2019
Lamet (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list as expected ahead of his season debut Thursday against the Dodgers.
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Season debut coming Thursday
PSan Diego Padres
Elbow
July 3, 2019
Lamet (elbow) will make his season debut Thursday against the Dodgers, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Season debut likely on tap
PSan Diego Padres
Elbow
July 2, 2019
The Padres are expected to activate Lamet (elbow) from the 60-day injured list later this week to start one of the team's four games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Another rehab start scheduled
PSan Diego Padres
Elbow
June 25, 2019
Lamet (elbow) will make another rehab start Friday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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