Dinelson Lamet
Dinelson Lamet
27-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.
Fires quality start for second win
PSan Diego Padres
August 17, 2019
Lamet (2-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Phillies, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings while striking out six.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander now has two quality starts in eight trips to the mound since returning from Tommy John surgery, and those performances account for his two wins. Lamet will take a 3.95 ERA and 55:17 K:BB through 41 innings into his next outing, at home against the Red Sox on Aug. 24.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-39%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-33%
BAA vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-41%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .263 338 84 41 76 25 2 12
Since 2017vs Right .161 323 110 30 46 9 0 12
2019vs Left .263 85 23 6 20 8 0 2
2019vs Right .177 91 32 11 14 4 0 4
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
 
 
-2%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-42%
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 4.44 1.12 73.0 4 5 0 11.1 3.5 1.5
Since 2017Away 4.37 1.35 82.1 5 5 0 11.4 4.7 1.3
2019Home 5.40 1.33 15.0 0 1 0 11.4 4.2 1.8
2019Away 3.12 1.19 26.0 2 1 0 12.5 3.5 1.0
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
3.24
 
K/9
12.1
 
BB/9
3.7
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
95.8 mph
 
ERA
3.95
 
WHIP
1.24
 
BABIP
.316
 
GB/FB
0.97
 
Left On Base
72.8%
 
Exit Velocity
87.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.0%
 
Spin Rate
2457 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
32.0%
 
Swinging Strike
14.1%
 
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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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Strikes out seven in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
August 11, 2019
Lamet allowed two runs on three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday.
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Whiffs 12, flirts with no-hitter
PSan Diego Padres
August 7, 2019
Lamet (1-2) earned the win against Seattle on Tuesday, hurling seven scoreless innings and allowing two hits and four walks while striking out 12.
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Strikes out five in no-decision
PSan Diego Padres
July 30, 2019
Lamet gave up three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five through five innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Tuesday.
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Strikes out six in four innings
PSan Diego Padres
July 24, 2019
Lamet gave up two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six through four innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.
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Yields two unearned runs
PSan Diego Padres
July 18, 2019
Lamet allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts across four innings during a no-decision against the Marlins on Thursday.
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