Padres' Eric Lauer: Fans 10 in Triple-A start
Lauer struck out 10 batters across six scoreless innings Sunday in Triple-A El Paso's 10-0 win over Las Vegas. He limited the opposition to three hits and walked two in the 97-pitch outing.
The 10 strikeouts matched a career high for Lauer in the professional ranks and boosted his total to 19 over 18 frames in the Pacific Coast League this season. The 2016 first-round pick has moved quickly through the San Diego system and could garner a look from the big club at some point during the second half of the campaign, but fantasy expectations should be tempered if he receives a promotion. While the 22-year-old lefty has impressed during each of his minor-league stops to date, his below-average fastball velocity along with a dearth of plus secondary offerings in his arsenal limits his upside to that of a back-end starter over the long haul.
Fantasy Baseball Today Newsletter
You're destined to gain an edge over your friends with advice from the award-winning FBT crew.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Scott White is an award-winning Fantasy Baseball analyst
How will Paul Goldschmidt fare out of Arizona? Scott White looks to last year for some clues...
Chris Towers breaks down the Mariners' latest trade, featuring one perpetually undervalued...
Patrick Corbin is coming off a huge breakout season, and the Nationals rewarded him handsomely...
How will the Mets-Mariners trade blockbuster alter the Fantasy landscape? Here's how it looks...
Scott White is an award-winning Fantasy baseball analyst