Craig Stammen

#34 RP / San Diego Padres / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 230 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Padres' Craig Stammen: Continues dominant September
      By RotoWire Staff

      Stammen worked around a single to complete a scoreless frame in Wednesday's 10-0 loss to the Dodgers. On a night of few positives for the Padres, Stammen lowered his September ERA to 0.96 over 10 appearances. The 33-year-old was picked up off the scrap heap during spring training, but he worked his way into a late-inning role after posting a 3.06 ERA and 8.4 K/9 over 79.1 innings. It's unclear what role -- if any -- the veteran will play in San Diego's youth movement next season, but Stammen has certainly proved that he can still get the job done in the majors.

    • Stammen fired a pair of scoreless innings while striking out two in Thursday's loss to the Nationals. The 33-year-old has been solid in a long relief role for the Friars this season after being plucked off the scrap heap during spring training. Stammen has posted a 3.68 ERA with an 8.2 K/9 over 63.2 innings.

    • Stammen is day-to-day with a hamstring strain, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Stammen looked fine in Friday night's contest with San Francisco, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and recording two strikeouts, but something appears to be bothering him nonetheless. The team may give him a couple days of rest prior to the beginning of next Monday's homestand, though he's mainly been used exclusively in low-leverage situations.

    • Stammen has recorded 47 strikeouts through 47.2 innings of relief this season for the Padres. After spending all of last season in the minors combating an arm injury, Stammen's 4.53 ERA this year is the highest since he was moved to the bullpen in 2010. He's pitched mostly in a long-relief role for the Padres, which -- combined with his low strikeout numbers and high ERA -- leaves him lacking much fantasy value for owners.

    • Stammen gave up one run while striking out three over three innings of relief Saturday. After a shaky start to the season, the 33-year-old appears to be settling in nicely as the Padres' long reliever. San Diego has experienced a lot of inconsistency in the rotation this season, so it wouldn't be unfathomable to see Stammen given a shot as a starter at some point this season. His current ratios of 4.37 ERA and 3.2 K/BB would put him in the conversation in deep and NL-only formats, but he needs to limit the long ball (2.1 HR/9) before the Padres realistically consider promoting him from the bullpen.

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