Despaigne (2-3) collected his second win of the season Saturday against the Braves by holding them to two runs on seven hits and a walk across seven innings. He struck out six.
There were plenty of men on base throughout the evening, but the right-hander managed to work out of trouble more often than not, keeping Atlanta off the board until his final inning of work. Saturday's start concluded a respectable month of September for Despaigne, whose ERA in 30 September innings now sits at 3.90. His control is still suspect and his strikeout numbers aren't good enough to make up for it, so the 30-year-old may have a tough time cracking the Marlins' rotation next season if everyone else is healthy.
Despaigne (1-3) allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out three batters through six innings to take the win against Colorado on Monday.
This was a solid showing from Despainge considering it was at Coors Field and also was just his eighth start of the season. He sports an underwhelming 4.21 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 4.4 K/9 for the campaign, and his lack of strikeouts really caps his upside. Despaigne checks out as a high-risk, modest-reward fantasy option for his final projected start against Atlanta at Marlins Park.
Despaigne gave up three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out just two over six innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Mets.
The Marlins ended up winning in 10, but Despaigne was long gone by then -- and surely grateful to his offense for bailing him out from a 3-1 deficit. All the damage against the Cuban righty came on a pair of homers by the Mets: one by Jose Reyes to lead off the game, then a two-run shot by Travis d'Arnaud in the fifth. Despaigne had given up just a single long ball over his first 39.1 innings this season, but with a hideous 22:23 K:BB, he's not exactly showing signs of developing into a meaningful fantasy asset.
Despaigne will start Tuesday's game against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins skipped Despaigne's turn through the rotation last week, with manager Don Mattingly opting to hand Vance Worley a spot start in the right-hander's stead. After Worley was blasted for eight runs (seven innings) while recording just four outs in a Sept. 14 loss to the Phillies, Mattingly will give Despaigne another look as the fifth starter, but even against a weak opponent like the Mets, the 30-year-old could be hard pressed to return value in DFS contests or as a streaming option in NL-only or deeper mixed leagues. Despaigne has submitted a 4.35 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 39.1 innings on the season, and has posted more walks (22) than strikeouts (20).
Despaigne will have his start against the Brewers on Saturday skipped, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins inserted Vance Worley into their rotation for a spot start Thursday, allowing them to skip Despaigne's turn over the weekend. They'll now send out Jose Urena, Adam Conley and Dillon Peters in their three-game series against the Brewers. It's unclear when Despaigne's next start will come at this point.
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