Green said that Clayton Richard and Bryan Mitchell are assured rotation spots, but Lamet arguably remains the Padres' top starter from a fantasy standpoint, despite his skipper's lack of a firm commitment. Though Lamet has a modest pedigree -- the Dominican went unsigned as an international free agent until just before his 22nd birthday -- he breezed through the minors in about three years and displayed impressive swing-and-miss stuff in his first exposure to the big leagues last season, churning out a 10.9 K/9 rate in 114.1 innings. The right-hander isn't without his faults -- namely, spotty command and vulnerability against lefty bats -- but pitching roughly half his games in pitcher-friendly Petco Park can go a long way toward masking those deficiencies.
Lamet (7-8) took the loss against the Dodgers on Tuesday, allowing four runs on four hits and six walks over five innings while striking out seven.
The rookie wraps up his first big-league campaign with a 4.57 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 139:54 K:BB through 114.3 innings with San Diego. Lamet's strikeout potential could land him on a number of 2018 sleeper lists, but the 25-year-old will need to sharpen his command and control if he's going to have any kind of breakout next year.
Lamet was touched up for six runs on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts over 5.1 innings Wednesday. He did not receive a decision in a 13-7 loss to Arizona.
It's ironic that San Diego's offense exploded for seven runs on a day where Lamet struggled, after they provided little to no run support over his last four dominant outings (0-2 with a 1.88 ERA). Baseball can be a cruel game sometimes. The rookie has struggled against the Diamondbacks this season, serving up 15 runs and four homers over 8.1 innings. The 25-year-old can take solace in that he won't have to face them again until next season. Lamet's final 2017 start will come next Tuesday against the Dodgers, who he held to one run over six innings with 10 punchouts on Sept. 1.
Lamet didn't receive a decision despite firing six innings of one-run ball Wednesday. He gave up five hits and two walks while striking out five in an extra-inning loss to the Twins.
Lamet turned in his fourth consecutive quality start, but the Padres' anemic offense has left him with an 0-2 record over that span. Ignoring the lack of wins, the flamethrowing rookie has clearly turned a corner in the second half, posting a 3.00 ERA with a 10.4 K/9 in 11 starts since the All-Star break. Walks continue to be an issue for the 24-year-old (4.1 BB/9), even during his recent hot streak, an issue he will have to work on before fully gaining fantasy owners' trust. Lamet will look for redemption in his next start at home against the Diamondbacks after he was torched for seven runs in their last meeting back in June.
Lamet (7-7) took the loss despite holding the Cardinals to two runs on three hits and four walks with eight strikeouts over six innings Wednesday.
Lamet cruised through six shutout innings, but a leadoff single followed by a two-run home run in the seventh ended his night after 101 pitches. The flamethrowing rookie owns a 1-3 record over his last five starts despite posting a 2.73 ERA and 11.5 K/9 over that span. While the Padres' futile offense has failed to reward Lamet with the wins he deserves, his solid ratios have been enough to place him back on the fantasy map after an inconsistent start to the season. The 25-year-old will look to continue lowering his 4.32 ERA in his next start against the Twins on Wednesday.
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|2015||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||5||8||2.99||26||24||0||0||0||105.1||82||42||35||9||9||44||120|
|2016||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||7||1||2.35||12||12||0||0||0||65.0||56||17||17||4||4||26||54|
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|2016||AA-San Antonio Missions||5||7||3.39||14||14||0||0||0||74.1||57||32||28||2||2||31||91|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||3||2||3.23||8||8||0||0||0||39.0||32||17||14||2||1||20||50|