FantasySP / MLB / Dinelson Lamet FantasySP / MLB / Dinelson Lamet Copyright 2018 5169387 <![CDATA[Dinelson Lamet was impressive in Tuesday's Cactus League outing]]> Dinelson Lamet was impressive in Tuesday's Cactus League outing against the Reds on Tuesday, racking up seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. Lamet gave up three runs (one earned) on six hits while walking just one. [...]]]> 5169387 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 1:07:11 EDT <![CDATA[Likely to make rotation, Lamet mixing in curveball]]> Dinelson Lamet has a place in their Opening Day rotation.]]> 5164821 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:42:01 EDT <![CDATA[Closing in on rotation spot]]> Manager Andy Green added Lamet's name to the list of pitchers he envisions making the Padres' starting rotation to begin the year, AJ Cassavell of reports.

It was a bit surprising that Lamet wasn't given this vote of confidence earlier this spring considering the quality of the two pitchers who got the nod ahead of him (Clayton Richard and Bryan Mitchell). Better late than never. While Green didn't fully confirm the 25-year-old's placement in the rotation, he added that "he's moving closer to [securing a rotation spot]" after showering the youngster with praise following Tuesday's victory over the Cubs. Lamet experienced extreme peaks and valleys on his way to a 4.57 ERA over 114.1 innings as a rookie last year, but the notable stat was his strikeout rate (10.9 K/9), which ranked ninth among all major-league starters. The righty has been working on adding a curveball to his repertoire during exhibition play to complement his mid-90s fastball, hard-biting slider and mediocre change. Lamet has the highest fantasy upside of any of the Friars' rotation candidates, but the strikeouts alone should make him a viable option in most fantasy formats.

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<![CDATA[Gore wows, Lamet mixes offspeed on back field]]> Dinelson Lamet pitched four innings as he continues his tune-up for his sophomore season. Pitching coach Darren Balsley certainly seemed to enjoy the proceedings.]]> 5159245 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 16:35:01 EDT Official San Diego Padres