San Diego Padres Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Matt Kemp, OF7/7/2015 11:52:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp had two RBI in the, 3-2, loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.
Insight: Kemp hit a two-run double in the third immediately after play resumed from a long rain delay, but those were the only runs San Diego scored. Kemp is hitting .239 with six home runs and 44 RBI in 330 at-bats this season.
Matt Kemp, OFCold7/7/2015 10:38:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp should be avoided at all costs agains on Tuesday.
Insight: Kemp is an ugly 0-for-11 with eight strikeouts versus Pirates starter Francsico Liriano. He slightly rebounded from a poor May (.186) to hit .243 in June, but he's 2-for-19 in July. Avoid.
James Shields, SP7/6/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields had an excellent start in Pittsburgh on Monday, but he walked away with a no-decision.
Insight: Shields went seven innings and allowed just two hits and one walk. In the seventh, it appeared Yangervis Solarte bailed him out, making a diving stop with two outs, but his wild throw allowed a run to score. Shields retired the next batter, so the run was unearned, but since the Padres had just one run at the time, Shields exited with the game tied. The right-hander remains 7-3 and has a 3.88 ERA this season.
Matt Kemp, OFCold7/6/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp should be avoided at all costs on Monday.
Insight: Kemp is an ugly 0-for-11 with eight strikeouts versus Pirates starter A.J. Burnett. It's also likely to rain in Pittsburgh on Monday.
Justin Upton, LF7/6/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is a career 8-for-16 with a pair of home runs and a 1.556 OPS versus Pittsburgh right-hander A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Two things will work against this favorable matchup. The first is Burnett is pitching as well as anytime in his career (7-3, 2.05 ERA, 1.22 WHIP). The second is the very good chance that this game will be either delayed or cancelled by rain.
Matt Kemp, OF7/5/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp drove in the only run for the Padres in the, 3-1, loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: Kemp was 1-for-4 in the game with an RBI-single in the third. He is hitting .241 with six home runs and 42 RBI in 323 at-bats this season.
Justin Upton, LF7/5/2015 1:04:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is not in the lineup against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: It's just a day of rest. Will Venable will start in left field.
Matt Kemp, OF7/4/2015 12:17:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Kemp is just 1-for-14 over the past four games and probably use the down time. He is batting .242 with six home runs and 41 RBI this season. We certainly expect more.
Andrew Cashner, SP7/3/2015 11:06:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner allowed just one run on three hits in six innings against the Cardinals on Friday.
Insight: San Diego scored the winning run in the ninth to beat St. Louis, 2-1, so Cashner was involved in the decision. Casher remains 3-9 with a 4.06 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 92 strikeouts in 102 innings this season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/3/2015 11:01:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko picked up two key hits in the, 2-1, victory over the Cardinals on Friday.
Insight: Gyorko hit a solo home run in the seventh to tie the game at one, and then he had the game-winning RBI-single in the ninth. Gyorko was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run in the victory. He is hitting .261 with 10 extra-base hits and 13 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Tyson Ross, SP7/2/2015 11:21:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross threw six strong innings in the, 5-3, victory over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Insight: Ross received a no-decision, though, as San Diego won in the 11th. Ross threw six innings and allowed three runs on four hits and struck out six. Unfortunately, he also walked five batters. Ross is 5-7 with a 3.63 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 111 strikeouts in 101 2/3 innings this season.
Will Venable, RF7/2/2015 11:16:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable hit the game-winning two-run homer in the 11th to lift San Diego over St. Louis, 5-3, on Thursday.
Insight: Venable hit his home run in a pinch hit at-bat in extras. Venable is hitting .263 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 190 at-bats this year.
Matt Kemp, OF7/2/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp will bat third against the Cardinals on Thursday.
Insight: Kemp returns to the No. 3 spot for the first time since June 11. Kemp is batting .244 with six home runs and 41 RBI this season.
James Shields, SP7/1/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields pitched ok in 6 2/3 innings in the loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.
Insight: Shields allowed two runs on four hits, but he also walked four batters and allowed a homer to Robinson Cano. Shields is 7-3 with a 4.14 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 123 strikeouts in 104 1/3 innings this season.
Wil Myers, RF6/30/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Padres OF/1B Wil Myers (left wrist sugery) had the cast removed over the weekend.
Insight: Myers was batting .277 with five homers, 19 RBI and 30 runs scored, doing most of the damage as a leadoff hitter. He's still about six weeks away from a return to the lineup.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B6/29/2015 9:44:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Will Middlebrook left Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with an apparent sprained right ankle.
Insight: Middlebrooks is hitting .222 with nine home runs and 28 RBI this season. That probably doesn't put him on any fantasy radar screens.
Derek Norris, C6/28/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris smacked two home runs on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Norris was been an underrated pickup from the offseason. He is hitting .246 with 11 homers and 45 RBI overall.
Matt Kemp, OF6/28/2015 9:15:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp smacked a homer Sunday versus Arizona.
Insight: Kemp has been batting in the leadoff spot recently, and has actually hit more homers of late. He finished 2-for-4 and is now hitting .250 with six home runs and 41 RBI overall.
Matt Kemp, OF6/28/2015 2:25:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is 4-for-11 with a double and home run in his career versus Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson.
Insight: Kemp has been disappointing hitting .247 with five home runs and 40 RBI in 300 at-bats this season. He is, however, 5-for-12 with a home run and four RBI in the last three games, so perhaps this matchup keeps him going.
Cory Spangenberg, 2B6/28/2015 8:59:00 AM
Description: Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg left Saturday's game versus the Diamondbacks with a sprained left knee according to MLB.com.
Insight: Spangenberg was involved in a slide at second base where a Diamondbacks player slide very hardly into Spangenberg's left leg and his knee bent awkwardly. Spangenberg was 1-for-2 before he left.
Justin Upton, LF6/28/2015 8:37:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the, 7-2, victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Insight: Upton broke a, 2-2, scoreless tie with his two-run blast in the fifth. He also had a single. and a walk. Upton is hitting .276 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI in 279 at-bats this season.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/28/2015 8:32:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner had a nice start in the, 7-2, victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Insight: Cashner went seven innings and allowed just two runs on eight hits. He also struck out six and walked none. San Diego finally gave him some run support as well. Cashner is 3-9 with a 4.22 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 96 innings.
James Shields, SP6/25/2015 7:06:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields lasted just four innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants.
Insight: Shields allowed seven runs on nine hits and two walks over four innings of work. He struck out seven and is now 7-2 with a 4.24 ERA.
Matt Kemp, OF6/24/2015 7:01:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is 12-for-35 lifetime versus Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Kemp has had nice sucess against Vogelsong,w ith a .343 career BA. He has one homer and seven RBI versus San Francisco's starter.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B6/24/2015 12:46:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Will Middlebrook had two hits and scored a run in the, 3-2, 11th-inning victory over the Giants on Tuesday.
Insight: Middlebrooks scored one of San Diego's two runs in the eighth to tie the game at two. Middlebrooks is hitting .226 with nine home runs and 27 RBI in 221 at-bats this season.
Alexi Amarista, 2B6/24/2015 12:43:00 PM
Description: Padres IF/OF Alexi Amarista hit the game-winning infield single as San Diego beat San Francisco, 3-2, in 11 innings.
Insight: Amarista came into the game as a pinch hitter in the ninth. He hit two groundballs in his two at-bats, but the second one was good enough, or slow enough, for an infield single. Amarista is hitting .222 with 10 extra-base hits and 16 RBI in 167 at-bats this season.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B6/21/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Will Middlebrook is an ugly 2-for-15 (.133 BA) lifetime against Jeremy Hellickson.
Insight: Middlebrooks faced Hellickson a bunch when each played for Boston and Tampa Bay, respectively. The reason it is so ugly is because Middlebrooks has struck out nine times against Arizona's pitcher.
Derek Norris, C6/21/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris smacked a homer Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four-atbats, and the diinger was a solo shot in the third inning of Robbie Ray. Norris is hitting .256 with nine homers and 41 RBI overall.
Tyson Ross, SP6/21/2015 9:40:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross tossed a complete game Saturday versus Arizona.
Insight: Ross needed 11 pitches to defeat the Diamondbacks. He allowed one run on four hits and one walk, while striking out nine. Ross is now 4-7 with a 3.61 ERA.
Derek Norris, C6/18/2015 7:04:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris hit his eighth homer of the season on Thursday against the Athletics.
Insight: Norris went deep in the sixth as San Diego won, 3-1. Norris is batting .260/.309/.442 with 40 RBI and 35 runs in 242 at-bats.
Matt Kemp, OF6/18/2015 7:01:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the, 3-1, victory over the Athletics on Thursday.
Insight: Kemp went 2-for-4 with the home run in the game. His other hit was a single. Kemp, however, only has four homers this season while also hitting .250 with 35 RBI in 268 at-bats.
Wil Myers, RF6/18/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Padres OF/1B Wil Myers had left wrist sugery and is expected to miss about eight weeks.
Insight: Myers was batting .277 with five homers, 19 RBI and 30 runs scored, doing most of the damage as a leadoff hitter. Melvin Upton and Will Venable will get additional playing time.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/16/2015 5:27:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner went five innings Tuesday against the Athletics.
Insight: Cashner allowed five runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out three. He has a 4.45 ERA this season.
Derek Norris, C6/16/2015 2:09:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris is not in the lineup against the Athletics on Tuesday.
Insight: Austin Hedges will get the start behind the plate. Norris is hitting .266/.316/.442 with seven home runs and 39 RBI in 233 at-bats this season.
Will Venable, RF6/16/2015 10:17:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable had an RBI-double to score the only run for San Diego on Monday.
Insight: Venable hit his double in the third to make the game, 3-1, but Oakland scored the final six runs of the game to win, 9-1. Venable is hitting .266 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 154 at-bats this year.
Wil Myers, RF6/15/2015 8:35:00 PM
Description: Padres OF/1B Wil Myers has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation.
Insight: This is terrible news as Myers played just three games since returning from his previous DL stint. The move is retroactive to June 14, but his absence could be long.
James Shields, SP6/14/2015 8:38:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields allowed just one run on five hits in seven innings, but he received a no-decision in the, 4-2, loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Insight: The only run Shields yielded was a solo home run to Andre Ethier in the seventh. Shields also struck out six and walked three. He is 7-0 with a 3.59 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 104 strikeouts in 87 2/3 innings this season.
Justin Upton, LF6/14/2015 8:34:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton was 1-for-6 with two RBI in the, 4-2, 12-inning loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Insight: Upton drove in San Diego's only two runs in the fifth inning on a single with the bases loaded. Los Angeles tied the game in the eighth, and then in the ninth, Upton had a chance to win the game with the winning run at second and two outs. He hit a high fly ball to center field, but Joc Pederson made an incredible catch, crashing into the wall to rob Upton. The Padres outfielder is hitting .286 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI in 234 at-bats this season.
Wil Myers, RF6/14/2015 1:50:00 PM
Description: Padres OF/1B Wil Myers is out of Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Myers played the past three days since being activated off the DL, so will get a day off. Yonder Alonso will start at first, with Will Venable manning center field.
Justin Upton, LF6/14/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton came up big on Saturday night.
Insight: Upton took Zack Greinke deep with two outs in the eighth inning, with the score tied 1-1. The homer won the game for San Diego, and Upton is now hitting .289 with 13 homers and 39 RBI overall.
Justin Upton, LF6/13/2015 11:50:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is a career .391 hitter (9-for-23) with a 1.177 OPS versus Dodgers ace Zack Greinke.
Insight: After a strong May (.343, 6 HR, 23 RBI), June has been a struggle for Upton. Perhaps this favorable matchup will help.
Justin Upton, LF6/12/2015 2:27:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton should probably be avoided in Friday's action.
Insight: That's because he's an ugly 4-for-36 (.111) with a dozen strikeouts versus Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
Wil Myers, RF6/11/2015 5:04:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Wil Myers was 0-for-5 with a walk in the his return to the field on Thursday against the Braves.
Insight: Myers struck out twice in his six plate appearances. He did score when he reached on his walk, which proved to be important as it was the game-tying run. Myers is slashing .281/.333/.475 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 139 at-bats this season.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/11/2015 4:59:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner continued to run into bad luck in his latest start in Atlanta.
Insight: Cashner pitched very well through five innings, allowing just one run, but he tossed up a homer in the sixth and then the flood gates opened in the seventh. Cashner allowed seven hits on the day with three of them coming in the seventh, but those three hits weren't really Cashner's fault because none of them left the infield. Luckily, the Padres rallied to win in extra innings, so Cashner didn't get the loss. He, however, is still just 2-8 with a 4.16 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 80 innings this season.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B6/11/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte was used as a pinch hitter and went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run in the, 6-4, victory over the Braves on Thursday.
Insight: Solarte pinch hit for Garces in the eighth and singled in his first at-bat. He came around to score in the inning as San Diego tied the game at four. Then in the 11th, Solarte's two-run single gave the Padres the, 6-4, victory. He is hitting .251 with 14 extra-base hits and 26 RBI in 183 at-bats this year.
Justin Upton, LF6/11/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: After a hot start, Upton has struggled a bit of late and it will be interesting to see how Bud Black uses Upton, Wil Myers, Matt Kemp and Will Venable.
Cory Spangenberg, 2B6/10/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg went 3-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Braves on Wednesday.
Insight: Spangenberg drove in the only run for San Diego on the night. Two of his three hits were doubles. Spangenberg is hitting .257 with 11 extra-base hits and nine RBI in 136 at-bats this season.
Will Venable, RF6/9/2015 11:58:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable had three hits and two RBI in the loss to the Braves on Tuesday.
Insight: Venable had a solo home run in the third and then a two-run double in the sixth as San Diego jumped out to a, 5-0, led after 5 1/2 innings. Atlanta, however, tied the game in the bottom of the inning and scored the winning run in the eighth. Venable is hitting .273 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 132 at-bats this season.
Matt Kemp, OF6/8/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp had just one hit, but it was a decisive one Monday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Kemp hit the go-ahead RBI double in the 11th to give San Diego a 4-3 lead. They ended up winning 5-3. Kemp is hitting .254 with two homers and 32 RBI.
Ian Kennedy, SP6/8/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy allowed three runs Monday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Kennedy gave up eight hits while striking out six over five innings of work. He has an ugly 6.48 ERA overall.
Justin Upton, LF6/8/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hasn't performed very well against Braves starter Shelby Miller.
Insight: Upton is just 1-for-10, a single, with four strikeouts in their matchups. It may be a family thing as Melvin Upton is 0-for-8 in his career against Miller with six strikeouts.
Cameron Maybin, CF6/7/2015 4:31:00 PM
Description: Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin went 3-for-5 in the, 3-0, loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
Insight: It was a good day for the average, but the fact Pittsburgh shut out Atlanta hurt Maybin's chances of a really great fantasy day. All three of Maybin's hit were singles. He is batting .296 with five home runs and 26 RBI in 152 at-bats this season.
Matt Kemp, OF6/7/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp went just 1-for-4 with a double against Johnny Cueto and the Reds on Sunday.
Insight: Kemp entered the game a career .462 hitter versus Cueto, so fantasy owners were looking for a big day. They didn't get it because Cueto was on his game. He threw seven shutout innings as Cincinnati won, 4-0. Kemp is now hitting .256 with two home runs and 31 RBI this season.
Matt Kemp, OF6/7/2015 11:57:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is a career .462 hitter versus Reds ace pitcher Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Kemp is 6-for-13 with two home runs and two RBI versus Cueto, so it is safe to plug him in the linup. Kemp was 3-for-4 with a home run on Saturday, so perhaps he can keep it going in this friendly matchup.
Andrew Cashner, SP6/6/2015 8:20:00 PM
Description: It's probably time to cut bait with Padres starter Andrew Cashner.
Insight: Cashner avoided losing his ninth game of the season on Saturday, but not because of his performance. He allowed seven runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. Cashner also had just two strikeouts and five walks. Luckily, the Padres finally scored some runs with him on the mound, so he avoided the loss. Cashner is 2-8 with a 4.05 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 74 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings. Those numbers just aren't good enough in standard leagues, and he is trending downward.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/6/2015 8:18:00 PM
Description: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso had three hits and four RBI in the, 9-7, victory over the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: Alonso's big hit was a grand slam in the seventh to tie the game at seven. Alonso has two home runs and is hitting .363 with 16 RBI in 102 at-bats this season.
Matt Kemp, OF6/6/2015 8:13:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp was 3-for-4 with a home run, five RBI and two runs in the, 9-7, comeback victory over the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: Cincinnati led at one point, 6-1, but the Padres offense finally scored some runs with Andrew Cashner on the mound. Cashner didn't get the win, but San Diego scored six runs in the seventh and eighth to get the victory. Kemp's single in the eighth broke the, 7-7, tie. He also had a two-run double in the fifth and a solo homer in the fourth.
Tyson Ross, SP6/5/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross threw five innings Friday against the Reds.
Insight: The game went into a rain delay, which shortened his start. Ross allowed two runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out seven. He has a 3.75 ERA overall.
James Shields, SP6/4/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields wasn't great, but he was good enough to raise his record to 7-0.
Insight: Shields yielded six hits and a pair of runs and struck out just four batters. He's now 7-0 with a 3.58 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 92 strikeouts in 75 1/3 innings. He's given up three runs or less in 10 of 12 starts this season.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B6/3/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte is not in the Padres starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Solarte played a lot with first baseman Yonder Alonso was out with an injury, so San Diego is probably just resting Solarte. He is hitting .257 with two home runs and 24 RBI in 167 at-bats this season.
Cameron Maybin, CF6/3/2015 1:25:00 PM
Description: Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Maybin missed the last two games with a groin issue. Fantasy owners should be pleased to have him back as he is hitting .256/.344/.406 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 133 at-bats this season.
Derek Norris, C6/3/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris hit his fifth home run of the season in the, 7-2, victory over the Mets on Tuesday.
Insight: Norris has a hit in each of his last four games, including two homers. Norris is hitting .287 with five home runs, 34 RBI and 26 runs in 188 at-bats this season.
Cory Spangenberg, 2B6/3/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg was 3-for-3 with an RBI and run in the, 7-2, victory over the Mets on Tuesday.
Insight: Spangenberg hit an RBI-triple and scored a run on Alexi Amarista's single. Spangenberg also had a walk and stole a base. He is batting .239 with two home runs and six RBI in 113 at-bats this season.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/2/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: The Padres activated first baseman Yonder Alonso from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Alonso was out four weeks with a right shoulder injury. He is slashing .333/.427/.437 in 87 at-bats this season.
Cameron Maybin, CF6/2/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin is again not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Maybin is still considered day-to-day although this is now his second straight day out. Todd Cunningham is starting in center field.
Cory Luebke, SP6/2/2015 11:56:00 AM
Description: Padres left-hander Cory Luebke (Tommy John surgery) is schedules to throw a simulated game this week.
Insight: Luebke showed promise before two TJ surgeries have sidetracked him for the past three seasons. He's not worth stashing at this point, although the Padres are hoping he'll be ready to pitch after the All-Star game.
Yonder Alonso, 1B6/2/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Tuesday's game against the NY Mets.
Insight: Alonso was hitting very well before the injury (.333, 1 HR, 10 RBI, .864 OPS), but we will see if he can pick up where he left off on May 7.
Cameron Maybin, CF6/1/2015 8:00:00 PM
Description: Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a right leg injury according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Insight: Maybin has an issue with both his quad and groin in his right leg, but he could pinch hit. He is hitting .290/.371/.409 with two home runs, 17 RBI and five steals during May.
Derek Norris, C6/1/2015 6:24:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris is not in San Diego's lineup on Monday.
Insight: Norris is just getting a regular day off. Austin Hedges will start behind the plate.
Alexi Amarista, 2B5/31/2015 7:05:00 PM
Description: San Diego IF/OF Alexi Amarista is not in the starting lineup against the Pirates on Sunday night.
Insight: Amarista is getting the night off in favor of Clint Barmes. Amarista is hitting .183 with one home run, nine RBI and nine runs in 120 at-bats this season.
Tyson Ross, SP5/31/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings Saturday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Ross gave up seven hits and two walks, while striking out two. He is 2-5 with a 3.76 ERA.
Derek Norris, C5/30/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris finished off Friday night's game with a walkoff grand slam.
Insight: Norris' fantasy owners can't complain about his work last night or for the season. He's batting .278 with four homers, 32 RBI, 23 runs scored and has even stolen a base.
Justin Upton, LF5/29/2015 1:28:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton was 2-for-3 with a RBI, run and walk in the, 11-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday.
Insight: The Padres fell behind, 7-0, to the Pirates, but with Upton's RBI-single in the fifth, San Diego crept within three runs. Pittsburgh, however, scored four of the game's final five runs. Upton is hitting .299 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI in 177 at-bats this season.
Ian Kennedy, SP5/28/2015 11:28:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy left Thursday's start versus the Pirates after 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits.
Insight: Kennedy threw a couple hangers in this one, and the Pirates hitters capitalized. Three different Pittsburgh hitters hit home runs off Kennedy, and Andrew McCutchen hit one that one hopped the wall in center field for a double. Kennedy also struck out five and walked two. His ERA is now 7.15 in 39 innings this season.
Matt Kemp, OF5/28/2015 10:19:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp should be avoided on Thursday against Pittsburgh right-hander A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Kemp, who is hitless against Burnett, has only put the ball in play two times in 10 plate appearances, walking twice and striking out six times in their matchups.
Justin Upton, LF5/28/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is a career .429 hitter against Pirated right-hander A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Upton's total includes two doubles, two homers and a 1.467 OPS. The Padres outfielder has thrived in his first season in Southern California and his .323 batting average over the last 28 days is an indication he's ready to take on this favorable matchup and produce good fantasy results.
Matt Kemp, OF5/27/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp hit the go-ahead double in the 10th for San Diego.
Insight: The game was scoreless heading into extras. Kemp cleared the bases with a three-RBI double. He is hitting .255 with 25 RBI overall.
Justin Upton, LF5/24/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit a grand slam and recorded six RBI on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Upton went 2-for-4 with two runs scored as well. He is doing just fine in his new digs, batting .284 with 12 homers and 35 RBI overall.
Ian Kennedy, SP5/24/2015 9:28:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy threw six innings and allowed just two runs, but he took the loss as San Diego fell, 2-0, to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Insight: Kennedy yielded six hits in his six innings, struck out six and walked none, but the Padres had just one hit on offense. Kennedy hasn't been good this season. He is 2-4 with a 6.11 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings this season, so he isn't fantasy relevant.
Justin Upton, LFHot5/22/2015 1:32:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is a career .400 hitter (8-for-20) against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Upton has been good the past week, batting .294 with three homers and a 1.192 OPS, so combined with a favorable matchup makes him a solid play Friday night.
James Shields, SP5/20/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields had a nice outing, allowing two runs in seven innings against the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Shields tossed up two solo home runs, but that was it. He yielded six hits, struck out 11 and walked one in the no-decision. Shields still doesn't have a loss as he is 5-0 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings.
Matt Kemp, OF5/16/2015 12:41:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is hitless in 21 career at-bats against Nationals starter Matt Scherzer.
Insight: Kemp has also struck out seven times and walked just once versus Scherzer. This is obviously a matchup fantasy owners should avoid at all costs.
Seth Smith, RF5/16/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Mariners right fielder Seth Smith hit a solo home run in the, 2-1, victory over the Red Sox on Friday.
Insight: Smith's homer was the only run the Mariners could muster versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz, but it was just enough. Nelson Cruz came through again with the game-winning hit in the ninth. Smith is hitting .269/.327/.484 with three home runs and nine RBI in 93 at-bats this season.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B5/10/2015 2:33:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks will miss his fifth straight game on Sunday.
Insight: Middlebrooks is hitting just .191/.238/.340, so he is in danger of losing his starting spot. Cory Spangenberg will start at the hot corner on Sunday.
Tyson Ross, SP5/10/2015 9:19:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross allowed two runs on five hits in six innings in Saturday's, 6-4, extra inning victory against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Ross left trailing, 2-1, but the Pades took the lead in the eighth. Closer Craig Kimbrel blew the save, but San Diego won in the 12th. Ross is 1-3 with a 3.98 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 48 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings this season.
Justin Upton, LF5/10/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton was 2-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored in San Diego's, 6-4, 12th inning victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Insight: Upton gave the Padres a, 4-2, lead with an RBI-single in the ninth, but after closer Craig Kimbrel blew the save, Upton hit a solo home run in the 12th to win the game. San Diego added another insurance run in the inning to win by two. Upton is hitting .287/.352/.565 with eight home runs and 24 RBI in 115 at-bats this season.
Yonder Alonso, 1B5/8/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his right shoulder.
Insight: It is unclear how much time Alonso will be out. Abraham Almonte has been called up to take his place on the roster.
Yonder Alonso, 1B5/8/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso is doubtful for Friday's game against Arizona due to a sore right shoulder.
Insight: Alonso was forced from Thursday's game by the injury. Yangervis Solarte is expected to start at first base on Friday, according to manager Bud Black.
Derek Norris, C5/6/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Giants.
Insight: Norris is just getting the day off. Austin Hedges is making his first major league start behind the plate.
Andrew Cashner, SP5/6/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner continues to frustrate fantasy owners as he lost again on Tuesday.
Insight: Cashner doesn't have excellent numbers with a 3.16 ERA and 1.35 WHIP, but he has certainly been better than his 1-5 record indicates. The Padres have yielded 10 unearned runs in Cashner's six starts. To make matters worse, the offense has given Cashner two runs in his last three starts. Hopefully the bad luck for Cashner ends soon. Cashner didn't get any run support as the score was, 3-1, when he left. In seven innings, Cashner allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. He also had a season-high 10 strikeouts and just one walk. Cashner is 1-4 this season but supports a 2.61 ERA.
Brandon Morrow, SP5/5/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Brandon Morrow has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Insight: The move is retroactive to May 3, but there is currently no timetable for his return. Frank Garces has been called up to take Morrow's spot on the roster.
Justin Upton, LF5/3/2015 7:40:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton was 3-for-4 with a home run and double in the, 8-6, victory over the Rockies on Sunday.
Insight: Upton hit a two-run homer in the first inning and then had an RBI-double in the fifth on Sunday. He is hitting .301 with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 93 at-bats this season.
James Shields, SP5/3/2015 7:36:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields was not sharp, but he picked up his third win of the season on Sunday versus the Rockies.
Insight: Shields allowed five runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings on Sunday. He tossed up three home runs, two of which to Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado. Shields did strike out seven and walked none, though, so that's good for the K/BB and K/9 categories. Shields is 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA this season.
Brandon Morrow, SP5/3/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Brandon Morrow picked up his second win of the season Saturday against the Rockies.
Insight: Morrow allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings of work. He now has a 2.73 ERA this season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2BCold5/2/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: If you are looking for a crazy one-day out-of-the-blue selection, how about Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, a career .226 hitter who is batting .135 this season.
Insight: Gyorko is 11-for-16 (.688) against Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa. If he's in the starting lineup he's worthy a flier.
Derek Norris, C4/30/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris was off on Wednesday and is probable for Friday's game against Colorado while dealing with a bruised right ankle.
Insight: Norris is off to a hot start, batting .313 with 11 RBI and 11 runs scored.
Andrew Cashner, SP4/29/2015 6:22:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner pitched well, but it wasn't enough as he lost his fourth game of the season.
Insight: Cashner didn't get any run support as the score was, 3-1, when he left. In seven innings, Cashner allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. He also had a season-high 10 strikeouts and just one walk. Cashner is 1-4 this season but supports a 2.61 ERA.
Derek Norris, C4/29/2015 1:17:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris is gettng the day off on Wednesday,
Insight: Will Nieves will fill in at catcher, while Norris gets a routine day of rest.
Derek Norris, C4/26/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris smacked his first homer of the season.
Insight: He took Scott Baker out in the seventh for a solo shot. He also had an RBI double as well. Norris is hitting .324 with 11 RBI so far this season.
Brandon Morrow, SP4/26/2015 6:22:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Brandon Morrow pitched well Sunday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Morrow allowed just one run on five hits and one walk while striking out four. He now owns a 2.67 ERA this season.
Huston Street, RP4/26/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Angels closer Huston Street picked up his league-leading seventh save of season on Saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: Street allowed a hit, but no other bases runners versus Texas. In seven appearances, Street is 7-for-7 in save chances and hasn't give up a run. He also has a 0.57 WHIP, eight strikeouts and two walks.
Justin Upton, LF4/26/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit a pair of home runs in the, 11-8, loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Insight: Upton hit a two-run homer in the first and then a three-run bomb in the sixth to finish the day with five RBI. He was 2-for-3 with a walk too. Upton is hitting .303/.347/.606 with five home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Justin Upton, LF4/24/2015 1:50:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is 8-for-17 (.471) lifetime against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Upton is off to a solid start as are many of the new Padres. He's batting .288 with three homers and an .854 OPS. This favorable matchup should help.
Tyson Ross, SP4/23/2015 5:40:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross allowed two runs Thursday versus Colorado.
Insight: Ross went five innings and allowed two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out seven. He now has a 3.97 ERA.
Jedd Gyorko, 2BCold4/23/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, a career .229 hitter who is batting .163 this season, continues to sit even though second baseman Yangervis Solatre is starting at 3B on Thursday.
Insight: Gyorko will sit in favor of Cory Spangenberg. Gyorko has fallen a long way from 2013 when he hit 23 homers and fantasy owners were excited about his future.
Yonder Alonso, 1BHot4/23/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso is a career 6-for-8 (.750) with two doubles and a pair of home runs versus Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Alonso is off to a hot start, batting .365 this season. Add in the game is in Colorado and the wind will be blowing out to center and Alonso should be in every starting lineup despite the small sample size.
James Shields, SP4/22/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields allowed three runs Wednesday against the Rockies.
Insight: Shields allowed those three runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out sive over six innings of work. He now has a 3.24 ERA in his first season with the Padres.
Justin Upton, LF4/22/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is 8-for-23 (.348) lifetime against Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Upton has a double, two home runs and four RBI versus Kendrick. Upton has hits in every game this season but one, so definitely make sure he is in the lineup. He is batting .315 with three home runs and eight RBI in 54 at-bats this season.
Justin Upton, LF4/21/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton left Monday night's game against Colorado.
Insight: Upton missed Sunday's game with a quad issue, but returned. It's possible with a huge lead on Monday night the team was just being cautious. He is hitting .327 with three home runs, eight RBI and 11 runs this season.
Justin Upton, LF4/20/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is back in the Padres lineup for Monday night versus the Rockies.
Insight: Upton missed Sunday's game with a quad issue, but he tested things out on Monday and will return. He is hitting .326 with three home runs this season.
Matt Kemp, OFHot4/20/2015 1:35:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is a career .385 hitter (15-for-39) with three homers and 12 RBI versus Colorado starter Jorge de la Rosa.
Insight: Kemp hasn't let the big ballpark in San Diego effect his hitting, though he has yet to homer in Petco Park. They are in Colorado this week and Kemp is a career .322 hitter with 17 homers and a 1.002 OPS in Coors Field. Start him.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/20/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, a career .229 hitter, hasn't proven he can handle major league pitching on a day-in, day-out basis, but he can hit Rockies starter Jorge de la Rosa.
Insight: Gyorko is 10-for-15 (.667) with four walks and a 1.604 OPS against de la Rosa.
Ian Kennedy, SP4/20/2015 10:57:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy (hamstring) is expected to throw 75-90 pitched in an extended spring training game on Monday, according to San Diego beat writer Corey Brock.
Insight: If all goes well he could start for the Padres on Saturday, April 25, against the Dodgers. Kennedy hasn't put together a great won-loss record for a few seasons, but he did strike out 207 batters in 201 innings last season.
Justin Upton, LF4/20/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton missed Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs due to a strained quadriceps.
Insight: He injured it late Saturday and continued to play through it so the quad shouldn't be a big deal. He's batting .326 with three homers and 10 RBI and doesn't seem to be having any issues with pitcher-friendly Petco Park.
Andrew Cashner, SP4/19/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner won his first game of the season as he again didn't allow an earned run on Sunday.
Insight: In his last two starts, Cashner hasn't allowed an earned run, but he has allowed lots of hits and unearned runs. Luckily on Sunday, the Padres were able to score enough to make up for their errors. Cashner is 1-2 with a 2.65 ERA, 20 strikeouts and 1.53 WHIP n 17 innings this season.
Matt Kemp, OF4/18/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp hit his first homer with his new team on Saturday.
Insight: Kemp went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and the two-run home run. He has had a solid start with his new squad, with a .340/.358/.540 line and nine RBIs.
Tyson Ross, SP4/18/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross struck out nine Saturday against the Cubs.
Insight: He did so over 5 2/3 innings of work and allowed three runs on five hits and five walks. Ross has a 4.08 ERA this season.
Derek Norris, C4/18/2015 11:42:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris will get Saturday off.
Insight: Routine day game after a night game off. He's batting .244 this season. Will Nieves will catch Tyson Ross.
James Shields, SP4/17/2015 5:36:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields didn't pitch great, but he and his team won in Chicago on Friday.
Insight: Shields allowed four runs, three earned on five hits in six innings versus the Cubs. He also struck out nine and walked two. Wil Myers bailed him out, though, as he hit a three-run homer in the seventh to give the Padres a, 5-4, lead. The San Diego bullpen shut the door from there. Shields is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in three starts.
Justin Upton, LF4/15/2015 9:31:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit is second homer of the season during Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Insight: He also scord two runs and had a walk. Upton now has six RBIs in the early going, along with a .303/.368/.606 line.
Tyson Ross, SP4/12/2015 7:38:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross allowed three runs, but did enough to defeat the Giants on Sunday.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed five hits and four walks, while striking out eight. Ross through 101 pitches in the outing.
Matt Kemp, OF4/12/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run and RBI in Saturday's, 10-3, victory over the Giants.
Insight: Kemp has been solid in the heart of the order for San Diego this first week. He is hitting .346/.393/.462 with four RBI. It will be interesting to see if Kemp can keep this up because injuries have derailed him in recent years, and Petco Park is such a pitcher friendly stadium.
James Shields, SP4/12/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields outpitched Giants ace Madison Bumgarner on Saturday.
Insight: If this was a postseason game like last October, surely this would not have happened, but Shields is about as consistent as they get in the regular season. He threw seven innings on Saturday, allowing one run on three hits, struck out seven and walked one. The Giants one run on Shields was a homer. Shields is poised for a big season in San Diego.
Seth Smith, RF4/11/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Mariners right fielder Seth Smith is questionable for Saturday's game against Oakland due to a sore groin.
Insight: Smith hasn't played since going 3-for-3 in the season opener. If healthy has has the ability to help the Mariners offense.
Ian Kennedy, SP4/10/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will be placed on the DL Friday.
Insight: Kennedy injured himself during Thursday's loss. It is uncertain how long Kennedy will be sidelined.
Ian Kennedy, SP4/9/2015 9:02:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy left Thursday's start with a hamstring strain.
Insight: He went 2 1/3 innings before being lifted. Kennedy allowed no runs on two hits and two walks, and struck out two after throwing 33 total pitches.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4/8/2015 11:56:00 AM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is 0-for-14 in his lifetime against Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: Gyorko went 0-for-5 on Tuesday and is just 1-for-7 to start the season, so it would be best for fantasy owners to avoid him on Wednesday.
Tyson Ross, SP4/8/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross pitched a nice game in a no-decision on Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Ross pitched six innings and allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four. He did, however, also walked three batters. Dodgers starter Zack Greinke outpitched Ross, but the Dodgers bullpen imploded.
Justin Upton, LF4/7/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is a career .500 hitter (7-of-14) with a home run and a 1.468 OPS against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Upton is part of the revamped Padres lineup that should produce more runs. They even scored three off of Clayton Kershaw Monday.
James Shields, SP4/6/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields looked good in his San Diego debut at Dodgers Stadium on Monday.
Insight: Shields allowed two runs on six hits in six innings. He also had eight strikeouts versus two walks and allowed a home run to Adrian Gonzalez. If owners need innings and K/BB, Shields is a great fantasy option.
Matt Kemp, OF4/6/2015 7:37:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp was 2-for-4 with three RBI against his former team on Opening Day.
Insight: Kemp looked motivated to prove to the Dodger faithful on hand at Dodgers Stadium that he could still play. Kemp had an RBI-single in the first and then a two-run double in the fifth.
Seth Smith, RFHot4/6/2015 7:24:00 PM
Description: Mariners right fielder Seth Smith went a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored on Opening Day versus the Angels on Monday.
Insight: Smith tripled in the third to score Austin Jackson, the first run of the season for Seattle. Then, Smith hit a ground-rule double in the fifth to add an insurance run for the Mariners.
Matt Kemp, OF3/31/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is batting .378 this spring with three homers and 11 RBI.
Insight: It's a nice continuation from last season and bodes well for Kemp owners. On the other hand, he's got to prove he can still be a power hitter in a ball park that doesn't give up many long balls. He is a career .322 hitter with seven home runs in 214 at-bats at Petco Park.
Tyson Ross, SPHot3/29/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross pitched six solid innings, allowing two runs and striking out 12 in the victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Ross struck out half the batters he faced. He also allowed six hits and a walk, but owners have to love those strikeouts. He should be a solid draft selection in the middle rounds this season.
James Shields, SP3/13/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields threw three perfect innings Thursday night with five strikeouts.
Insight: It looks like Shields is ready to start the season. His ERA and WHIP should drop in his new home park, pitcher-friendly Petco Park, and facing opposing pitchers should help too. He's an innings eater, going at least 200 innings for eight consecutive seasons.
Andrew Cashner, SP3/9/2015 7:25:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner is not dealing with a health issue afterall.
Insight: Cashner left Monday's Spring Training game walking next to manager Bud Black and the trainer, but MLB.com reports that is because Cashner was just alerted about a personal matter back home in Texas. It is unclear how long Cashner might be away from the team, but it is not health related.
Andrew Cashner, SP3/9/2015 6:35:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner left Monday's Spring Training game alongside manager Bud Black and the team trainer according to U-T San Diego.
Insight: Cashner pitched three innings of hitless ball, walking one and striking out three. The injury and its seriousness is unknown. Check back for updates.
Huston Street, RP3/4/2015 8:47:00 PM
Description: Closer Huston Street and the Angels are expected to exchange offers on a contract extension in the next few days according to MLB.com.
Insight: Street and the Angels have been in talks, but they broke off when spring training started. Street will make $7 million this season and will become a free agent this winter.
Everth Cabrera, SS2/24/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Shortstop Everth Cabrera is expected to sign a one-year deal with Baltimore on Tuesday.
Insight: Cabrera would vie for the second base job with Jonathan Schoop. If Cabrera gets significant time, he could be one of the best base-stealing second basemen for fantasy owners in 2015, but he's too one-dimensional for most fantasy lineups.
James Shields, SP2/12/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: James Shields has signed a four-year, $75 million contract with a club option for 2019 with the San Diego Padres.
Insight: If he was looking for the perfect landing spot for his fantasy owners he couldn't have found a better one. His ERA and WHIP should drop in his new home park, pitcher-friendly Petco Park, and facing opposing pitchers should help too.
Everth Cabrera, SS1/22/2015 2:19:00 PM
Description: The Blue Jays are considering signing shortstop Everth Cabrera according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Cabrera's career has suffered from off-the-field issues the last few years. He should come very cheap, and Toronto would presumably play him at second base. If Cabrera gets significant time, he will be one of the best base-stealing second basemen for fantasy owners in 2015.
Josh Johnson, SP12/23/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Josh Johnson signed a one-year deal with the club, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Johnson is rehabbing from a second Tommy John surgery and isn't likely to be ready until around June. He hasn't pitched since 2013 and he's a longshot, to say the least, to have any fantasy value in 2015.
Justin Upton, LF12/19/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: The Padres have acquired outfielder Justin Upton.
Insight: The deal is now official, and Upton will continue to be a threat, even in a pitcher-friendly park. He has a lot of nice pieces surrounding him.
Eric Stults, SP9/27/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Eric Stults pitches well in final start this season.
Insight: He went seven innings and had five strikeouts. Stults allowed one run on six hits, and finishes the season with an umimpressive 8-17 record and 4.30 ERA.
Cameron Maybin, CF9/25/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a minor health issue, according to Dennis Lin.
Insight: Manager Bud Black would not specify what the illness is, but said everything would alright. He should be back at some point this weekend.
Everth Cabrera, SS9/25/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera will not play again this season according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Insight: The Padres placed Cabrera on the disabled list Aug. 12 due to a left hamstring strain. Police then arrested Cabrera on Sept. 3 for driving under the influence of marijuana. Cabrera finished with .232/.272/.300 and 18 stolen bases in 2014.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B9/23/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is a career .643 hitter (9-for-14) against Rockies starter Jorge de la Rosa.
Insight: Gyorko is hitting just above the "Mendoza Line" for the season so it would be a gamble to start him, but if you are ever going to take a chance, Tuesday is the day in this favorable matchup. It's encouraging that he's batting .278 in September.
Huston Street, RP9/21/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Angels closer Huston Street suffers loss Sunday.
Insight: It is just a small hiccup in a stellar season. Street gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth, as he fell to 1-2. He still has 39 saves on the season, and is an elite fantasy option.
Will Venable, RF9/21/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is 6-for-17 in his career against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Venable has been cold recently, going 2-for-21 in his last eight games. Perhaps the friendly matchup on Sunday will get him going. He is hitting .217 with 22 extra-base hits, 31 RBI and 41 runs in 382 at-bats this year.
Andrew Cashner, SP9/21/2014 9:06:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner nearly threw his second straight complete game shutout as he defeated the Giants, 3-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Cashner pitched eight shutout innings before giving up a solo home run to Hunter Pence and single to Joe Panik to begin the ninth. Cashner exited and saw the tying run reach third base, but San Diego held onto the victory. Cashner has won his last three starts with an ERA of 1.50 over that span. He is 5-7 with a 2.21 ERA in 18 starts this year.
Huston Street, RP9/20/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Angels closer Huston Street shut the door for his 39th save of 2014.
Insight: He has been fantastic all season. Street now has 15 saves pitching for the Angels, and a 1.26 ERA combined between with his time in San Diego and Los Angeles. He is an underrated fantasy closer, who pitches at an elite level.
Cameron Maybin, CF9/18/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin is 1-for-12 in his career against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: The good news is the one is a two-run homer. Even still, Maybin should probably sit your bench on Thursday.
Will Venable, RF9/16/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable (back) returned to action on Monday night.
Insight: Venable was dealing with a back strain, and had been out since last Wednesday. He went 0-for-1 with two walks in his return.
Andrew Cashner, SP9/15/2014 1:12:00 PM
Description: Padres righty Andrew Cashner continues to be a victim of poor run support this season.
Insight: Cashner's last three starts have essentially told the story of his 2014 campaign (1-1, 2.25 ERA). His 3-7 overall record has not been indicative of how well he has pitched this year, however his 2.40 ERA is a nice sight for owners. With a 1.54 ERA at home, Cashner is a recommended play tonight against an inconsistent Phillies lineup.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B9/14/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte was 2-for-4 with a home run against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Insight: Solarte hit a solo home run in the seventh inning as the Padres tried to rally from a six-run deficit. San Diego ended up losing, 10-4. Solarte is 4-for-9 in the weekend series with Arizona.
Will Venable, RFCold9/13/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable (back) returned to action on Monday night.
Insight: Venable was dealing with a back strain, and had been out since last Wednesday. He went 0-for-1 with two walks in his return.
Will Venable, RFCold9/13/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is not in the starting lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Venable has been out since Wednesday due to a back strain. He is having a below average season anyway, hitting .222/.287/.318 with six home runs and 27 RBI.
Huston Street, RP9/11/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Angels closer Huston Street (hamstring) was not available to pitch on Wednesday according to the Orange County Register.
Insight: Street said he could have pitched Wednesday and probably be fine but manager Mike Scioscia was playing it safe. With the lead the Angels have over the Athletics for the division, who can blame him? Street expects to pitch on Friday.
Cameron Maybin, CF9/8/2014 12:26:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin is a career .095 (2-for-21) hitter against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: A bad average against Kershaw is really a surprise but .095 is a whole new level of poor. Don't start Maybin on Monday.
Cory Spangenberg, 2B9/7/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Padres prospect Cory Spangenberg hit his second home run in 13 major league at-bats this year and went 2-for-3 off the bench on Saturday against the Rockies.
Insight: The 23-year-old had a breakout year in Double-A this year and is off to a 5-for-13 start in five major league games. Spangenberg has been limited to the outfield so far, but he might get some playing time at second base as the Padres continue to consider moving Jedd Gyorko to third. Despite the hot start, Spangenberg's bat would be a lot more useful to San Diego and fantasy owners if he played an infield position.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B9/6/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is a career .636 hitter (7-for-11) against Rockies starter Jorge de la Rosa
Insight: Gyorko is hitting below the "Mendoza Line" so it would be a gamble to start him, but if you are ever going to take a chance, Saturday is the day in this favorable matchup.
Tyson Ross, SPHot9/1/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross won his 13th game of the season Monday against Arizona.
Insight: Ross struck out eight and allowed one run over six innings. He's allowed two earned runs or less in 13 of the past 14 starts. His 2.60 ERA and 184 Ks both rank fifth in the NL.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B8/31/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte was 2-for-4 with a run against the Dodgers on Sunday.
Insight: One of Solarte's hits was a double, and he also scored. Solarte is hitting .260 with nine home runs, 46 RBI and 46 runs this season with the Yankees and Padres. He has been better, hitting .271, since becoming a Padre.
Eric Stults, SP8/31/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Eric Stults allowed two runs on five hits in six innings in a loss against the Dodgers on Sunday.
Insight: Stults also struck out four but walked five. In August, Stults pitched pretty effectively, winning three three of his six starts and posting a 2.43 ERA, by far his best month ERA this season.
Jesse Hahn, RPHot8/30/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: The Padres have recalled Jesse Hahn from Double-A.
Insight: Hahn was near his innings limit so they sent him to the minors for a while. He's thrown 110 1/3 innings between the minors and majors and has gone 7-3 with a 2.96 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 65 Ks in 70 innings with the Padres.
Andrew Cashner, SP8/30/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner took a no-decision on Friday against the Dodgers in his second start since being activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Cashner looked much stronger in this second start than in his first off the DL. He went six innings, yielded one run on six hits, struck out eight and walked none. In 87 and 1/3 innings this year, Cashner has a 2.37 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.
Yasmani Grandal, C8/30/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal hit a walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning to lift the Padres over the Dodgers, 3-2.
Insight: Grandal was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts prior to the single. The 25-year-old has had a rough year though, hitting .210 with 11 home runs, 34 RBI in 290 at-bats.
Chris Denorfia, RF8/28/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Chris Denorfia is questionable for Friday's game against Washington due to a stiff neck.
Insight: Denorfia (.242, 1 HR, 19 RBI) doesn't get many plays by fantasy owners. His one redeeming fantasy value is that he's one of the few guy who can actually hit Clayton Kershaw. Since the Mariners aren't facing the Dodgers, this injury doesn't mean much.
Will Venable, RFCold8/27/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Will Venable is hitting .389 with three extra base-hits and four RBI against Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo in his career.
Insight: Venable has been very disappointing this season. He has one hit in his last 11 at-bats and three hits in his last 25 at-bats. Maybe he turns it around on Wednesday.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B8/26/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) was not in the starting lineup Monday against the Brewers, but did pinch hit.
Insight: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday in Los Angeles and had been out of the lineup the past three games. He's obviously close to returning.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B8/25/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) is out of the lineup Monday against the Brewers, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday in Los Angeles and has been out of the lineup the past three games.
Yasmani Grandal, C8/24/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a sacrifice fly Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Grandal has 11 homers in 274 at-bats, but he's hit .204 with 32 RBI, 29 runs and a .678 OPS. He's not worth owning in any leagues.
Ian Kennedy, SPCold8/24/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy has recorded a 4.65 ERA, a 1.60 WHIP and a 41/23 K/BB over 38 2/3 innings since the All-Star break.
Insight: The strikeouts are nice, but the rest isn't. Kennedy allowed 11 baserunners (8 H, 3 BB) and three runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday at Arizona but still got the win. The right-hander is 10-11 with a 3.75 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP and 174 Ks in 163 innings this season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B8/24/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko was out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks due to a hamstring injury and will miss Sunday as well.
Insight: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday in Los Angeles. He played through the injury Friday, but a second day on the bench is concerning.
Andrew Cashner, SP8/23/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Andrew Cashner pitched five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, in his return from the disabled list.
Insight: This was Cashner's first start since June 18. He does not have a good record this season at 2-6, but he would be a valuable pickup for a playoff-bound fantasy team if he is available.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B8/23/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday in Los Angeles. He played through the injury on Friday, so he is taking the night off. He plans to return on Sunday.
Seth Smith, RFHot8/22/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: San Diego right fielder Seth Smith is a career .357, 5-for-14, hitter against Arizona starting pitcher Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Smith went 0-for-1 in a pinch hit appearance on Thursday, but prior to that, had a six-game hitting streak. Smith is hitting .375 with four extra-base hits in his last 10 games.
Tyson Ross, SPHot8/22/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross matched Clayton Kershaw pitcher for pitch through the first seven innings, but gave up two runs in the eighth and ended up with a tough loss.
Insight: Ross (11-12, 2.68 ERA) gave up just four base hits all night, but Justin Turner's home run proved to be the pivotal play. On a team which scored runs, Ross would likely have 15 wins by now, but he's going to be in San Diego for a while and fantasy owners will have to deal with good stat,s but a low win tota,l because of the lack of support.
Andrew Cashner, SP8/20/2014 8:55:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) will start Saturday at Arizona, according to Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Cashner has had two lengthy stints on the DL with arm issues (elbow and shoulder) this season. In 12 starts, he's gone 2-6 with a 2.36 ERA.
Jedd Gyorko, 2BHot8/20/2014 12:48:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has batted .312 with five doubles, four homers and 20 RBI in 20 games since he returned from plantar fasciitis.
Insight: He went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Tuesday to push his average into the .200s for the first time all season.
Andrew Cashner, SP8/19/2014 11:15:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) will return this weekend against Arizona, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Cashner has had two lengthy stints on the DL with arm issues (elbow and shoulder) this season. In 12 starts, he's gone 2-6 with a 2.36 ERA.
Jesse Hahn, RPHot8/19/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: The Padres have sent Jesse Hahn to Double-A to limit his innings.
Insight: Hahn threw 69 innings last year in the Rays system, and manager Bud Black said near the end of July that he was unlikely to double his innings this season. He's thrown 110 1/3 innings between the minors and majors and has gone 7-3 with a 2.96 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 65 Ks in 70 innings with the Padres.
Andrew Cashner, SP8/19/2014 1:41:00 PM
Description: Padres manager Bud Black told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) could return from the disable list as soon as this weekend.
Insight: Cashner allowed three runs in five innings Monday in his third minor league rehab start with Triple-A El Paso. If he returns this weekend, don't expect a long outing from him because his highest pitch count in his three rehab starts is 63. Cashner has been out since June 23, but he should be a nice boost to fantasy owners if they stuck with him. He was able to throw sliders without soreness. Cashner (2-6, 2.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) was placed on the disabled list with shoulder soreness in June. He's been on the disabled list twice this season due to arm injuries.
Seth Smith, RFHot8/19/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: San Diego right fielder Seth Smith is a career .350, 7-for-20, hitter against Los Angeles starting pitcher Kevin Correia.
Insight: Smith has been the one bright spot for the Padres this season. He is hitting .296 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI and 48 runs. Smith is fifth in the National League with .901 OPS.
Huston Street, RP8/17/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles closer Huston Street blew his first save as a member of the Angels after saving his first nine games.
Insight: Street has actually been great all season and it's just his second blown save versus 33 successes. His ERA, after giving up two runs Sunday, is still a miniscule 1.20.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B8/16/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte (oblique) is in the lineup Saturday, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Solarte suffered an oblique injury on Wednesday and missed the last two games. He has gone 22-for-78 (.282) with three homers and 11 RBI since he was traded from the Yankees to San Diego for Chase Headley.
Rymer Liriano, CF8/13/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano went 1-for-4 with his first career home run Wednesday against Colorado.
Insight: The 23-year-old Liriano was called up on Aug. 11 after hitting .292 with 31 doubles, 14 homers and 20 steals over 114 games in the minors this season.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B 8/13/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 4-for-4 with two doubles Wednesday against the Rockies.
Insight: He's one point away from hitting the Mendoza line for the first time all season. The second baseman has gone 19-for-57 (.333) with three doubles, two homers and 11 RBI since he returned from plantar fasciitis on July 28.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B8/13/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte left Wednesday's game with an apparent injury, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Solarte appeared to tweak his lower back or oblique on a throw from shortstop. He started there because Everth Cabrera was placed on the DL with a hamstring strain injury Tuesday. Solarte has gone 22-for-78 (.282) with three homers and 11 RBI since he was traded from the Yankees to San Diego for Chase Headley.
Seth Smith, RFHot8/13/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: San Diego RF Seth Smith is not in the lineup for a second straight game Wednesday against Colorado.
Insight: The Padres have faced left-handers in back-to-back games and Smith has just 36 at-bats against them all season. He's hitting .297 with 12 homers, 32 RBI and a .913 OPS against right-handers.
Everth Cabrera, SSHot8/12/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Cabrera was scratched from Sunday's game with a left hamstring cramp. He missed all but three games in July due to a strain in the same hamstring. Cabrera had batted .414 with five steals in August. It's been a pretty forgettable season for the 27-year-old shortstop.
Everth Cabrera, SSHot8/11/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera will undergo an MRI on his hamstring, according to Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Cabrera was scratched from Sunday's game with a left hamstring cramp. He missed all but three games in July due to a strain in the same hamstring. Cabrera has batted .414 with five steals in August.
Rymer Liriano, CF8/10/2014 8:45:00 PM
Description: According to Corey Brock of mlb.com, Padres outfield prospect Rymer Liriano will be promoted Monday.
Insight: The 23-year-old sat out all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Liriano has hit .292 with 31 doubles, 14 homers and 20 steals over 114 games in the minors this season. That includes a .467 average since he was promoted to Triple-A El Paso 15 games ago. He's worth a look in NL-only formats.
Seth Smith, RFHot8/10/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith has gone 31-for-92 (.337) with seven doubles, a triple, four homers and 14 RBI since the start of July.
Insight: Smith doesn't start against lefties, but he crushes right-handers and Sunday was no exception. He went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBI against Charlie Morton and the Pirates.
Jedd Gyorko, 2BCold8/10/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has started to struggle again, striking out 11 times and hitting .194 in August.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis kept Gyorko out from June 4 to July 27 after he hit .162 with five homers, 24 RBI and a .483 OPS in his first 56 games. He went 7-for-14 with a double, two homers, six RBI and two Ks in his first four games after returning to the lineup, but he's slipped back into old habits this month. Gyorko has fanned 10 times in his last 22 at-bats, though he did go 2-for-5 with two RBI in addition to his two Ks Sunday.
Tyson Ross, SPHot8/10/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross has thrown at least six innings and allowed two runs or less in 10 straight starts.
Insight: Ross (11-10, 2.63 ERA) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out three in six innings Sunday to beat the Pirates for his 11th win of the year. During his last 10 starts, he's gone 5-4 with a 1.74 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and 70 Ks in 67 innings.
Everth Cabrera, SSHot8/10/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera has been scratched from the lineup Sunday with a left hamstring cramp, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Cabrera missed all but three games in July due to a strain in the same hamstring. He's batted .414 with five steals in August.
Eric Stults, SPHot8/9/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Eric Stults gave up just one earned run to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday night to out-duel Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Stults put up a second consecutive quality start after beating the Braves without yielding an earned run on Aug. 1. He went 6 1/3 IP Saturday, yielding seven hits and striking out six.
Ian Kennedy, SP8/8/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy dropped a 2-1 decision for his 10th loss of the season Friday against the Pirates.
Insight: Kennedy (8-10, 3.51 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) allowed just one earned run (two total) on seven hits in six innings. The 29-year-old has struck out 9.53 batters per nine innings this year, which is the 11th best K/9 in the majors among qualified pitchers this season.
Seth Smith, RFHot8/6/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk and two RBI Wednesday at Minnesota.
Insight: Smith has been the Padres' best hitter this season and his .886 OPS ranks seventh in the NL. However, he has just 12 homers, 34 RBI and 44 runs in 317 at-bats.
Jedd Gyorko, 2BHot7/31/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has gone 7-for-14 (.500) with a double, two homers and six RBI in four games since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis kept Gyorko out from June 4 to July 27 after he hit .162 with five homers, 24 RBI and a .483 OPS in his first 56 games. The 25-year-old batted .249 with 23 home runs in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Odrisamer Despaigne, SPCold7/31/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne has walked six batters and allowed 11 runs (eight earned) on 15 hits in his last 9 1/3 innings.
Insight: Despaigne defied logic by posting a 1.31 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP in his first 34 1/3 innings after recording a 7.61 ERA in 23 2/3 innings for Triple-A El Paso, but the league has caught up to his slow breaking stuff.
Joaquin Benoit, RP7/31/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: The trade deadline has passed and closer Joaquin Benoit is still a member of the San Diego Padres.
Insight: A trade would have landed him in a set-up role, so this is good news for his fantasy value. Benoit has a 1.88 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP this season and he's closed out both save chances since Huston Street was traded.
Andrew Cashner, SP7/30/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment next week. SOURCE: Will Laws, mlb.com
Insight: He was able to throw sliders without soreness. Cashner (2-6, 2.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) was placed on the disabled list with shoulder soreness in June. He's been on the disabled list twice this season due to arm injuries.
Everth Cabrera, SSCold7/29/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera (hamstring) has been activated from the DL.
Insight: Cabrera has had a miserable season, hitting .218 with 16 RBI, 30 runs and just 13 steals. He can be left on the free agent wire.
Jesse Hahn, RPHot7/28/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Padres manager Bud Black said that Jesse Hahn "has somewhere between five and 10 starts left." SOURCE: mlb.com
Insight: Hahn threw 69 innings last year in the Rays system, and Black said it is unlikely he doubles his innings output this season. He has thrown a combined 87 innings between the minors and majors, so he has approximately 30-40 innings left. Hahn wasn't considered a top-10 prospect for the Padres prior to this season, but he had a 2.01 ERA over 40 1/3 innings in Double-A and he's recorded a 2.12 ERA and 51 Ks in 46 2/3 big-league innings.
Jason Lane, OF7/28/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: In his first career start, Padres 37-year-old left-hander Jason Lane held the Braves to one run on six hits and struck out two over six innings.
Insight: Lane was an outfielder from 2002-07 with the Astros and Padres before becoming a pitcher in 2011. The soft-tosser kept the Braves off balance Monday and may get another start, but he's not likely to have fantasy value.
Carlos Quentin, LFCold7/27/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) will go on the disabled list, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Quentin left Friday's game with knee soreness, which has been a chronic issue for him. He pinch-hit Saturday and was initially in the lineup Sunday, but he was scratched. There's no reason to own him in any leagues.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/27/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis) is expected to come off the disabled list Monday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis has kept Gyorko out since June 4. The 25-year-old will return to a .162 average, five homers, 24 RBI and a .483 OPS after hittting .249 with 23 homers in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Ian Kennedy, SP 7/27/2014 3:06:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Ian Kennedy will miss his start on Monday due to left oblique soreness, but he won't go on the disabled list yet. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: The injury likely assures that Kennedy will still be with the Padres after the trade deadline, which is good news for fantasy owners. He's been very good for San Diego this year, going 8-9 with a 3.66 ERA and 143 Ks in 135 1/3 innings.
Carlos Quentin, LFCold7/27/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday, according to Corey Brock of mlb.com.
Insight: Quentin left Friday's game with knee soreness, which has been a chronic issue for him. He pinch-hit Saturday and was initially in the lineup Sunday, but he was scratched. There's no reason to own him in any leagues.
Jesse Hahn, RPHot7/25/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Jesse Hahn held the Braves to one run on three hits in six innings Friday night to improve to 6-2.
Insight: Hahn (6-2, 2.12 ERA) wasn't considered a top-10 prospect for the Padres prior to this season, but he had a 2.01 ERA over 40 1/3 innings in Double-A and he's recorded a 2.12 ERA in 46 2/3 big-league innings. Hahn's 23-percent line-drive rate, .246 BABIP and 3.66 BB/9 probably portend a decline, but he's struck out 9.84 batters per nine, kept the ball in the park (0.39 HR/9) and is gaining confidence with each start. Fantasy owners must give him a shot in all leagues.
Carlos Quentin, LFCold7/25/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: San Diego left fielder Carlos Quentin left Friday's game for an undisclosed reason.
Insight: Quentin is one of the most oft-injured players in baseball and is on track to play less than 90 games for the third straight season. In the past two he put up solid numbers when he played, but this season he's batting .178 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 129 at-bats. He's hit .120 in his last 100 at-bats.
Cameron Maybin, CF7/23/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for amphetamines, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Insight: Maybin has tested positive for amphetamines twice. A first positive test results in additional follow-up testing but no suspension. "I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical condition, attention deficit disorder (ADD), for which I previously had a therapeutic use exemption (TUE),'' Maybin said in a prepared statement on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, in my attempts to switch back to a medicine that had been previously OK'd, I neglected to follow all the rules and as a result I tested positive.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B7/22/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Yangervis Solarte has been traded to the San Diego Padres.
Insight: Solarte went 40-for-119 (.336) with 10 doubles, four homers, 23 RBI, 17 runs and a 16/17 K/BB in his first 34 games this season, but he went 23-for-123 (.187) with two homers and seven RBI since then. In pitcher-friendly Petco Park, Solarte will have no fantasy value.
Odrisamer Despaigne, SPHot7/20/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and ended up allowing one run on two hits in 7 2/3 Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: San Diego is still the only franchise in Major League Baseball without a no-hitter in its history. Despaigne, meanwhile, has defied logic by posting a 1.31 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP in his first 34 1/3 innings after recording a 7.61 ERA in 23 2/3 innings for Triple-A El Paso this year. The league should catch up to the 27-year-old Cuban soon.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B7/18/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis) has begun his rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Plantar fasciitis has kept Gyorko out since June 4. The 25-year-old will return to a .162 average, five homers, 24 RBI and a .483 OPS after hittting .249 with 23 homers in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Andrew Cashner, SP7/18/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner (shoulder) hopes to resume his throwing program on Saturday, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Cashner (2-6, 2.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) was placed on the disabled list with shoulder soreness in June. He's been on the disabled list twice this season due to arm injuries and the Padres are not going to rush his return.
Huston Street, RPHot7/18/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM, the Padres are close to finalizing a trade that will send closer Huston Street to the Angels.
Insight: Street has recorded a 1.09 ERA, a 0.76 WHIP and 24 saves in 25 chances this season. Joe Smith has thrown 10 innings in a row without giving up a hit and 11 1/3 without allowing a run, but he's likely to move back to a set-up role.
Tyson Ross, SPHot7/13/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Tyson Ross struck out nine and allowed one run on six hits over seven innings Sunday at Los Angeles, but he still took his 10th loss of the season.
Insight: Only Clayton Kershaw has a lower contact rate than Ross this season. He's posted a 2.85 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and 117 Ks in 122 2/3 innings and is one of two Padres All-Stars along with Huston Street.
Jesse Hahn, RP7/12/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Padres 24-year-old right-hander Jesse Hahn was sent to Triple-A El Paso.
Insight: Hahn's fantasy owners shouldn't panic. The team will bring up a player for the final two games before the break, but Hahn should return as he's been the Padres' best pitcher (5-2, 2.21 ERA, 1.057 WHIP)
Tommy Medica, 1B7/11/2014 12:35:00 AM
Description: Padres 1B Tommy Medica left Thursday's game with a groin injury.
Insight: It certainly won't chnage any fantasy lineups, what with his .231 batting average, four homers and 13 RBI.
Chris Denorfia, RF7/10/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Chris Denorfia is one of the few hitters who has been successful against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Denorfia (.257, 1 HR, 15 RBI) doesn't get many plays by fantasy owners, but he's a career .310 hitter (9-for-29) with three home runs against Kershaw. Denorfia has hit just 36 home runs in nine seasons.
Seth Smith, RFHot7/9/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith has gone 8-for-22 with three doubles, two homers and four walks in July.
Insight: Smith ended June in a 0-for-17 slump and his average fell to .273. He's back up to .281 with 10 homers, 27 RBI and an .892 OPS.

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