Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:23:42 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Odrisamer Despaigne is still battling for SP Brandon Morrow for the fifth spot in the starting rotation, according to manager Bud Black. Through 12 innings pitched this spring, Despaigne has a 2.25 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and seven strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Despaigne will turn 28 before the season begins, and remains an option for the late rounds in deep mixed and NL-only formats, if he wins the rotation spot. FantasyScore players will also want to note his impressive home statistics, Despaigne posted a 1.83 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 39 strikeouts through 54 innings at the pitcher-friendly Petco Park. Even if Despaigne doesn't win the job this spring, expect him to see starts at some point this season with a number of injury risks ahead of him on the depth chart.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:13:10 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Odrisamer Despaigne allowed just two hits in two scoreless innings in Cactus League action Friday, March 6, against the Chicago White Sox. He struck out two and walked one batter.
Fantasy Tip: Despaigne is battling Brandon Morrow for the final spot in the San Diego rotation. If he can nail down that final rotation job he will be a useful play in NL-only and some deeper mixed formats.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:27:40 -0800
San Diego Padres SPs Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are "maybe out there a touch" in the race for the No. 5 starting rotation spot early in spring, according to manager Bud Black. Morrow opted to sign with San Diego because they were going to give him a legitimate rotation shot, instead of pitching in relief. SPs Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler are other candidates for the job.
Fantasy Tip: Even at age 30 with a lengthy injury history, Morrow seems like the more intriguing option here. Whoever wins the No. 5 spot in SD will be worth a dart throw at the tail end of deep mixed league drafts. At the very least, the winner of this competition should be owned in all NL-only leagues and could be a very valuable daily piece, especially when starting games at Petco.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:05:22 -0800
San Diego Padres SPs Brandon Morrow, Robbie Erlin and Odrisamer Despaigne figure to compete for the team's No. 5 starting rotation spot in spring training.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:17:13 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Odrisamer Despaigne (lat) was shut down for the season.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:35:06 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Odrisamer Despaigne (side) is dealing with a sore right side, and the team will decide in the next day or two if he will pitch again this season, according to manager Bud Black.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:18:46 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Odrisamer Despaigne (lat) suffered a sore latissimus dorsi muscle late in his appearance against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Sept. 19, according to manager Bud Black.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:33:41 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Odrisamer Despaigne lost his no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning against the New York Mets Sunday, July 20.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:24:41 -0700
San Diego Padres SPs Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross and Odrisamer Despaigne will start the team's first three games after the All-Star break against the New York Mets.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:12:12 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Odrisamer Despaigne improved to 2-0 after allowing a run in 6 2/3 innings in his win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, June 29.
Fantasy Tip: Despaigne has been effective, but he has just three strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings in his first two starts. He's an NL-only asset and is on the fringe of a pickup in mixed leagues.