His pre-game rituals include eating an entire pizza the night before his start...Roots for Texas A&M athletics...If he was not a professional baseball player, he would enjoy giving guided hunts...His favorite TV show is The 100...Had 40+ family members and friends in attendance for his Major League debut at Petco Park on March 31, 2019 vs. SF. They donned cowboy hats and boots in lieu of Paddack jerseys, which weren't yet available.
Broke camp with the Padres and spent the majority of the season with SD, ranking second on the club in wins (9) and SO (153) and third in starts (26) and innings pitched (149.2)...Became 1 of only 14 rookies in ML history to make 25+ starts and have a sub-1.00 WHIP...His 2.4 pitching WAR was the 4th-highest among all rookie pitchers in 2019 and 6th among all SD rookies in a season...Among Padres rookies who have made 25+ starts in a season, Paddack posted the lowest WHIP, ERA (3.33), opponent average (.204), opponent OBP (.255), OPS (.635), base runners/9.0 IP (9.21), BB/9.0 IP (1.98), hits/9.0 IP (6.85) and the best SO/BB ratio (4.94)…he led all rookies in 2019 in the preceding categories as well, trailing only Mike Soroka's ERA (2.86) and opponent OPS (.628)...Ranked in the top 10 among all ML pitchers (min. 25 starts) in opponent OBP (3rd), WHIP (T-5th), base runners/9 IP (6th), opponent AVG (7th) and hits/9.0 IP (9th)...Posted a 6.80 SO/BB ratio (68/10) in his 11 starts at home in 2019, the 3rd-highest SO/BB ratio of any rookie in their home starts since 1906 (min. 50.0 IP, 10 starts)...Joined Nick Margevicius (2019), Cesar Vargas (2016) and Odrisamer Despaigne (2014) as the only other 3 Padres to allow 1 run-or-fewer through their first 3 ML starts...Became just the 3rd pitcher since 1908 to allow 5-or-fewer hits in each of his first 9 career starts (min. 3.0 IP per start), tying NYY Bill Burbach's 9 in 1969 to begin his career and trailing only MIL Freddy Peralta's 10 such starts in 2018...His 10 consecutive starts (min. 4.0 IP) from April 12 to June 11 allowing 1 walk-or-fewer tied with Ed Whitson (1984) for the longest streak in franchise history and the 5th-longest in the majors in 2019...Struck out a career-high 11 and earned his 3rd consecutive win vs. NYM on May 6, tossing 7.2 scoreless innings of 4-hit ball…struck out NL Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso twice (0-for-3)...Optioned to Lake Elsinore (A) on June 12 and did not pitch in any minor league games before being recalled by SD on June 22...Went 1-3 with a 7.57 ERA across 6 starts from July 23 to August 23 before going 2-0 with a 0.77 ERA across his final 4 starts of the season from August 29-September 17...Surrendered just 2 HR through his first 7 starts before going on to allow 23 total long balls on the season, including 7 outings with 2-or-more HR…10 of his 23 HR allowed came with 2 strikes, including 12 after going ahead 0-1 in the count and 8 after going ahead 0-2.
Split the season between Lake Elsinore (A) and San Antonio (AA), striking out 120 while walking only eight in a combined 90.0 IP... Went 7-3 with a 2.10 ERA (21 ER, 90.0 IP) in 17 combined starts between LE and SA...Named Minor League Pitcher of the Year by Yahoo! Sports, Padres Pitching Prospect of the Year by MLB Pipeline and a California League Mid-Season All-Star for LE...Began the season on the seven-day DL recovering from Tommy John surgery and was reinstated on 4/30...Did not allow a run through his first four starts and 21.2 IP from 4/30-5/18, going 3-0 and striking out 36 while walking two...Posted back-to-back season-high 10 SO efforts on 5/18 and 5/24, as well as another 10 SO outing on 6/6, one shy of his career-high 11 SO from 6/2/16 vs. Rome while with MIA's Greensboro (A)...Promoted to SA on 7/5 and allowed three earned runs in one of his seven Double-A starts, two runs once, one run three times and no runs twice...Did not walk more than one batter in any of his 17 starts on the season...issued one walk in eight outings and no walks nine times...Entered 2019 rated as the No. 34 prospect in all of baseball by MLB Pipeline, No. 44 by ESPN.com and No. 66 by Baseball America...Among prospect rankings in the Padres system entering 2019, he was ranted No. 4 by ESPN.com, No. 5 by MLB Pipleline and No. 6 by Baseball America.
Missed the entire season recovering from Tommy John surgery in August 2016.
Acquired by SD from MIA in exchange for RHP Fernando Rodney on June 30...went 2-0 with a 0.85 ERA in 9 starts between Greensboro (A) and Fort Wayne (A)...Went 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA (3 ER, 28.1 IP) and 48 SO to 2 BB in his 6 starts for GBO from May 22 to June 25 before being acquired by SD on June 30...Named MiLB.com South Atlantic League Player of the Month for June and SAL Player of the Week for the week ending on June 26...Allowed just 1 run across his 3 starts and 14.0 IP (0.64 ERA) for FW from July 7-18 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in August.
Made 11 appearances (GS starts) for GCL Marlins (R), going 4-3 with a 2.18 ERA (11 ER, 45.1 IP) and 39 SO to 7 BB.