Dinelson Lamet Hernandez… nicknamed ‘El Flaco’ meaning ‘skinny’ in Spanish...the nickname was given to him by a childhood friend.
First full season working out of the bullpen...claimed off waivers from Milwaukee on Aug. 5....Scoreless in 13 of 19 outings with the Rockies (1-1, 4.05 ERA)...was acquired by the Brewers as part of a five-player deal for LHP Josh Hader on Aug. 1 but did not make an appearance with Milwaukee before getting designated for assignment on Aug. 3....Went 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA (9.2 IP, 2 ER) though his first nine games with the Rockies...1-1 with a 2.81 ERA (16.0 IP, 5 ER) through his first 15....1-0 in 11 games at Coors Field, posting a 2.77 ERA (13.0 IP, 4 ER) while holding opposing hitters to a .204/.304/.347 slash line....Was 0-1 with a 9.49 ERA (12.1 IP, 13 ER) in 13 relief appearances with the Padres (Opening Day-May 12, July 10 and July 26-31)....Made 17 appearances with Triple-A El Paso (11 games) and Double-A San Antonio, going a combined 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA (18.2 IP, 4 ER).
Worked in relief for the first time in his career, making 13 appearances out of the pen (5.09 ERA, .231 AVG) in addition to nine starts (3.99 ERA, .280 AVG)...Began the season on the 10-day IL (right UCL sprain) and missed the club’s first 19 games…reinstated April 21 and made his season debut with a 2.0-scoreless inning start vs. MIL (4 SO, 1 BB) but landed back on the IL the next day with right forearm inflammation...Reinstated on May 4 and made the start vs. PIT (2.0 scoreless-IP), followed by allowing one run across 2.0 IP on May 11 @ COL...After making 50 career starts, he made his first career relief app. May 16 vs. STL, and earned his first victory of the campaign....he made another relief app. in his next outing May 22 vs. SEA, tossing 3.0 IP and allowing one unearned run...His next six appearances came in a starting role from May 28-June 26, going 1-3 with a 4.63 ERA and .284 opp. AVG...Placed back on the 10-day IL (right forearm inflammation) on June 27 for his third and final IL stint, missing the club’s next 52 games…made three rehab appearances in relief with Lake Elsinore (A) in August, allowing just one earned run across 4.0 IP...Reinstated on Sept. 1 and worked exclusively out of the bullpen to finish his season, making 11 appearances (6.39 ERA, .229 opp. AVG)...Recorded his first career hold Sept 4 vs. HOU...Relied on four pitches: Slider (51%), 4-Seam Fastball (44%), Sinker (4%) and Changeup (2%)...Opponents hit .158 vs. his slider with a 42.5 whiff percentage...His 4-Seamer averaged 95.5 mph with a 2430 rpm spin rate (88th percentile), but opponents hit .360 against it.
Earned All-MLB Second Team honors...among all qualifying starting pitchers (1 INN/Team Game), he ranked 2nd in H/9.0 IP (5.09), opp. AVG (.161) and opp. OPS (.496), 3rd in WHIP (0.86) and 5th in ERA (2.09) and SO/9.0 IP (12.13)...Posted 4 double-digit strikeout performances, including 3 in a row from Sept. 7-20...it was one outing shy of Jake Peavy's franchise-record 4 consecutive games with 10+ strikeouts from April 25-May 11, 2007...only 3 other Padres have posted 3 such outings in a row (Peavy again in 2007, Kevin Brown in 1998 and Clay Kirby in 1971)...Punched out 11 hitters on 3 occasions, joining CLE Shane Bieber, CIN Trevor Bauer, NYM Jacob deGrom and CWS Lucas Giolito as the only 5 pitchers with 3-or-more 11+ strikeout outings in 2020...2 of his 3 11 strikeout performances came with 0 BB, joining Bieber as the only two pitchers in 2020 with multiple 11+ K, 0 BB outings...he became the 1st Padre to ever have multiple 11+ SO, 0 BB outings in a single season...He now has 2 career outings with 11+ K and zero runs allowed...struck out 12 across 7.0 scoreless on August 6, 2019 @ SEA in '19...his 2 such outings are tied with 2 others (Kevin Brown and Adam Eaton) for the 3rd most 11+ K, zero run outings in franchise history, behind only Andy Benes (3) and Jake Peavy (6)...8 of his 12 starts in '20 came vs. the NL West, going 3-1 with a 1.35 ERA and .154 opp. AVG...both marks vs. the NL West ranked 1st (min. 6 starts)...After his 44th career start on Sept. 7 @ COL, Lamet lowered his ERA (3.91) below 4.00 for the 1st time since after his 2nd career start on May 30, 2017 (2.70)...he continued to lower it over his final 3 starts of the regular season (3.76)...Among all ML pitchers who made at least 45 starts since the day of Lamet's ML debut on May 25, 2017, his 11.83 SO/9.0 IP ratio ranked 5th, trailing only Chris Sale (13.34 SO/9.0 IP), Max Scherzer (12.40), Robbie Ray (12.19) and Gerrit Cole (12.06)...He was 1 of just 13 qualifying ML starters to post a sub 1.00 HR/9.0 IP ratio...his 0.65 HR/9.0 IP ranked 6th in the majors and 4th in the NL...Among all ML pitchers who have faced at least 100 hitters from both the left and right side, his .133 opponent AVG vs. lefties ranked 1st while his .196 opponent clip vs. righties ranked T-13th...he was 1 of just 4 ML pitchers with a sub .200 opponent clip from both the left and right side (also: Trevor Bauer, Kenta Maeda and Shane Bieber)...Ended the campaign having made 37 consecutive starts of 6 hits-or-fewer across 204.2 IP dating back to July 29, 2017...was the 2nd-longest such streak all time (excluding openers), behind CIN Sonny Gray's 44 consecutive such starts across 248.2 IP from August 25, 2018 to the end of 2020, and ahead of Nolan Ryan's 31 starts across 178.0 IP in 1991-92...His most popular pitch in '20 was the slider, throwing it 53.4% of the time...his 559 sliders thrown were the most of any ML pitcher, with Patrick Corbin's 430 being 2nd-most... against the slider, opponents hit .080 with a .120 SLG...Averaged 97.0 mph on both his sinker and four seamer, ranking rank 25th and 26th in highest average velocity, respectively, among all ML pitchers who threw at least 100 four seamers, two seamers or sinkers..joined Luis Castillo as the only 2 ML hurlers with 2 different pitches ranked in the top 30 in velocity (min. 100 occurrences each).
POSTSEASON: Did not appear on the Padres' postseason roster for the Wild Card or NLDS series due to an arm injury but was added to the club's 40-man postseason player pool.
Made 14 starts for SD, going 3-5 with a 4.07 ERA and 12.95 S0/9.0 IP…it was his 1st ML action since his rookie season in 2017, missing all of 2018 and the majority of the 1st half of 2019 recovering from Tommy John surgery...Struck out 5+ in 13 of his 14 starts, including 10 straight to begin the season, the 4th-longest stretch a pitcher had to start their 2019 campaign, behind only Max Scherzer's 20 (March 27-July 25), and followed by Brandon Woodruff's 19 from (March 30-July 16) and Gerrit Cole's 12 (March 29-May 27)...Made his return back to the big league mound on July 4 at LAD, tossing 5.0 innings of 3-run ball...it was his 1st appearance since September 26, 2017 vs. LAD, also at Dodger Stadium...Took a no-hit bid into the 7th inning on August 6 at SEA before Omar Narvaez singled with one out to break up Lamet's try...he struck out 12 across 7.0 innings and allowed 2 hits, earning his 1st winning decision since August 15, 2017 vs. PHI...Recorded a career-high 14 SO on September 18 at MIL, becoming the 1st SD hurler with 14+ SO since Jake Peavy on April 25, 2007 at ARI with 16 SO...he also became 1 of just 13 pitchers in ML history to have 14 SO in 6.0 inningsor-fewer...Struck out 10 in his final start of the season on September 25 vs. LAD, recording double-digit SO in back-to-back games for the first time in his career...Made a total of 6 rehab appearances from May 29-June 28 for Lake Elsinore (A) and El Paso (AAA), going 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA (16 ER, 24.0 IP) with 33 SO against 9 BB and .233 opponent AVG...Allowed 3 earned runs-or-fewer in 11 of his 14 starts...On the road, went 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA and a .196/.282/.384 opponent slash line as opposed to going 0-3 with a 5.25 ERA with a .257/.342/.434 opponent line at Petco Park...Limited right-handed hitters to a .208/.301/.392 opponent line versus a .242/.321/.423 line against lefties...Lamet relied on 5 pitches in 2019: four-seamer (35.8%), curve (31.6%), sinker (18.7%), slider (12.2%) and changeup (1.5%).
Dinelson Lamet (pronounced dee-NEL-son luh-MET) missed the entire season after undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery in April.
Split the season between El Paso (AAA) and SD, making his MLB debut on 5/25 at NYM... Became just the 18th rookie in Padres history to make at least 20 starts in a season…besides Luis Perdomo's 20 starts in 2016, the last Padre rookie to make 20-or-more starts was Justin Germano in 2007 when he took the ball 23 times... Allowed three earned runs or less in 15 of his 21 starts, posted 139 SO to just 54 BB and limited opposing hitters to a .210 (88- for-419) average... Averaged 10.94 SO/9 IP, the fourth-best mark by a rookie all-time (minimum 20 starts)…Kerry Wood posted a 12.58 mark in 1998, followed by Dwight Gooden (11.39 in 1984) and Hideo Nomo (11.10 in 1995)... Among pitchers with at least 20 games started this season, Lamet's 10.94 SO/9 IP ratio ranked eighth in the majors and fourth in the NL, behind only ARI's Robbie Ray (12.11), WSH's Max Scherzer (12.02) and LAD's Rich Hill (11.01)… his .210 opponent batting average ranked ninth in the majors and fifth in the NL... Made his MLB debut on 5/25 at NYM at Citi Field, tossing 5.0 IP of one-run ball, allowing just three hits and striking out eight in the Padres' 4-3 victory…became only the second player in club history to earn the win and strike out at least eight in their MLB debut...LHP Bob Shirley earned the win and struck out 11 in his 8.2 IP on 4/10/77 at CIN (ELIAS)... In his next start, he improved to 2-0 in his Petco Park debut on 5/30 vs. CHC, tossing 5.0 IP of two-run ball, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out eight in the Padres' 6-2 victory…per ELIAS, with his eight strikeouts, he became the first rookie since 2014 to fan eight batters in each of his first two MLB starts since NYY's Masahiro Tanaka in 2014…he was the 13th rookie to accomplish the feat in the modern era (1900-present)... Struck out a career-high 12 batters in his start on 6/17 at MIL, the second-highest single-game total by a Padres rookie in franchise history, behind only Oliver Perez's 13 on 7/7/02 at COL..the 12 strikeouts matched the highest single-game total by any rookie this season (also: CIN's Amir Garrett on 4/19/17 vs. BAL)... Earned the win in three consecutive starts from 7/23-8/6, posting a 1.96 ERA, 18 SO against six BB and a .172 opponent batting average…joined Jhoulys Chacin and Luis Perdomo as the only Padre hurlers to earn a win in three consecutive outings in 2017... Allowed three earned runs or less in 10 consecutive starts from 7/23-9/13, just the fifth Padres starter to allow three earned or less in at least 10 straight since 2015…over the stretch, he went 4-3 with a 2.44 ERA (16 ER, 59.0 IP) with 66 SO to 28 BB with a .185 opponent batting average... Limited right-handed hitters to a .155 (32-for-206) average while lefties hit .263 (56-for-213)... Allowed 11 home runs in his first nine starts from 5/25 to 7/18 and seven over his final 12 starts from 7/23 to 9/26.
Split the season between El Paso (AAA), San Antonio (AA) and Lake Elsinore (A), pitching to a combined 12-10 record with a 3.00 ERA (50 ER, 150.0 IP), 158 SO against 61 BB in 28 games (all starts)...Began the season with LE and earned California League Mid-Season All-Star honors...posted a 7-1 record with a 2.35 ERA (17 ER, 65.0 IP) in 12 starts for the Storm...Assigned to SA on June 6 and made 14 starts, going 5-7 with a 3.39 ERA (28 ER, 74.1 IP) with 91 SO against 31 BB...Earned Texas League pitcher of the Week honors for August 8-14…went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, striking out 16...Assigned to ELP on August 24 and made 2 starts, going 0-2 with a 4.22 ERA (5 ER, 10.2 IP)...Tossed 5.2 IP of relief in the postseason during the Chihuahua's Pacific Coast League title run.