His nickname for last year's Players' Weekend was "El Flaco." Lamet was skinny as a child, and the word skinny in Spanish is "flaco." The nickname was first given to him by a childhood friend...His all-time favorite baseball player is Pedro Martinez...His favorite TV show is Reimon y Miguel and his favorite movie is Acción y Chiste...Enjoys listening to Antony Santos...Originally signed by Padres scouts Randy Smith, Felix Feliz, Emenegildo Diaz and Jose Salado.
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.