Son of Carlos Patiño Jimenez and Zulma Arzuza Rada, both college professors across Colombia over the last 25 years. Their jobs often took them hundreds of miles away from Patiño and his older sister, Silvia, for weeks and sometimes months at a time. In their parents' absence, the children were raised by their grandparents and 2 live-in nannies...Credits his velocity to focusing on developing his lower half long before turning pro, including running for 45 minutes every day at local soccer fields with his father in Colombia...Has risen through the Padres system with fellow prospect MacKenzie Gore at almost every stop in their careers (Rookie-League AZL Padres, Single-A Fort Wayne, Single-A Lake Elsinore, and Double-A Amarillo). Gore helps Patiño with English and Patiño helps Gore with Spanish.
Made 20 appearances (19 starts) between Lake Elsinore (A) and Amarillo (AA), going 6-8 with a 2.57 ERA (27 ER, 94.2 IP), 123 SO to 38 BB and a .198 opponent AVG...Allowed 2 earned runs-or-fewer in 17 of his 19 starts, 4 hits-or-fewer in 14 of his 19 starts and struck out at least 6 in 13 of his 19 starts...Selected to the NL roster for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Cleveland…entered the game with the score tied and runners at 1st and 3rd with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th and proceeded to strike out the 1st batter on a slider and Twins SS Royce Lewis on a 98.8 mph fastball to end the threat…stayed on to pitch the 8th and set the AL down in order, finishing things off by striking out Angels OF Jo Adell on a 98.2 mph heater…combined with fellow Padres prospects MacKenzie Gore (1.0 IP, 1 BB) and Adrian Morejon (1.0 IP, 2 H) for 3.2 scoreless IP...Tossed a career-high 8.1 innings and matched his career high in SO (9) for the 4th time in 2019 on July 31 at San Jose…allowed just 3 hits and 0 BB in his penultimate start with the Storm and was named Cal League Pitcher of the Week on August 4...Promoted to AMA on August 7 and made 2 starts for the Sod Poodles, allowing 1 earned run across his 2 starts (7.2 IP) before the organization opted to shut him down with a career high 94.2 innings and a lingering blister...Named a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star for SD following the season.
Made 17 appearances (all starts) for Fort Wayne (A) at the age of 18, going 6-3 with a 2.16 ERA (20 ER, 83.1 IP), 97 SO against 24 BB and 1 HR allowed...7 of his 20 earned runs came in his 2nd start of the season on May 22 at West Michigan…excluding the career-high 7-run outing, he posted a 1.46 ERA (13 ER, 80.0 IP) across his other 16 starts...Earned Baseball America Low Class A All-Star honors following the season.
Split his 1st professional season between Dominican Summer and AZL Padres (R), going 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA (14 ER, 56.0 IP) across his 9 outings (8 starts).