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40 Odrisamer Despaigne SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/196 | Birthdate: 4/4/1987 | Birthplace: Havana, Cuba | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 26/11 | Average Draft Position: 26.00
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Odrisamer Despaigne roughed up in loss to Cards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne was roughed up for the loss Sunday against the Cardinals in St. Louis, dropping to 3-4 on the year.The right-hander coughed up five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out one over four innings of a 7-6 defeat.

Despaigne has allowed four-plus runs in three of his last four starts. He owns a 3.28 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 10 starts (60 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at Arizona.

Odrisamer Despaigne spins seven scoreles innings vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne was dominant in Tuesday's win, giving up five hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out eight in his team's 4-1 victory over the Rockies.

Despaigne (3-3) was coming off back-to-back mediocre outings but turned things around in a big way Wednesday, setting a season high for strikeouts and delivering his first scoreless performance since his debut in June. He owns a 2.72 ERA and 36:22 K:BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings. Despaigne is scheduled to face the Cardinals Sunday.


Odrisamer Despaigne gets roughed up in loss to Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne was hit hard and took another loss Thursday afternoon at home against St. Louis, dropping to 2-3 on the year. The right-hander coughed up six run son nine hits and one walk while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings of a 6-2 defeat.

Despaigne has not won a decision since June 29. Over his last two starts covering 9 1/3 innings, Despaigne has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 2.68 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over seven starts (43 2/3 innings). He will look to bounce back Wednesday at Minnesota.

Odrisamer Despaigne walks five in loss vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne took a loss Saturday, giving up five runs (two earned) on six hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 5-3 defeat against the BRaves.

Despaigne (2-2) issued three or more walks in three of his first five starts, but he managed to dodge trouble while posting a 1.31 ERA. He wasn't as lucky Saturday, but he managed to avoid tacking all five runs onto his ERA. He owns a 1.66 ERA and 20:16 K:BB ratio in 38 innings. Despaigne is scheduled to face the Cardinals Thursday.


Odrisamer Despaigne to start Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne will start Saturday.

Despaigne was initially slated to start Friday, but will swap days with Jesse Hahn. He'll still take on the Braves Saturday. Despaigne has a 1.31 ERA over 34 1/3 innings. 


Odrisamer Despaigne still a tough sell


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Clearly, Odrisamer Despaigne's stock has improved since he first reached the majors in late June. Then, he was a 27-year-old mystery coming off a miserable seven-start showing in the minors. Now, he's nearly throwing no-hitters.

But while the shrinking walk rate and growing strikeout rate over his last two starts are both encouraging signs, something about his early success smells fishy to me.

For one thing, neither the walk rate nor the strikeout rate, even with the recent improvement, is all that good. For another, I actually saw him pitch this time. It's entertaining to watch, I must admit, but it also kind of reminds me of Freddy Garcia.

I hate to use the word "gimmicky," but like Garcia, Despaigne is a bit of a junkballer. He throws a wide variety of pitches -- many of them the slow, loopy kind -- and while it can catch teams off guard at times, as happened to the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLDS against Garcia last year, it doesn't have much staying power. As the scouting reports catch up to Despaigne, I think we'll see him get hit harder, especially since he's not exactly missing bats now.

It doesn't mean he's useless in Fantasy, but in standard 12-team leagues, I think you can do better off the waiver wire, especially if Rubby De La Rosa or Danny Salazar are still available.


Odrisamer Despaigne flirts with no-no, hit with no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne went from within four outs of the first no-hitter in club history to settling for a no-decision in a span of two batter Sunday afternoon at home against the Mets.

Despaigne saw his no-hit bid come to an end with a double to Daniel Murphy in the seventh inning. The next batter, David Wright, drove in the game-tying run with a single to center field, ending his outing. The right-hander yielded one run on two hits and three walks while striking out five over 7 2/3 innings of work. Of his 123 pitches, 75 were strikes.

Despaigne owns a 1.31 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over his first five starts (34 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at Atlanta.

Padres announce rotation plans for Mets series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy will be on the hill for the second-half opener Friday against the Mets, the team announced Sunday. Tyson Ross will pitch Saturday and Odrisamer Despaigne will finish off the three-game series next Sunday.

The Padres have not announced their rotation plans after the Mets series.


Odrisamer Despaigne looks dominant in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) 2-1Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne turned in a dominant outing in a losing effort Thursday night against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, dropping to 2-1 on the year. The right-hander yielded two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 2-1 defeat.

Over his first four starts covering 26 2/3 innings, Despaigne has allowed only four earned runs. He also owns a 0.98 WHIP and a 12:8 K:BB ratio over that span. His next start will likely come after the All-Star break.

Odrisamer Despaigne settles for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne was unable to factor into the decision Saturday night against the Giants. The right-hander yielded one run on two hits and four walks while striking out two over six innings of work.

Over his first three starts covering 19 2/3 innings, Despaigne has permitted only two earned runs. He also owns a 0.97 WHIP and 5:8 K:BB ratio over that span. He will make his next start Thursday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Odrisamer Despaigne stepping up on 'bigger stage'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Padres starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne has been pretty solid through his first two MLB starts, which has been an interesting turnaround after he went 1-3 with a 7.61 ERA in five starts for Triple-A El Paso. 

"The feedback we got was that there were a number of at-bats that looked like big-league pitching, a number of innings that looked like big-league pitching," Padres manager Bud Black said, per U-T San Diego. "Where this guy is in his career, where he's come from -- not that he wasn't challenged in Double-A or Triple-A -- but maybe he needed that bigger stage to totally focus."

Teammate Cameron Maybin also offered his explanation for the rookie's success.

"What he really does well is he changes speeds with his fastball," Maybin said. "He's got a few different arm angles. It seems like he never throws two fastballs in a row at the same speed. One may cut, one may sink, and he's got a four-seamer that can get up to 93, 94. He pitches in and out really well. He and (catcher Yasmani Grandal) have been on a really good pace the last two times out. It's been fun to watch from centerfield. The guy really has a clue about what he's doing out there."


Odrisamer Despaigne surrenders one run in win Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne picked up his second straight win Sunday, giving up one earned run on five hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Despaigne (2-0) has shown a knack for keeping the opposition off the scoreboard in his first two outings despite not displaying overpowering stuff. The only run he surrendered Sunday came on a first-inning single. Despaigne owns a 0.66 ERA but also a 3:4 K:BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings over his first two starts. He's not scheduled to make another start but could be called upon soon after winning his first two.


Odrisamer Despaigne twirls seven scoreless innings in debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne had a major-league debut to remember Monday, giving up just four hits in seven scoreless innings while striking out one and walking none to earn a win in his team's 6-0 shutout of the Giants.

Despaigne (1-0) struggled in his five starts with Triple-A El Paso, posting a 7.61 ERA and 2.07 WHIP while striking out 29 in 23 2/3 innings. He had a diametrically opposite performance in his Padres debut, consistently pitching to contact but keeping the opposition off the scoreboard. If he sticks in the rotation, he could be called upon to pitch Sunday against the Diamondbacks.


Odrisamer Despaigne added to roster Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) The Padres officially recalled pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne from Triple-A El Paso Monday after placing starting pitcher Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder soreness. 

Despaigne will take Cashner's spot in the rotation, with his MLB debut coming Monday against the Giants.


Odrisamer Despaigne to make major-league debut Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) The Padres will call up Cuban import Odrisamer Despaigne to start Monday's game at the Giants, reports CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Despaine hasn't exactly torn up the minors: he's 1-3 with a 6.03 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings in seven starts between Double-A and Triple-A this season.

Padres undecided on Tuesday's starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) The Padres likely will call up someone to start Tuesday's game against the Pirates. The top candidates are right-handers Odrisamer Despaigne, Keyvius Sampson and Jesse Hahn, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Odrisamer Despaigne already promoted to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Padres starting pitcher prospect Odrisamer Despaigne has been promoted from Double-A San Antonio to Triple-A El Paso, according to U-T San Diego.

The Cuban right-hander posted a 1.17 ERA and .154 opponents' batting average in two starts for San Antonio. He allowed one run on four hits and five walks, while striking out 12 in 7 2/3 innings.