Dodgers: Sizing Up the NL West Competition- Padres

PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles
PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 1: Dinelson Lamet /

The Padres pitching staff, between the rotation and the pen, is not great. The team is without Jhoulys Chacin who was quietly the best starter on the team and their bullpen is sub-par with just one real star in Brad Hand.

The easy selection for the pitcher to feature is Brad Hand, but the top-10 reliever and All-Star need no further introduction than he is very good. So, instead of Hand, the pitcher well worth knowing is the young righty, Dinelson Lamet.

Lamet broke onto the scene last year after dazzling those who watched him in the minor leagues. The 25-year-old righty is known well for his un-earthly movement on pitches and extremely high strikeout rate.

Dinelson Lamet can be found on most “players to watch out for” lists and should also be a sure bet for your fantasy baseball team. With his youth and clear ability to pitch better than many, the Padres could very well have their own home-grown ace and ace for many years to come.