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Odrisamer Despaigne | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Odrisamer Despaigne has been moved to the bullpen.
Ian Kennedy (hamstring) is due to return from the disabled list Saturday, so Despaigne loses his spot despite pitching really well in three outings. Despaigne will definitely get another shot the next time there's an opening in the Padres' rotation, but he can probably be dropped in standard mixed leagues for now. Apr 23 - 1:15 PM

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Odrisamer Despaigne picked up his second win of the season against the Rockies on Monday, limiting them to two runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Both runs scored in the fourth inning, when the Rockies enjoyed a pair of RBI singles, but they were too far behind for it to matter at that point. Despaigne gave up six hits and walked two while striking out five on the night. The right-hander has been excellent in three starts, owning a 1.47 ERA with a 0.34 WHIP and a 9/4 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. Despaigne will have to work against a tough Dodgers lineup at home in his next start.
Apr 21 - 12:06 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne stymied the Diamondbacks over seven innings, allowing only one run, in Tuesday's win.

Despaigne is filling in for the injured Ian Kennedy and pitched admirably, limiting the D'Backs to two hits and two walks while striking out three. Mark Trumbo knocked in the only run with a fourth-inning double. Despaigne should be ignored for fantasy purposes as his next start will come against the Rockies at Coors Field.
Apr 15 - 12:43 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne was perfect for 4 2/3 innings in relief of an injured Ian Kennedy against the Giants on Thursday.

Manager Bud Black confirmed after the game that Despaigne would start if Kennedy misses time with his hamstring injury. Kennedy, though, has yet to be ruled out for Tuesday. Despaigne has some value in NL-only leagues either way.
Apr 9 - 11:11 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne held the Diamondbacks to one run over five innings in Thursday's Cactus League start.

Despaigne allowed seven hits and two walks, but was able to dance out of trouble for the most part. He racked up four strikeouts in the effort. The right-hander is battling Brandon Morrow for the No. 5 spot in the Padres' starting rotation. He owns a 2.12 ERA with an 11/6 K/BB ratio over 17 innings this spring, out-pitching Morrow thus far.
Mar 26 - 7:40 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne started his Cactus League season on the right foot on Friday, firing a pair of scoreless innings against the White Sox.

The 27-year-old right-hander scatted two hits and a walk while punching out two on the afternoon. It truly speaks to the depth of the Padres rotation that Despaigne is forced to compete for a rotation spot this spring after compiling a 3.36 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 96 1/3 innings in 2014.
Mar 6 - 6:11 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne (lat) has been shut down for the season.

Despaigne threw a bullpen session Tuesday with no issues with his right lat, but the Padres have decided to play it safely and go ahead and shut him down. That means that Robbie Erlin will get another start on Sunday in San Francisco. Despaigne's solid rookie season ends with a 3.36 ERA over 16 starts.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne (lat) threw a pain-free bullpen session on Tuesday.

Despaigne came out of his last start with a sore late, with an MRI showing "action" in the area, according to Padres manager Bud Black. However, the righty appears to have bounced back well and could start on Saturday in San Francisco. "For him, it’s ‘I don’t want to miss a start,’" Black said. "It’s a pride thing."
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:30:00 AM

The Padres are unsure whether Odrisamer Despaigne (lat) will be able to make his final start of the season.

Despaigne is nursing a sore right lat. He's responded well to treatment and will play catch Monday, but the Pads might ultimately decide not to push him. Despaigne holds a 3.36 ERA over 16 starts with San Diego.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne, who shut out the Giants for seven innings Friday, has soreness in his right lat area.

The Padres will probably let Despaigne's side session determine whether he'll make his final scheduled start Wednesday against the Rockies. That's a nice matchup for him, coming at home, but he looks like a risky play right now.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 06:25:00 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne limited the Giants to two hits over seven innings in the Padres' 5-0 victory Friday.

It must have been a Petco Park start: Despaigne improved to 3-1 with a 1.83 ERA in eight home starts, compared to 1-6 with a 5.31 ERA in eight road starts. Unfortunately, it's currently unclear whether he'll make his last start Wednesday at home against the Rockies or Thursday on the road against the Giants. He'd be worth playing in mixed leagues versus the Rockies, but not if he's starting in San Fran. Hopefully, the Padres will settle the matter prior to Monday.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 01:10:00 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne lost again Sunday, giving up five runs -- three earned -- over 5 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks.

Despaigne gave up six hits and three walks, striking out just two in the outing. He actually pitched fairly well outside of the third inning, when the Diamondbacks put up all five runs. The loss was his fourth straight to drop him to 3-7 with a 3.63 ERA. Despaigne will try to stop the slide when he faces off with the Giants on Friday.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne was lit up for seven runs -- six earned -- over 4 1/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

Despaigne punched out three and issued three free passes. He came into this game hot, having logged a 1.29 ERA in his last two starts. But it's the same old story with Despaigne: He came into this game with a 2.11 ERA at home, and a 4.45 ERA on the road. He shouldn't be trotted out in fantasy leagues outside of deep NL-only formats while pitching outside of Petco. The rookie right-hander (3-6, 3.55 ERA) takes on the Diamondbacks in Arizona this weekend. We'd stay away.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 01:28:00 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne tossed seven innings of one-run ball, scattering four hits, in a no-decision Tuesday across from the Diamondbacks.

Despaigne punched out four and declined to issue a free pass, continuing to prove he's a sneaky fantasy matchup play in the right circumstances -- the right circumstances, of course, being in the spacious confines of Petco Park. He came into this game 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA at Petco, a bit better than his 1-4 road record with a 4.45 ERA (six starts apiece). The rookie right-hander, now 3-5 with a 3.06 ERA, has a precarious matchup in Coors Field, the anti-Petco, on Sunday. Stay away, unless you're an NL-only owner without a better option.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 12:52:00 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne was touched up for four runs -- three earned -- over five innings in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

It's fair to wonder if Despaigne is turning into a pumpkin in front of our eyes. After all, he went 2-2 with a 1.66 ERA over his first six starts, and proceeded to allow three earned runs or more in four of his last five outings, with tonight's start the only time he's given up less than four. Despaigne gives hitters a lot of looks and a varied arsenal of pitches, but unfortunately his armaments don't singe bats, leaving him open to opponents who are ready for offerings without chomp. The hope is that Petco will mask his weaknesses long-term, making him a usable NL-only piece. Despaigne (3-4, 3.44 ERA) hosts Milwaukee next week.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:04:00 AM

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S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
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Relief Pitcher
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2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Odrisamer Despaigne
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