Despaigne Solid Again

Odrisamer Despaigne pitched 7.2 innings against the New York Mets on Sunday. He allowed 1 earned run and 2 hits while striking out 5 batters.

Analysis: Despaigne is putting together a solid season through five starts. He currently has a 1.31 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP and 2 wins. He isn’t a flamethrower but he certainly has plus stuff. There will be plenty of hype regarding this twenty-seven year old Cuban in the coming weeks so a selling high philosophy is the intelligent move.

Despaigne only has 17 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched… so there are some concerns there. Despaigne also has a 4.39 xFIP… completely pedestrian. His strand rate is at 88.6% which would be first in baseball if he had enough innings under his belt. Despaigne is due to get roughed up and hitters will adjust, however, he has the talent to be a productive middle tier fantasy starter.

Currently, Odrisamer Despaigne is available in 50-70% of fantasy leagues. His next start will be on Friday or Saturday in Atlanta.