Odrisamer Despaigne
Odrisamer Despaigne
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cincinnati Reds
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Odrisamer Despaigne in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Reds in January of 2019.
Inks minors deal with Reds
PCincinnati Reds  NRI
January 8, 2019
Despaigne signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Despaigne split time with the Marlins and Angels in 2018, though he struggled to a combined 6.69 ERA and 1.82 WHIP across 39 innings at both stops. The veteran right-hander is nothing more than a low-leverage innings eater at this point in his career.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .320 285 38 32 80 13 1 5
Since 2016vs Right .259 292 45 27 65 20 1 5
2018vs Left .338 85 16 10 25 3 0 2
2018vs Right .307 103 19 9 27 9 0 2
2017vs Left .306 138 15 15 37 8 0 2
2017vs Right .196 116 16 9 20 3 1 1
2016vs Left .327 62 7 7 18 2 1 1
2016vs Right .295 73 10 9 18 8 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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Since 2016Home 4.16 1.37 71.1 2 3 1 5.8 3.0 0.8
Since 2016Away 6.71 1.88 56.1 2 5 0 5.9 5.6 0.6
2018Home 6.33 1.78 21.1 1 1 0 8.4 4.2 1.3
2018Away 7.13 1.87 17.2 1 2 0 7.6 4.6 0.5
2017Home 2.50 1.08 36.0 1 2 1 4.3 2.3 0.5
2017Away 6.45 1.88 22.1 1 1 0 5.6 6.0 0.4
2016Home 5.14 1.50 14.0 0 0 0 5.8 3.2 0.6
2016Away 6.61 1.90 16.1 0 2 0 4.4 6.1 1.1
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Stat Review
How does Odrisamer Despaigne compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The old joke says lefties never die in baseball. The other invincible species in the league: guys who are willing to soak up low-leverage innings in blowouts and can occasionally spot start. Despaigne rarely strikes batters out and he will put someone on when he falls behind. To his credit, he somehow has done a decent job of avoiding the home run despite his flyball tendencies the past two seasons. He is the type of player that will be likely up and down between Triple-A and Miami as the Marlins need an arm to replace injuries or give others a break. He does not need to be on your roster.
Despaigne's full transition to the bullpen in 2016 didn't do much to improve his awful numbers, as he finished the season with a 5.93 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He was designated for assignment by the Orioles in September and picked up by the Marlins, for whom he allowed three runs in three innings. He has abandoned multiple pitches since his encouraging rookie year in 2014 when he had seven different offerings, scrapping his slider before the 2015 season and his slow curveball in 2016, leaving him with a low-90s four-seamer, cutter, sinker, changeup, and curveball. That concentration hasn't helped him with his terrible peripherals -- 5.0 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9 to go along the way to a 4.99 FIP in 2016. He remains in the Marlins' system, but the time for him to stop getting big league chances is likely to come soon if it isn't here already.
Despaigne got off to a relatively strong start in 2015, serving as a long reliever and a rotational stopgap after injuries to Ian Kennedy and Brandon Morrow. He posted a 2.95 ERA over the first month of the season (21.1 innings) and had a tremendous 0.84 WHIP in that span. Things began to unravel for Despaigne as the season progressed, however, as he posted an 8.26 ERA and 1.71 WHIP across 40.1 innings in the second half (five starts, 11 relief appearances). Alternating between spot starter and long-reliever didn't exactly help Despaigne find any sort of discernible rhythm, but the fact of the matter is that he allowed too many baserunners and paid for it by allowing 17 long balls. The Padres are still looking for answers in the rotation, but he is more likely to bounce between roles than to keep a starting job all season.
Despaigne started his journey to the majors upon defecting from the Cuban national team in the summer of 2013, and after brandishing a 95-mph fastball during a February workout, he inked a minor league contract with the Padres on May 2. In seven subsequent starts between Double-A and Triple-A, he overtly struggled to the tune of a 6.03 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, and 41:18 K:BB in 31.1 innings, but with the campaign all but lost by midseason, San Diego brass rolled the dice on their investment and accommodated his first career big league nod on June 23. He remained in the rotation for the rest of the season, establishing Jekyll-and-Hyde home-road splits. In particular, he accrued a 1.83 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 39:16 K:BB in 54 frames (eight starts) at Petco Park, versus a 5.31 ERA and 1.77 WHIP on the road. Once spring training arrives, Despaigne will contend for the final spot in the Padres' rotation.
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Opts for free agency
PFree Agent  NRI
November 5, 2018
Despaigne declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday and elected free agency.
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Dropped from 40-man roster
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
November 2, 2018
Despaigne was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
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Will start Thursday
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
September 13, 2018
Despaigne will start Thursday's series opener against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Shifting to bullpen?
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
August 30, 2018
Despaigne was removed from the Angels' notes as Sunday's probable pitcher and added to the list of relievers on the club's lineup card ahead of Thursday's contest in Houston, Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group reports.
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Another short outing
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
August 28, 2018
Despaigne danced around 10 baserunners (four walks) to limit the Rockies to two runs over four innings while striking out two in a no-decision Monday.
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