Dinelson Lamet

Position: RHP
Born: 07/18/92
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on July 18, 2014 (SDP).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
3-2 with a 3.23 ERA in eight starts at El Paso (Triple-A) striking out 50 and walking 20 in 39 innings, allowing 32 hits for a .222 batting average against.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from El Paso on May 25, when 2B Carlos Asuaje was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 05/25/17

Debut Details
May 25, in a 4-3 win over the Mets. The starting pitcher, he earned the win, tossing five innings of three-hit ball, allowing one run and striking out eight and walking two. Of 91 pitches thrown, 61 were for strikes. In the first inning, he struck out Michael Conforto swinging on three pitches, got Jose Reyes to line out to center and popped Jay Bruce up to shortstop. In the second, Neil Walker grounded out unassisted to first base before Lucas Duda put the only run of the night against Lamet up via a solo homer to right-center field. Wilmer Flores then struck out swinging before Curtis Granderson delivered a line drive double to right field but was left stranded when Travis d'Arnaud lined out to right. In the third, a pivotal inning, Matt Reynolds came on to pinch-hit, drawing a walk before Conforto struck out swinging. But when Reyes doubled to left field, Reynolds was thown out at home on a 7-6-2 relay to catcher Austin Hedges, and Jay Bruce struck out swinging to end that threat. In the fourth, Walker softly grounded out to third before Duda struck out looking and Flores struck out swinging. In the fifth, Granderson led off with a walk and d'Arnaud reached when a force attempt throw by right fielder Hunter Renfroe was ruled an error, giving Lamet two men on with no outs. But after Paul Sewald struck out on a missed bunt attempt, Conforto struck out swinging for the third time in five innings against Lamet and Reyes flew out to left to end the threat and Lamet's night. Left-handed reliever Jose Torres came on to start the sixth inning for the Padres as they worked through a bullpen committee of five hurlers to save the victory for Lamet.

Player Notes
Signed late for a player who then quickly emerged as such a fast-moving prospect, Lamet inked with the Padres on his 22nd birthday and certainly proceeded to begin his MLB debut with a 1-2-3-bang. His wipeout power slider and plus fastball in the middle 90s with late movement have aided that meteoric rise and his 13-strikeout performance (in five and one third innings, no less) in late April may have sealed the deal. In 2015, he led the organization in wins, strikeouts and batting average against among starters as he went 12-10 with a 3.00 ERA in 28 starts among Lake Elsinore (High A), San Antonio (Double-A) and El Paso, striking out 158 batters and walking 61 in 150 innings while allowing 126 hits for a .229 batting average against. In 2015, he went 5-8 with a 2.99 ERA in 26 games, 24 of them starts, at Fort Wayne (Class A), striking out 120 and walking 44 in 105 1/3 innings, allowing 82 hits.

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