Chris Paddack and MacKenzie Gore get a lot of attention when discussing the Padres rotation, but Dinelson Lamet is a popular upside play this year, given his ability to rack up strike outs in bunches. He punched out 105 batters last year in just 73 innings pitched, good for a 12.95 K/9 and a whopping 33.6 percent strikeout rate. He did fall victim to a .311 BABIP, however, his xBA (.217) wasn’t far off from his actual batting average against (.223). Lamet is a trendy pick, given his strikeout prowess, but other than that, he hasn’t been anything spectacular. He has an ERA for his career at 4.37, a 10.5 percent walk rate and opponents are slugging .409 against him.

To help put some of the numbers into perspective, let’s see who compares well to Lamet, or offensive players that put up similar numbers to help paint the picture. Additionally, Lamet would have ranked poorly in some categories if he pitched enough innings to qualify.

His 9.6 percent walk rate was an improvement...