Christopher Joseph Paddack is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Minnesota Twins. With the San Diego Padres, he made his debut in 2019.
His first-pitch strike-heavy approach and persistent assault on opposing batters with his fastball and changeup combo earned him the nickname “Paddack Attack” during his 2019 season. Paddack is also known as “Sheriff” on rare occasions.
Paddack grew up in Cedar Park, Texas, and graduated from Cedar Park High School. He has committed to the Texas A&M Aggies to play college baseball.
In the eighth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, he was selected by the Miami Marlins and signed with them.
In his first professional season, he finished 4–3 with a 2.18 ERA in 11 games with the Gulf Coast Marlins (seven starts). The Greensboro Grasshoppers were his first team in 2016.
Paddack was traded to the San Diego Padres for Fernando Rodney on June 30, 2016, by the Marlins. The Fort Wayne TinCaps were his next assignment.
Paddack underwent surgery for a ruptured UCL on July 30, 2016. On August 15, he had Tommy John surgery and was out for the remainder of the 2016 season.
He had a 2–0 record with a 0.85 ERA and 71 strikeouts in nine outings between Greensboro and Fort Wayne. Paddack had to miss the entire year due to the surgery.
What Is Chris Paddack Nickname?
Chris Paddack is nicknamed the “Sheriff”.