When Was Dinelson Lamet Drafted?

Dinelson Lamet

Dinelson Lamet Hernandez (born July 18, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres (MLB). In 2017, he made his MLB debut.

Lamet, an international free agent, agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012, however the deal fell through due to a difficulty with his paperwork.

Lamet was signed by the San Diego Padres in June 2014 for a $100,000 signing bonus. He made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer Padres of the Dominican Summer League and pitched for the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Class A Midwest League in 2015, posting a 2.99 earned run average (ERA). Lamet began the 2016 season with the Class A-Advanced California League’s Lake Elsinore Storm.

In 2019, Lamet played for Lake Elsinore and El Paso before being activated from the injured list on July 4. In 14 starts, Lamet recorded an ERA of 4.07 with a record of 3-5. He struck out 105 batters in 73 innings.

After spending the beginning of the 2021 season recovering from a UCL sprain, Lamet made his season debut as the starting pitcher against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 21, 2021.

However, he was removed from the start after two innings and 29 pitches after experiencing right forearm tightness. Lamet pitched in 22 games in the 2021 season, only nine of which were starts. He recorded a 4.40 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 47 innings.