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Brad Hand | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 228
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / MIA
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Brad Hand walked two hitters, but pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up a save on Sunday against the Pirates.
Hand now has 14 saves on the season, and he's blown only two opportunities in 2018. The left-handed stopper didn't have his best stuff or command, but he was able to escape unscathed against the Pirates lineup. Hand likely won't be on the trade market after signing a three-year extension, but he's still fantasy relevant despite playing for a not-so-good San Diego team because of his reliability. May 20 - 5:14 PM

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Brad Hand picked up his 13th save of the season on Friday, recording the final four outs to preserve a one-run victory over the Pirates.

Hand was summoned from the bullpen with two men out and two outs in the eighth inning and got Gregory Polanco to ground out to the shortstop. He then allowed a leadoff double to Corey Dickerson in the ninth, but was able to get the next three hitters in order including a pair of strikeouts. Hand now owns a 2.31 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 37/11 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings on the season while converting 13 of his first 15 save chances.
May 18 - 10:56 PM

Brad Hand earned his 12th save of the season Tuesday in the Padres' defeat of the Rockies.

Hand got the final four outs of the game to keep the Padres' combined shutout intact. He has a 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 35/11 K/BB ratio in 22 innings this season.
May 15 - 6:12 PM

Brad Hand allowed a home run and loaded the bases with one out to make things interesting, but then closed the door on the Cardinals Sunday to earn his 11th save.

A homer by Harrison Bader leading off the ninth inning drew the Cards to within two runs, and a pair of walks and a HBP made for some tense moments, but Hand regrouped to strike out Carson Kelly and Kolten Wong to end the threat. You'll forgive Hand for being less than his sharpest after he threw two innings in Saturday night's extra-innings win. The save was his 11th of the year, second-most in the National League, and the southpaw now has a strong 2.61 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 33/10 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings overall.
May 13 - 9:29 PM

Brad Hand worked around a single while striking out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday against the Nationals for his 10th save.

Hand got off to a rather shaky start, but he has converted 10 of his past 11 save chances since blowing his first opportunity on March 30. The southpaw closer has picked up the pace in the strikeouts category, too, whiffing 29 batters over just 17 2/3 innings. He is back to his All-Star form after a slow start to the season.
May 10 - 2:30 AM

Brad Hand struck out the side in Sunday's win over the Dodgers, securing his ninth save of the year.

Hand made quick work of the 2-3-4 of the Dodgers order, cutting down Chase Utley, Matt Kemp and Cody Bellinger to finish off the 3-0 win. He also struck out three in a save Saturday, and he's now got 27 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings this year. The southpaw has a 2.70 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 16 appearances.
May 6 - 8:07 PM

Brad Hand allowed a hit but struck out three Dodgers Saturday to earn his eighth save of the season.

Hand, who did not change his name to Mano for the series in Mexico, finished off the Dodgers in style, working around a leadoff single by Chris Taylor to preserve the 7-4 win. He's blown a pair of save opportunities thus far this year but has been largely terrific, owning a 2.87 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 24/7 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 inning.
May 5 - 11:14 PM

Brad Hand worked a perfect 11-pitch ninth inning in Tuesday's 3-2 game in San Francisco for his seventh save.

Hand rebounded from a blown save on Monday night when he served up three earned runs, two hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings. He has converted seven of his nine save chances this season, but occasionally he has a rough outing. Still, there is way more good than bad for his fantasy owners.
May 2 - 4:39 AM

Brad Hand blew his second save of the year and picked up the loss on Monday by allowing three runs in 1 1/3 innings against the Giants.

Things started out well for Hand, getting a double play after coming in with one out in the eighth inning. Things did not end well, and a two-run single from Nick Hundley gave the Giants the win and Hand the blown save. His ERA raises to 3.29 and the record falls to 1-3 on the season. Hand clearly has quality stuff, but his command isn't close to where it was to begin -- and end -- the 2018 season.
May 1 - 1:50 AM

Brad Hand struck out all four batters he faced in a perfect 1 1/3 innings Saturday against San Francisco for his sixth save.

Hand had it going on, throwing 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes. After a couple of shaky appearances early on, including a loss in a non-save situation on April 5, he is locked back in and looking like an All-Star again. He has allowed just one hit with no runs and one walk across five innings with nine strikeouts over his past five appearances. He's back!
Apr 15 - 2:17 AM

Brad Hand worked around a base hit in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday in Colorado for his fourth save of the season.

Hand blew his initial save chance on March 30 against Milwaukee, and he was tagged for three unearned runs in a non-save situation on April 5 against Colorado to slip to 0-2. However, he is starting to piece it together and resemble the form which made him an All-Star in 2017. He has allowed just one hit and one walk over three scoreless innings across his past three appearances for three saves.
Apr 10 - 11:33 PM

Brad Hand struck out the side and didn't allow a hit while picking up his third save of the season on Monday against the Rockies.

After his struggles on Thursday against the Rockies, Hand has been outstanding, and he's struck out five of his last six hitters. This is the version of Hand we saw for most of 2017, and it makes him a quality fantasy option for those looking to procure saves and strikeouts.
Apr 9 - 11:32 PM

Brad Hand tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Astros for his second save of the season.

Hand struck out two in the frame and worked around a one-out walk. He threw 31 pitches in a shaky appearance on Thursday, so Padres manager Andy Green could look to rest him on Saturday.
Apr 7 - 12:09 AM

Brad Hand couldn't find the strike zone and walked three hitters in a blown save and loss to the Rockies on Thursday.

The normally reliable Hand walked the first two hitters he saw in this one, and then blew the save when he walked Ryan McMahon with the bases loaded. He escalated the trouble when a two-run single gave the Rockies a 3-1 win. None of the runs were earned because of some dreadful defense behind him, but the southpaw didn't pitch well in this one. You should count on Hand to pitch better as the season progresses, but this is not the start that fantasy owners anticipated.
Apr 5 - 10:04 PM

Brad Hand struck out the only batter he faced in Tuesday's 8-4 win against the Rockies to secure his first save of the season.

Hand needed just four pitches to retire pinch hitter Pat Valaika, getting himself on track after a disastrous 29-pitch blown save and loss on Friday night against the Brewers. He has recorded three strikeouts through 3 1/3 innings so far and he will be a dominant fantasy closer despite the early hiccup.
Apr 4 - 4:30 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2A.J. Ellis
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Jose Pirela
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Allen Cordoba
3B1Christian Villanueva
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Franchy Cordero
2Hunter Renfroe
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Matt Szczur
RF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Franmil Reyes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Richard
2Tyson Ross
3Joey Lucchesi
4Eric Lauer
5Jordan Lyles
6Colin Rea
7Dinelson Lamet
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Strahm
5Robbie Erlin
6Adam Cimber
7Bryan Mitchell
8Jose Torres
9Phil Maton
10Kazuhisa Makita