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David Phelps | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Phelps was issued a loss after the Diamondbacks scored four times in five innings against him on Wednesday.
Along with the five hits and three walks Phelps allowed, he also uncorked a wild pitch and watched the Diamondbacks steal three bases off of him and his batterymate Jhonatan Solano. It was Phelps' worst performance in seven starts this year for the Marlins. He's carrying a 3.21 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 30/14 K/BB ratio over 42 innings. He'll look for redemption in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. May 20 - 10:28 PM

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David Phelps took a no-decision Friday after allowing three runs (one earned) over six innings against the Braves.

While he didn't get the win, it was another solid start. Phelps struck out eight and walked none. Giving up a two-run single to opposing pitcher Julio Teheran in the second inning really hurt, but it was set up by a fielding error from Adeiny Hechavarria. Phelps has a 2.68 ERA through six starts and two relief appearances this season and should continue to have appeal in NL-only leagues as long as he has a rotation spot.
May 15 - 11:10 PM

David Phelps pitched six innings of one-run ball against the Giants on Saturday to improve to 2-0.

Phelps outdueled Madison Bumgarner in his fourth straight quality start. He's making a strong case to stick in the rotation for the long haul, and while that might not result in any mixed-league value, he remains a nice play in NL-only leagues.
May 10 - 1:18 AM

David Phelps pitched well in 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, but got a no-decision as the Marlins lost late to the Nationals on Monday.

The Nats' only two runs served as bookends on Phelps' start, as they scored once in the first inning on a sacrifice fly and once in the seventh on Jayson Werth's RBI single. The right-hander, overall, allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out four. Phelps has been solid in four starts, now boasting a 3.24 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 16/10 K/BB ratio in 25 innings. He'll look to keep it going in his next start, a date with the Giants in San Francisco.
May 4 - 9:58 PM

David Phelps held the Mets to two runs over six innings but didn't factor in the decision Tuesday.

Phelps left in line for his second win before reliever A.J. Ramos coughed up the lead the next inning. The right-hander still pitched well enough to win, scattering seven hits while striking out four in his six innings. Phelps owns a 3.38 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in April and will try to carry that over into May when he faces the Nationals in Washington, D.C., next week.
Apr 28 - 10:16 PM

David Phelps picked up his first win of the season with seven shutout innings facing the Phillies on Thursday afternoon.

The Phillies sent out their weakest lineup of the season, which is an achievement considering their typical lineup. Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz, and Ryan Howard were absent from the lineup card. Phelps limited the Phillies to three hits and two walks while fanning five batters. The right-hander has pitched well in two starts, having allowed just one run over 11 2/3 innings. Phelps, filling in for Henderson Alvarez, will match up against the Mets at home next.
Apr 23 - 4:12 PM

David Phelps yielded one run over 4 2/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Mets.

Phelps, who was making his first start of the season, didn't allow his first hit until the fifth inning. He unraveled a bit from there before reaching his pitch-limit. He struck out two and walked three before exiting. Phelps figures to get another couple of turns while Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is sidelined and makes worth a worthwhile addition in NL-only formats.
Apr 17 - 10:29 PM

Marlins activated RHP David Phelps from the paternity leave list.

Phelps will start on Friday against the Mets in place of the injured Henderson Alvarez (shoulder). The Marlins don't think Alvarez will be sidelined too long, but Phelps figures to get a chance for a handful of starts.
Apr 15 - 3:02 PM

David Phelps will start on Friday against the Mets in place of the injured Henderson Alvarez (shoulder).

The Marlins have opted for Phelps over Brad Hand even though hand has pitched much better out of the bullpen so far. While Phelps has allowed four runs over two relief appearances with the Fish, he has the potential to be a solid stop-gap in the rotation. The 28-year-old holds a career 4.34 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 40 starts and should be able to post better numbers than that away from the American League and Yankee Stadium. He's worth a roster spot in NL-only formats.
Apr 13 - 5:17 PM

Marlins placed RHP David Phelps on the paternity leave list.

He can be away from the club for up to three days. Jose Urena has taken Phelps' spot on the roster.
Apr 13 - 4:51 PM

David Phelps shut out the Tigers for five innings in his start Wednesday.

Phelps has allowed one earned run and eight hits in 16 innings this spring. Still, it's not going to get him a rotation spot unless someone ahead of him gets hurt. He remains intriguing as a $1 pick in NL-only leagues.
Mar 25 - 4:43 PM

David Phelps allowed one hit and struck out four over three innings as the Marlins beat a Nationals split-squad 4-0 on Saturday.

We like Phelps over Brad Hand if the Marlins need an extra starter early. Still, he's a middle reliever right now, and he could be pushed further down the rotation depth chart if Jose Fernandez returns in June as hoped.
Mar 14 - 4:06 PM

David Phelps pitched a pair of hitless innings, getting five outs on the ground, Thursday versus the Cardinals.

The Marlins rotation appears set with Dan Haren committing to the team, so Phelps will probably open up in middle relief. He should be the top fallback if someone gets hurt, though, and he's worth a late-round pick in NL-only leagues.
Mar 5 - 3:40 PM

David Phelps is preparing as a starting pitcher this spring.

Phelps will likely end up in the bullpen, as the Marlins currently have their starting rotation set, but he'll be ready to step in if a pitcher goes down with an injury. It's a role Phelps is familiar with, as he made 17 starts with the Yankees last season. In total, the 28-year-old posted a 4.38 ERA over 113 innings of work in 2014.
Feb 21 - 4:38 PM

Marlins RHP David Phelps has been awarded $1.4 million through arbitration.

Phelps requested $1.875 million when figures were exchanged last month, but the arbiter ruled in favor of the team. The right-hander is slated to serve in a swingman role for the Marlins in 2015.
Feb 13 - 12:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
3Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Steve Cishek
5Sam Dyson
6Brad Hand
7Tom Koehler
8Carter Capps
9Aaron Crow