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David Phelps | Relief Pitcher | #35

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 14 (0) / NYY
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David Phelps loaded the bases with one out but worked out of the jam to earn his third save of the season Thursday against the Cubs.
Phelps gave up a pair of one-out singles and walked David Ross to load the bases, but he struck out pinch-hitter Chris Coghlan and got Ben Zobrist to fly out to end the game. Phelps was called on to get the save after A.J. Ramos had pitched in each of the past two games. The 29-year-old has three saves on the year and has thrived since moving to a late-inning relief role, posting a 2.41 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 48/12 K/BB ratio over 41 innings this year. Jun 23 - 10:08 PM

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David Phelps tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Friday against the Phillies for his second save of the season.

A.J. Ramos was unavailable after pitching each of the previous three days. Phelps threw 22 pitches in the frame and notched one strikeout. The 29-year-old has been a nice weapon in Miami’s bullpen so far this season, posting a 1.00 ERA and 21/7 K/BB ratio over 18 innings. The Marlins have won four in a row and 10 out of their last 11.
May 6 - 10:38 PM

David Phelps got the closing nod with A.J. Ramos unavailable in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Brewers and navigated an uneventful inning to pick up his first save since 2014.

Phelps has been a high-leverage reliever for the Marlins, so it's not surprising to see him get the opportunity to close over Kyle Barraclough. The right-hander rewarded manager Don Mattingly's trust with a perfect ninth inning. As with many former starters who transition to the bullpen, he's seen his velocity and strikeout rates spike. The 29-year-old has 16 strikeouts in 15 innings and now owns a 1.20 ERA.
Apr 30 - 11:41 PM

David Phelps struck out six in three perfect innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Phelps was officially eliminated from the rotation competition today, but he'll have a spot in the Marlins' bullpen. It's going to be interesting to see how it all shakes out, considering that Phelps, Edwin Jackson, Craig Breslow and Dustin McGowan (four-sevenths of the Marlins pen) all seem much more like middle guys than late-game options. Someone from that group is going to have to emerge as an option with leads, and Phelps just might be the best candidate.
Mar 30 - 4:25 PM

David Phelps allowed one run in three innings and fanned five in the Marlins' 5-2 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

It was just his second official appearance of the spring, the other coming 12 days ago. Phelps isn't going to make the Marlins rotation unless someone gets hurt, but he will have a roster spot in his old swingman role. Before suffering a stress fracture in his forearm, he had a 4.50 ERA in 19 starts and four relief appearances for the Marlins last year.
Mar 20 - 4:49 PM

David Phelps, coming back from a stress fracture in his right forearm, threw two scoreless innings Tuesday against the Yankees.

Phelps allowed two hits, walked none and struck out one in his spring debut. He's a long shot to win a spot in Miami's rotation to begin the year, but he will make the team and he'll probably get another look as a starter at some point.
Mar 8 - 5:04 PM

Marlins and RHP David Phelps avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

The financial details come from Jon Heyman, who reported the deal earlier in the day. Phelps is expected to once again function in a swing-man capacity for the Marlins in 2016.
Jan 15 - 10:48 PM

Marlins and RHP David Phelps avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The terms haven't been revealed. Phelps posted a 4.50 ERA while splitting his time between the rotation and the bullpen for the Fish in 2015. He broke a bone while throwing a pitch last August but is expected to be healthy come Opening Day.
Jan 15 - 2:20 PM

David Phelps is done for the season after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of the radius bone in his right forearm.

Phelps felt the injury while delivering a pitch during Sunday's start. It's unclear at this point whether he'll need surgery for the injury or whether it will heal on his own. Either way, he's not pitching again this season. The right-hander held a 4.50 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 23 appearances -- 19 starts -- in his first year in Miami.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Marlins placed RHP David Phelps on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow discomfort.

Phelps was forced to leave Sunday's start when he felt something after delivering a pitch in the third inning. It's not clear at the moment how much time he may stand to miss, but his prospects for the remainder of the 2015 season don't sound good. More should be known after undergoing an MRI.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:47:00 PM

David Phelps left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with right elbow discomfort.

Phelps delivered a pitch in the third inning and then asked for the Marlins' trainer, eventually walking off after a brief conversation. The club is listing him as day-to-day for now, but that's likely irrelevant. He'll be re-evaluated and likely sent for an MRI before more is known.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 03:50:00 PM

David Phelps left Sunday's start versus the Cardinals with an undisclosed injury.

Phelps delivered a pitch to Randal Grichuk with one out in the third inning and then summoned the Marlins' trainer from the dugout. He then walked off the field after a brief conversation. Miami should have more on the righty shortly.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 03:15:00 PM

David Phelps was hammered for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

Phelps allowed a four-spot in the third inning when the Mets used two singles, a walk, and a double. In the fifth, Juan Uribe smoked a three-run home run to chase the right-hander from the game. Overall he gave up eight hits and three walks while striking out three. Phelps now carries a 4.35 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 73/32 K/BB ratio over 109 2/3 innings. He'll match up with the Red Sox at home next week.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 10:23:00 PM

David Phelps struggled in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday, surrendering three runs on seven hits in his five innings of work.

The right-hander struck out a pair and walked one on the evening. He would have been on the hook for his eighth loss of the season, had the Marlins not rallied to tie the game in the ninth inning. He'll look to improve upon his 3.93 ERA and 1.29 WHIP when he takes on the Mets on Wednesday.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:25:00 PM

David Phelps lost to the Diamondbacks on Monday, giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Phelps allowed a two-run single to David Peralta in the third and an RBI fielder's choice to opposing starter Rubby De La Rosa in the sixth. The right-hander, overall, served up seven hits and four walks while striking out three. Phelps will bring a 3.86 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 68/28 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings into a weekend start in San Diego against the Padres.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 12:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
3Don Kelly
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
3Yefri Perez
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Bryan Morris
9Carter Capps