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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jul 21 - 12:43 AM

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David Phelps pitched well in a losing effort against the Reds on Friday, surrendering just one run on five hits over his six innings.

The right-hander punched out four on the night while walking one. The only damage against him came on a solo home run off the bat of Jay Bruce in the second inning. Phelps has been a nice surprise for the Marlins in the first half of the season, registering a 3.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 60/23 K/BB ratio over 88 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 9:55 PM

David Phelps was hurt by the long ball in Sunday's loss to the Marlins, yielding five runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Phelps allowed a two-run home run to Todd Frazier in the bottom of the first to give the Reds a 2-1 lead. In the sixth, he served up another two-run blast, this time to Jay Bruce, to break a 2-2 tie. He allowed eight hits overall along with two walks and three strikeouts. Despite a mediocre 4.25 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 53/21 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings, Phelps has done a solid job since joining the Marlins' rotation in mid-April. However, a pedestrian strikeout rate renders him more or less useless outside of NL-only leagues. He'll take on the Dodgers at home in his next outing.
Jun 21 - 4:16 PM

David Phelps held the Yankees to two runs over seven innings in Tuesday's win.

Facing his former team, the right-hander allowed six hits and two walks while striking out five in the outing. The win was his second straight. Phelps now owns a 4-3 record, 3.96 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the year. He'll square off with the Reds in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Jun 16 - 10:22 PM

David Phelps shut out the Rockies for eight innings, allowing just four hits, in a victory Thursday.

The Marlins had lost five straight starts from Phelps, with the right-hander giving up 20 earned runs over 26 2/3 innings during the span. Obviously, this was a whole lot better; Phelps struck out six and walked just one. Next up for him is a date with his former team, the Yankees, in Miami.
Jun 11 - 11:11 PM

David Phelps was blasted for nine earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rockies.

Colorado put up a four-spot in the first inning and a five-spot in the third. Phelps allowed 11 hits in all -- two of which were home runs -- as his ERA jumped from 3.50 to 4.68. Phelps will face these same Rockies next week.
Jun 6 - 8:38 PM

David Phelps surrendered three runs (two earned) over six innings, picking up a no-decision as the Marlins fell to the Mets on Sunday.

Phelps allowed single runs in each of his first three innings, the third of which came on a Wilmer Flores home run. It was one of only four hits the right-hander allowed, however, along with a hit batsman, no walks, and two strikeouts. He's been solid for the Marlins despite not being much of an innings-eater, carrying a 3.50 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 36/16 K/BB ratio in 54 innings. Phelps will look to win his first game since May 9 in his next start at Coors Field against the Rockies.
May 31 - 4:07 PM

David Phelps gave up four runs in six innings, taking the loss in Monday's start against the Pirates.

Three of the runs came on a Francisco Cervelli home run in the second inning. The other came on a Pedro Alvarez homer in the sixth. They were two of eight hits Phelps allowed in the outing along with two walks and four strikeouts. The right-hander has allowed four-plus runs only three times in 10 starts, but two have come in his most recent two starts. He still maintains a solid 3.56 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and a 34/16 K/BB ratio over 48 innings. Phelps makes a road start against the Mets next.
May 25 - 9:36 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Michael Morse
3Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
2Donovan Solano
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Martin Prado
2Casey McGehee
3Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Cole Gillespie
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Henderson Alvarez
3Mat Latos
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Tom Koehler
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Bryan Morris
6Dee Gordon
7Andre Rienzo
8Aaron Crow