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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 allowed a hit but hung on to record a save in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.
A.J. Ramos was unavailable after pitching the last two days and three of the last four, so Marlins manager Don Mattingly looked to Phelps to protect a one-run lead. He yielded a one-out infield single but then got a strikeout and fielder's choice to close things out. Phelps was used as a starter before going on the disabled list with a strained oblique last month and pitched well, but he's back to a setup role for the stretch run. Sep 20 - 9:31 PM

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Marlins activated RHP David Phelps from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll presumably rejoin the Marlins' rotation, although it's unclear when that will happen. Phelps was on the shelf for the last couple weeks with a strained left oblique.
Sep 11 - 12:41 PM

David Phelps (oblique) said Wednesday that he will begin throwing again in four days.

Phelps strained his left oblique on August 27 and was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday evening. He indicated that he only expects to miss a few starts, but a more concrete timetable should be knocked into place once he is further removed from the initial injury. Oblique strains typically require four weeks of rest and rehab for starting pitchers.
Aug 31 - 6:31 PM

Marlins placed RHP David Phelps on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 27, with a left oblique strain.

Phelps was scheduled to start Wednesday night against the Mets, but the Marlins will have to go with Jake Esch instead. Oblique injuries typically require 4-6 weeks of rest and rehab for pitchers, so this could very well end Phelps' season. He was sporting a 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 101/32 K/BB ratio through 78 2/3 innings (five starts, 50 relief appearances) this year with Miami.
Aug 31 - 3:39 PM

David Phelps was chased after giving up four runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Padres.

After turning in four straight promising starts since his return to the rotation, Phelps delivered a dud on Friday. He actually held the Padres hitless (with two walks) over the first three innings before things fell apart for him in a 24-pitch fourth inning. It was a disappointing performance for the 29-year-old considering the promising matchup, but he has the Mets and Phillies coming up next.
Aug 27 - 12:20 AM

David Phelps struck out nine over six scoreless innings in a 3-1 Marlins victory over the Pirates on Saturday.

Phelps yielded just two hits while walking two in the contest, leaving the Pirates offense without an answer for most of the evening. The right-hander has now allowed just three runs in four starts since moving to the rotation in the beginning of August, lowering his season ERA to 2.28. Phelps has always been a slightly intriguing pitcher for his strikeout ability, and he can't be overlooked in deeper mixed leagues given recent results. Phelps will next take on the Padres on Friday.
Aug 20 - 10:14 PM

David Phelps struck out eight while holding the Reds to two runs over 5 1/3 frames in Monday's 6-3 victory.

He surrendered four hits while walking just one batter. Not surprisingly, Phelps looked like he began to tire late, as this was just his third start since moving into the Marlins' rotation. All three outings have been good, as he's allowed just three runs while striking out 17 over 14 2/3 frames. Phelps has become worth owning in mixed leagues. He faces the Pirates this weekend.
Aug 15 - 11:18 PM

David Phelps took a loss Wednesday despite allowing just one run over five innings.

Phelps got zero support from Miami's offense in the 1-0 loss. He yielded only four hits, though one of those was a Brandon Crawford solo home run in the top of the fourth inning. The right-hander has looked good now in two starts since transitioning from the bullpen and he has a nice matchup next week in Cincinnati. Phelps is sitting on a 2.40 season ERA.
Aug 10 - 3:20 PM

David Phelps held the Rockies scoreless over 4 1/3 innings in a spot start on Friday, helping the Marlins win by a score of 5-3.

He struck out four hitters while allowing four hits and a walk. He didn't last long enough to be credited with a victory. He was making his first start of the season after pitching 50 games in relief. He was sort of being tossed to the wolves in this start at Coors Field but he was very effective, as he has been all season long. He has a 2.45 ERA with 73 strikeouts and 23 walks in 58 2/3 innings.
Aug 6 - 1:31 AM

David Phelps will start for the Marlins on Friday against the Rockies.

Phelps has been very good this year out of the Marlins' bullpen, but he probably isn't going to be able to go very long on Friday and the start is at Coors Field. There are better fantasy streaming options.
Aug 2 - 6:15 PM

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

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