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David Phelps | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 14 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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David Phelps won his arbitration case against the Marlins and will make $4.6 million in 2016.
Miami's front office had filed at $4.3 million in January. It's a well-deserved raise for the 30-year-old right-hander, who registered a stellar 2.28 ERA and 114/38 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 innings (five starts, 59 relief appearances) last season for the Marlins. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says Phelps attended the arbitration hearing, though that's not really an uncommon thing. He'll have one more year of arbitration in 2018 before hitting free agency. Feb 9 - 1:46 PM

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David Phelps' arbitration hearing with the Marlins has been set for February 8.

Phelps, who broke out with a 2.28 ERA and 114/38 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 innings across five starts and 59 relief appearances in 2016, required $4.6 million and was offered $4.325 million when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. The arbitration panel will rule on one salary or the other for the 2017 season.
Jan 31 - 1:35 PM

David Phelps requested $4.6 million and was offered $4.325 million by the Marlins when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

With such a small discrepancy between the two figures, it wouldn't be surprising to see them reach an agreement in the middle rather than heading to the hearing. Phelps had been projected by to earn $5.2 million, so it looks like the Marlins will be getting a discount either way.
Jan 13 - 9:09 PM

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday that he hopes to keep David Phelps in the bullpen in 2017.

Nothing is set in stone yet, but the Marlins signed Edinson Volquez on Thursday and additional rotation depth will solidify Phelps in a middle relief role, where he enjoyed a breakout in 2016. "Ideally, if we can keep a deep bullpen, we can keep him as that multi-inning effective bridge to the back-end guys," said Hill. "He impacts more games for us that way. But we know he has the versatility if he has to move into the rotation to do that seamlessly and not miss a beat." Phelps saw an uptick in velocity this past season while posting a 2.28 ERA and 114/38 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 innings across five starts and 59 relief appearances.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 08:22:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 09:31:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:41:00 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.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 06:31:00 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.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 03:39:00 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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 12:20:00 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.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 10:14:00 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.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 11:18:00 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.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 03:20:00 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.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 01:31:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 06:15:00 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.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 10:08:00 PM

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