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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 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

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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

David Phelps requested $1.875 million and was offered $1.4 million from the Marlins when arbitration figures were exchanged.

With such a small spread, it seems likely that the two sides will be able to work out a deal somewhere in the middle. The 28-year-old is expected to open the 2015 season with a spot in the Marlins starting rotation.
Jan 16 - 10:24 PM

Marlins acquired RHP David Phelps from the Yankees in the Nathan Eovaldi trade.

Phelps posted a 4.38 ERA over 113 innings for the Yankees in 2014 while battling some elbow issues. He holds a career 4.21 ERA but has struck out 267 over 299 1/3 frames. The righty figures to have a good shot to take Eovaldi's spot in the Marlins' rotation.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:37:00 PM

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

Phelps has been on the shelf since early August with tendinitis in his right elbow. The Yankees will use him in a relief role over the final weeks.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:22:00 AM

David Phelps (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday.

Assuming all goes well, he'll advance to a simulated game on Sunday. Phelps has been out for a month with inflammation in his throwing elbow, but the Yankees are hopeful that he can return this month in a relief role.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 04:30:00 PM

David Phelps (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

He threw fastballs and changeups in the session. Phelps will throw another 'pen session on Friday and will use all of his pitches that time. The Yankees will bring him back as a reliever. "It's not really in my control, as much as I would like it to be," Phelps said. "We have to take it a step at a time, just play it step by step and make sure everything goes well."
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 08:13:00 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
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Sam Dyson
6Brad Hand
7Nick Masset
8Aaron Crow