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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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

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1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
3Xavier Scruggs
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3Robert Andino
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Ichiro Suzuki
2Jeff Francoeur
3Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Adam Conley
4Andrew Cashner
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Jose Urena
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6Nick Wittgren
7Hunter Cervenka
8Bryan Morris