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Brandon Maurer | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 23 (0) / SEA
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Brandon Maurer slammed the door on the Giants in the ninth inning on Sunday, preserving a two-run lead to earn his third save of the season.
Maurer worked around a bloop single to retire the Giants quietly. He has been perfect since taking over the ninth-inning duty in the wake of the Fernando Rodney trade. He has successfully converted all three of his save chances while posting a 5/0 K/BB ratio in six innings of work since assuming the closer's role. He has bought himself enough of a leash now to where he should be owned and started in all mixed leagues. Jul 17 - 11:12 PM

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Brandon Maurer pitched a perfect ninth for his second save Friday against the Giants.

Maurer, named the Padres' closer when Fernando Rodney was traded, has allowed one run and posted a 12/0 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings since June 15.
Jul 16 - 1:31 AM

Brandon Maurer, anointed the Padres' closer before the game, picked up a save despite giving up a run in the ninth Friday against the Yankees.

It was 7-3 going into the ninth, so Matt Thornton opened the inning. Thornton, though, gave up a walk, a HBP and a single before being yanked. Maurer came on and allowed a couple of doubles, but he induced three groundouts to end the game at 7-6.
Jul 2 - 2:05 AM

Padres manager Andy Green said Friday that Brandon Maurer will get the "first crack" at the ninth inning after dealing Fernando Rodney away on Thursday.

He isn't locked in as the official closer yet, but will have a chance to stake his claim to the role with a few successful conversions. Many had assumed that Ryan Buchter, who had functioned as the primary setup man for Rodney, would get the first shot at the ninth inning, but it looks as though Green is more comfortable keeping the southpaw in the eighth inning. Maurer is worthy of an add in all formats until he proves otherwise.
Jul 1 - 7:56 PM

Padres manager Andy Green said Monday that Brandon Maurer will handle a lot of the eighth inning duties.

Maurer didn't stick in the Padres' rotation this spring, but he has found himself in a good place in the back-end of the bullpen. Fernando Rodney will open the year as the closer, but he's a shaky bet after a 4.74 ERA last season. Maurer could be there to take advantage, so keep an eye on him in fantasy leagues.
Apr 4 - 4:09 PM

Padres manager Andy Green announced Friday that both Brandon Maurer and Kevin Quackenbush have made the team's Opening Day bullpen.

There had been some speculation that one, or both, of the right-handers could be left out or dealt prior to Opening Day, but it appears they'll both function in middle relief or setup roles for the Padres.
Apr 1 - 7:44 PM

The Padres have decided to move Brandon Maurer back to the bullpen.

Maurer gave starting a try but it wasn't for him. The Padres decided to pull the plug after seeing him allow 16 runs in only 5 2/3 innings of work. Maurer probably never should have left the bullpen where he was excellent last year with 12 holds and a 3.00 ERA. He could be in the mix for saves if Fernando Rodney struggles, which seems likely after his dismal season with the Mariners last year.
Mar 22 - 1:54 PM

Brandon Maurer (flu) will likely skip a scheduled bullpen session on Monday.

Maurer tried to pitch through a bout with the flu on Friday and it didn't go well, as he was hammered for 10 runs over 1 1/3 innings. He's feeling better now, but the Padres could push back his next start. Not ideal timing as he tries to lock down a rotation spot.
Mar 21 - 6:12 PM

Brandon Maurer was absolutely annihilated in Friday's loss to the Giants, giving up 10 runs on nine hits in only 1 1/3 innings of work.

Maurer walked one and struck out two in the disappointing effort. He served up three home runs in the contest, with Brandon Crawford, Denard Span and Buster Posey each taking him over the wall. Maurer had already been struggling entering this start and his chances of securing a spot in the club's Opening Day rotation appear to be dwindling. He now owns a 25.41 ERA in Cactus League play.
Mar 19 - 8:06 AM

Brandon Maurer was absolutely annihilated in Friday's loss to the Giants, giving up 10 runs on nine hits in only 1 1/3 innings of work.

Maurer walked one and struck out two in the disappointing effort. He served up three home runs in the contest, with Brandon Crawford, Denard Span and Buster Posey each taking him over the wall. Maurer had already been struggling entering this start and his chances of securing a spot in the club's Opening Day rotation appear to be dwindling. He now owns a 25.41 ERA in Cactus League play.
Mar 19 - 8:06 AM

Brandon Maurer was shelled for five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

He walked three and gave up two hits, including a second-inning home run to Diamondbacks outfielder Peter O'Brien. Maurer is being given an opportunity to claim a spot in the Padres' starting rotation this spring, but the 25-year-old right-hander has had much more success as a reliever at the major league level and he may wind up back in a bullpen role when camp breaks.
Mar 8 - 7:05 PM

Padres manager Andy Green said Saturday that Brandon Maurer will start Tuesday's Cactus League contest against the Diamondbacks.

The Padres seem committed to giving Maurer a real shot to contribute out of the rotation this year, all he has to do now is oblige with a strong showing this spring. If he does indeed earn a spot, he makes for a nice target in the later rounds of mixed league drafts, pitching half of his games in the friendly confines of Petco Park.
Mar 5 - 11:42 AM

Brandon Maurer said Thursday that his shoulder feels healthy.

Maurer missed some time down the stretch last season due to right shoulder inflammation, but it's not an issue now. He also put on 15 pounds over the winter, presumably in an effort to help hold up over a full season. While he pitched exclusively out of the bullpen in 2015, he's expected to get a chance in the starting rotation this spring.
Feb 11 - 6:03 PM

Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Monday that Brandon Maurer will come to spring training as a starter.

"One of the things is he wants to do it," said Preller. "You put a lot of stock in that." Maurer really looked good in relief for the Padres last season, putting up a 3.00 ERA, including a 1.86 mark over the final three months. He came up through the minors as a starter but made 21 unsuccessful starts for the Mariners (6.62 ERA). Ultimately, there's a good chance Maurer winds up back in the bullpen, and he could even win the Padres' closer job.
Jan 11 - 8:50 PM

According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune, the Padres could be leaning toward giving Brandon Maurer a shot in the starting rotation in 2016.

Though he came up as a starter, the move seems a bit curious after the departures of Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit seemingly opened up the closer's role for the right-hander. The 25-year-old posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 39/15 K/BB ratio over 51 innings out of the Padres bullpen in 2015.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jemile Weeks
3Adam Rosales
4Ryan Schimpf
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
LF1Melvin Upton
CF1Jon Jay
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Tyson Ross
2Andrew Cashner
3Christian Friedrich
4Colin Rea
5Luis Perdomo
6Cesar Vargas
7Erik Johnson
8Robbie Erlin
9Edwin Jackson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Ryan Buchter
3Matt Thornton
4Brad Hand
5Jon Edwards
6Carlos Villanueva
7Keith Hessler
8Paul Clemens
9Jose Dominguez