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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
Contract: view contract details
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Padres manager Andy Green confirmed that Brandon Maurer will serve as closer to start the 2017 season.
Green said that situation might occasionally dictate another arm for the ninth inning, but for all practical purposes, this will be Maurer's job until he loses it. In 69 2/3 innings last season, the 26-year-old right-hander was a somewhat sketchy 13-of-19 in save chances while posting a 4.52 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 72/23 K/BB ratio. He holds low-grade interest for NL-only and deeper mixed-league formats, but those 2016 numbers will realistically need to improve during the coming campaign if he is to serve as anything more than a filler closer option for fantasy purposes. Mar 29 - 6:56 PM

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Padres and RHP Brandon Maurer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.

It's the first time Maurer has been eligible for arbitration. He saved 13 games for the Padres last season and will enter 2017 as the club's closer.
Jan 13 - 1:38 PM

Brandon Maurer unraveled for a blown save and a loss Friday against the Rockies after giving up three runs on five hits.

Maurer entered the bottom of the ninth with a two-run lead. After retiring two out of the first three batters he faced, he gave up an RBI single to Carlos Gonzalez to bring the Rockies within one run. David Dahl followed with a single to move Gonzalez into scoring position. Nick Hundley then delivered a game-tying single to left before Daniel Descalso ended things with a walk-off single. Maurer hit a bit of a rough patch in August, but he came into Friday’s outing with six scoreless appearances and four saves this month.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 01:14:00 AM

Brandon Maurer earned his 10th save as the Padres bested the Giants on Wednesday.

Maurer struck out Angel Pagan to open the bottom of the ninth inning and then induced a lineout from Buster Posey and a groundout from Brandon Crawford. It was a 13-pitch, 1-2-3 frame. Maurer hasn't allowed a run in September.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 06:54:00 PM

Brandon Maurer kept the Rockies off the basepaths and struck out one in a spotless ninth inning to earn a save on Saturday.

It was his ninth save of the season. He doesn't get many chances to close out victories even though he has a solid grip on the closer's job in San Diego. His 4.65 ERA is not very pretty but with 66 strikeouts and 23 walks in 62 innings he has a good chance of keeping the role.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:43:00 AM

Brandon Maurer converted his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Friday.

Maurer didn’t record a strikeout, but he set the side down in order. This was his first save since way back on July 22, though that’s hardly his fault. Maurer has been great over the past two months and needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Brandon Maurer was brought in to protect a five-run lead in the ninth inning and gave up three runs before getting the final out of the game.

It was not a save chance due to the size of the lead. He gave up a two-run homer to Jimmy Parades and then surrendered a run-scoring double to Aaron Altherr. Maurer has a good strikeout rate but has not been very good at preventing runs. With a 4.85 ERA he is one of the weakest and most vulnerable closers in the league.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 01:12:00 AM

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.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 11:12:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 01:31:00 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.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 02:05:00 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.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 07:56:00 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.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 04:09:00 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.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 07:44:00 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.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 01:54:00 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.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 06:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Luis Torrens
4Hector Sanchez
5Tony Cruz
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Cory Spangenberg
3Jose Pirela
SS1Erick Aybar
2Luis Sardinas
3Javier Guerra
4Allen Cordoba
5Dusty Coleman
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
LF1Alex Dickerson
2Jabari Blash
3Collin Cowgill
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Clayton Richard
4Christian Friedrich
5Luis Perdomo
6Jarred Cosart
7Trevor Cahill
8Robbie Erlin
9Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Miguel Diaz
7Buddy Baumann
8Keith Hessler
9Jon Edwards
10Craig Stammen
11Jose Torres
12Will Locante
13Jose Ruiz