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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 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. Sep 17 - 1:14 AM

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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.
Sep 14 - 6:54 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.
Sep 11 - 12:43 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.
Aug 12 - 10:36 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.
Aug 7 - 1:12 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.
Jul 17 - 11:12 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Carlos Asuaje
3Cory Spangenberg
SS1Luis Sardinas
2Javier Guerra
3Allen Cordoba
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Alexi Amarista
LF1Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Hunter Renfroe
2Jabari Blash
3Oswaldo Arcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Christian Friedrich
2Luis Perdomo
3Jarred Cosart
4Paul Clemens
5Robbie Erlin
6Colin Rea
7Cesar Vargas
8Miguel Diaz
9Andrew Lockett
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Ryan Buchter
3Brad Hand
4Kevin Quackenbush
5Keith Hessler
6Buddy Baumann
7Jose Torres
8Carter Capps
9Jose Ruiz