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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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Brandon Maurer took his third loss after giving up two runs in a tie game Wednesday against the Brewers.
Maurer was BABIP'd to death in this one, and one of the hits -- actually the hardest hit of them -- should have been an error on shortstop Erick Aybar. Maurer has a 20/2 K/BB ratio in 16 innings this season, but because of the BABIP approaching .400, his ERA stands at 6.75. If the Padres want to pull him from the closer's role, then they'd most likely go to Brad Hand in the place. Really, though, Maurer is just as good of a bet as Hand going forward and it's not like the Padres have any real urgency to make switches in a rebuilding year. Maurer hasn't been as bad as his job as, say, Aybar or Jered Weaver. May 18 - 1:42 AM

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Brandon Maurer converted his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning Friday versus the White Sox.

Maurer worked around a leadoff single to finish off the victory. He struck out one batter in the frame. It was an encouraging rebound performance after his meltdown on Thursday against the Rangers. The 26-year-old owns a 4.30 ERA through 15 appearances this season, though he has a stingy 20/1 K/BB ratio.
May 13 - 12:53 AM

Brandon Maurer suffered a disastrous blown save Thursday, allowing four runs on four hits in one-third of an inning against the Rangers.

Maurer was tasked with protecting a one-run lead. Instead, he gave up three consecutive one-out singles to allow the Rangers to tie the game, then served up a walk-off, three-run homer to Mike Napoli, the second homer of the night for Napoli. If there's a silver lining, it's that the blown save was the first of the year for Maurer, who entered the game with a 2.03 ERA. That number is now 4.61, but the 26-year-old still owns a strong 0.95 WHIP and 19/1 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 innings this year. One bad outing doesn't change anything.
May 11 - 11:43 PM

Brandon Maurer struck out two in a scoreless ninth for a save in a 1-0 game Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Maurer has been shaky so far, but he's converted both save opportunities the Padres have generated for him. He has a 4.76 ERA and a 7/1 K/BB ratio in 5 2/3 innings.
Apr 20 - 1:46 AM

Brandon Maurer allowed a walkoff RBI single to Dansby Swanson in Monday's loss to the Braves.

Maurer was brought into the game in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied 4-4 and wasn't able to push it to extras. Kurt Suzuki hit a one-out single, Emilio Bonifacio hit a two-out double, and then Swanson played the role of hero after Maurer intentionally walked Ender Inciarte to load the bases. Maurer has now allowed three earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings this season. He's a lower-tier fantasy closer with a loose grip on that job title.
Apr 17 - 10:30 PM

Brandon Maurer slammed the door on the Giants in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a one-run advantage to earn his first save of the season.

Entering the ninth inning with a 7-6 lead, Maurer induced a ground out from Eduardo Nunez then fanned Hunter Pence and Denard Span to end the ballgame. While he isn't the dominant force that fantasy owners are generally looking for in the ninth inning, he looks to have plenty of job security at the moment and should be deployed in all formats.
Apr 7 - 9:47 PM

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

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

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3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Cory Spangenberg
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Yangervis Solarte
LF1Travis Jankowski
2Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jered Weaver
3Trevor Cahill
4Clayton Richard
5Luis Perdomo
6Dinelson Lamet
7Robbie Erlin
8Colin Rea
9Christian Friedrich
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Miguel Diaz
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
8Jarred Cosart
9Jose Torres
10Kirby Yates
11Kevin Quackenbush