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Brandon Finnegan | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: TCU
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (17) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Finnegan kept the Pirates off the scoreboard in Saturday's win, allowing one run on three hits over six innings.
Finnegan struck out six and walked two on the evening. Since entering the Reds' rotation midway through September, he's surrendered 11 runs across 21 innings (four starts). The 22-year-old southpaw should see an extended look come Spring, 2016. Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:18:00 PM

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Brandon Finnegan yielded three runs over five frames in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

He was lucky to surrender only the three runs, as Finnegan allowed eight hits -- including a home run -- and walked two over his five frames. The former Royal has given up 10 runs over his 15 innings across three starts since being inserted into the Reds' rotation. He'll try for better results this weekend in Pittsburgh in his final outing of the season.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan was tagged for six runs in five innings by the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Finnegan gave up three homers, two of them to Matt Carpenter. He's served up seven home run balls in just 37 innings in the majors this season. What's kind of odd is that he's allowed a total of just 19 hits apart from the homers.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan emerged victorious in his first major league start on Friday, limiting the Brewers to one run on three hits over five frames.

The hard-throwing southpaw punched out four on the night while walking two. The only blemish on his debut was a solo homer off the bat of Khris Davis in the second inning. The 22-year-old now sits at 4-0 on the season with a 2.38 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. The prize of the Johnny Cueto deal, Finnegan should get another opportunity to prove himself on Wednesday against the Cardinals in St. Louis. He's worth a look as a streaming option in mixed leagues.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan will make his first major league start Friday against the Brewers.

Finnegan has four strikeouts over 2 2/3 scoreless innings since being recalled by the Reds on September 8. The southpaw advanced to the majors last year as a reliever with the Royals just a few months after being drafted, but the Reds will likely view him as a starter in the long run. Finnegan has no 2015 fantasy value, but he's a name to remember for the future.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Reds recalled LHP Brandon Finnegan from Triple-A Louisville.

Finnegan, who was acquired from the Royals in the Johnny Cueto deal, has posted a 6.23 ERA in eight starts with the Reds' Triple-A affiliate. He's still intriguing for the long-term, but the plan calls to use him out of the bullpen down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 09:36:00 AM

Brandon Finnegan, Tony Cingrani, Josh Smith, and Kristopher Negron will join the Reds on Tuesday.

Finnegan has registered a troubling 6.23 ERA in eight starts with the Reds' Triple-A affiliate since being acquired from the Royals in the Johnny Cueto trade. The 22-year-old southpaw is doubtful to hold fantasy value down the stretch, no matter what role he's given.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 02:37:00 PM

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Thursday that Brandon Finnegan will work as a starter at Triple-A Louisville and join the big league club at some point in September.

By waiting until September, in ensures the Reds that Finnegan doesn't reach Super Two status, even if he spends the entire 2016 season with the big league club. Unfortunately for fantasy owners in redraft leagues, that means he's unlikely to have much value this season. He can safely be dropped if needing the roster spot in shallow formats.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Reds acquired LHPs Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed from the Royals in exchange for RHP Johnny Cueto and cash considerations.

Finnegan is the big fish here. Taken in the first round of last year's draft, the left-hander has put up a 2.59 ERA and 31/14 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 big league relief innings. The Reds will use him as a starter at Triple-A Louisville for now, but he could get a shot in the rotation later this season.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 03:08:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb could be traded to the Reds in the Johnny Cueto deal.

All 21 of Finnegan's appearances with the Royals have come as a reliever, but the Reds would use him as a starter and could immediately stick him into their rotation. A first-round pick in 2014, the southpaw holds a 2.59 ERA and 31/14 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 big league innings. Lamb is a former top prospect who has experienced a resurgence in 2015, putting up a 2.67 ERA with a strikeout per frame at Triple-A Omaha.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 02:05:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan was pulled from Wednesday's start at Triple-A Omaha after just one scoreless inning.

There's been some speculation that Finnegan could replace Jason Vargas (elbow) in the Royals' rotation, assuming the latter has to go on the disabled list. Finnegan hasn't thrown more than two innings this month or more than four innings all season, so he's not really stretched out to start at the moment. Still, the Royals could choose to pair him with a long reliever for his first major league start.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 01:51:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Brandon Finnegan to Triple-A Omaha.

The Royals needed a fresh bullpen arm. Finnegan holds a 2.96 ERA in 14 relief appearances with the big club this season and presumably will remain in a bullpen role in the minors before the Royals summon him again.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Royals recalled LHP Brandon Finnegan from Triple-A Omaha.

Finnegan will rejoin the Kansas City bullpen for Thursday's series finale against the Rays. The 22-year-old left-hander boasts a 2.21 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 20 1/3 innings of relief this season with the Royals.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Royals optioned LHP Brandon Finnegan to Triple-A Omaha.

The southpaw made six relief appearances since being recalled in early June, but the club would prefer Finnegan remain a starter. He's presumably being sent down to do just that. The 22-year-old owns a 2.21 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with the Royals this season.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 07:00:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Brandon Finnegan from Triple-A Omaha.

It's unclear if he'll be used out of the bullpen, or if he'll start in place of the injured Jason Vargas on Sunday. Finnegan had been being stretched out as a starter at Triple-A. He owns a 1.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 18/7 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 big league innings in his career.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 01:16:00 PM

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