Player Page

Brandon Finnegan | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: TCU
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (17) / KC
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Brandon Finnegan struggled in Friday's Cactus League start against an Indians' split squad, giving up three runs on six hits in four innings.
The left-hander struck out five on the evening while issuing three free passes. He has not had a good spring thus far, pitching to a 7.94 ERA. Given the available options, it'll be either Finnegan or Scott Feldman starting for the Reds on Opening Day. Mar 18 - 12:45 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Brandon Finnegan struggled in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League contest with the Mariners, yielding three runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings.

Finnegan surrendered a run in the second inning and allowed two more in the third. His spring has not exactly gone smoothly, as he has surrendered seven runs in three outings covering 7 1/3 frames. Despite these early struggles, the 23-year-old southpaw showed promise last season and will be part of the 2017 rotation barring injury.
Mar 11 - 7:48 PM

Brandon Finnegan surrendered three earned runs in his three-inning Cactus League start Sunday versus the Angels.

Finnegan gave up a solo homer to Jefry Marte in the bottom of the second and a two-run shot to Kole Calhoun in the bottom of the third. He struck out two and walked one. The young left-hander is locked into a spot near the top of the Cincinnati rotation for 2017 after posting a decent 3.98 ERA with 145 strikeouts in 172 innings last year.
Mar 5 - 6:24 PM

Brandon Finnegan allowed one earned run in his two-inning spring debut Tuesday against the White Sox.

Everth Cabrera opened the game with a leadoff double and scored a few minutes later on a groundout by Tyler Saladino. Finnegan picked up his first strikeout of the spring in a 1-2-3 second inning. The young left-hander has a secure spot in the Cincinnati rotation after registering a 3.98 ERA (107 ERA+) with 145 strikeouts in 172 innings last season.
Feb 28 - 5:40 PM

Brandon Finnegan tossed five scoreless innings Sunday in the Reds' win over the Brewers.

Finnegan closed out his 2016 with a bang, striking out four without issuing a walk and holding the Brewers to just three hits. Cincinnati will now shut him down. The 23-year-old left-hander finishes with a cool 3.98 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 172 innings.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 05:27:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan will make one more start before being shut down.

The Reds were considering shutting him down after his last start -- which was his 30th of the season -- but it was an abbreviated outing, so he'll get one more at an undetermined date. Finnegan has thrown 167 innings this season, which is a significant jump over the 105 1/3 he threw in 2015 but not too much more than the 145 2/3 he threw in 2014 between college and the pros.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:20:00 AM

The Reds are considering shutting Brandon Finnegan down.

Finnegan has thrown 167 innings this season in his first full year as a starter at the professional level. The left-hander has posted a respectable 4.10 ERA, but he leads all of baseball with his 84 walks and the National League with 29 home runs allowed.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Brandon Finnegan allowed five runs -- two earned -- over 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

The Bucs got to Finnegan for four runs in the second inning, aided by a fielding error, and added a run in the third before Finnegan's night ended. The silver lining is that all seven of the Pirates' hits were singles, so it wasn't as though he was getting shelled. The three walks didn't help -- he leads the National League with 84 walks issued this year -- and Finnegan struck out just one, so it certainly wasn't his best outing regardless. The southpaw is 9-11 with a 4.10 ERA through 30 starts, and he'll look to get back in the win column Friday against the Brewers.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 10:44:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan worked five scoreless innings Sunday in the Reds' 8-0 blanking of the Pirates.

Finnegan ran up his pitch count with five walks, but he yielded only five singles and struck out seven in the sharp outing at PNC Park. Finnegan has been on a really nice roll dating back to late July. He'll try to keep it going, maybe with a little more efficiency, in a rematch with the Pirates next.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan walked four batters but managed to allow just two runs over five frames in a no-decision versus the Mets on Tuesday.

Finnegan struck out six and yielded just three hits over his five frames, but his lack of control forced him to exit early as it often has. Despite the abbreviated outing, Finnegan has now gone four straight starts without allowing more than two runs. He'll face the Pirates on Sunday.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 12:26:00 AM

Brandon Finnegan yielded just two runs while punching out nine batters in seven innings but still took a loss to the Angels on Wednesday.

He surrendered only five hits and did not issue any free passes in the ballgame. He held the Angels off the scoreboard until the sixth inning when both of his runs crossed the plate. He was facing a lineup without Mike Trout and Albert Pujols but Finnegan was masterful nonetheless. The dearth of walks was especially impressive given he leads the National League with 72 walks allowed. This was the third strong outing in a row for the 23-year-old left-hander. He struck out 12 in his last start. The Reds have to be thrilled their young stud is rounding into form after struggling most of the season. He is now 8-10 with a 4.19 ERA in 154 2/3 innings.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 09:53:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan struck out 12 while allowing two runs in six innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

This makes five quality starts in six outings for Finnegan, who, despite his recent success, entered the night as the NL leader in homers and walks allowed. He's making it tough on the Reds as they try to decide how to handle him in September. On the one hand, he's doing his best work of the season. On the other, he's thrown 40 more innings than he did last year. It's probably in his best interests to curtail his workload some.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 01:39:00 AM

Brandon Finnegan took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and settled for throwing seven shutout innings of work in an 11-1 beatdown of the Dodgers on Saturday.

Finnegan walked two and struck out eight, with Adrian Gonzalez' leadoff single in the seventh inning scuttling any chances of seeing history. Still, it was a dominant performance from a pitcher who has shown at points that he can be dominant as a major league starter. The win improved Finnegan to 8-9 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through 25 starts. The southpaw will look for an encore performance Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 12:23:00 AM

Brandon Finnegan allowed four runs over 5 1/3 frames in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

Finnegan was an inefficient mess as he is wont to do, giving up seven hits and walking three batters. He struck out just three and served up a pair of homers, as the southpaw was pretty lucky that his line wasn't worse. Finnegan will carry a 4.54 ERA into this weekend's matchup against the Dodgers.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Brandon Finnegan walked six while allowing three runs over six innings against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Finnegan probably deserved a worse fate -- along with his six free passes, the southpaw also gave up two home runs among his six hits allowed -- but the Cardinals offense repeatedly failed to take advantage of Finnegan's vulnerability. He didn't get the win in the game, so the southpaw remains 7-8 with a 4.45 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 23 starts. Finnegan will next take the hill Monday against the Marlins.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 12:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
4Shawn Zarraga
5Rob Brantly
1B1Joey Votto
2Christian Walker
2B1Jose Peraza
2Dilson Herrera
3Tony Renda
4Hernan Iribarren
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
3Zach Walters
4Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
3Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
2Desmond Jennings
3Ryan Raburn
4Aristides Aquino
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Cody Reed
5Scott Feldman
6Tim Adleman
7Bronson Arroyo
8Robert Stephenson
9Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Ariel Hernandez
9Lisalverto Bonilla
10Nefi Ogando
11Lucas Luetge
12Louis Coleman