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Brandon Finnegan | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: TCU
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (17) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Reds placed LHP Brandon Finnegan on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left trapezius muscle.
He suffered the injury during Saturday's start against the Brewers. Finnegan won't pick up a ball for 2-3 weeks, so we could be looking at a fairly lengthy stay on the DL here. Tim Adleman has replaced Finnegan on the roster and is a candidate to replace him in the rotation, as well. Apr 16 - 9:52 AM

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Brandon Finnegan left Saturday's start against the Brewers after one inning due to a left lat strain.

It's unclear how long the ailment will sideline for, but his next start is probably in jeopardy. Despite surrendering a pair of runs on one hit and three walks in the inning, Finnegan escaped with a no-decision on Saturday.
Apr 15 - 3:11 PM

Brandon Finnegan was forced to leave Saturday's start against the Brewers after just one inning due to an apparent injury.

Finnegan encountered a bout of severe wildness to start the game, walking each of the first two hitters on a combined nine pitches. He allowed a pair of runs on a two-run double by Hernan Perez before he was replaced by Robert Stephenson to start the second inning. The Reds should provide an update on his status shortly.
Apr 15 - 1:37 PM

Brandon Finnegan got just six outs while walking five and allowing one run Monday against the Pirates.

It's amazing he was charged with just the one run, considering that he allowed four hits to go along with the five walks. He stranded two runners in the first and three in the second (all of those runners reaching with none out). In the third, he allowed two singles and two walks before being pulled with the bases loaded. Michael Lorenzen came in and stranded everyone. As a result, Finnegan is sporting a fortunate 1.00 ERA on the season. We're not expecting much from him in mixed leagues this year.
Apr 10 - 11:16 PM

Brandon Finnegan struck out nine batters and allowed just one base hit as he fired seven shutout frames in a 2-0 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

Finnegan was masterful all night. The only hit he allowed was a first-inning single by Maikel Franco. Finnegan, who turns 24 years old next week, went 10-11 with a 3.98 ERA in 31 starts last season. His 145/84 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 172 innings last year shows he needs to improve his control if he wants to become a front of the rotation starter. He is definitely making progress if tonight's game is any indication.
Apr 5 - 11:11 PM

Brandon Finnegan struggled in his final spring start, yielding seven hits, four runs (three earned) and three walks over four lackluster innings in the Reds’ Cactus League loss to the Indians.

He also tacked on three strikeouts. Things seemed to be going fine for Finnegan until the second inning. The Indians got to him for four runs in that frame including three on a home run by Yandy Diaz. Finnegan finished the outing on a high note by holding the Tribe scoreless over his last two innings. We’re still waiting for Finnegan to put it all together, but at least he has youth on his side. Finnegan turns 24 two weeks from Friday.
Mar 29 - 7:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
3Phillip Ervin
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Amir Garrett
6Rookie Davis
7Bronson Arroyo
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Cody Reed
8Robert Stephenson
9Nefi Ogando
10Tim Adleman
11Barrett Astin