Brad Hand P SD 2 weeks ago

Hand threw a scoreless inning, allowing two walks and striking out three in Wednesday's matchup with the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hand's production has been highly variable this season as he's given up earned runs in six of his 16 appearances. The southpaw strikes batters out as he's collected 18 K's over his 14.1 innings of work but he still allows too many hits and walks as he's accumulated a 1.74 WHIP. The 26-year-old will look to improve upon his peripherals in his mid to late inning relief role as the 2016 season continues.

Brad Hand P SD 2 months ago

Hand was designated for assignment Sunday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With a wave of roster cuts looming, the Marlins decided Hand would be best-suited for the minors. After issuing eight walks and allowing 10 runs over 11 innings this spring, one could hardly blame them.

Brad Hand P SD 2 months ago

Hand tossed a pair of scoreless, hitless innings Friday against the Braves, striking out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was a little wild in this one, walking two batters and hitting another, but it was a stark improvement over his six-run disaster the last time he took the mound. Hand started 12 games for the Marlins' last season, but with some added depth in the rotation and maturing youth coming up through the system, he's destined for a bullpen role. Despite a mediocre showing so far in Grapefruit League action, the veteran lefty is a strong bet to break camp with the club.

Brad Hand P SD 8 months ago

Hand's control deserted him Saturday, as he allowed three runs on four hits and six walks over 4.2 innings while striking out four.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's now issued 14 free passes in 10.1 innings over his last four starts, and the only thing keeping Hand in the Marlins' rotation right now is a lack of viable alternatives. His next start is currently scheduled for next Saturday, at home against the Braves.

Brad Hand P SD 8 months ago

Hand lasted just 3.1 innings in a loss Sunday, yielding three runs on five hits and four walks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hand struck out just one batter while turning in his third consecutive poor start. He has allowed four home runs and 15 earned runs in his last 9.2 innings pitched while watching his ERA to spike to 5.32 on the year. Though he's shown the ability to get hot in the past, Hand is proving that he's more suited to be a bullpen arm. He's currently scheduled to take the mound again Saturday in Washington, but it would not be a surprise if the Marlins made efforts to take a look at some of there younger arms over the final weeks of the season.

Brad Hand P SD 9 months ago

Hand (4-5) had a disastrous start Saturday, giving up seven earned runs on six hits while walking two and striking two over 1.2 innings in a 7-0 loss to the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hand was susceptible to the long ball, giving up three home runs during his brief outing. It's been a disappointing season for the 25-year-old southpaw, whose ERA ballooned to 5.20 following Saturday's performance. Hand is hardly a lock to retain his rotation spot through the season, as the Marlins recently recalled Jarred Cosart and hope to activate ace right-hander Jose Fernandez in mid-September.

Brad Hand P SD 9 months ago

Hand (4-4) was tagged for five runs on eight hits and two walks over 4.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After covering eight innings and conceding just two runs five days earlier against the Pirates, Hand took a step backward with Sunday's outing. It was the second time in his six starts since rejoining the Miami rotation that he failed to escape the fifth inning, and that kind of inconsistency makes him a rather unreliable option outside of deep or NL-only leagues.

Brad Hand P SD 11 months ago

Hand will lose his spot in the rotation when Matt Latos is activated from the 15-day DL before Saturday's start against Colorado, MLB.com reports.

Hand should move back to the bullpen after an uneven temporary move to the rotation (6.17 ERA in three starts, but one quality start).

Brad Hand P SD 12 months ago

Hand was clobbered Monday night by the Blue Jays, as he gave up six runs on six hits and a walk to fall to 1-2.

Hand pounds the strike zone, but his lack of an out pitch showed as the Blue Jays laced hit after hit off him in the first inning. Hand is striking out just 15 percent of batters, five points below the league average. He now owns a 5.71 ERA as Tuesday's performance undid the good from his previous two starts (11 IP, 2 ER).

Brad Hand P SD 12 months ago

Hand gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings Tuesday against the Cubs to pick up his first win of the season.

He has now given up two runs in 11 innings in two starts since joining the Marlins' rotation, more than earning his spot so far. Of course, Hand's track record (4.45 ERA, 99 strikeouts in 170 innings as a starter) suggests this success may be short-lived. In deeper formats it makes sense to stream Hand in favorable home matchups, but other scenarios carry a good amount of risk with little upside.