Brad Hand
RP SD
2 months ago

Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to collect his 21st save of the season during Saturday's win over San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

Hand has converted seven straight save opportunities and allowed just a single run through 10.1 innings over his past 10 appearances. He sports a 2.16 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 11.8 K/9 for the campaign, and the 27-year-old lefty should be viewed as a rock-solid reliever in the majority of fantasy settings heading into the 2018 campaign.

Brad Hand
RP SD
3 months ago

Hand struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning for his 20th save of the season against the Rockies on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old is having a career year with a 2.24 ERA, 11.8 K/9 and 20 saves over 76.1 innings. Hand should be considered one of the league's top closing options heading into the 2018 season.

Brad Hand
RP SD
3 months ago

Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 19th save of the season during Monday's win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Hand has now converted 11 of his past 12 save opportunities and posted a 2.25 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 11.3 K/9 over 16 innings during that 14-game stretch. Those are rock-solid numbers in all fantasy formats, and while he's unlikely to see too many more chances to close out games, Hand remains a must-own asset.

Brad Hand
RP SD
3 months ago

Hand struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to convert his 18th save of the season Sunday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The dominant lefty got off to rough start this month when he blew a save on Sept. 2. Hand has gone 4-for-4 in save opportunities since that hiccup, regaining the form that made him a top-10 closing option in the second half.

Brad Hand
RP SD
3 months ago

Hand pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 17th save of the season during Saturday's win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Hand has had a couple of hiccups since taking over the San Diego closer job, but his job is secure, and he boasts a rock-solid 2.38 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 11.8 K/9 for the campaign. His save opportunities could be few and far between down the stretch, but the lefty is still a strong fantasy asset in all settings.

Brad Hand
RP SD
3 months ago

Hand allowed three hits in the ninth inning against the Cardinals on Thursday but escaped the jam to earn his 16th save.

EDGE Analysis

He didn't make things easy on himself, giving up a trio of singles to bring the go-ahead run to the plate, but Hand ultimately struck out Dexter Fowler to leave the bases loaded. The lefty has been a little shaky in his first three appearances of September (seven hits, three runs in three innings), but he should have plenty of leash in the role after going two months without an earned run allowed earlier this summer.

Brad Hand
RP SD
3 months ago

Hand worked around a solo home run to convert his 15th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The Padres' closer has been in a bit of a funk recently, serving up six homers over his last 10 contests after not allowing one in his previous 23 appearances. Even though he has struggled limiting the long ball, Hand's 15 saves and 2.44 ERA keep him in the conversation as a top 10 closer.

Brad Hand
RP SD
3 months ago

Hand (3-4) allowed two runs in the top of the ninth inning to blow his fifth save of the season, but he was still the pitcher of record when the Padres scored the winning run in the bottom of the frame against the Dodgers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Hand has had a few poor showings this season, but he's still converted 12 of his past 14 save opportunities and owns a 2.35 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 11.9 K/9 for the year. Those numbers move the fantasy needle in all settings, and he's locked into the closer role for the Padres. Hand remains a must-own asset.

Brad Hand
RP SD
3 months ago

Hand picked up the save over 1.1 perfect innings while striking out two in a 5-0 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Hand was summoned in the top of the eighth to protect a four-run lead with two runners on and the potential tying run on deck, allowing him to barely meet the qualifications for a save opportunity. The dominant lefty breezed through the final four batters of the game while picking up his 14th save of the season. The former starter has pitched in multiple innings 16 times this season, giving Hand a slight edge over more-conventional closers who generally aren't available for more than one frame.

Brad Hand
RP SD
4 months ago

Hand issued a walk and struck out a batter over a scoreless inning while picking up his 13th save of the season in a 6-3 win over San Francisco on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Hand needed just 11 pitches to breeze through the Giants in the ninth inning. The 27-year-old has posted a 2.16 ERA with 11 saves since officially taking over as the Padres' closer July 23. He owns an impressive 23:5 K:BB ratio over that 15-game span.