David Phelps
P MIA
2 weeks ago

Phelps tossed two shutout innings in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, giving up one hit and striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old posted career bests in K/9 (11.8), ERA (2.28) and average fastball velocity (93.5 mph) last season, and Phelps has everything you could want in a fantasy asset except a defined role on the Marlins' staff. That makes him a classic target for the old-school LIMA roster construction strategy, and his ability to work multiple innings out of the bullpen could make him surprisingly productive in wins given the quick hook manager Don Mattingly figures to use this season with his rotation.

David Phelps
P MIA
2 weeks ago

Phelps, who tossed a pair of scoreless innings in relief, will be used out of the bullpen to begin the season, the Marlins' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

"We've got seven or eight guys down there, nine counting our starter," Phelps said. "On any given day, we're trying to piece together 27 outs. As a unit out there, we're all trying to figure out how to piece that equation together. Whether we use two guys one night, or if we use six guys one night." Phelps was scheduled to pitch one inning in Friday's game, but he pitched well enough in the first frame that he was brought back for the second. The Marlins are believed to be willing to use Phelps in any bullpen role -- including closing -- depending on the situation and matchups this season.

David Phelps
P MIA
1 month ago

Phelps won his arbitration case and will receive $4.6 million from the Marlins, who submitted $4.325 million, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

EDGE Analysis

In 64 appearances (including five starts), Phelps enjoyed a true breakout season with a 2.28 ERA and 11.84 strikeouts per nine innings during 2016. His skills make him an intriguing fantasy pick in the late rounds, considering he's squarely in the running for a rotation spot this spring and may have the most exciting skills of any of the competing options. If he does wind up starting, of course, his inning usage will deserve monitoring by both Miami's coaches and his fantasy owners. If he remains in the bullpen, he could pile up plenty of value anyway thanks to his ability to record punchouts.

David Phelps
P MIA
6 months ago

Phelps threw a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Nationals, allowing a hit and striking out one en route to his fourth save of the year.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps got the call in the ninth inning of a 1-0 game with usual closer A.J. Ramos having pitched the past two days. The right-hander has been solid out of the bullpen for the Marlins this season, posting a 2.40 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. He's also struck out batters at an impressive rate, with a 11.6 K/9. Ramos remains the closer moving forward.

David Phelps
P MIA
6 months ago

Phelps (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The Marlins have yet to say when Phelps will rejoin their rotation, but more information regarding the 29-year-old righty should be available in the coming days. Over his five starts this season, Phelps has built a 2.22 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.

David Phelps
P MIA
7 months ago

Phelps (oblique strain) expects to only miss a couple starts on the DL, the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a strained oblique that he apparently injured while taking batting practice Tuesday. Phelps said he hopes to resume throwing in four days. If he does indeed only miss two starts, he could come off the DL to start Sept. 11 against the Dodgers.

David Phelps
P MIA
7 months ago

Phelps was placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jake Esch was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start in Phelps's place Wednesday night. Phelps has primarily been used as a reliever this season and has a 2.52 ERA and 1.12 WHIP after pitching in 55 games. He had similar success as a starter as well, as he posted a 2.22 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over five outings. More information regarding a potential return date should be known as he begins the rehab process.

David Phelps
P MIA
7 months ago

Phelps struggled on Friday, allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and three walks over 3.2 innings against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The Marlins ended up pulling out the victory, but there was little to like from Phelps aside from the six strikeouts. Though he has struggled to get deep into games at times, the veteran hurler has been solid since being inserted into the rotation in early August. Over five starts he's posted a strong 2.22 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with a 32:10 K:BB ratio over 24.1 innings pitched. Overall , Phelps holds a stellar 2.52 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 78.2 innings comprising the five starts and 50 relief appearances. Phelps will make his next start Wednesday in New York against the Mets.

David Phelps
P MIA
7 months ago

Phelps (7-6) fired six scoreless innings of two-hit ball against the Pirates in Saturday's 3-1 victory, walking two and striking out a season-high nine.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty was outstanding Saturday, with almost a quarter of his 59 strikes coming on swings-and-misses. The 29-year-old has been solid since assuming a starting role earlier in August, and has 17 whiffs over his last 11.1 innings. Phelps will look to extend his current two-start winning streak when he takes on the Padres next Friday.

David Phelps
P MIA
7 months ago

Phelps (6-6) held the Reds to two runs on four hits and a walk while racking up eight strikeouts over 5.1 innings in Monday's road win.

EDGE Analysis

David added to what has already been a successful athletic fortnight for the Phelps name, taking advantage of a favorable matchup to notch his first win since being reinserted into the rotation last week. He reached 90 pitches for the second straight performance, but capped out right at that mark as has been the case throughout his career. Saturday's road tilt with the Pirates should be a good test of the 29-year-old's ability to provide consistent value as a stater.