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David Phelps
Birthdate: 10/9/1986 (30 y, 5 m, 20 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/185     Position: P
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 14, Pick: 28, Overall: 440, Team: New York Yankees
Contract: $4.6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Phelps tossed two shutout innings in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, giving up one hit and striking out two. (3/11/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: It was easy to attribute Phelps' velocity bump in 2016 to his permanent move to the bullpen. Pitching exclusively in relief, he picked up about 3.5 mph on his four-seamer and sinker and a tick or two on all of his off-speed pitches. (Important because, as one Carson Cistulli noted, "as with most other pitchers, Phelps at 94-95 is markedly different than Phelps at 91.") Yet Phelps started five games in August and pumped 94 throughout, all but dispelling the notion that the bullpen's exclusively to thank. Even in short relief, his four pitches induced whiffs on swings about 50% more often than before. For reasons unthinkable, Miami will reportedly rely on other arms (presumably Justin Nicolino/Jeff Locke) to fill out its rotation, seemingly content to not find out if Phelps can replicate his 2.97 xFIP in his (very brief) stint as a starter that was even better than his 3.22 xFIP as a reliever. His walk rate raises concerns, but guys like Tyson Ross and Drew Pomeranz have made free passes work in conjunction with excellent strikeout rates. Alas, the middle-of-the-road Marlins may forgo a marvelous opportunity to cultivate a potentially 3-WAR player. Injuries and ineptitude could probably open the door for Phelps to re-enter the rotation, but the Marlins seem steadfast. He's a name to remember this year in case he returns to the bump, but until then, he won't be much more than a middle-relief strikeout machine and, thus, not really a draft day consideration. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Phelps suddenly became a flame-throwing strikeout machine who produced a 3.15 xFIP despite issuing too many free passes. Unfortunately, the Marlins reportedly don't plan to use him in the rotation at all in 2017, so it's hard to get excited about his potential. He's a name to remember, but it's hard to justify drafting and stashing him outside of dynasty or NL-only redraft leagues.

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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016vs L36.2- - -163316015154276145.230.362.363.313
2016vs R50.0- - -1893060872110169.170.223.241.208
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Home41.22.81170317014132152256.203.282.289.253
2016Away45.01.801823050994234058.189.293.299.259
2016Home vs L16.1- - -771740992122117.266.390.422.351
2016Home vs R25.1- - -93143054030139.157.194.193.174
2016Away vs L20.1- - -861420662154028.197.337.310.279
2016Away vs R24.2- - -96163033280030.182.253.291.242
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Mar/Apr15.01.205761022070116.122.250.146.200
2016May14.02.5759153044031020.268.305.321.270
2016Jun13.03.464891055221013.196.229.348.239
2016Jul12.13.65551040552102020.222.364.465.340
2016Aug24.12.22981630762100132.184.276.287.256
2016Sept/Oct8.00.003550000062013.172.314.172.217
20161st Half46.02.54182358013132143156.210.276.297.249
20162nd Half40.21.9917026401094243158.179.300.292.264
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Low Leverage28.0- - -1152030111121034.194.278.252.240
2016Medium Leverage40.0- - -1572440765150157.170.256.307.252
2016High Leverage18.2- - -80175015150115123.250.363.333.288
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Bases Empty51.0- - -2113760555210072.195.275.305.260
2016Men on Base35.2- - -141246018171176242.197.307.277.250
2016Men In Scoring16.0- - -7092015140126220.161.329.204.222
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Through 3 - 02.0- - -1610022010601.167.688.167.364
2016Through 3 - 14.2- - -3010033017007.077.600.077.421
2016Through 3 - 212.0- - -65810331220118.191.477.286.376
2016Through 2 - 012.2- - -60810661166016.182.400.273.286
2016Through 1 - 035.1- - -1563040993246148.229.353.328.296
2016Through 2 - 116.0- - -831530440210027.242.434.290.347
2016Through 1 - 139.0- - -1612450441200265.173.286.230.244
2016Through 0 - 145.1- - -1692060870140166.130.207.170.178
2016Through 2 - 226.2- - -1091520441150145.161.284.217.240
2016Through 1 - 237.0- - -130123044170268.099.162.150.146
2016Through 0 - 220.2- - -6742043020033.062.090.094.084
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016As Starter24.12.22981630762100132.184.276.287.256
2016As Reliever62.12.31254459016164286182.200.292.297.256
SeasonShiftsIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016No Shift35.1- - -160451100000000.281.281.352.272
2016Shift - All6.2- - -3210100000000.313.323.367.295
2016Shift - Traditional4.1- - -196100000000.316.316.368.297
2016Shift - Non Traditional2.1- - -134000000000.308.333.364.293
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20161st Through Order as SP12.10.734570011120017.163.200.233.193
20162nd Through Order as SP10.13.484472054160114.189.318.324.293
20163rd Through Order as SP1.25.4092101102001.286.444.429.389
20161st Through Order as RP60.02.40245449016164276181.203.295.304.259
20162nd Through Order as RP2.10.0091000001001.125.222.125.174

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016vs L11.056.631.670.9827.6 %16.6 %11.1 %- - -1.58.31482.4 %4.404.12
2016vs R12.421.986.270.3636.5 %5.8 %30.7 %- - -0.82.26486.7 %1.632.44
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Home12.103.243.730.4332.9 %8.8 %24.1 %.2031.10.30575.2 %2.312.84
2016Away11.604.602.520.8031.9 %12.6 %19.2 %.1891.18.26892.8 %3.263.43
2016Home vs L9.376.611.421.1022.1 %15.6 %6.5 %.2661.78.33377.2 %5.044.68
2016Home vs R13.861.0713.000.0041.9 %3.2 %38.7 %.1570.67.28072.2 %0.541.66
2016Away vs L12.396.641.870.8932.6 %17.4 %15.1 %.1971.43.29387.8 %3.883.67
2016Away vs R10.952.923.750.7331.3 %8.3 %22.9 %.1820.97.25099.1 %2.743.24
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Mar/Apr9.604.202.290.0028.1 %12.3 %15.8 %.1220.87.18285.7 %2.614.39
2016May12.861.936.670.0033.9 %5.1 %28.8 %.2681.29.41777.8 %0.932.00
2016Jun9.001.386.501.3827.1 %4.2 %22.9 %.1960.85.22673.2 %3.613.27
2016Jul14.597.302.001.4636.4 %18.2 %18.2 %.2221.62.34887.2 %4.443.55
2016Aug11.843.703.200.7432.7 %10.2 %22.5 %.1841.07.26482.6 %2.942.97
2016Sept/Oct14.636.752.170.0037.1 %17.1 %20.0 %.1721.38.313100.0 %2.152.56
20161st Half10.962.744.000.3930.8 %7.7 %23.1 %.2101.07.30378.4 %2.263.14
20162nd Half12.845.312.420.8934.1 %14.1 %20.0 %.1791.23.26590.3 %3.423.16
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Low Leverage10.933.862.830.3229.6 %10.4 %19.1 %- - -1.14.279100.0 %2.473.19
2016Medium Leverage12.833.383.801.1336.3 %9.6 %26.8 %- - -0.98.241100.0 %3.122.91
2016High Leverage11.095.302.090.0028.8 %13.8 %15.0 %- - -1.50.37848.3 %2.613.59
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Bases Empty12.713.713.430.8834.1 %10.0 %24.2 %- - -1.14.283100.0 %2.832.90
2016Men on Base10.604.292.470.2529.8 %12.1 %17.7 %- - -1.15.29160.1 %2.753.51
2016Men In Scoring11.256.751.670.0028.6 %17.1 %11.4 %- - -1.31.25034.8 %3.274.31
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Through 3 - 04.5045.000.100.006.3 %62.5 %-56.3 %- - -5.50.20081.8 %17.1517.98
2016Through 3 - 113.5032.790.410.0023.3 %56.7 %-33.3 %- - -3.86.16783.3 %11.0811.43
2016Through 3 - 213.5016.500.820.7527.7 %33.9 %-6.2 %- - -2.50.30494.6 %6.986.73
2016Through 2 - 011.3711.371.000.7126.7 %26.7 %0.0 %- - -1.89.25979.7 %5.445.59
2016Through 1 - 012.236.112.000.7630.8 %15.4 %15.4 %- - -1.53.33890.6 %3.663.78
2016Through 2 - 115.1911.811.290.0032.5 %25.3 %7.2 %- - -2.25.42988.9 %3.714.13
2016Through 1 - 115.004.623.250.2340.4 %12.4 %27.9 %- - -1.13.31594.2 %1.842.27
2016Through 0 - 113.102.784.710.0039.1 %8.3 %30.8 %- - -0.75.22777.1 %1.232.22
2016Through 2 - 215.195.063.000.3441.3 %13.8 %27.5 %- - -1.13.29891.2 %2.062.38
2016Through 1 - 216.541.709.710.2452.3 %5.4 %46.9 %- - -0.51.21286.7 %0.550.92
2016Through 0 - 214.370.8716.500.0049.3 %3.0 %46.3 %- - -0.29.12533.3 %0.241.05
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016As Starter11.843.703.200.7432.7 %10.2 %22.5 %.1841.07.26482.6 %2.942.97
2016As Reliever11.844.042.930.5832.3 %11.0 %21.3 %.2001.17.29584.8 %2.753.22
SeasonShiftsK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016No Shift0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.27.281100.0 %3.155.50
2016Shift - All0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.50.313100.0 %3.155.40
2016Shift - Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.38.316100.0 %3.155.07
2016Shift - Non Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.71.308100.0 %3.156.00
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20161st Through Order as SP12.411.468.500.7337.8 %4.4 %33.3 %.1630.73.240100.0 %1.932.09
20162nd Through Order as SP12.195.232.330.8731.8 %13.6 %18.2 %.1891.26.27371.4 %3.733.28
20163rd Through Order as SP5.4010.800.500.0011.1 %22.2 %-11.1 %.2862.40.33375.0 %5.557.55
20161st Through Order as RP12.154.053.000.6033.1 %11.0 %22.0 %.2031.18.30384.3 %2.713.10
20162nd Through Order as RP3.863.861.000.0011.1 %11.1 %0.0 %.1250.86.143100.0 %3.586.43

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016vs L1.6425.8 %46.1 %28.1 %8.0 %16.0 %4.9 %0.0 %40.0 %46.7 %13.3 %18.9 %56.7 %24.4 %688290398
2016vs R1.2316.0 %46.2 %37.7 %7.5 %5.0 %6.1 %0.0 %25.9 %40.7 %33.3 %15.7 %57.4 %26.9 %809280529
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Home1.5522.9 %46.9 %30.2 %10.3 %6.9 %6.7 %0.0 %34.0 %41.2 %24.7 %17.5 %56.7 %25.8 %713262451
2016Away1.2518.2 %45.5 %36.4 %5.6 %11.1 %4.4 %0.0 %30.7 %45.5 %23.8 %16.8 %57.4 %25.7 %784308476
2016Home vs L1.7528.3 %45.7 %26.1 %8.3 %16.7 %4.8 %0.0 %46.8 %38.3 %14.9 %21.3 %51.1 %27.7 %316131185
2016Home vs R1.4118.0 %48.0 %34.0 %11.8 %0.0 %8.3 %0.0 %22.0 %44.0 %34.0 %14.0 %62.0 %24.0 %397131266
2016Away vs L1.5423.3 %46.5 %30.2 %7.7 %15.4 %5.0 %0.0 %32.6 %55.8 %11.6 %16.3 %62.8 %20.9 %372159213
2016Away vs R1.0914.3 %44.6 %41.1 %4.3 %8.7 %4.0 %0.0 %29.3 %37.9 %32.8 %17.2 %53.5 %29.3 %412149263
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Mar/Apr0.816.5 %41.9 %51.6 %18.8 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %24.2 %39.4 %36.4 %30.3 %60.6 %9.1 %23088142
2016May1.7828.6 %45.7 %25.7 %11.1 %0.0 %12.5 %0.0 %36.1 %38.9 %25.0 %13.9 %63.9 %22.2 %24984165
2016Jun0.9224.2 %36.4 %39.4 %7.7 %15.4 %0.0 %0.0 %39.4 %39.4 %21.2 %9.1 %54.6 %36.4 %19166125
2016Jul1.3316.0 %48.0 %36.0 %0.0 %22.2 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %44.0 %16.0 %16.0 %44.0 %40.0 %253109144
2016Aug1.8118.2 %52.7 %29.1 %0.0 %12.5 %10.3 %0.0 %32.7 %47.3 %20.0 %14.6 %58.2 %27.3 %419157262
2016Sept/Oct4.0037.5 %50.0 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %12.5 %56.3 %31.3 %25.0 %56.3 %18.8 %1556689
20161st Half1.1819.4 %43.5 %37.0 %12.5 %5.0 %4.3 %0.0 %36.0 %38.7 %25.2 %17.1 %58.6 %24.3 %761273488
20162nd Half1.7221.8 %49.4 %28.7 %0.0 %16.0 %7.0 %0.0 %27.6 %49.4 %23.0 %17.2 %55.2 %27.6 %736297439
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Low Leverage1.8018.8 %52.2 %29.0 %10.0 %5.0 %2.8 %0.0 %34.8 %40.6 %24.6 %20.3 %58.0 %21.7 %508200308
2016Medium Leverage0.9718.3 %40.2 %41.5 %5.9 %14.7 %9.1 %0.0 %34.5 %40.5 %25.0 %16.7 %53.6 %29.8 %664238426
2016High Leverage1.9127.3 %47.7 %25.0 %9.1 %0.0 %4.8 %0.0 %24.4 %53.3 %22.2 %13.3 %62.2 %24.4 %325132193
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Bases Empty1.2421.4 %43.6 %35.0 %7.3 %12.2 %5.9 %0.0 %39.0 %37.3 %23.7 %20.3 %52.5 %27.1 %930346584
2016Men on Base1.6319.2 %50.0 %30.8 %8.3 %4.2 %5.1 %0.0 %22.5 %52.5 %25.0 %12.5 %63.8 %23.8 %567224343
2016Men In Scoring1.7022.9 %48.6 %28.6 %0.0 %0.0 %11.8 %0.0 %22.2 %50.0 %27.8 %16.7 %63.9 %19.4 %284121163
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Through 3 - 03.0020.0 %60.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %60.0 %40.0 %20.0 %60.0 %20.0 %785820
2016Through 3 - 15.000.0 %83.3 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %33.3 %50.0 %16.7 %17710770
2016Through 3 - 22.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %41.7 %25.0 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %441218223
2016Through 2 - 01.7810.7 %57.1 %32.1 %0.0 %11.1 %12.5 %0.0 %32.1 %53.6 %14.3 %10.7 %64.3 %25.0 %297166131
2016Through 1 - 01.3824.4 %43.9 %31.7 %3.8 %11.5 %8.3 %0.0 %25.3 %48.2 %26.5 %14.5 %60.2 %25.3 %731345386
2016Through 2 - 15.0031.4 %57.1 %11.4 %0.0 %0.0 %10.0 %0.0 %48.6 %42.9 %8.6 %20.0 %57.1 %22.9 %472229243
2016Through 1 - 11.7232.9 %42.5 %24.7 %5.6 %5.6 %3.2 %0.0 %35.1 %43.2 %21.6 %17.6 %56.8 %25.7 %803320483
2016Through 0 - 11.5919.5 %49.4 %31.0 %11.1 %0.0 %2.3 %0.0 %39.8 %36.4 %23.9 %21.6 %55.7 %22.7 %739225514
2016Through 2 - 21.6927.1 %45.8 %27.1 %0.0 %7.7 %4.5 %0.0 %37.5 %37.5 %25.0 %18.8 %56.3 %25.0 %661280381
2016Through 1 - 21.5621.2 %48.1 %30.8 %6.3 %6.3 %4.0 %0.0 %43.4 %30.2 %26.4 %18.9 %56.6 %24.5 %667226441
2016Through 0 - 21.909.4 %59.4 %31.3 %20.0 %0.0 %5.3 %0.0 %50.0 %31.3 %18.8 %28.1 %56.3 %15.6 %30068232
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016As Starter1.8118.2 %52.7 %29.1 %0.0 %12.5 %10.3 %0.0 %32.7 %47.3 %20.0 %14.6 %58.2 %27.3 %419157262
2016As Reliever1.2421.4 %43.6 %35.0 %10.2 %8.2 %3.3 %0.0 %32.2 %42.0 %25.9 %18.2 %56.6 %25.2 %1078413665
SeasonShiftsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016No Shift1.5021.4 %47.2 %31.4 %8.0 %0.0 %6.7 %0.0 %31.9 %41.9 %26.3 %16.9 %56.9 %26.3 %595203392
2016Shift - All1.6720.0 %50.0 %30.0 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %28.1 %53.1 %18.8 %21.9 %68.8 %9.4 %1043767
2016Shift - Traditional1.8026.3 %47.4 %26.3 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %36.8 %52.6 %10.5 %26.3 %63.2 %10.5 %642341
2016Shift - Non Traditional1.509.1 %54.5 %36.4 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %15.4 %53.9 %30.8 %15.4 %76.9 %7.7 %401426
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20161st Through Order as SP1.1126.9 %38.5 %34.6 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %34.6 %46.2 %19.2 %11.5 %65.4 %23.1 %18262120
20162nd Through Order as SP3.208.7 %69.6 %21.7 %0.0 %20.0 %18.8 %0.0 %34.8 %47.8 %17.4 %21.7 %43.5 %34.8 %19580115
20163rd Through Order as SP1.5016.7 %50.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %0.0 %83.3 %16.7 %421527
20161st Through Order as RP1.3121.8 %44.4 %33.8 %11.1 %8.9 %3.4 %0.0 %33.1 %41.9 %25.0 %18.4 %56.6 %25.0 %1047401646
20162nd Through Order as RP0.5014.3 %28.6 %57.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %14.3 %42.9 %42.9 %14.3 %57.1 %28.6 %311219