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37 David Phelps RP

Chicago Cubs

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September 21, 2019 10:16 AM
Cubs' David Phelps: Allows two runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (2-1) allowed two earned runs without recording an out to take the loss Friday against the Cardinals. He walked both batters he faced.

Phelps had the unenviable task of facing St. Louis sluggers Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna in the top of the sixth inning, and he walked both of them on a total of nine pitches. Both would come around to score after Phelps got the hook, pushing the Cardinals ahead 2-1, which ended up being the final score. Despite the hiccup, Phelps has been mostly solid for the Cubs this year with a 3.52 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 30.2 innings.

September 2, 2019 05:40 PM
Cubs' David Phelps: Snags second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (2-0) picked up the win Monday against the Mariners, tossing a clean inning of relief with one walk and one strikeout.

Phelps has had a quietly effective season for the Blue Jays and Cubs, as he now has a 2.89 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 30 strikeouts across 28 innings of relief with both teams. With Chicago getting inconsistent efforts from pitchers such as Pedro Strop and Craig Kimbrel, Phelps should continue to pitch in important spots as the team looks to secure a postseason berth.

August 5, 2019 11:56 PM
Cubs' David Phelps: Bags one-out save Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps picked up the save against the Athletics on Monday, retiring the only batter he faced in the ninth inning to close out the Cubs' 6-5 victory.

It was the first save of the season for the newly acquired right-hander, as he entered the contest with two outs in the ninth inning and got Marcus Semien to fly out and seal a one-run victory. Craig Kimbrel (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, so Phelps could find himself soaking up at least some of the resulting save opportunities while Kimbrel is out. He has a 3.86 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP and a 20:8 K:BB over 18.2 innings between Toronto and Chicago this season.

July 30, 2019 08:12 PM
Cubs' David Phelps: Headed to Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps was traded from the Blue Jays to the Cubs on Tuesday in exchange for Thomas Hatch, Jesse Rogers of reports.

The Cubs' bullpen has been an area of concern lately, so this move is certainly a step in the right direction for Chicago. Phelps was held out until mid-June while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, so his arm should be relatively fresh heading into the final few months of the season. He owns a 3.63 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 18 punchouts over 17.1 innings this season. Phelps is expected to be available to pitch for the Cubs beginning Wednesday, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.

July 3, 2019 06:36 PM
Blue Jays' David Phelps: Serving as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps will be the opener for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

Phelps owns a 3.52 ERA and an 8:2 K:BB in 7.2 innings of work for Toronto this season. He'll face the toughest part of Boston's order before likely turning the ball over to Jacob Waguespack.

June 18, 2019 11:12 AM
Blue Jays' David Phelps: Looks good in 2019 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps walked one and struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief during Monday's loss to the Angels.

The 32-year-old was on a big-league mound for the first time since Aug. 30, 2017, and Phelps looked fully recovered from the Tommy John surgery that cost him all of last season. Assuming he stays healthy, he figures to fill a key role in a Jays bullpen that can use all the help it can get.

June 17, 2019 05:56 PM
Blue Jays' David Phelps: Returns from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list Monday, Shi Davidi of reports.

Phelps has been cleared to make his 2019 big-league debut after completing a four-game minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin and Triple-A Buffalo. The right-hander hasn't pitched since undergoing Tommy John surgery in March of 2018; the Blue Jays may ease him back into action with lower-leverage work, but Phelps' track record suggests it won't be long before he's back in a high-leverage role. Justin Shafer was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.

June 15, 2019 12:40 AM
Blue Jays' David Phelps: Nearing activation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) is with the team in Houston but likely won't be activated from the injured list until Saturday or Sunday, Shi Davidi of reports.

Phelps has pitched on back-to-back days, so the Blue Jays will give him another day or two to rest prior to bringing him back from the shelf. He hasn't appeared in a big-league game since undergoing Tommy John surgery in March of 2018.

June 7, 2019 07:56 PM
Blue Jays' David Phelps: Advances rehab to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) was transferred from High-A Dunedin to Triple-A Buffalo to continue his rehab assignment, Shi Davidi of reports.

Phelps had been rehabbing at High-A in an effort to make it all the way back from Tommy John surgery, and it appears he's closing in on a return to the big leagues. The Blue Jays figure to continue to exercise caution with the right-hander, so he may need a handful of appearances with the Bisons before coming off the injured list.

April 4, 2019 04:20 PM
Blue Jays' David Phelps: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) has resumed a throwing program and is throwing with no issues, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

Phelps was recently shut down for some rest after throwing a series of live batting practice sessions, but he appears to be back on track in his throwing program. The veteran reliever remains without a timetable for his return, though he's certainly trending in the right direction. Once healthy, look for Phelps to fill a middle-relief role.

March 29, 2019 12:40 AM
Blue Jays' David Phelps: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays placed Phelps (elbow) on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

Phelps is just over a year removed from Tommy John surgery and has resumed facing hitters, but he'll need additional time to build up his arm before contributing for the Blue Jays. A firm timeline for his return from the IL likely won't be established until he starts pitching in minor-league rehab games.

March 2, 2019 09:40 AM
Blue Jays' David Phelps: Throws BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) threw his first live batting practice Saturday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

He underwent Tommy John surgery last March, so he is likely a month or two away from pitching in games. Nonetheless, it is good to see that he has not had any notable setbacks in his recovery.

January 10, 2019 11:16 PM
Blue Jays' David Phelps: Inks deal with Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday, Jeff Passan of reports.

Phelps last appeared in the major leagues during the 2017 season, posting a 3.40 ERA with 62 punchouts over 55.2 frames as a relief pitcher across stops in Miami and Seattle. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in March of 2018, the Blue Jays are hopeful the right-hander will be ready in time for spring training and that he could possibly earn a spot in their bullpen. Phelps began a throwing program back in mid-August, although it's unclear as to how close he is to a full recovery.

August 14, 2018 10:04 AM
Mariners' David Phelps: Begins to throw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) played catch for the first time Monday since undergoing Tommy John surgery, Greg Johns of reports.

Phelps had Tommy John surgery in March of 2018, but he's ready to resume throwing once again. He still has a long way to go until he can return to action, and figures to remain on the shelf until at least April or May of 2019.

May 25, 2018 09:04 PM
Mariners' David Phelps: Transferred to 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Friday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Phelps was moved after the Mariners needed room for both Denard Span and Alex Colome following a trade with the Rays. He's expected to be on the shelf for the rest of the 2018 season and possibly a part of the 2019 campaign following Tommy John surgery in mid-March.

March 28, 2018 09:20 PM
Mariners' David Phelps: Sent to DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) was placed on the disabled list Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Phelps is set to miss the entire 2018 season and potentially the start of the 2019 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier in the week.

March 22, 2018 05:16 PM
Mariners' David Phelps: To undergo surgery Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Monday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery. Phelps was diagnosed with a torn UCL on Wednesday, which will cause him to miss the next 12-to-18 months following Monday's procedure.

March 22, 2018 02:05 PM
Mariners' David Phelps: Suffers torn UCL, out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps was diagnosed with a torn UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

This is a tough blow for the Mariners and Phelps, as the veteran reliever was expected to play a key role in the team's bullpen this season. The 31-year-old apparently suffered the injury during his outing against the Angels last week. Given Tommy John surgeries typically carry a 12-to-18 month recovery timeline, Phelps will likely open the 2019 season on the disabled list. This comes after he missed the final month of the 2017 season after undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow. With Phelps unavailable, Juan Nicasio, Nick Vincent and James Pazos will likely be tasked with getting the ball to Edwin Diaz.

March 4, 2018 10:48 PM
Mariners' David Phelps: Throws Saturday as planned
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) threw one shutout inning and recorded one strikeout Saturday in his Cactus League debut against the Angels.

He was efficient during his brief appearance, needing just five pitches to get through the inning. This marked the first live game for Phelps since having a bone spur removed from his elbow in September, so the Mariners will likely be cautious with how they increase his level of activity.

March 1, 2018 12:24 PM
Mariners' David Phelps: Scheduled to appear Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phelps (elbow) will make his Cactus League debut against the Angels on Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Phelps said that his elbow is "feeling great" as he continues to work his way back from a procedure to remove a bone spur in his elbow in mid-September. He was able to toss a live bullpen session Tuesday without any issue and will likely be eased into game action throughout the spring.

Situational Stats
vs St. Louis 3.001 6.00034
vs LHB 11.100 3.180514
vs RHB 23.000 3.5201222
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
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Pitching Stats
2012NYY44 3.3433110000 99.28138371463896
2013NYY65 4.9822120001 86.2885048853579
2014NYY55 4.3832171011 113.011562551374692
2015MIA48 4.5023190000 112.011959561143377
2016MIA76 2.2864500410 86.26123226238114
2017MIA-SEA45 3.405400008 55.2512321512662
2018SEA00 ---0000000.00000000
2019TOR-CHC21 3.414110015 34.1311413511736
Total 3234 3.862696510625 588.05462692526226233556
Batting Stats
2012NYY33000000000 --- --- ---
2013NYY22200000200 .000 .000 .000
2014NYY32400000100 .000 .000 .000
2015MIA2334040001600 .143 .118 .118
2016MIA641102010300 .182 .182 .182
2017MIA-SEA54100000100 .000 .000 .000
2019TOR-CHC41000000000 --- --- ---
Total 26952060102300 .132 .115 .115
Fielding Stats
2012NYYP33111741030 .824
2013NYYP22122313912 .957
2015MIAP23192441912 .958
2016MIAP6451941232 .842
Total  26965120407288 .933
More Pitching Stats
2012NYY29598 1.0431322 .223414 11.3 .3770
2013NYY18385 1.0633302 .265376 13.3 .4071
2014NYY2114123 0.9876312 .263497 13.4 .4120
2015MIA0121128 1.0252002 .272482 12.5 .4040
2016MIA67166 1.1840010 .197352 10.5 .2946
2017MIA-SEA35543 1.4021000 .246238 12.6 .3628
2018SEA000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2019TOR-CHC12834 0.9401003 .242147 12.8 .4224
Total 15567577 1.0624149411 .2472506 12.3 .38319
Postseason Pitching Stats
2012NYY02 8.10300000 3.17430012
Total 02 8.10300000 3.17430012
Minor League Pitching Stats
2008 A-Staten Ilnd82 2.721515000 72.2672822411852
2009AFA-Tampa31 1.1877000 38.0349510632
2009AFX-Charleston103 2.811919000112.01174835942590
2010AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr42 3.091211000 70.0763124411357
2010AA-Trenton Thunder60 2.051414000 88.0632120222384
2011AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr66 3.201818110107.011542381142690
2011R-Gcl Yankees11 0.0022000 7.04200015
2012AFA-Tampa Yankees00 0.0022000 5.17000015
2012AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr10 0.0011000 6.24000037
2012AA-Trenton Thunder10 0.0011000 6.210000111
2013AA-Trenton Thunder00 3.5222000 7.253320512

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St. Louis, MO
Chicago Cubs
Notre Dame
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