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David Phelps PBlue Jays

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Birth Date10-9-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age32 years, 4 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.12015
2.42016
1.12017
2018
0.52019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2012 NYA MLB 33 11 99.7 4 4 0 81 38 96 14 103 7.3 3.4 1.3 8.7 45% .258 1.19 4.26 3.34 96 3.98 91.1 1.2
2013 NYA MLB 22 12 86.7 6 5 0 88 35 79 8 101 9.1 3.6 0.8 8.2 44% .323 1.42 3.83 4.98 97 4.11 98.3 0.8
2014 NYA MLB 32 17 113.0 5 5 1 115 46 92 13 101 9.2 3.7 1.0 7.3 43% .301 1.42 4.43 4.38 112 5.09 124.8 -0.4
2015 MIA MLB 23 19 112.0 4 8 0 119 33 77 11 93 9.6 2.7 0.9 6.2 43% .303 1.36 4.05 4.50 104 4.27 99.7 1.1
2016 MIA MLB 64 5 86.7 7 6 4 61 38 114 6 90 6.3 3.9 0.6 11.8 47% .286 1.14 2.83 2.28 73 2.67 59.0 2.4
2017 MIA 0 44 0 47.0 2 4 0 42 21 51 5 90 8.0 4.0 1.0 9.8 49% .308 1.34 3.72 3.45 85 3.36 71.4 1.0
2017 SEA 0 10 0 8.7 2 1 0 9 5 11 0 103 9.3 5.2 0.0 11.4 42% .375 1.62 2.67 3.12 91 3.99 85.0 0.1
2017 TOT MLB 54 0 55.7 4 5 0 51 26 62 5 92 8.2 4.2 0.8 10.0 48% .319 1.38 3.56 3.40 86 3.45 73.5 1.1
CareerMLB22864553.73033551521652057978.43.50.98.544%.2971.323.893.89974.0294.06.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 STA A- 15 15 72.7 8 2 0 67 18 52 4 98 8.3 2.2 0.5 6.4 53% .298 1.17 3.68 2.72 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CSC A 19 19 112.7 10 3 0 117 25 90 9 93 9.3 2.0 0.7 7.2 54% .320 1.26 3.66 2.80 0 0.00 0.0
2009 TAM A+ 7 7 38.3 3 1 0 34 6 32 1 104 8.0 1.4 0.2 7.5 60% .312 1.04 2.33 1.17 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TRN AA 14 14 88.3 6 0 0 63 23 84 2 101 6.4 2.3 0.2 8.6 49% .264 0.97 2.60 2.04 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SWB AAA 12 11 70.3 4 2 0 76 13 57 4 97 9.7 1.7 0.5 7.3 44% .317 1.27 3.00 3.07 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SWB AAA 18 18 107.3 6 6 0 115 26 90 11 82 9.6 2.2 0.9 7.5 40% .328 1.31 3.72 3.19 0 0.00 0.0
2011 YAN Rk 2 2 7.0 1 1 0 4 1 5 0 107 5.1 1.3 0.0 6.4 67% .190 0.71 2.40 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 NYA MLB 33 11 99.7 4 4 0 81 38 96 14 103 7.3 3.4 1.3 8.7 45% .258 1.19 4.26 3.34 96 3.98 91.1
2012 TAM A+ 2 2 5.3 0 0 0 7 1 5 0 104 11.8 1.7 0.0 8.4 53% .467 1.50 2.08 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 TRN AA 1 1 6.7 1 0 0 1 1 11 0 103 1.4 1.4 0.0 14.9 70% .100 0.30 0.34 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2012 SWB AAA 1 1 6.7 1 0 0 4 3 7 0 101 5.4 4.1 0.0 9.5 29% .235 1.05 2.40 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 NYA MLB 22 12 86.7 6 5 0 88 35 79 8 101 9.1 3.6 0.8 8.2 44% .323 1.42 3.83 4.98 97 4.11 98.3
2013 TRN AA 2 2 7.7 0 0 0 5 5 12 2 90 5.9 5.9 2.3 14.1 60% .231 1.30 5.53 3.52 0 0.00 0.0
2014 NYA MLB 32 17 113.0 5 5 1 115 46 92 13 101 9.2 3.7 1.0 7.3 43% .301 1.42 4.43 4.38 112 5.09 124.8
2015 MIA MLB 23 19 112.0 4 8 0 119 33 77 11 93 9.6 2.7 0.9 6.2 43% .303 1.36 4.05 4.50 104 4.27 99.7
2016 MIA MLB 64 5 86.7 7 6 4 61 38 114 6 90 6.3 3.9 0.6 11.8 47% .286 1.14 2.83 2.28 73 2.67 59.0
2017 MIA MLB 44 0 47.0 2 4 0 42 21 51 5 90 8.0 4.0 1.0 9.8 49% .308 1.34 3.72 3.45 85 3.36 71.4
2017 SEA MLB 10 0 8.7 2 1 0 9 5 11 0 103 9.3 5.2 0.0 11.4 42% .375 1.62 2.67 3.12 91 3.99 85.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2012 1666 0.4646 0.3974 0.7976 0.5568 0.2590 0.8770 0.6494 0.2024
2013 1497 0.4883 0.3935 0.8132 0.5609 0.2337 0.8732 0.6760 0.1868
2014 1820 0.4764 0.3885 0.8444 0.5513 0.2403 0.8912 0.7467 0.1556
2015 1849 0.5619 0.4143 0.8760 0.5794 0.2025 0.9020 0.7805 0.1240
2016 1481 0.5577 0.4207 0.7384 0.5835 0.2153 0.7780 0.6028 0.2616
2017 983 0.5148 0.4079 0.7506 0.5632 0.2432 0.8175 0.5862 0.2494
Career92960.51020.40320.81050.56580.23140.86210.68470.1895

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-04 2014-09-12 15-DL 39 34 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2014-04-19 2014-04-20 DTD 1 1 - Hip Contusion HBP - -
2013-07-05 2013-09-14 60-DL 71 63 Right Forearm Strain - -
2013-05-25 2013-05-29 DTD 4 4 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-06-22 2011-08-19 Minors 58 53 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 TOR $2,500,000
2018 SEA $5,550,000
2017 MIA $4,600,000
2016 MIA $2,500,000
2015 MIA $1,400,000
2014 NYA $541,425
2013 NYA $512,425
2012 NYA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$15,103,850
2018Current$2,500,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$17,603,850
7 yrTotal$17,603,850

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 156 dJet Sports1 year/$2.5M (2019), 2020 option

Details
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2019), plus 2020 club option. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/10/19. 19:$2.5M, 20:$1M club option. 2020 option increases to $3M if Phelps pitches in 30-39 games in 2019, $5M with 40-49 games, $7M with 50 games or more, $8M with 50 games or more and 40 or more games finished. Performance bonuses: $0.25 each for 25, 30, 35 games. $0.35 each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 70 games. $0.75M for games finished: $0.125 each for 25, 30 GF. $0.25 each for 35, 40 GF.
  • 1 year/$5.55M (2018). Re-signed by Seattle 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$4.6M (2017). Won arbitration with Miami 2/8/17 ($4.6M-$4.325M). Acquired by Seattle in trade from Miami 7/20/17.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2016). Re-signed by Miami 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2015). Lost in arbitration with Miami 2/13/15 ($1.875M-$1.4M).
  • 1 year/$541,425 (2014). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14. Acquired by Miami in trade from NY Yankees 12/19/14.
  • 1 year/$512,425 (2013). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/18/11. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2008 (14-440) (Notre Dame).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1.6 1.4 0 31 0 48.4 32 18 56 4 .250 1.03 2.40 2.61 8.4 0.9
80o 1.5 1.5 0 31 0 42.7 30 17 49 3 .264 1.11 2.73 2.99 7.1 0.8
70o 1.5 1.5 0 31 0 38.8 29 16 45 3 .274 1.17 2.98 3.27 6.1 0.7
60o 1.5 1.5 0 31 0 35.5 28 16 41 3 .283 1.23 3.19 3.51 5.3 0.6
50o 1.5 1.6 0 31 0 32.5 27 15 37 3 .291 1.28 3.39 3.73 4.5 0.5
40o 1.5 1.6 0 31 0 29.6 25 14 34 3 .299 1.33 3.59 3.96 3.7 0.4
30o 1.4 1.6 0 31 0 26.5 23 13 30 3 .308 1.38 3.81 4.21 2.9 0.3
20o 1.4 1.7 0 31 0 23.0 21 12 26 2 .318 1.45 4.07 4.5 1.9 0.2
10o 1.4 1.7 0 31 0 18.3 18 10 21 2 .332 1.55 4.44 4.92 0.4 0.0
Weighted Mean1.51.6031031.92615373.2891.263.363.74.60.5

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's winning the waiver claim on Juan Nicasio?
(Colin Anderle from San Diego)
No serious contender can afford to let him pass. He's been about as good as Archie Bradley and David Phelps this year. His whole career, he couldn't get lefties out, but this year, he's even doing that. So who's first in line among the legit contenders? The Rockies? The Brewers?

I want to note, though: it's so weird that the Pirates did this that you have to wonder if the guy is somehow radioactive. Smart teams do their homework even in the heat of a race, so if he's an asshole, he might end up on the Astros or the Mariners. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-03-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Have you guys ever experimented with pitchers who are coded as starting pitchers by Scoresheet but who will likely serve in relief roles in 2017? I am wondering if guys like David Phelps, Michael Lorenzen and Matt Strahm could be deployed as a sort of tandem fifth starter (with benefits such as switching handedness against a platoon-heavy team and potential lower ERAs). Does Scoresheet force you to start a pitcher with a game started that week if there's one on your roster?
(cgoble from KC)
This is a fun strategy, and something we've done and heard others also advocate. Playing time restrictions get stricter come playoff time, so these guys aren't as likely to be starting playoff games unless they've started real life games, but during the regular season it's a fun trick to pull. In the regular season, the measurement for contribution from starters is just total innings pitched, so guys like the ones you mentioned can start for you and offer some opportunities for good draft value and stronger than expected run prevention in a starting role (since they don't face that challenge in real life). (Ben Murphy, Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is David Phelps for real? He has looked good as a starter against the Mets and Phili but he's not striking out many batters (nor is he walking many batters). Also, I am looking at De La Rosa who is striking out alot of batters and not walking many. Looks like he is using his changeup more and FB less. Do you like either pitcher going forward in a NL only 4x4, 13 team league? THanks,
(Southcoast57 from Texas)
I mean, no, he's not for real like this, but him and JLDR are both worth owning in that deep of a league. Phelps just may not be able to hold a rotation spot for that long with Alvarez on the way back and Fernandez eventually coming. (Bret Sayre)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rest of year: Edwin Jackson, David Phelps, Erasmo Ramirez, Kevin Gausman, Dan Haren.
(LoyalRoyal from KS)
EJax, Eraser, Phelps, Haren, and Gausman. So sad about Haren's demise. (Paul Sporer)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you anticipate the Yankees will do with their #5 starter spot? Signing, trade, from within? And, if the latter, is David Phelps a viable answer in your opinion. Thanks...
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I think Phelps showed enough last year to warrant an opportunity to take that job. He seems to be the preferred internal option, so barring a trade (and there haven't been any burning rumors lately), I'd expect him to get the nod. And I do believe that he has the talent to handle it adequately. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who from the following list of young 4th/5th starter talent types have the best chances at a solid 2013: Dan Straily, Jose Quintana, Joe Kelly, Drew Smyly, AJ Griffin, David Phelps, Erasmo Ramirez, and Patrick Corbin?
(Paul from DC)
I don't know if Kelly, Smyly, or Corbin will get a full slate of starts, I know Phelps won't. That leaves Griffin, Straily, Quintana, and Ramirez and I'd lean toward one of the first two. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Losing Pettite and CC within hours of each other cut like a knife to quote Bryan Adams. Besides Garcia, who else can help in the rotation?
(Craig from VA)
First Bryan Adams reference on my watch - can't believe I avoided it until now given that the guy's music was an inescapable fungus during my high school years.

I wrote about the Yankees' situation at length at SI: http://mlb.si.com/2012/06/27/losses-of-sabathia-and-pettitte-threaten-to-derail-yankees-2/

Short version is that both Adam Warren, who's starting tonight, and David Phelps, who briefly took over Garcia's spot before Pettitte joined the club, can provide some help. The Yankees have a month to see what they can do before entering the trade market, and the resources to get a deal done if need be. They'll be OK, I think. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming Pettitte retires, what do you think will happen to the Yankees rotation? A lot of Ivan Nova and Sergio "Valente" Mitre? The Freddy Garcia Granny Gooden Show? Cashman relenting and trying Joba as a starter? Any chance any candidates among hyped prospects gets called up in the 2nd half after a strong showing in AA?
(Nick Stone from New York City)
Hey Nick! Shifting gears away from the Hall for the next few questions...

If I had to guess I think that barring a winter trade, the Yankees will begin the season by rounding out their rotation with one outside acquisition (Garcia and Jeremy Bonderman being the most obvious options but hardly the only ones) and Nova or Mitre in the five spot, with the other and David Phelps the next lines of defense in case either of those slots need to be filled. Once those possibilities are exhausted, barring some other hotshot from the minors making a case - and I don't think any of the three Killer B's are within half a season's range given that they don't even have much Double-A experience - that's when I think the Yankees will make a major move. (Jay Jaffe)


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