David Phelps, Relief Pitcher, Miami Marlins, #35
Date of Birth: 10/9/1986
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
College: University of Notre Dame
Current Salary: $4,600,000
David Phelps, relief pitcher for the Miami Marlins, was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2008. He pitched in the Yankees' minor league system from 2008 through 2011.
Phelps joined the Yankees as both a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher in 2012. He pitched 99.2 innings in 33 games and he finished the season with a 4-4 record and a 3.34 ERA. In 2013, injuries limited his playing time to 86.2 innings in 22 games.
Phelps pitched as both a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher in 2014. He finished the season with a 5-5 record, one save, 92 strikeouts to 46 walks, and a 4.38 ERA in 113.0 innings in 32 games.
Phelps was traded to the Marlins on December 19, 2014. He finished the 2015 season with a 4-8 record, 77 strikeouts to 33 walks, and a 4.50 ERA in 112.0 innings in 23 games.
Phelps pitched in 64 games with the Marlins in 2016. He finished the season with a career low ERA of 2.28, 7 wins to 6 losses, 4 saves, and 114 strikeouts to 38 walks in 86.2 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Phelps through 2016 include:
- 174 games played
- 498.0 innings pitched
- 26-28 win-loss record
- 458 strikeouts to 190 walks
- 3.94 ERA
Phelps and his wife Maria have two daughters.