David Phelps, Relief Pitcher, Seattle Mariners
Date of Birth: 10/9/1986
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
College: University of Notre Dame
David Phelps, relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, 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 Miami 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.
The Marlins traded Phelps to the Mariners on July 20, 2017. He had a 3.40 ERA with 4 wins and 5 losses and 62 strikeouts to 26 walks in 55.2 innings of relief in 44 games with the Marlins and 10 games with the Mariners in 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Phelps through 2017 include:
- 228 games played
- 553.2 innings pitched
- 30-33 win-loss record
- 520 strikeouts to 216 walks
- 3.89 ERA
Phelps and his wife Maria have two daughters.