Brad Hand, Relief Pitcher, San Diego Padres, #52


Date of Birth: 3/20/1990
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Current Salary: $1,375,000

Brad Hand, relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres, was first drafted by the Miami Marlins in June, 2008. He pitched in the Marlins' minor league system from 2008 through part of 2013. As a minor leaguer, he pitched 673.2 innings in 129 games and he had a 44-41 record and 614 strikeouts to 316 walks.

Hand first joined the Marlins in 2011. That season, he pitched 60.0 innings in 12 games and he had a 1-8 record and a 4.20 ERA. He spent most of the next two seasons back in the minors, pitching for the Marlins in just one game in 2012 and seven games in 2013.

In 2014, Hand pitched for the Marlins in both their starting rotation and from their bullpen. He finished the season with a 3-8 record, 1 save, and a 4.38 ERA in 111.0 innings in 32 games.

Hand pitched in 38 games for the Marlins in 2015. He finished the season with a 4-7 record, 67 strikeouts to 32 walks, and a 5.30 ERA in 93.1 innings.

Hand was claimed off waivers by the Padres on April 8, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a 2.92 ERA in 82 games as a reliever. He had 4 wins to 4 losses, 1 save, and 111 strikeouts to 36 walks in 89.1 innings.

Career pitching statistics for Hand through 2016 include:

  • 172 games played
  • 378.0 innings pitched
  • 13-29 win-loss record
  • 301 strikeouts to 156 walks
  • 4.29 ERA

Sources for Information
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