Hand
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
2-4
ERA
2.68
WHIP
1.07
K
81
SV
28
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hand grabbed control of the Padres’ closer role in July, culminating his journey from failed starter in the Marlins' organization to certified relief ace. He's enjoyed a velocity bump while working in shorter spurts, and the strikeouts have ticked up as well; the left... read more
Hand grabbed control of the Padres’ closer role in July, culminating his journey from failed starter in the Marlins' organization to certified relief ace. He's enjoyed a velocity bump while working in shorter spurts, and the strikeouts have ticked up as well; the left-hander ranked 14th among relievers with an 11.5 K/9. Hand’s walk rate improved from 3.6 BB/9 to 2.3 last season as well, as he learned to use his packed arsenal from his starting days to taunt hitters in smaller sample sizes. Unfortunately, the fact he’s enjoyed this success for the perpetually rebuilding Padres leaves him vulnerable to a sell-high trade that could demote him back to a setup gig. The skills are worth a lofty investment, but don’t pay for a full season of save opportunities.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: L    HT: 6'3"    WT: 228 lbs.    DOB: 3/20/1990    College: None    Drafted: 2nd Rd in 2008Show Contract
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Brad Hand Contract Info:
Signed a three-year, $19.75 million contract extension with the Padres in January of 2018. Contract includes a club option for 2021.
Grabs fourth save with Cleveland
PCleveland Indians
August 15, 2018
Hand gave up two hits and a walk while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 28th save of the season, and fourth with Cleveland, in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Reds.
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2018 Stat Review for Brad Hand
4.26 K/BB
GOOD
12.79 K/9
ELITE
3.00 BB/9
AVERAGE
93.8 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.9 HR/9
WEAK
1.76 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
2.68 ERA
GOOD
1.07 WHIP
GOOD
2.76 FIP
GREAT
0.311 BABIP
HIGH
80.0 % Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE
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  1. 1. YanY. Gomes (R)
  2. 2. RobertoR. Perez (R)
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  1. 1. YonderY. Alonso (L)
  2. X. EdwinE. Encarnacion (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  4. 3. YandyY. Diaz (R)
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  2. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  3. 3. JoseJ. Ramirez (S)
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  2. X. LonnieL. Chisenhall (L) 60-Day DL
  3. 2. YandyY. Diaz (R)
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  1. Brad Hand 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Brad Hand 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Claimed off waivers from the Marlins in early April, Hand racked up a career-high 111 strikeouts over 82 relief appearances despite previous forays in Miami as a member of the starting rotation. It was somewhat surprising the Marlins decided he didn't fit in their own stable of relievers, especially since he had demonstrated excellent splits against lefties in 2015 while spitting time between the rotation and bullpen. Nevertheless, Hand emerged as one of the top relievers in the San Diego bullpen, fanning 30.5 percent of the batters he faced and holding the opposition to a .193 batting average. In terms of his arsenal, Hand moved further away from his curveball and changeup, and instead leaned on a fastball-slider combo, throwing the latter offering 30.3 percent of the time. The slider was particularly effective for Hand, and it's fair to suggest that he's become one of the top left-handed relievers in the game over the course of the past year.
  3. Brad Hand 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Hand shuffled between the rotation and the bullpen all season for Miami in 2015. His inconsistency prevented him from seizing the opportunities to stick as a starter. The Marlins seem to believe in Hand despite his 9-25 overall record with the team since 2011, as he's been with the organization since they drafted him in 2008. If nothing else, he should be a useful left-handed option in relief, as his splits in that role (19.2-percent K rate, 6.6-percent walk rate, 2.80 FIP) are encouraging enough to continue earning him big league paychecks. As a LOOGY, Hand may be even better, as he's held left-handed hitters to a .227/.285/.329 line over his career with the Marlins.
  4. Brad Hand 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Hand was impressive during spring training in 2014 and parlayed that performance into a long look as a starter during the season. Ultimately, however, Hand proved to be far too inconsistent to take the ball every fifth day for the Marlins and is likely headed towards a more permanent role in the Miami bullpen. While shuffling between roles --  16 starts and 16 relief appearances -- he posted a decent 4.38 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 111 innings pitched. Hand offers little in terms of strikeout upside and though he was more successful last season as a start than as a reliever, his ability to bear down on left-handed batters (3.21 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and .224 BAA) could find him deployed more frequently as a situational lefty during the coming season.
  5. Brad Hand 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Hand earned a September call-up, after sporting a 3.21 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 17 minor league starts. He saved his best work for last, spinning 6.1 innings of two-run ball for the Marlins in his final outing of the season. Without a dominating arsenal of pitches, Hand simply must improve his control (47 walks in 89.2 minor league innings) to have success at the major league level. Though the Marlins will likely keep Hand stretched out as a starter to begin the year in 2014, his best path to time in Miami this season will likely be in the bullpen.
  6. Brad Hand 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Hand spent the majority of his season at the Triple-A level, making just one start in the big leagues. Though he typically works in the low-90s with his fastball, Hand possesses solid strikeout ability (8.5 K/9 over 148.1 minor league innings). Still, the 23-year-old has failed to harness his control, posting a brutal 4.6 BB/9 in the minors in 2012 after he had similar control issues during a 12-start stint with the big club in 2011. Hand appears to have some work to do refining his control before Miami will give the former second-round pick another crack at the rotation.
  7. Brad Hand 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Injuries to the big-league rotation, and a woeful lack of pitching depth in the Marlins system, forced the club to bring Hand up ahead of schedule and he posted predictably shaky numbers. His Double-A numbers don't really look like those of a top prospect either, as his strikeout rate took a steep drop, while his walk and home-run rates both rose. While he might enter spring training with a theoretical shot at a 25-man roster spot, expect Miami to keep him in the minors all of 2012.
  8. Brad Hand 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Hand improved his control while maintaining his K/9IP rate as a 20-year-old at High-A, and as a result put himself firmly in the Marlins' future plans. He projects to have three solid pitches although none of them are exceptional, which makes him a mid-rotation starter at best in the majors, but given the way the organization's starting pitching depth has been gutted the last couple of seasons they'll take what they can get. Assuming he doesn't stumble against Double-A competition this year, Hand could get his first taste of the big leagues in 2012.
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Grabs fourth save with Cleveland
PCleveland Indians
August 15, 2018
Hand gave up two hits and a walk while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 28th save of the season, and fourth with Cleveland, in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Reds.
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Secures third save in shaky outing
PCleveland Indians
August 5, 2018
Hand surrendered one run on two hits while striking out one as he slammed the door in the ninth for the save Sunday against the Angels.
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Notches another save
PCleveland Indians
August 1, 2018
Hand allowed a hit and a walk in 1.2 scoreless innings Wednesday to record his second save with Cleveland in a 2-0 win over the Twins.
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Picks up first save with Cleveland
PCleveland Indians
July 25, 2018
Hand struck out three in 1.1 perfect innings Wednesday to record his 25th save of the season, and first with Cleveland, in a 4-0 win over the Pirates.
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Dealt to Indians
PCleveland Indians
July 19, 2018
Hand was traded to Cleveland along with Adam Cimber in exchange for Francisco Mejia on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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