Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:45:36 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Brad Hand allowed five earned runs, eight hits and a walk in just three innings in a loss Monday, April 14, against the Washington Nationals. He is now 1-11 in his career as a starter.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:29:36 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner (shoulder) complained of shoulder pain after hitting in the batting cage before his start Wednesday, April 9. SP Brad Hand took Turner's rotation spot Wednesday, and he figures to remain in the rotation until Turner returns. Turner could be activated as early as April 18, meaning he could only miss two starts.
Fantasy Tip: It's good news that Turner's shoulder injury didn't come as the result of throwing, but rather swinging. There's optimism that he can return when eligible. Hand is only an NL-only commodity for the desperate.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:49:36 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Brad Hand will make the start Wednesday, April 9, against the Washington Nationals in place of the injured SP Jacob Turner (shoulder).
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:49:03 -0700
The Miami Marlins named SP Tom Koehler as the team's fifth starter, meaning SP Brad Hand will head to the bullpen.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:06:36 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Brad Hand, who is out of minor league options and is fighting for a roster spot as a starter or reliever, has a 0.75 ERA and has struck out 15 hitters in 12 innings this spring. Hand is firmly competing for a roster spot with SPs Tom Koehler and Kevin Slowey. "My changeup has been working really well this spring," Hand said. "That's been the biggest part of where I've struggled, getting behind hitters, walking guys. That's one of the big things I've been working on, getting ahead and staying ahead."
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:44:17 -0800
Miami Marlins P Brad Hand will make the Grapefruit League spring start Sunday, March 2, against the Washington Nationals. Hand, who is out of options, must make the opening day roster or risk being lost by the organization.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:33:17 -0800
Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner is all but guaranteed a starting rotation spot this year. President of baseball operations Michael Hill mentions SPs Brad Hand, Brian Flynn and Tom Koehler as candidates to compete for the fifth and final rotation spot. SPs Andrew Heaney, Justin Nicolino, Adam Conley and Anthony DeSclafini will receive spring innings to prove themselves, but they'll likely start in the minors.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:45:58 -0700
The Miami Marlins are considering giving SP Jacob Turner more rest before his next start after he failed to go six innings for his sixth straight start Sunday, Sept. 8. His next turn in the rotation is scheduled to come up Friday, Sept. 13, against the New York Mets. SPs Brad Hand and Brian Flynn will play into the equation in the starting rotation down the stretch.
Fantasy Tip: Turner appears to be tiring down the stretch, which is a good reason for the Fish to rest him in the final weeks. Hand and Flynn should only be considered in NL-only universes.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:19:48 -0700
The Miami Marlins will call up C Rob Brantly, RP Arquimedes Caminero, SP Brian Flynn and SP Brad Hand from Triple-A New Orleans Tuesday, Sept. 3. Flynn will start Wednesday, Sept. 4, against the Chicago Cubs.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:15:53 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez will be shut down at around 170 innings this year. He's currently at 139 2/3 innings, so he could be shut down before the season's final month. Fernandez had never pitched above Class A before this season as a 21-year-old. The team could decide to shut SP Jacob Turner down, too, if he shows signs of fatigue. SPs Brad Hand and Brian Flynn could be called up in September to help fill the rotation. SP Sam Dyson is another candidate. It's doubtful SPs Andrew Heaney, Anthony DeSclafini or Justin Nicolino will be recalled from Double-A Jacksonville.
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez, at 8-5 with a 2.45 ERA and 149 strikeouts, is a heavy favorite for NL Rookie of the Year honors. He's been fantastic, but the time to utilize his talents is running out. Just be aware. Any of the young hurlers the Marlins may call up would only be useful for a start or two in deep NL-only leagues. If you're in the running for a fantasy championship, it's probably wise not to rely on them.