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Brandon Finnegan

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2018 Stats

W-L

0-3

ERA

7.40

WHIP

2.03

K

14

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Finnegan's first start of 2017 was a gem -- he threw seven shutout innings against the Phillies, striking out nine while allowing just one walk and one hit. Alas, that was the lone highlight from his ...

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2018 ADP:  451.68

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 185   DOB: 4/14/1993   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Finnegan Contract Information:

Signed for $2,200,600 in June 2014.

May 10, 2018  –  Brandon Finnegan News

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Finnegan will be optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Brandon Finnegan Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2014 21 A WIL 5 5 0 15.0 5 1 1 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.60 0.47
2014 21 AA NOR 8 0 0 12.0 15 3 2 13 2 0 3 0 0 0 2.25 1.42
2014 21 MAJ KC 7 0 0 7.0 6 1 0 10 1 0 1 0 0 1 1.29 1.00
2015 22 AA NOR 5 3 0 13.0 10 4 1 13 12 0 1 1 0 0 2.77 1.69
2015 22 AAA LOU 8 8 0 30.1 31 21 3 30 17 0 3 0 0 0 6.23 1.59
2015 22 AAA OMA 6 4 0 14.0 17 11 1 19 7 0 2 0 0 0 7.07 1.71
2015 22 MAJ KC 14 0 0 24.3 16 8 3 21 13 3 0 0 1 0 2.96 1.19
2015 22 MAJ CIN 6 4 0 23.7 21 11 5 24 8 2 2 0 0 0 4.18 1.23
2015  (Multiple Teams) 22 MAJ KC/CIN 20 4 0 48.0 37 19 8 45 21 5 2 0 1 0 3.56 1.21
2016 23 MAJ CIN 31 31 0 172.0 150 76 29 145 84 10 11 0 0 0 3.98 1.36
2017 24 AA PEN 1 2 0 7.0 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.43
2017 24 AAA LOU 1 1 0 5.0 4 4 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 7.20 1.20
2017 24 MAJ CIN 4 4 0 13.0 9 6 1 16 13 1 1 0 0 0 4.15 1.69
2018 25 AAA LOU 2 2 0 8.0 10 6 1 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 6.75 2.00
2018 25 MAJ CIN 5 5 0 20.7 27 17 5 14 15 0 3 0 0 0 7.40 2.03
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3-Year Averages     18 13 0 77.7 65 33 12 68 39 5 4 0 0 0 3.82 1.34
Career  (View All)     67 44 0 260.7 229 119 43 230 134 16 18 0 4.11 1.39

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Brandon Finnegan Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 6 Mia 3.3 4 5 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.40 2.03
Apr. 30 Mil 5.0 5 3 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.27 2.02
Apr. 25 Atl 5.0 7 3 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.03 2.19
Apr. 20 @StL 3.0 5 4 4 0 4 2 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 11.05 2.59
Apr. 14 StL 4.3 6 5 5 2 4 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 10.38 2.31
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.4 IP/G
13.3 16 11 8 3 7 8 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 5.40 1.73
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.1 IP/G
20.7 27 20 17 5 15 14 0 1 0 0-3 0 0 0 7.40 2.03
Last 60 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.1 IP/G
20.7 27 20 17 5 15 14 0 1 0 0-3 0 0 0 7.40 2.03
Brandon Finnegan Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
May. 16 Durham 3.0 2 3 3 0 1 6 1 1 0 L 0 9.00 1.00
Apr. 9 Columbus 5.0 8 4 3 1 5 2 0 0 0 L 0 5.40 2.60
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
3.0 2 3 3 0 1 6 1 1 0 0-1 0 9.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
3.0 2 3 3 0 1 6 1 1 0 0-1 0 9.00 1.00
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
8.0 10 7 6 1 6 8 1 1 0 0-2 0 6.75 2.00

Brandon Finnegan Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201821217002.350
20178321000.167
2016165282031512.218

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201882121420503.308
20175113118201.200
20165691176411916427.241

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201817.7020121156.621.87
20178.010010402.250.75
201682.34506928174.151.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20183.001024012.003.00
20175.00106917.203.20
201689.76607656123.811.41
Brandon Finnegan vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brandon Finnegan Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2014 21 A WIL 5 5 15.0 7.80 1.20 6.50 0.60 100% 0.60 2.73 .120
2014 21 AA NOR 8 0 12.0 9.75 1.50 6.50 1.50 93.3% 2.25 3.95 .384
2014 21 MAJ KC 7 0 7.0 12.86 1.29 10.00 0.00 2.50 85.7% 92.5 MPH 1.29 0.77 .381
2015 22 AA NOR 5 3 13.0 9.00 8.31 1.08 0.69 85.7% 2.77 4.97 .276
2015 22 AAA LOU 8 8 30.1 8.97 5.08 1.76 0.90 60% 6.23 4.40 .338
2015 22 AAA OMA 6 4 14.0 12.21 4.50 2.71 0.64 56.5% 7.07 2.91 .439
2015 22 MAJ KC 14 0 24.3 7.77 4.81 1.62 1.11 2.85 80.8% 92.7 MPH 2.96 4.80 .214
2015 22 MAJ CIN 6 4 23.7 9.13 3.04 3.00 1.90 1.68 75% 92.7 MPH 4.18 4.93 .272
2015  (Multiple Teams) 22 MAJ KC/CIN 20 4 48.0 8.44 3.94 2.14 1.50 2.16 78% 92.7 MPH 3.56 4.85 .243
2016 23 MAJ CIN 31 31 172.0 7.59 4.40 1.73 1.52 1.21 77.1% 91.7 MPH 3.98 5.24 .262
2017 24 AA PEN 1 2 7.0 6.43 1.29 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .119
2017 24 AAA LOU 1 1 5.0 9.00 3.60 2.50 3.60 50% 7.20 7.60 .180
2017 24 MAJ CIN 4 4 13.0 11.08 9.00 1.23 0.69 2.67 76.2% 93.1 MPH 4.15 4.74 .279
2018 25 AAA LOU 2 2 8.0 9.00 6.75 1.33 1.13 66.7% 6.75 5.45 .382
2018 25 MAJ CIN 5 5 20.7 6.10 6.53 0.93 2.18 1.25 67.6% 91.0 MPH 7.40 7.17 .332
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 12 60.4 8.23 4.87 1.69 1.40 75.4% 4.19 5.01 .274
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3-Year Averages     18 13 77.7 7.88 4.52 1.74 1.39 77.2% 3.82 4.96 .260
Career     67 44 260.7 7.94 4.63 1.72 1.48 76.3% 4.11 5.17 .269

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Brandon Finnegan Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 24.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 23.7 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 172 -1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2017 13 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 17.3 0 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brandon Finnegan    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.93 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.10 K/9
TERRIBLE
6.53 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.2 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.25 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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7.40 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.03 WHIP
TERRIBLE
7.17 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.332 BABIP
HIGH
67.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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Brandon Finnegan: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Finnegan will remain in the rotation for his next start, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Finnegan (0-3) allowed five runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two across 3.1 innings Sunday as he took the loss against the Marlins.

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Finnegan allowed three runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts through five innings in a no-decision Monday against Milwaukee.

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Finnegan didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Braves, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk over five innings while striking out four.

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Finnegan (0-2) took the loss Friday against the Cardinals, giving up four runs on five hits in three innings while striking out two and walking four.

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Finnegan (0-1) was charged with the loss Saturday against the Cardinals, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks in 4.1 innings. He struck out four.

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Finnegan (biceps) was activated from the 10-day disabled list and will start Saturday against the Cardinals, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

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Finnegan (biceps) will likely start Saturday against the Cardinals, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

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Finnegan (biceps) covered five innings during a rehab start Monday for Triple-A Louisville, giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and five walks in a 7-1 loss to Columbus. He struck out two batters in the outing.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Finnegan took an asymmetrical path toward being in a big league rotation, first rocketing through the Royals' system as a reliever after being drafted in the first round in 2014. He didn't begin his career as a starter until mid-2015, and not in earnest until after he joined the Reds in the Johnny Cueto deal. Over the first half of the season he took his lumps, with a few good starts mixed in, but he really turned it on over the second half, posting a 2.47 ERA after the All-Star break. The key to Finnegan's surge was refining his changeup after talking to teammate Dan Straily. He then threw it more often (up to 20 percent over the end of the season), making his fastball that much more effective. Like teammate Anthony DeSclafani, he doesn't quite profile as an ace or even as a No. 2 starter, but he's looking like a solid mid-rotation starter that will net owners decent ratios and strikeouts.

2016

Finnegan raced his way through the minors and into the major league bullpen, but it seemed that Kansas City was still looking at him as a future starter. That transition was expedited when he went to Cincinnati via the Johnny Cueto trade and was plugged into their all-rookie rotation at the end of the season. He was lit up for three home runs at St. Louis, but that was his only blip in four starts (all on the road), and even in that game he fanned seven in five innings. Finnegan showed three pitches as a starter, amplifying his changeup usage to 12 percent, and only lost a half mile per hour off of his fastball (92.5 mph average). He gets whiffs with all three offerings and cut his walks substantially while starting (3.0 BB/9, compared to 5.0 as a Reds minor leaguer). The Reds will give him a real chance at starting and even if it doesn’t all come together immediately, he should at least be a strikeout asset.

2015

Finnegan rose quickly through the Kansas City farm system in 2014 after being drafted 17th overall in June, and showed enough promise for manager Ned Yost to be comfortable using the 21-year-old in high-leverage playoff situations down the stretch. He pitched well in those pressure-filled scenarios, though allowing five runs in his ultimate appearance left a black mark on his final stat line. The potential is certainly there, however, as Finnegan has solid command of a mid-90s fastball, in addition to both a slider and changeup. He displayed the ability to strike hitters out in the majors, fanning 14 batters in 13 innings during the regular season and playoffs. If those secondary pitches continue to develop as hoped, Finnegan could work his way into the back end of the rotation, but he can always use a fastball-slider combo in the bullpen as a fallback option. He won't have much fantasy value working in the bullpen behind Greg Holland, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera, but a starting role could make him an intriguing sleeper heading into 2015.