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Padres | Brandon Maurer moving back to bullpen

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:07:33 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Brandon Maurer will move back to the bullpen after competing for a rotation spot this spring, according to manager Andy Green.

Fantasy Tip: It was worth a shot, but Maurer will probably be more effective in the bullpen with his elite swinging-strike rates. He also is a ground-ball guy with plenty of control, so he can be useful to owners in deep mixed and NL-only leagues even if he's not closing. Should Fernando Rodney falter, too, Maurer could be an option in the ninth eventually.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | Brandon Maurer, Colin Rea being monitored

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:34:31 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Brandon Maurer and Colin Rea will have their innings monitored if they win spots in the starting rotation, but manager Andy Green doesn't have a specific innings cap in mind.

Maurer only threw 51 innings last year before being shut down with shoulder inflammation in August. Maurer added 15 pounds of muscle this offseason to help prepare for a move back to the rotation. Rea threw 133 1/3 innings between two minor league stops last year and also put on weight during the winter.

Fantasy Tip: Rea is younger but Maurer has more intrigue for fantasy owners because of his ability to generate swings and misses. Maurer's transition to the rotation could be more difficult, though, and Rea's ground-ball profile could be attractive at Petco Park if he improves his command. Both could be relevant in deep mixed leagues with a rotation spot.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | Brandon Maurer struggles Tuesday

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:32:18 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Brandon Maurer allowed two hits (including a home run) and five earned runs while walking three and striking out two in 1 1/3 innings Tuesday, March 8. Only 19 of his 41 pitches were strikes. "Everything felt pretty good today, to be honest," Maurer said. "Ran out of gas there a little bit, but that's expected early on."

Fantasy Tip: To be fair, Maurer is re-introducing a curveball to his arsenal, so there may be a bit of a learning curve. The quick tiring is a concern with Maurer, though, as he's transitioning from a reliever to starter. Still, his nice strikeout stuff could play well at least in stretches for those willing to take a chance in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | Brandon Maurer bringing curve back

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 09:57:38 -0800

San Diego Padres SP Brandon Maurer is re-introducing a curveball into his arsenal, and combined with his slider, manager Andy Green thinks it could be a deadly combination.

Fantasy Tip: A new pitch should only help Maurer keep his elite swinging-strike rates. Along with a ground-ball profile and decent command, Maurer could be a late-round sleeper option that pays off nicely this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | SD's rotation competition

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:57:39 -0800

San Diego Padres SPs Tyson Ross, James Shields and Andrew Cashner are penciled in the starting rotation. SPs Brandon Maurer, Colin Rea, Robbie Erlin, Carlos Villanueva and Drew Pomeranz will compete for the final two spots this spring. SP Brandon Morrow could also be in the mix.

Fantasy Tip: Maurer probably present the most upside of the group because of his strikeout abilities, but how well will he transition from reliever to starter? Pomeranz also presents some intriguing upside if he wins a job, but he may be better off in relief, as well. Stay tuned for who wins these final jobs. They could both certainly be worth a late-round flier in deep mixed formats.

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Padres | Brandon Maurer will have chance to start

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:36:29 -0800

San Diego Padres RP Brandon Maurer will be given a chance to crack the starting rotation next season.

Fantasy Tip: Maurer was very useful out of the San Diego bullpen in 2015 and has some nasty stuff that could really translate well to a starting role. If he wins a rotation spot in spring training, he's certainly attractive in the late rounds as a flier to round out your starting fake staff.

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Padres | Brandon Maurer could emerge as starter

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:31:13 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Brandon Maurer could emerge as a starter depending on general manager A.J. Preller's roster moves prior to the non-waiver trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Maurer leads Padres relievers with 45 2/3 innings, over a career-high 46 games. Maurer has a modest 7.09 K/9, but a respectable 2.56 BB/9 and 2.56 ERA. He'll be a low-end starting option if moved into the rotation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Jeff Sanders

Padres | Brandon Maurer acquired

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:38:57 -0800

The San Diego Padres acquired SP Brandon Maurer from the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, Dec. 30, in exchange for OF Seth Smith.

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Mariners | Seth Smith acquired by Seattle

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:38:18 -0800

The Seattle Mariners acquired OF Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Dec. 30, in exchange for SP Brandon Maurer, according to a source.

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Padres | Pushing for Brandon Maurer

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:26:23 -0800

Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Maurer is of interest to the San Diego Padres as they look to trade OF Seth Smith to the Mariners. However, the Mariners would prefer to include another pitcher in the trade other than Maurer, according to sources. Smith would figure to be a platoon partner with OF Justin Ruggiano in right field.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton