How Good Is Brad Hand?

Brad Hand stats

Game stats
Game
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
SO
Sv
ERA
14 Apr
@
Marlins
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0.00
11 Apr
vs
Mets
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0.00
8 Apr
vs
Athletics
0.1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0.00
Regular Season
2.1
1
0
0
0
0
4
1
0.00
Career stats
Year
Team
GP
CG
ER
SO
W
L
Sv
WHIP
ERA
2022
Phillies
3
0
0
4
0
0
1
0.43
0.00
2021
Mets
16
0
4
14
1
0
0
1.28
2.70
2021
Nationals
41
0
17
42
5
5
21
1.15
3.59
2021
Blue Jays
11
0
7
5
0
2
0
1.85
7.27
2020
Guardians
23
0
5
29
2
1
16
0.77
2.05
2019
Guardians
60
0
21
84
6
4
34
1.24
3.30
2018
Guardians
28
0
7
41
0
1
8
1.16
2.28
2018
Padres
41
0
15
65
2
4
24
1.08
3.05
2017
Padres
72
0
19
104
3
4
21
0.93
2.16
2016
Padres
82
0
29
111
4
4
1
1.11
2.92
2015
Marlins
38
0
55
67
4
7
0
1.49
5.30
2014
Marlins
32
0
54
67
3
8
1
1.36
4.38
2013
Marlins
7
0
7
15
1
1
0
1.02
3.05
2012
Marlins
1
0
7
3
0
1
0
3.27
17.18
2011
Marlins
12
0
28
38
1
8
0
1.47
4.20
Career
467
0
275
689
32
50
127
1.24
3.66

How Good Is Brad Hand?

Over the first three months of last season, Brad Hand was as excellent as it gets, converting 22 of his first 22 save opportunities while compiling a 1.80 ERA.

From June 25 to the end of the season, the left-hander had a 6.65 ERA and blew five saves, earning him his third straight trip to the All-Star Game.

Brad Hand
Brad Hand

Hand’s collapse came at a critical juncture for the Indians, who were in the thick of a Central Division title race that went to Minnesota.



There didn’t appear to be a reason for the proven closer’s struggles other than a dead arm diagnosis that restricted him to three appearances in September.

Hand will have to deliver more consistent performance for the Indians, and he’ll have to bounce back with more hurdles than usual.

Hand was able to keep in pitching shape in Florida, where he stays in the offseason, with other big leaguers at a performance facility that remained open when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and spring training was postponed on the eve of the regular season.