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Rick VandenHurk

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 217   DOB: 5/22/1985   BORN: Eindhoven, Netherlands   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Rick VandenHurk Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with Toronto in February of 2012.

December 18, 2013  –  Rick VandenHurk News

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VandenHurk has re-signed with his team in South Korea for 2014, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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Rick VandenHurk 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
2007 22 AA CAR 9 9 0 53.7 42 21 5 61 21 2 2 0 3.52 1.17
2007 22 AAA ALB 2 2 0 12.0 6 3 3 14 4 2 0 0 2.25 0.83
2007 22 MAJ FLA 18 17 0 81.7 94 62 15 82 48 4 6 0 6.83 1.74
2008 23 AA CAR 10 10 0 55.3 49 26 8 55 19 3 3 0 4.23 1.23
2008 23 AAA ALB 4 4 0 17.7 13 8 3 21 11 2 1 0 4.08 1.36
2008 23 MAJ FLA 4 4 0 14.0 20 12 1 20 10 1 1 0 7.71 2.14
2009 24 A JUP 1 1 0 3.0 3 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 3.00 1.67
2009 24 AAA NEW 11 11 0 59.7 43 19 3 51 16 5 2 0 2.87 0.99
2009 24 MAJ FLA 11 11 0 58.7 57 28 11 49 21 3 2 0 4.30 1.33
2010 25 AAA NEW 3 19 0 98.0 100 51 11 87 40 8 5 0 0 0 4.68 1.43
2010 25 AAA NOR 3 3 0 20.2 15 5 0 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 2.18 0.94
2010 25 MAJ FLA 2 0 0 1.3 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 3.00
2010 25 MAJ BAL 7 1 0 16.3 13 9 2 17 7 0 1 0 0 0 4.96 1.22
2010  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ FLA/BAL 9 1 0 17.7 16 10 2 18 8 0 1 0 0 0 5.09 1.36
2011 26 AAA NOR 26 26 0 154.1 141 76 23 108 40 9 13 0 0 0 4.43 1.17
2011 26 MAJ BAL 4 2 0 9.0 12 8 4 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 8.00 2.22
2012 27 A+ BRA 21 1 0 6.0 8 4 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.50
2012 27 AAA IND 21 19 0 123.1 112 40 8 113 35 13 5 0 0 0 2.92 1.19
2012 27 MAJ PIT 4 0 0 2.7 5 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 13.50 2.25
3-Year Averages     4 1 0 5.8 8 6 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 9.26 2.06
Career  (View All)     50 35 0 183.7 204 124 33 179 96 8 11 0 6.08 1.63

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Rick VandenHurk Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20125102000.400

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201211213000.333

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20122.00002000.000.50

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20120.701011054.007.50
Rick VandenHurk 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
2007 22 AA CAR 9 9 53.7 10.23 3.52 2.90 0.84 72.4% 3.52 3.37 .291
2007 22 AAA ALB 2 2 12.0 10.50 3.00 3.50 2.25 100% 2.25 5.12 .131
2007 22 MAJ FLA 18 17 81.7 9.04 5.29 1.71 1.65 0.60 63% 6.83 5.40 .348
2008 23 AA CAR 10 10 55.3 8.95 3.09 2.89 1.30 70% 4.23 4.23 .289
2008 23 AAA ALB 4 4 17.7 10.70 5.60 1.91 1.53 76.2% 4.08 4.90 .258
2008 23 MAJ FLA 4 4 14.0 12.86 6.43 2.00 0.64 0.69 62.1% 91.7 MPH 7.71 3.49 .494
2009 24 A JUP 1 1 3.0 9.00 6.00 1.50 0.00 80% 3.00 3.20 .355
2009 24 AAA NEW 11 11 59.7 7.69 2.41 3.19 0.45 71.4% 2.87 3.05 .254
2009 24 MAJ FLA 11 11 58.7 7.52 3.22 2.33 1.69 0.66 74.6% 91.7 MPH 4.30 5.08 .283
2010 25 AAA NEW 3 19 98.0 7.99 3.67 2.18 1.01 69% 4.68 4.29 .320
2010 25 AAA NOR 3 3 20.2 3.12 1.78 1.75 0.00 73.7% 2.18 3.25 .231
2010 25 MAJ FLA 2 0 1.3 6.75 6.75 1.00 0.00 1.50 75% 92.7 MPH 6.75 3.95 .521
2010 25 MAJ BAL 7 1 16.3 9.37 3.86 2.43 1.10 0.70 61.1% 92.7 MPH 4.96 4.36 .275
2010  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ FLA/BAL 9 1 17.7 9.17 4.08 2.25 1.02 0.77 63.6% 92.7 MPH 5.09 4.04 .306
2011 26 AAA NOR 26 26 154.1 6.31 2.34 2.70 1.34 66.5% 4.43 4.77 .265
2011 26 MAJ BAL 4 2 9.0 7.00 8.00 0.88 4.00 0.32 75% 93.0 MPH 8.00 10.42 .303
2012 27 A+ BRA 21 1 6.0 7.50 1.50 5.00 1.50 62.5% 6.00 4.20 .370
2012 27 AAA IND 21 19 123.1 8.26 2.56 3.23 0.58 77% 2.92 3.33 .308
2012 27 MAJ PIT 4 0 2.7 10.13 3.38 3.00 0.00 3.00 33.3% 93.7 MPH 13.50 3.20 .525
3-Year Averages     4 1 5.8 7.71 6.17 1.25 3.09 60% 9.26 8.00 .344
Career     50 35 183.7 8.77 4.70 1.86 1.62 65.9% 6.08 5.21 .335

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Rick VandenHurk: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

VandenHurk was released by the Pirates on Saturday.

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VandenHurk was called up Monday and added to the 40-man roster, the Pirates' official Twitter reports.

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VandenHurk improved to 8-0 after allowing just two runs off nine hits with no walks and five strikeouts against Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

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VandenHurk could get a start for the Pirates on Saturday if the team removes Brad Lincoln from its rotation, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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VandenHurk pitched seven shutout innings, scattering five hits and a walk while striking out five against Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

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VandenHurk threw six innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits and one walk with eight strikeouts, against Triple-A Durham on Thursday.

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VandenHurk has declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus and will become a free agent, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Vandenhurk has been designated for assignment by the Indians, Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 Cleveland reports.

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VandenHurk has been claimed off waivers by the Indians, Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland reports.

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The Blue Jays signed VandenHurk to a one-year, non-guaranteed split major league deal, the Blue Jays' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The Netherlands native mastered Triple-A in 2012, going 13-5 with a 2.92 ERA and 113:35 K:BB ratio in 123.1 innings for Indianapolis. He struggled in a short four-game stint with Pittsburgh and it's doubtful he breaks camp with the Pirates regardless of his performance in spring training. At 28, VandenHurk will need to prove that 2012 wasn't a fluke. A midseason callup is the most fantasy owners can hope for.

2012

VandenHurk perfectly demonstrates the lack of pitching depth in the Orioles' organization. Despite a weak 4.43 ERA in 26 starts at Triple-A, the Orioles still found it necessary to give VandenHurk two MLB starts, in which he struck out seven batters and walked eight. If VandenHurk remains in the majors, it says more about the team employing him than his ability as a pitcher. The Blue Jays gave him a split contract in February and will get a look at VandenHurk as a potential bullpen option this spring.

2011

The Marlins gave VandenHurk several shots at the rotation, but he has not transformed minor league success into MLB success. Baltimore snatched him up in a minor deal and he pitched well in September, concluding with a start in the last week of the season. VandenHurk can miss bats (career 8.9 K/9 rate in the majors) but also offers up too many walks and homers. VandenHurk should be on a list of four or five pitchers competing for a rotation spot in spring training.

2010

VandenHurk showed some real development in 2009, absolutely dominating Triple-A and holding his own in the majors in 11 starts. Barring a trade or injury there doesn’t seem to be immediate room in the Marlins' rotation for him, and despite his robust strikeout rate, he still gets hit hard when big league hitters make contact on him, but if he takes another step forward this spring expect the club to find room for him somehow.

2009

For the second straight season Vanden Hurk earned major league innings without offering much statistical validation for why he should getting them, but to their credit the Marlins figured out much more quickly in 2008 that he wasn't ready to tackle big league hitters. He does get his strikeouts, but he's still way too wild both inside and outside the strike zone to be a reliable pitcher in the majors. He's still got time to avoid a Quadruple-A label, but his current path has him pointed squarely towards becoming the next John Wasdin.

2008

The 22-year-old Dutchman and unheralded prospect was supposed to be an emergency call-up from High-A in April, a move made to protect the Marlins' "better" young pitchers, but he performed well enough that the Marlins kept turning to him even as the "emergencies" got less and less severe. He ended up with poor numbers for his 81.2 major league innings, but his 11 excellent starts at Double-A and Triple-A (75:25 K:BB combined in 65.2 innings) showed that whatever the Florida coaches thought they saw in him might just be for real. He's got four potentially useful pitches (mid-90s four seam fastball, curve, slider and change-up) and doesn't seem afraid of anything on the mound, perhaps due to the fact that he made it through two surgeries as a teen-ager with his baseball future still intact. If more emergencies arise for Florida in 2008, as they most likely will, look for someone other than Vanden Hurk to be the sacrificial lamb.