29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for David Hale in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
David Hale Contract Information:
Claimed off waivers by the Orioles in April of 2016.
The Orioles have outrighted Hale to Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.
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2016 Stat Review for David Hale As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.
David Hale: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for David Hale.
Hale was expected to compete for a rotation spot with the Rockies heading into 2015, but a strained oblique sustained late in spring training forced him onto the disabled list and then to Triple-A Albuquerque to start the season. He spent time at both the Triple-A and major league levels throughout the year, acting as a long reliever, spot starter, and rotation member as the season chugged along. The right-hander didn't walk many batters but he was shelled by opposing hitters, leading to a .336 BABIP. Hale's poor performance in 2015 puts his position in the majors in jeopardy, meaning he'll likely see more time as a reliever with the ability to serve as a spot starter when the pitchers ahead of him get hurt.
Injuries to Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy and Mike Minor (among others) thrust Hale into the rotation to begin the year, and the right-hander more than held his own in four starts (2.31 ERA) before transitioning to a long-relief role. From there, Hale was up and down, posting ERAs of 7.36, 1.54, 3.97 and 5.91 in June, July, August and September, respectively, notching just one win and two holds over the final three months of the season. The organizational pitching depth that once defined the Braves is a thing of past, but the organization decided Hale was an expendable piece and shipped him to Colorado in late January. It's looking like the 27-year-old will get a chance to compete for a spot in spring training, and his stuff should play reasonably well in the thin air of Coors Field given his groundball tendencies (56.7% career rate), but he's still only on the fringe of NL-only consideration.
During his time with Triple-A Gwinnett in 2013, Hale posted good, if rather unspectacular, numbers (3.22 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 6.0 K/9). A third-round pick by the Braves in 2009, Hale's biggest improvement was with his control, as he trimmed his walk rate to 2.8 BB/9, from 4.1 at Double-A Mississippi in 2012. He got the call to make a couple of spot starts for the big club in September, and the right-hander allowed just one run, while striking out 14 batters over 11 innings, and was even included on the team's NLDS roster. The strikeouts were surprising, as he never posted a K/9 over 7.7 at any stop in the minors, but he clearly made an impression on manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez said that he expects Hale to compete for a spot in the major league rotation this spring, and left open the possibility Hale could be a bullpen option if he's unable to secure a starting role.