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John Hester

31-Year-Old Catcher – Los Angeles Angels

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Hester competed for the role of backup catcher for the Halos in the spring of 2013, but only saw one plate appearance in the big leagues after that role was assumed by Hank Conger. Hester struggled mi...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 228   DOB: 7/14/1983   BORN: Atlanta, GA   COLLEGE: Stanford   DRAFTED: 13th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Angels in April of 2012.

March 8, 2014  –  John Hester News

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Hester (hand) cleared waivers and has been outrighted off the 40-man roster to Triple-A Salt Lake.

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John Hester Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 24 AA MOB 92 331 306 38 82 39 26 2 11 49 3 2 16 78 0 7 2 .268 .302 .474 .776
2009 25 AAA REN 91 354 328 61 108 45 31 5 9 66 13 3 22 64 0 1 3 .329 .376 .537 .913
2009 25 MAJ ARI 15 30 28 4 7 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 .250 .300 .429 .729
2010 26 AAA REN 37 159 138 34 51 23 12 4 7 29 2 4 16 26 0 2 3 .370 .440 .667 1.107
2010 26 MAJ ARI 38 106 95 9 20 9 7 0 2 7 1 0 11 32 0 0 0 .211 .292 .347 .640
2011 27 AAA REN 10 43 38 4 10 4 3 0 1 5 0 1 4 6 0 1 0 .263 .326 .421 .747
2011 27 AAA NOR 82 310 279 22 70 15 10 0 5 25 0 3 27 74 1 0 3 .251 .324 .341 .665
2012 28 AAA NOR 10 38 34 7 9 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 .265 .342 .471 .813
2012 28 AAA SAL 26 105 92 7 20 9 4 2 3 13 0 1 9 32 2 2 0 .217 .282 .402 .684
2012 28 MAJ LAA 39 95 85 14 18 4 1 0 3 4 0 0 8 25 1 0 1 .212 .287 .329 .616
2013 29 AAA SAL 74 284 253 40 60 22 13 1 8 29 3 1 27 75 1 3 0 .237 .307 .391 .698
2013 29 MAJ LAA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
2014 30 AAA SAL 69 264 233 31 63 23 16 1 6 29 3 0 25 67 1 2 3 .270 .346 .425 .771
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for John Hester
3-Year Averages     20 46 42 7 9 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 12 0 0 0 .214 .283 .286 .568
Career  (View All)     93 232 208 28 45 16 10 0 6 15 1 0 22 64 1 0 1 .216 .294 .351 .645

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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John Hester Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 28 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 27 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 26 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 25 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 24 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 22 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 21 @Bos Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Bos Did not play.
Aug. 19 @Bos Did not play.
Aug. 18 @Bos Did not play.
Aug. 17 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 16 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 13 Phi Did not play.
Aug. 12 Phi Did not play.
Aug. 10 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 9 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 8 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 7 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 6 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 5 @LAD Did not play.
Aug. 4 @LAD Did not play.
Aug. 3 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 2 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 1 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Bal Did not play.
Jul. 30 @Bal Did not play.
Jul. 29 @Bal Did not play.
Jul. 27 Det Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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John Hester: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 1 1
2012 38
2010 33

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John Hester Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201301000.000.0001.000
2012372110.216.297.607

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20124812230.208.354.623

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012303110.167.300.565

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201301000.000.0001.000
20125511230.236.345.645
John Hester Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 24 AA MOB 331 306 4.8% 23.6% 0.21 75% .327 .206
2009 25 AAA REN 354 328 6.2% 18.1% 0.34 80% .388 .208
2009 25 MAJ ARI 30 28 6.7% 23.3% 0.29 75% .300 .179
2010 26 AAA REN 159 138 10.1% 16.4% 0.62 81% .419 .297
2010 26 MAJ ARI 106 95 10.4% 30.2% 0.34 66% .295 .136
2011 27 AAA REN 43 38 9.3% 14% 0.67 84% .290 .158
2011 27 AAA NOR 310 279 8.7% 23.9% 0.36 73% .325 .090
2012 28 AAA NOR 38 34 7.9% 21.1% 0.38 76% .320 .206
2012 28 AAA SAL 105 92 8.6% 30.5% 0.28 65% .298 .185
2012 28 MAJ LAA 95 85 8.4% 26.3% 0.32 71% .263 .117
2013 29 AAA SAL 284 253 9.5% 26.4% 0.36 70% .306 .154
2013 29 MAJ LAA 1 100% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2014 30 AAA SAL 264 233 9.5% 25.4% 0.37 71% .356 .155
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for John Hester
3-Year Averages     46 42 8.7% 26.1% 0.33 71% .276 .072
Career     232 208 9.5% 27.6% 0.34 69% .283 .135

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John Hester: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hester (hand) did not require X-rays after being hit on the hand in a Cactus League game Thursday, MLB.com reports.

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Hester left Thursday's Cactus League game in the ninth inning after being hit on the hand with a pitch, MLB.com reports.

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Hester was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, the Orange County Register reports.

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Hester went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs against Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.

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Hester was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.

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Hester is still technically competing for the backup catcher spot, the Angels' official website reports.

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Hester's primary competition for the backup catcher job, Hank Conger, made three throwing errors in Sunday's game.

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Hester will compete with Hank Conger and Luke Carlin for the backup catcher spot, the Angels' official website reports.

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Hester was called up Saturday by the Angels, the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Hester saw more playing time than expected last season after the Angels' top two backstops, Chris Iannetta and Bobby Wilson, both missed time with injuries. He wasn't able to take advantage of the situation and make a name for himself, however, slashing just .212/.287/.329 with three home runs in 95 plate apperances. Bobby Wilson is gone now, leaving the Angels' backup catcher job up for grabs, although Hank Conger is generally expected to get the nod over Hester for that opportunity.

2011

When Miguel Montero was sidelined by knee surgery, Hester was called up from Triple-A Reno to work as the backup behind Chris Snyder. As the variance between his Triple-A and big league numbers suggest, we're probably looking at a catcher destined to be a career No. 2. Hester offers a little bit of pop, which is all most clubs will ask of their part-time backstops. If he can improve his contact rate, there's enough here for him to be a $1 option as a second catcher in NL-only leagues. Unfortunately, the signing of Henry Blanco hurts his chances of opening the season in Arizona.

2010

Hester formed the other half of a formidable pair of catchers at Triple-A Reno last season, hitting .328/.375/.539 in 329 at-bats while sharing time with Luke Carlin. Neither backstop looks like a future big league starter, but they'll be competing to eventually back up Miguel Montero, depending on how Chris Snyder's future with the club unfolds. Hester received a late-season taste of Arizona when Snyder was shut down with a back injury, homering as a pinch-hitter in his first big league at-bat, but he ultimately did not get enough at-bats to reveal just how inflated his numbers were from playing in the Pacific Coast League.