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Clay Hensley

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 188   DOB: 8/31/1979   BORN: Tomball, TX   COLLEGE: Lamar   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Nationals in January of 2014 (includes spring training invite).

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Hensley announced his retirement from baseball Sunday, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.

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Clay Hensley 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
2004 24 AA MOB 32 27 0 159.0 167 76 14 125 48 11 10 0 4.30 1.35
2005 25 AAA POR 15 14 0 90.3 63 30 8 71 22 2 2 0 2.99 0.94
2005 25 MAJ SDG 24 1 0 47.7 33 9 0 28 17 1 1 0 1.70 1.05
2006 26 MAJ SDG 39 29 1 187.0 174 77 15 122 76 11 12 0 3.71 1.34
2007 27 AAA POR 13 13 0 71.0 102 53 10 50 34 2 7 0 6.72 1.92
2007 27 MAJ SDG 13 9 0 50.0 62 38 5 30 32 2 3 0 6.84 1.88
2008 28 A LAK 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
2008 28 AAA POR 17 10 0 48.0 46 21 7 34 16 1 1 0 3.94 1.29
2008 28 MAJ SDG 32 1 0 39.0 36 23 2 26 25 1 2 0 5.31 1.56
2009 29 AAA ROU 6 1 0 10.0 12 8 1 5 7 1 0 0 7.20 1.90
2009 29 AAA NEW 19 19 1 114.0 105 41 8 82 38 8 4 0 3.24 1.25
2010 30 A+ JUP 2 0 0 2.2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.91
2010 30 MAJ FLA 68 0 0 75.0 54 18 3 77 29 3 4 7 3 22 2.16 1.11
2011 31 A+ JUP 1 1 0 4.0 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4.50 0.50
2011 31 R GUL 1 0 0 3.1 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 0.65
2011 31 AA JAC 1 1 0 4.1 5 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.08 1.46
2011 31 MAJ FLA 37 9 0 67.7 62 39 9 46 30 6 7 0 2 8 5.19 1.36
2012 32 MAJ SF 60 0 0 50.7 50 26 5 42 30 4 5 3 1 8 4.62 1.58
2013 33 AAA LOU 4 0 0 18.0 14 8 2 20 9 0 1 0 0 0 4.00 1.28
2013 33 AAA NAS 4 0 0 2.2 4 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 3.18
3-Year Averages     48 4 0 59.2 56 32 7 44 30 5 6 1 1 8 4.87 1.45
Career  (View All)     273 49 1 517.0 471 230 39 371 239 28 34 10 4.00 1.37

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Clay Hensley Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012100191220103.241

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012134231830712.270

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201225.7320211434.561.48

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201225.0133211624.681.68
Clay Hensley 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
2004 24 AA MOB 32 27 159.0 7.08 2.72 2.60 0.79 69.2% 4.30 3.83 .321
2005 25 AAA POR 15 14 90.3 7.07 2.19 3.23 0.80 71.4% 2.99 3.58 .230
2005 25 MAJ SDG 24 1 47.7 5.29 3.21 1.65 0.00 82% 1.70 3.13 .237
2006 26 MAJ SDG 39 29 187.0 5.87 3.66 1.61 0.72 1.83 73.6% 3.71 4.20 .282
2007 27 AAA POR 13 13 71.0 6.34 4.31 1.47 1.27 65.9% 6.72 5.23 .380
2007 27 MAJ SDG 13 9 50.0 5.40 5.76 0.94 0.90 1.47 62.9% 6.84 5.28 .339
2008 28 A LAK 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2008 28 AAA POR 17 10 48.0 6.38 3.00 2.13 1.31 74.5% 3.94 4.87 .278
2008 28 MAJ SDG 32 1 39.0 6.00 5.77 1.04 0.46 1.62 64.4% 89.5 MPH 5.31 4.52 .288
2009 29 AAA ROU 6 1 10.0 4.50 6.30 0.71 0.90 61.1% 7.20 5.90 .322
2009 29 AAA NEW 19 19 114.0 6.47 3.00 2.16 0.63 75.6% 3.24 3.73 .288
2010 30 A+ JUP 2 0 2.2 8.18 4.09 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.75 .192
2010 30 MAJ FLA 68 0 75.0 9.24 3.48 2.66 0.36 1.73 81.3% 88.5 MPH 2.16 2.99 .275
2011 31 A+ JUP 1 1 4.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 2.25 0% 4.50 5.45 .097
2011 31 R GUL 1 0 3.1 17.42 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 2.70 -0.67 .422
2011 31 AA JAC 1 1 4.1 15.37 2.20 7.00 0.00 83.3% 2.08 0.52 .523
2011 31 MAJ FLA 37 9 67.7 6.12 3.99 1.53 1.20 1.17 63.9% 86.8 MPH 5.19 5.08 .268
2012 32 MAJ SF 60 0 50.7 7.46 5.33 1.40 0.89 1.51 72% 85.5 MPH 4.62 4.78 .308
2013 33 AAA LOU 4 0 18.0 10.00 4.50 2.22 1.00 71.4% 4.00 3.92 .281
2013 33 AAA NAS 4 0 2.2 8.18 12.27 0.67 0.00 85.7% 3.38 6.84 .488
3-Year Averages     48 4 59.2 6.69 4.56 1.47 1.06 68.4% 4.87 4.77 .285
Career     273 49 517.0 6.46 4.16 1.55 0.68 71.5% 4.00 4.18 .284

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Clay Hensley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hensley signed a minor league deal with the Nationals on Tuesday. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

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Hensley was released by the Brewers on Monday.

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Hensley signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Monday, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. He will report to Triple-A Nashville.

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The Reds reassigned Hensley to minor league camp Wednesday.

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The Giants activated Hensley (groin) from the disabled list Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Hensley (groin) will throw a bullpen session Monday, and he's expected to come off the DL on Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.

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Hensley was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a right groin strain, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Hensley earned a one-out save against the Padres on Saturday.

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Hensley picked up his second save of the season Saturday, as he recorded the final out with the bases loaded in a wild ninth inning that saw the Giants nearly blow a five-run lead.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Clay Hensley.

2013

Hensley appeared in 60 games for the Giants during 2012 posting a 4.62 ERA in 50.2 innings pitched. Despite a below average fastball (average of 85.5 mph in 2012), Hensley demonstrated an ability to strike out opposing hitters at a solid rate (7.5 K/9), but his control (5.3 BB/9) will continue to limit him to being a middle reliever. His career groundball rate (51.7 percent) could allow him to fit as the last piece in the bullpen. However, it looks more likely he could be pitching in Triple-A for most of 2013.

2012

Hensley wasn't able to duplicate his 2010 success, struggling though a broken shoulder blade and an emergency transition to the rotation. He's only one year removed from an impressive performance in the Florida bullpen (9.24 K/9IP, 3.48 BB/IP), so the injury may have caused the regression last season. The Marlins dropped him from the 40-man roster in the December, but he'll probably get a look from someone this spring on the strength of his aforementioned 2010 numbers.

2011

After years of being labeled as a Quad-A swing man, the Marlins pressed Hensley into middle relief service and his career took off. Ditching his inconsistent slider for a slow curve and changeup, he went from journeyman to closer by the end of the season and the Marlins expect him to be a big part of their late-inning plans again in 2011. A repeat performance may be unlikely, especially in the strikeout department given that he rarely breaks 90 mph even with his fastball, but Doug Jones and Trevor Hoffman got by pretty well with similarly uninspiring stuff. If you're hunting for cheap saves Hensley is as good a gamble as any.

2009

Coming off of a torn right labrum that ended his 2007 season in mid-September, Hensley, a former starter, had his 2008 debut delayed and was used as a reliever at Triple-A Portland when he came back in early May. He was promoted to the big club in early July where he continued to work out of the bullpen. Hensley walks far too many hitters to be useful, as he has issued 57 free passes in 89 big league innings the past two seasons. He's in the mix for a bullpen job with Houston after signing there in December.

2008

Hensley is trying to regroup after a train wreck of a 2007 season. He began the year in the Padres' rotation and turned in an ugly 6.84 ERA in 50 innings. Hensley spent about half the season in Triple-A, where he also struggled, before his season came to an early end due to a torn labrum. Hensley will resume throwing in January and could win a rotation spot with an excellent spring. Don't count on it, as the sinkerballer struggles with his control (152:108 K:BB over his past two major league seasons) and the Padres have a wealth of options.

2007

Hensley surprisingly started 29 games in 2006, mainly due to a rash of injuries. With an effective sinker in tow, he is expected to serve as San Diego's third or fourth starter in 2007.

2006

Hensley was called up in July initially to serve as a long-reliever for the beleaguered bullpen, but he stuck with the club and wound up a pleasant surprise in 2005. His success should earn him more mop-up duty in 2006, though after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, he can't be counted upon to achieve the same numbers.

2004

Acquired by the Padres in the Matt Herges deal, Hensley has quality control but his stuff has been referred to as sub-par. Other than throwing a perfect game for the Hagerstown Suns in May 2003, his career has been otherwise unremarkable, having failed to dominate at either level of Single A.

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