35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Hampson in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Justin Hampson Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Mets on a minor league contract in February 2013.
Hampson was outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster Tuesday and will become a free agent, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Justin Hampson.
Hampson was earmarked for a spot on the Padres' Opening Day staff, but his season was delayed until early June as he battled shoulder tendinitis. He split time with the big club and Triple-A Portland for the rest of the season. While with the Padres, he was used exclusively out of the bullpen and turned in a very good ERA of 2.93, but a closer look reveals this was largely the result of allowing only a single homer in 30.2 innings, despite being a flyball pitcher. While he has a place on a major league roster, Hampson has little if any fantasy value, even in the deepest of leagues.
Hampson can start or come out of the bullpen; he was used exclusively as a long reliever last year and he will probably reprise that role in 2008. Hampson is an unspectacular 27-year-old finesse pitcher with decent control. He recorded a 34:16 K:BB ratio in 53.1 innings for the Padres in 2007.
Hampson is a hard-throwing lefty at a crossroads between the bullpen and the starting rotation. He pitched well for the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate (8-4, 3.33 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 7.03 K/9) in 31 games (13 starts). He wasn't as successful in a September cup of coffee with the Rockies, posting a 7.50 ERA in five games, including one start. Traded to San Diego during the offseason, he is most likely to pitch out of the bullpen for the Padres, and stands a good chance of beginning 2007 in Triple-A.
Hampson was impressive in his high Single-A debut at Visalia. The former 28th rounder appears to be on his way to becoming a factor in the Rockies plans, but that's probably still a few years away.