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Tommy Hunter

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hunter seems to have found his niche as a setup man for the Orioles and he is the odds on favorite to close in 2014 after the team traded Jim Johnson to the Athletics. All of Hunter's advanced stats s...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 260   DOB: 7/3/1986   BORN: Indianapolis, IN   COLLEGE: Alabama      Show ContractHide Contract

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Tommy Hunter Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Orioles in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 21, 2014  –  Tommy Hunter News

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Tommy Hunter 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 20 A Spo 10 0 0 17.7 15 5 0 13 1 2 3 1 2.55 0.91
2008 21 A Bak 9 9 0 58.1 63 23 6 50 8 5 4 0 3.55 1.22
2008 21 AA FRI 8 8 0 52.3 52 22 5 28 17 4 2 0 3.78 1.32
2008 21 AAA OKL 8 8 0 53.0 55 17 6 28 9 4 2 0 2.89 1.21
2008 21 MAJ TEX 3 3 0 11.0 23 20 4 9 3 0 2 0 16.36 2.36
2009 22 AA FRI 4 3 0 19.0 25 7 1 12 2 1 0 0 3.32 1.42
2009 22 AAA OKL 8 8 0 49.3 53 21 5 35 16 3 2 0 3.83 1.40
2009 22 MAJ TEX 19 19 0 112.0 113 51 13 64 33 9 6 0 4.10 1.30
2010 23 AAA Okl 6 6 0 26.2 28 12 2 14 11 1 2 0 0 0 4.05 1.49
2010 23 MAJ TEX 23 22 0 128.0 126 53 21 68 33 13 4 0 0 0 3.73 1.24
2011 24 AA Fri 8 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2011 24 AAA Rou 8 5 0 26.2 37 15 2 16 3 2 2 1 0 0 5.06 1.53
2011 24 MAJ TEX 8 0 0 15.3 12 5 1 10 5 1 1 0 1 0 2.93 1.11
2011 24 MAJ BAL 12 11 0 69.3 88 39 11 35 10 3 3 0 0 1 5.06 1.41
2011  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ TEX/BAL 20 11 0 84.7 100 44 12 45 15 4 4 0 1 1 4.68 1.36
2012 25 AA Bow 2 1 1 10.0 3 0 0 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.40
2012 25 AAA Nor 2 3 0 19.1 20 10 2 14 5 2 1 0 0 0 4.66 1.31
2012 25 MAJ BAL 33 20 0 133.7 161 81 32 77 27 7 8 0 1 0 5.45 1.41
2013 26 MAJ BAL 68 0 0 86.3 71 27 11 68 14 6 5 4 2 21 2.81 0.98
2014 27 MAJ BAL 7 0 0 6.0 7 3 1 5 1 0 0 5 1 0 4.50 1.33
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tommy Hunter
3-Year Averages MAJ   40 10 0 101.6 110 50 18 63 18 5 5 1 1 7 4.43 1.26
Career  (View All) MAJ   173 75 0 561.7 601 279 94 336 126 39 29 9 4.47 1.29

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Tommy Hunter Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 21 @Bos 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.50 1.33
Apr. 16 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.60 1.00
Apr. 12 Tor 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.50 1.00
Apr. 9 @NYY 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 1.00
Apr. 6 @Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 4 @Det 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
Mar. 31 Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
4.0 6 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 3 1 0 6.75 1.75
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 7 3 3 1 1 5 1 0 0 0-0 5 1 0 4.50 1.33
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 7 3 3 1 1 5 1 0 0 0-0 5 1 0 4.50 1.33

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Tommy Hunter Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013177296506111.294
20123043619839116.294
201119821859819.316

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201315939821200.141
2012269418789216.311
2011169247411103.261

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201343.721332732.060.87
201266.34204610134.751.34
201148.0310261063.941.27

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201342.744136783.591.10
201267.33603117196.151.47
201136.713019565.651.47
Tommy Hunter 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 20 A Spo 10 0 17.7 6.62 0.51 13.00 0.00 68.8% 2.55 1.90 .289
2008 21 A Bak 9 9 58.1 7.75 1.24 6.25 0.93 73.8% 3.55 3.23 .334
2008 21 AA FRI 8 8 52.3 4.82 2.92 1.65 0.86 73.4% 3.78 4.52 .282
2008 21 AAA OKL 8 8 53.0 4.75 1.53 3.11 1.02 81% 2.89 4.12 .287
2008 21 MAJ TEX 3 3 11.0 7.36 2.45 3.00 3.27 0.50 27.3% 91.2 MPH 16.36 7.14 .463
2009 22 AA FRI 4 3 19.0 5.68 0.95 6.00 0.47 76.9% 3.32 2.94 .366
2009 22 AAA OKL 8 8 49.3 6.39 2.92 2.19 0.91 75% 3.83 4.19 .316
2009 22 MAJ TEX 19 19 112.0 5.14 2.65 1.94 1.04 0.93 71.4% 89.3 MPH 4.10 4.48 .284
2010 23 AAA Okl 6 6 26.2 4.81 3.78 1.27 0.69 73% 4.05 4.38 .303
2010 23 MAJ TEX 23 22 128.0 4.78 2.32 2.06 1.48 1.08 76.8% 90.5 MPH 3.73 5.11 .264
2011 24 AA Fri 8 0 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 2.25 66.7% 4.50 5.45 .242
2011 24 AAA Rou 8 5 26.2 5.50 1.03 5.33 0.69 65.8% 5.06 3.43 .377
2011 24 MAJ TEX 8 0 15.3 5.87 2.93 2.00 0.59 1.92 75% 92.1 MPH 2.93 3.72 .249
2011 24 MAJ BAL 12 11 69.3 4.54 1.30 3.50 1.43 1.05 67.8% 92.1 MPH 5.06 4.86 .324
2011  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ TEX/BAL 20 11 84.7 4.78 1.59 3.00 1.28 1.16 68.9% 92.1 MPH 4.68 4.53 .312
2012 25 AA Bow 2 1 10.0 5.40 0.90 6.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.30 .119
2012 25 AAA Nor 2 3 19.1 6.60 2.36 2.80 0.94 65.2% 4.66 3.88 .311
2012 25 MAJ BAL 33 20 133.7 5.18 1.82 2.85 2.15 1.36 68.6% 92.0 MPH 5.45 5.86 .301
2013 26 MAJ BAL 68 0 86.3 7.09 1.46 4.86 1.15 1.02 78.4% 96.2 MPH 2.81 3.84 .255
2014 27 MAJ BAL 7 0 6.0 7.50 1.50 5.00 1.50 1.00 71.4% 96.0 MPH 4.50 4.70 .335
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tommy Hunter
3-Year Averages MAJ   40 10 101.6 5.58 1.60 3.50 1.60 70.9% 4.43 4.80 .292
Career MAJ   173 75 561.7 5.38 2.02 2.67 1.51 70.8% 4.47 4.87 .289

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2014 Stat Review for Tommy Hunter    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.00 K/BB
GREAT
7.50 K/9
WEAK
1.50 BB/9
ELITE
96.0 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.50 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.33 WHIP
POOR
4.70 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.335 BABIP
HIGH
71.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Tommy Hunter (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Lyle Overbay MIL 11 7 2 4 1 1 0 .636 1.273 1.939
Jed Lowrie OAK 8 4 2 2 0 0 0 .500 1.375 1.875
Adrian Beltre TEX 16 8 3 5 0 0 0 .500 1.125 1.625
Will Middlebrooks BOS 7 4 1 4 0 1 0 .571 1.000 1.625
Seth Smith SD 7 4 1 1 0 0 1 .571 1.000 1.571
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7 4 1 3 0 1 0 .571 1.000 1.571
Colby Rasmus TOR 14 6 2 4 2 3 0 .429 .929 1.429
Mark Trumbo AZ 9 4 1 2 1 1 0 .444 .889 1.389
Daniel Nava BOS 8 4 1 2 1 0 0 .500 .875 1.375
Curtis Granderson NY-N 12 5 1 1 1 5 0 .417 .833 1.333

Best Matchups for Tommy Hunter (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Shane Victorino BOS 10 2 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .200 .400
Jeff Mathis MIA 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 .143 .143 .393
Justin Morneau COL 12 1 0 0 0 3 0 .083 .167 .321
Jhonny Peralta STL 10 1 0 0 0 1 1 .100 .200 .300
J.P. Arencibia TEX 17 2 0 1 0 5 2 .118 .176 .294
Ian Kinsler DET 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Austin Jackson DET 7 1 0 0 0 4 0 .143 .143 .286
Marco Scutaro SF 18 2 0 0 1 2 0 .111 .111 .269
Travis Snider PIT 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .125
Jose Tabata PIT 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Tommy Hunter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hunter is not in danger of losing his duties as closer, MASN Sports reports.

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Hunter failed to deliver his fourth save of the season Saturday, as he served up a game-tying homer to the Jays' Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth inning.

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Hunter made things interesting Wednesday after allowing two hits and an earned run in the ninth, but ultimately notched his third save of the season.

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Hunter earned the save Monday against the Red Sox by throwing a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.

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Hunter has been told by manager Buck Showalter that he'll open the season as the Orioles' closer, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Hunter hasn't been told that he's Baltimore's closer, but it's implied that he'll get first crack at saves, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Hunter threw a scoreless inning in Wednesday's spring training game, allowing a hit and a walk with no strikeouts.

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Hunter, who is scheduled to pitch Friday, has allowed a pair of home runs over three innings this spring. He remains in competition for the Orioles' closer role to begin the season.

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Hunter and the Orioles avoided arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $3 million deal, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Hunter's downfall in 2012 was his susceptibility to the long ball. He gave up 32 home runs in just 133.2 innings, was ousted from the rotation and had two brief stints in the minors. Hunter returned as a reliever in September and allowed just one run in 12 appearances, including the playoffs. Hunter's velocity spiked to the upper-90s after the move to the bullpen, but the Orioles have not committed a spot to Hunter in either the rotation or the bullpen for 2013. It would take an incredible spring training for Hunter to make the rotation, so he could be used in long relief or shuttle between Triple-A and the majors as a starter.

2012

Hunter began the 2011 season in the Rangers bullpen, but a trade to Baltimore resulted in a return to the rotation. Nothing changed besides the uniform, as Hunter was generally rocked with the Orioles, allowing a 5.06 ERA and 11 home runs in an equal number of starts. Hunter continues to be a classic replacement level starting pitcher, albeit one who doesn't have as much experience as you would expect for someone his age thanks to a steady dose of time spent on the disabled list.

2011

Hunter suffered an oblique injury in spring training, but found himself in the Texas rotation by early June and ended up racking up 13 wins in the process. He continued to show good control, issuing just 33 walks in 128 innings, but fanned just 68 batters. Toss out his first five starts, and you've got a pitcher hovering right around a 4.40 ERA and 1.350 WHIP which is a truer reflection of his abilities than his season as a whole. He's an adequate back-of-the-rotation starter who loses value in most formats with his lack of strikeouts.

2010

Hunter took over for an injured Matt Harrison in the Texas rotation in June, showing good control (33 walks in 112 innings), but not many strikeouts. That profile (not missing many bats, not getting many groundballs) doesn't translate very well very often, though Hunter was one of several Rangers starters that had a better season than the underlying numbers would suggest. Throwing strikes and hoping it's caught at the warning track doesn't come recommended in one of the AL's best hitting parks, so buyer beware here.

2009

Hunter pitched at four levels, including a brief stint with Texas, in 2008 despite being pretty hittable at all stops. His composite line in the minors (163.2 innings, 170 hits, 34 walks, 106 K) look a tad worse when you remove his numbers from High-A Bakersfield (50 K in 58.1 innings). While his control is major league ready, it doesn't look like he'll miss enough bats to be an effective starter in the majors given Texas' home park. He doesn't miss many meals either, as witnessed by his 6-3, 255-pound frame, which could be a problem down the road.