David Hale
David Hale
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for David Hale in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees in May of 2018. Released by the Yankees in July of 2018.
Heading to Korea
PFree Agent  F
July 12, 2018
Hale is signing with the Hanwha Eagles of the KBO, Sung Min Kim of MLB.com.
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Just a week after being designated for assignment and electing free agency, Hale will head overseas to continue his professional career. The 30-year-old notched a 4.49 ERA over five major league seasons.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-43%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-48%
BAA vs RHP
2017
No Stats
2016
 
 
-67%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .407 32 3 5 11 2 0 3
Since 2016vs Right .231 42 6 2 9 3 0 1
2018vs Left .385 30 3 4 10 2 0 2
2018vs Right .200 32 5 1 6 3 0 1
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 1.000 2 0 1 1 0 0 1
2016vs Right .333 10 1 1 3 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-76%
ERA on Road
2017
No Stats
2016
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 6.75 1.88 8.0 0 0 0 7.9 4.5 3.4
Since 2016Away 4.70 1.57 7.2 0 0 0 2.3 3.5 1.2
2018Home 6.75 1.88 8.0 0 0 0 7.9 4.5 3.4
2018Away 1.59 1.06 5.2 0 0 0 1.6 1.6 0.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 13.50 3.00 2.0 0 0 0 4.5 9.0 4.5
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Stat Review
How does David Hale compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
1.60
 
K/9
5.3
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
91.0 mph
 
ERA
4.61
 
WHIP
1.54
 
BABIP
.299
 
GB/FB
1.33
 
Strand %
77.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
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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.
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Elects free agency
PFree Agent  F
July 10, 2018
Hale elected free agency Tuesday instead of accepting an outright assignment.
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Designated for assignment
PNew York Yankees  F
July 7, 2018
Hale was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Saturday, George A. King of the New York Post reports.
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Summoned to big leagues
PNew York Yankees  F
July 1, 2018
The Yankees selected Hale's contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
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Bypassed for Friday's start
PNew York Yankees  F
June 13, 2018
Hale isn't expected to receive a promotion to the Yankees after the big club announced Double-A Trenton pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga would start Friday against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Candidate for Friday's start
PNew York Yankees  F
June 11, 2018
Hale could be summoned from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to start the Yankees' series opener Friday against the Rays, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.
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