David Hale
David Hale
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for David Hale in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Yankees in January of 2019.
Opts for open market
PFree Agent  
October 23, 2019
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Hale will head to the open market after he refused an outright assignment for the minors when the Yankees designated him for assignment earlier this month. The right-hander made 20 appearances out of the big-league bullpen in 2019, posting a 3.11 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 37.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
30
Last 10 Games
26
Last 5 Games
30
How many pitches does David Hale generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does David Hale generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-48%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .307 96 9 7 27 9 1 2
Since 2017vs Right .241 123 22 5 28 8 1 3
2019vs Left .274 66 6 3 17 7 1 0
2019vs Right .256 91 17 4 22 5 1 2
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-41%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-76%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.62 1.32 27.1 2 0 0 6.9 2.3 1.3
Since 2017Away 3.38 1.29 24.0 1 0 2 3.8 1.9 0.4
2019Home 2.33 1.09 19.1 2 0 0 6.5 1.4 0.5
2019Away 3.93 1.36 18.1 1 0 2 4.4 2.0 0.5
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
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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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.29
 
K/9
5.5
 
BB/9
1.7
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
93.4 mph
 
ERA
3.11
 
WHIP
1.22
 
BABIP
.308
 
GB/FB
2.03
 
Left On Base
76.4%
 
Exit Velocity
86.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.4%
 
Spin Rate
2138 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.6%
 
Swinging Strike
8.3%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring David Hale
The Z Files: AL Rotation Overview
June 29, 2018
Todd Zola shifts back to the American League for a look at each team's rotation situation, where Ervin Santana might finally be closing in on his 2018 debut for the Twins.
The Z Files: Notes To Self For 2017
September 23, 2016
Todd Zola leaves some notes to himself for his 2017 drafts, including a reminder to focus more on hitting early given his knack for consistently finding valuable arms like Brandon Finnegan in the late rounds.
Thursday Lineup Card: Late Season Outfield Help in Altherr
September 30, 2015
Aaron Altherr is fighting for a roster spot next season for the Phillies and offers a solid power/speed combo down the stretch.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale
September 26, 2015
Paul Sporer breaks down the starting pitching for the season's final week as Corey Kluber looks to end a frustrating season on a high note with two starts.
Friday Lineup Card: O'Happy Day
Friday Lineup Card: O'Happy Day
September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015
With Zach Britton slowed by a back injury, Darren O'Day is shaping up to be a difference maker in the saves department over the final days of the regular season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Designated for assignment
PNew York Yankees  
October 12, 2019
Hale was designated for assignment Saturday.
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Activated from IL
PNew York Yankees  
September 28, 2019
Hale (back) was activated from the 60-day injured list prior to Saturday's game against the Rangers.
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Transferred to 60-day IL
PNew York Yankees  
Back
September 1, 2019
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Knee issue delays rehab
PNew York Yankees  
Back
August 22, 2019
Hale (back) had a left knee issue pop up during his rehab and needed a cortisone shot, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Tosses bullpen Thursday
PNew York Yankees  
Back
August 8, 2019
Hale (back) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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