David Hess
David Hess
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hess spent a large portion of last season on the Orioles' big-league roster, starting 14 games and appearing out of the bullpen in nine more. He didn't come anywhere close to making a good impression, finishing with a 7.09 ERA in 80 innings of work. His 8.2% walk rate was a hair better than league average, but he struck out batters at just an 18.6% clip and couldn't keep the ball on the ground. His 32.6% groundball rate helped contribute to an awful 3.2 HR/9. A 23.5% HR/FB rate ordinarily suggests bad luck, but Hess' Statcast numbers indicated that he got what he deserved; his .397 xwOBA meant that the average opposing hitter turned into Juan Soto (.394 wOBA) against him. Hess could still receive a fair number of starts this season given the weakness of the Orioles' staff, but the gap between where he was and where he needs to be if he's to be a fantasy asset is far too large to consider drafting him. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2020.
Recalled by Baltimore
PBaltimore Orioles
September 24, 2020
Hess was recalled by the Orioles on Thursday.
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Hess has been working at the Orioles' alternate training site since early September, but he'll return to the active roster to provide bullpen depth over the final four games of the regular season. The right-hander has made three appearances this season, allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out one over seven innings. Right-hander Dean Kremer was sent down in a corresponding move.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
39
Last 10 Games
39
Last 5 Games
39
How many pitches does David Hess generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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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 Hess generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .260 388 58 35 89 16 1 20
Since 2018vs Right .289 463 85 34 121 27 3 31
2020vs Left .308 14 0 1 4 1 1 0
2020vs Right .353 18 1 1 6 2 0 1
2019vs Left .266 144 26 16 33 7 0 5
2019vs Right .300 221 42 14 61 10 2 23
2018vs Left .254 230 32 18 52 8 0 15
2018vs Right .271 224 42 19 54 15 1 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-22%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-44%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 6.75 1.54 74.2 2 8 0 6.6 3.9 2.8
Since 2018Away 5.29 1.42 115.2 2 12 0 6.8 2.9 2.2
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 6.43 1.71 7.0 0 0 0 1.3 2.6 1.3
2019Home 9.42 1.87 35.1 0 5 0 7.4 5.1 3.6
2019Away 5.24 1.30 44.2 1 5 0 7.9 2.0 2.8
2018Home 4.35 1.25 39.1 2 3 0 5.9 2.7 2.1
2018Away 5.20 1.47 64.0 1 7 0 6.8 3.5 1.8
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Stat Review
How does David Hess 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
0.50
 
K/9
1.3
 
BB/9
2.6
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
92.9 mph
 
ERA
6.43
 
WHIP
1.71
 
BABIP
.324
 
GB/FB
1.22
 
Left On Base
66.0%
 
Exit Velocity
82.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.3%
 
Spin Rate
2056 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.9%
 
Swinging Strike
3.4%
 
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Optioned by Orioles
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September 5, 2020
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Rejoins 28-man roster
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September 5, 2020
Hess was recalled by the Orioles on Saturday.
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Optioned off roster
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August 14, 2020
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Included in roster pool
PBaltimore Orioles
July 1, 2020
The Orioles included Hess in their 60-man roster pool released Sunday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Won't make Opening Day roster
PBaltimore Orioles
March 19, 2020
Hess was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
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