Hunter
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
3-2
ERA
4.00
WHIP
1.333
K
37
SV
2
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Coming off a rough couple years, Hunter joined the Rays on a spring invite and impressed, making the club as a setup reliever. Hunter has always had plus velocity, but never missed the bats associated with a flamethrower. Last season, the 31-year-old right-hander threw his... read more
Coming off a rough couple years, Hunter joined the Rays on a spring invite and impressed, making the club as a setup reliever. Hunter has always had plus velocity, but never missed the bats associated with a flamethrower. Last season, the 31-year-old right-hander threw his 96-mph fastball considerably less, adding a cutter with great results, especially against lefty swingers. Already known for being stingy with walks, Hunter’s career-best 11.5 percent swinging-strike rate fueled a 28.1 percent strikeout clip, well above his career 15.9 percent mark. The new arsenal induced batters to chase more and also resulted in a drop in homers. As hinted, the results versus left-handers were staggering, as Hunter held them to a .501 OPS, compared to .715 and .754 the previous two campaigns. Relievers are subject to sample size fluctuations, and Hunter has an injury history, including missing time with calf woes last summer, but if his cutter continues to be a wipeout pitch, more work in high-leverage situations is likely.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 255 lbs.    DOB: 7/3/1986    Drafted By:  In 2007Show Contract
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Tommy Hunter Contract Info:
Signed a two-year, $18 million deal with the Phillies in December of 2017.
Slams door vs. Miami
PPhiladelphia Phillies
August 5, 2018
Hunter tossed a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and striking out one as he notched the save Sunday against the Marlins.
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2018 Stat Review for Tommy Hunter
4.11 K/BB
GOOD
7.40 K/9
WEAK
1.80 BB/9
ELITE
95.7 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
2.24 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
4.00 ERA
WEAK
1.33 WHIP
WEAK
3.51 FIP
AVERAGE
0.343 BABIP
HIGH
71.4 % Strand Rate
LOW
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  1. Tommy Hunter 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Tommy Hunter 2016 Preseason Outlook
    The Cubs picked up Hunter for the stretch run last year, but the Hunter they got didn't look like the same version that turned into a decent setup man in Baltimore the last few seasons. In just 15.2 innings after the move to Chicago, he gave up 20 hits - including four home runs. His 19-game stint with the Cubs included a .354 BABIP while his BABIP during his career in Baltimore was well under .300, and he had a 15:3 K:BB in Chicago, so perhaps he deserved a better fate. Now a free agent, Hunter shouldn't have any problems finding work, especially if he keeps his K/BB at strong levels.
  3. Tommy Hunter 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The Orioles had two of most predictable cases of 2014. You didn’t need hindsight to see Ubaldo Jimenez folding in the rotation, or to see Hunter losing the closer’s job in short order. Zach Britton had the role by late May, as Hunter amassed a 6.06 ERA in the first two months of the season. Hunter has routinely been thrashed by lefties and allowed too many homers. The first two months of 2014 were no different, but he added ineffectiveness against righties to the mix. To his credit, he completely turned his season around once he was removed from the ninth inning, posting a 1.83 ERA in his final 41 appearances as he dominated both lefties and righties while allowing just one home run. Of course, if he isn’t offering saves with that hot ERA then he doesn’t have much fantasy value. Even with a mid-to-high-90s heater, he just doesn’t miss enough bats to be a fantasy option; even as a seventh or eighth-inning guy.
  4. Tommy Hunter 2014 Preseason 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 spiked in 2013 (7.1 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, 1.2 HR/9) following an awful 2012 (5.2 K/9, 1.8 BB/9, 2.2 HR/9). All of his pitches also saw spikes in velocity when comparing his previous two seasons, as Hunter threw three-to-four mph harder in 2013. The current weakness here is Hunter's struggles against left-handed batters, who hit .294/.322/.535 with 11 homers against him last season while righties hit just .140/.190/.154 (no homers). If he can remedy those issues by adding a new pitch, Hunter might take another significant step forward. Surprisingly, the Orioles had previously said Hunter would compete for a rotation spot, but those plans have probably changed.
  5. Tommy Hunter 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Tommy Hunter 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Tommy Hunter 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Tommy Hunter 2010 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Tommy Hunter 2009 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Slams door vs. Miami
PPhiladelphia Phillies
August 5, 2018
Hunter tossed a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and striking out one as he notched the save Sunday against the Marlins.
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Allows tying run
PPhiladelphia Phillies
July 24, 2018
Hunter took his second blown save of the season after allowing one run on two hits Monday against the Dodgers, striking out a pair in two innings.
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Allows two runs in ninth
PPhiladelphia Phillies
June 29, 2018
Hunter got just one out and allowed a pair of runs on a pair of hits in Thursday's win over the Nationals.
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Records one-out save versus Brewers
PPhiladelphia Phillies
June 11, 2018
Hunter retired the only batter he faced to earn his first save of the season Sunday against the Brewers.
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Shaky outing Sunday
PPhiladelphia Phillies
May 6, 2018
Hunter earned a hold but allowed a run on two hits and a walk in just two thirds of an inning Sunday against the Nationals.
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