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Birth Date7-3-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight260 lbs
Age28 years, 2 months, 27 days
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1.12010
0.72011
-0.82012
0.62013
0.42014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2008 TEX 21 3 3 11.0 11.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 63 23 20 20 4 40 3 3 1 9 16.36 7.34 9.39 -2.5 -0.3
2009 TEX 22 19 19 112.0 112.0 0.0 9 6 0 0 8 1 475 113 55 51 13 185 33 31 2 64 4.10 4.45 4.90 12.4 1.2
2010 TEX 23 23 22 128.0 127.3 0.7 13 4 0 0 13 0 536 126 55 53 21 216 33 33 3 68 3.73 4.96 5.31 10.4 1.1
2011 BAL 24 12 11 69.3 68.3 1.0 3 3 0 0 2 4 305 88 44 39 11 141 10 9 4 35 5.06 4.72 4.95 3.8 0.4
2011 TEX 24 8 0 15.3 0.0 15.3 1 1 0 1 0 0 62 12 6 5 1 16 5 5 0 10 2.93 3.58 4.06 2.6 0.3
2012 BAL 25 33 20 133.7 116.7 17.0 7 8 0 1 8 1 573 161 85 81 32 281 27 25 4 77 5.45 5.70 6.46 -11.0 -0.8
2013 BAL 26 68 0 86.3 0.0 86.3 6 5 4 2 0 0 336 71 28 27 11 114 14 13 2 68 2.81 3.71 4.07 5.7 0.6
2014 BAL 27 60 0 60.7 0.0 60.7 3 2 11 6 0 0 241 55 22 20 4 81 12 9 1 45 2.97 3.18 3.85 3.8 0.4
Career22675616.3435.3181.0423115103162591649315296971074137128173764.324.665.2025.13.0

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 SPO A- 10 0 17.7 3.87 127 .202 .260 .343 .378 .259 .273 108 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2008 TEX MLB 3 3 11.0 9.39 36 .362 .279 .346 .443 .273 .432 121 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2008 BAK A+ 9 9 58.3 3.69 121 .264 .268 .335 .412 .267 .326 98 13.1 1.3 13.1 1.3
2008 FRI AA 8 8 52.3 5.36 68 .263 .266 .345 .404 .277 .285 86 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2008 OKL AAA 8 8 53.0 5.24 101 .250 .282 .349 .447 .262 .286 105 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2009 TEX MLB 19 19 112.0 4.90 103 .254 .268 .335 .426 .264 .275 105 12.4 1.2 12.4 1.2
2009 FRI AA 5 3 21.7 3.55 129 .276 .270 .348 .393 .253 .358 110 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2009 OKL AAA 8 8 49.3 4.82 82 .285 .274 .344 .424 .278 .316 87 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2010 TEX MLB 23 22 128.0 5.31 95 .249 .256 .323 .399 .256 .255 113 10.3 1.1 10.4 1.1
2010 OKL AAA 6 6 26.7 4.92 88 .274 .269 .345 .420 .269 .289 89 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2011 BAL MLB 12 11 69.3 4.95 95 .291 .261 .329 .431 .270 .314 105 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2011 TEX MLB 8 0 15.3 4.06 124 .217 .257 .322 .413 .266 .239 119 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2011 FRI AA 1 0 4.0 4.84 106 .302 .283 .364 .475 .279 .250 102 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2011 ROU AAA 8 5 26.7 4.24 123 .267 .287 .357 .445 .272 .361 103 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2012 BAL MLB 33 20 133.7 6.46 62 .293 .255 .316 .406 .260 .298 106 -10.6 -1.1 -11.0 -0.8
2012 BOW AA 2 1 10.0 3.95 110 .089 .257 .320 .371 .246 .111 99 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 NOR AAA 3 3 19.3 4.38 101 .242 .270 .337 .399 .258 .305 94 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2013 BAL MLB 68 0 86.3 4.07 105 .223 .256 .321 .402 .266 .249 100 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2014 BAL MLB 60 0 60.7 3.85 107 .227 .249 .313 .384 .259 .285 100 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2014 DEL A 1 0 1.0 1.14 176 .192 .230 .293 .367 .241 .000 99 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 SPO A- 2 3 1 10 0 17.7 15 1 13 0 49% .273 7.6 0.5 0.0 6.6 0.90 2.54 3.9 0.4
2008 OKL AAA 4 2 0 8 8 53.0 55 9 28 6 51% .286 9.3 1.5 1.0 4.8 1.21 2.89 7.0 0.7
2008 TEX MLB 0 2 0 3 3 11.0 23 3 9 4 33% .432 18.8 2.5 3.3 7.4 2.36 16.36 -2.5 -0.3
2008 FRI AA 4 2 0 8 8 52.3 52 17 28 5 46% .285 8.9 2.9 0.9 4.8 1.32 3.79 -2.2 -0.2
2008 BAK A+ 5 4 0 9 9 58.3 63 8 50 6 50% .326 9.7 1.2 0.9 7.7 1.22 3.55 13.1 1.3
2009 OKL AAA 3 2 0 8 8 49.3 53 16 35 5 41% .316 9.7 2.9 0.9 6.4 1.40 3.83 1.6 0.2
2009 FRI AA 1 0 0 5 3 21.7 30 4 16 1 57% .358 12.4 1.7 0.4 6.6 1.57 4.98 6.6 0.7
2009 TEX MLB 9 6 0 19 19 112.0 113 33 64 13 39% .275 9.1 2.7 1.0 5.1 1.30 4.10 12.4 1.2
2010 TEX MLB 13 4 0 23 22 128.0 126 33 68 21 42% .255 8.9 2.3 1.5 4.8 1.24 3.73 10.4 1.1
2010 OKL AAA 1 2 0 6 6 26.7 28 11 14 2 53% .289 9.4 3.7 0.7 4.7 1.46 4.04 2.1 0.2
2011 BAL MLB 3 3 0 12 11 69.3 88 10 35 11 41% .314 11.4 1.3 1.4 4.5 1.41 5.06 3.8 0.4
2011 TEX MLB 1 1 0 8 0 15.3 12 5 10 1 57% .239 7.0 2.9 0.6 5.9 1.11 2.93 2.6 0.3
2011 ROU AAA 2 2 1 8 5 26.7 37 3 16 2 54% .361 12.5 1.0 0.7 5.4 1.50 5.06 7.1 0.7
2011 FRI AA 0 0 0 1 0 4.0 3 1 5 1 56% .250 6.8 2.2 2.2 11.2 1.00 4.50 0.3 0.0
2012 NOR AAA 2 1 0 3 3 19.3 20 5 14 2 52% .305 9.3 2.3 0.9 6.5 1.29 4.66 1.4 0.1
2012 BOW AA 1 0 1 2 1 10.0 3 1 6 0 59% .111 2.7 0.9 0.0 5.4 0.40 0.00 1.2 0.1
2012 BAL MLB 7 8 0 33 20 133.7 161 27 77 32 48% .298 10.8 1.8 2.2 5.2 1.41 5.45 -11.0 -0.8
2013 BAL MLB 6 5 4 68 0 86.3 71 14 68 11 40% .249 7.4 1.5 1.1 7.1 0.98 2.81 5.7 0.6
2014 BAL MLB 3 2 11 60 0 60.7 55 12 45 4 53% .285 8.2 1.8 0.6 6.7 1.10 2.97 3.8 0.4
2014 DEL A 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.3 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 214 0.5140 0.4789 0.8529 0.7000 0.2404 0.9091 0.6800 0.1471
2009 1730 0.5399 0.4772 0.8485 0.6338 0.2927 0.8970 0.7253 0.1503
2010 1898 0.5664 0.4639 0.8739 0.6186 0.2612 0.9218 0.7256 0.1250
2011 1293 0.5514 0.5077 0.8811 0.6522 0.3293 0.9441 0.7277 0.1189
2012 2071 0.5611 0.4940 0.8728 0.6644 0.2750 0.9054 0.7720 0.1272
2013 1269 0.5556 0.5379 0.8065 0.6851 0.3528 0.8737 0.6432 0.1935
2014 854 0.5375 0.4795 0.8313 0.6318 0.3013 0.9034 0.6555 0.1663
Career93290.55290.4910.85640.64840.29520.90810.71750.1429

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-21 2014-06-08 15-DL 18 17 Left Groin Strain - -
2013-05-27 2013-05-29 DTD 2 2 - Hand Contusion - -
2012-03-01 2012-03-21 Camp 20 0 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2011-09-21 2011-09-21 DTD 0 0 Right Groin Strain - -
2011-09-01 2011-09-01 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-05-09 2011-05-09 On-Alr 0 0 Right Groin Strain Mild -
2011-03-25 2011-07-01 15-DL 98 82 Right Groin Strain Moderate -
2010-08-12 2010-08-12 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness Virus - -
2010-06-16 2010-06-16 DTD 0 0 Right Hip Soreness Hip Flexor -
2010-03-26 2010-04-28 15-DL 33 20 Left Abdomen Recovery From Strain Oblique -
2010-03-18 2010-03-26 Camp 8 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-03-07 2009-04-01 Camp 25 0 Right Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 BAL $
2014 BAL $3,000,000
2013 BAL $1,820,000
2012 BAL $493,500
2011 TEX $442,160
2010 TEX $409,850
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,165,510
2011Current$3,000,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$6,165,510
5 yrTotal$6,165,510

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 66 dMoye Sports1 year/$3M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$3M (2014). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.82M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/14/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4935M (2012). Signed by Baltimore 3/10/12.
  • 1 year/$442,160 (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/22/11. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Texas 7/30/11.
  • 1 year/$409,850 (2010). Re-signed by Texas 2/24/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/09. Award bonus: $10,000 for All Star.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Texas 8/1/08.
  • Drafted 2007 (1s-54) (Alabama). Signed 7/17/07, $0.585M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .295 .333 .513 .292
11 vs R (Multi) .225 .263 .351 .222
18 Split (Multi) .070 .069 .162 .070
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .294 .322 .535 .293
31 vs R (2013) .141 .190 .154 .134
38 Split (2013) .153 .132 .381 .159
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Baltimore have an issue with developing good starting pitching? Brian Matusz, Zach Britton, and Tommy Hunter are all now in the bullpen. Jake Arrieta is excelling in Chicago. Should Kevin Gausman be hoping for a trade?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
Kevin Gausman will be just fine. I don't think their player development is the greatest but that also has to do with the players' makeup and willing to make adjustments and work. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some under the radar guys who are available in most leagues that you could see taking over a closer role at some point this season?
(Chris from NY)
Chris Perez on the Dodgers (he has moved past Brian Wilson in my opinion). Santiago Casilla on the Giants if Romo's arm falls off. I still like someone besides Tommy Hunter eventually getting saves in Baltimore. (Mike Gianella)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bret, I'm tempted to trade my best keeper (Carlos Santana at $9) for a package of Tommy Hunter ($1), George Springer ($5) and Carlos Correa ($2) in an AL Only dynasty league. Smart?
(Brett G. from KC)
Not if you want to win. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Let's assume that Dylan Bundy's recovery goes perfectly. What do the Orioles do with him this year? How many starts does he get?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Zero starts, and he ends up as a very strong reliever in the second half, possibly closing games unless Tommy Hunter can perfect a high-wire act against lefties. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)hi there. i need to trade for a closer in my pool... These are the guys "available". How would you rank these guys in terms of risk (being bad or injury): Tommy Hunter, Uehara, Feliz, Janssen. thanks...
(Phillip from Squamish)
It's clearly Uehara if they're all similar prices. There's unnecessary risk in the other three. (Bret Sayre)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any AL set-up men you like to potentially get the closer job this year?
(Dave from Boston)
Whoever is setting up Tommy Hunter seems like a pretty good bet in Baltimore. Otherwise, Joe Smith is a good get in AL-only. Mike Scioscia showed wavering confidence with Ernesto Frieri last year and Smith could steal the job if Frieri falters. (Mike Gianella)
2013-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would close in Baltimore if Jim Johnson were to lose the job?
(bobbykester from dc)
My guess is Darren O'Day. Don't sleep on Tommy Hunter who now throws 97-99 as an RP. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not a fan of either team, but who wins an Angels/Dodgers World Series?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Do the Angels have the pitching to get to the Series? Weaver, Wilson, Blanton, Jason Vargas and Tommy Hunter? I guess if they're in the Series they had enough pitching to get there though. So I'll take the Angels! (Matthew Kory)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tommy Hanson, not Tommy Hunter. Hanson = talented but broken. Hunter (BAL) = healthy as a horse, pitches like one.
(Chester Trout from Dallas)
Yes. This. (Matthew Kory)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any non-superstar/star-level players who could be non-tendered that teams should kick the tires on?
(jlarsen from chicago)
With the caveat that I did less than two seconds of research, some interesting names to me are Kyle Blanks, George Kottaras, Nyjer Morgan, Mark Reynolds, Brendan Ryan, Gaby Sanchez, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Drew Stubbs, Dallas Braden, Philip Humber, Tommy Hunter, Jair Jurrjens, Mike Pelfrey, and Jerome Williams. (Geoff Young)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rangers and Yankees, ALCS...who ya got?
(Adam J. Morris from lonestarball.com)
Thanks for stopping by, Adam. Rangers in five, they will drop game four when Tommy Hunter starts and A.J. Burnett plays the role of Good A.J. long enough to redeem his second half, but otherwise, it's all Rangers. (Marc Normandin)
2009-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know you are not much of an awards guy. But what do you think the chances of Tommy Hunter winning AL ROY? Especially if the Tigers shut down Porcello to rest his arm, and Hunter wins all 4 starts down the stretch to finish with 11 wins?
(Ira from Third base line)
Jackie Robinson Award! Say it with me, folks. By the way, why no love for Jeff Niemann, if we're talking about the AL's rookie hurlers? He's been worth more than twice what Porcello is. Hell, Hunter's already been worth more than Porcello in his 80+ innings. Elvis Andrus has been worth more than all of them though. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneMoneyball16 (Calgary): How much merit is there to pulling Cliff Lee and bringing him back for Game 4? Tommy Hunter seems like a likely disaster for the Rangers.

This lead isn't exactly safe, but you're right, bypassing Hunter would really help the Rangers. It seems that the Rangers, like the Phillies before them, have made the determination that Lee just isn't built for starting on three days' rest, and would rather make sure of a Game One victory than risk pushing him past his natural limits. (Ben Lindbergh)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Tommy Hunter has thrown 9,448 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph), Sinker (97mph) and Curve (84mph), also mixing in a Cutter (93mph). He also rarely throws a Change (90mph).