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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.88 1.47 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date9-27-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age27 years, 0 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.52013
-0.72014
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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
2013 ATL 25 2 2 11.0 11.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 46 11 1 1 0 14 1 1 0 14 0.82 0.75 0.97 5.1 0.5
2014 ATL 26 45 6 87.3 33.0 54.3 4 5 0 1 2 0 383 89 38 32 5 125 39 31 3 44 3.30 4.28 4.91 -6.3 -0.7
Career47898.344.054.35501304291003933513940323583.023.894.43-1.3-0.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 DNV Rk 7 1 16.0 5.53 72 .156 .233 .313 .340 .242 .159 90 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2010 ROM A 28 7 93.7 5.97 55 .279 .256 .327 .376 .267 .319 92 -5.2 -0.5 -5.2 -0.5
2011 LYN A+ 28 13 101.0 5.10 98 .258 .247 .322 .375 .251 .327 106 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2012 MIS AA 27 27 145.7 5.47 69 .254 .250 .330 .380 .259 .271 94 -5.1 -0.5 -6.2 -0.7
2013 ATL MLB 2 2 11.0 0.97 176 .222 .243 .304 .379 .248 .355 100 5.6 0.6 5.1 0.5
2013 GWN AAA 22 20 114.7 4.91 94 .266 .255 .328 .382 .253 .313 102 3.6 0.4 3.3 0.3
2014 ATL MLB 45 6 87.3 4.91 70 .277 .245 .308 .375 .258 .288 95 -5.7 -0.6 -6.3 -0.7

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
2009 DNV Rk 2 1 1 7 1 16.0 7 5 12 0 75% .159 3.9 2.8 0.0 6.8 0.75 1.12 -0.7 -0.1
2010 ROM A 5 8 5 28 7 93.7 97 44 69 1 55% .319 9.3 4.2 0.1 6.6 1.50 4.13 -5.2 -0.5
2011 LYN A+ 4 6 0 28 13 101.0 106 30 86 9 50% .327 9.4 2.7 0.8 7.7 1.35 4.10 3.4 0.3
2012 MIS AA 8 4 0 27 27 145.7 121 67 124 11 48% .271 7.5 4.1 0.7 7.7 1.29 3.77 -6.2 -0.7
2013 ATL MLB 1 0 0 2 2 11.0 11 1 14 0 61% .355 9.0 0.8 0.0 11.5 1.09 0.82 5.1 0.5
2013 GWN AAA 6 9 0 22 20 114.7 123 36 77 8 54% .313 9.7 2.8 0.6 6.0 1.39 3.22 3.3 0.3
2014 ATL MLB 4 5 0 45 6 87.3 89 39 44 5 57% .288 9.2 4.0 0.5 4.5 1.47 3.30 -6.3 -0.7

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
2013 169 0.4142 0.4556 0.7143 0.6143 0.3434 0.8605 0.5294 0.2857
2014 1384 0.4364 0.4656 0.8040 0.6523 0.3192 0.8731 0.6948 0.1928
Career15530.4340.46450.79420.64820.32180.87170.67680.2029

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-18 2013-05-29 Minors 41 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2011-04-20 2011-05-24 Minors 34 32 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ATL $502,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$502,500
1 yrTotal$502,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 25 d1 year/$0.5025M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Atlanta 11/20/12. Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2009 (3-87) (Princeton). $0.405M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 4.5 3.4 0 47 8 100.5 88 34 70 10 .276 1.21 3.74 4.07 6.1 0.6
80o 4.3 3.5 0 47 8 94.4 87 34 66 10 .289 1.29 4.12 4.48 2.0 0.2
70o 4.2 3.6 0 47 8 90.2 87 34 63 10 .298 1.34 4.40 4.78 -1.0 -0.1
60o 4.1 3.7 0 47 8 86.6 87 34 61 10 .306 1.39 4.64 5.04 -3.5 -0.4
50o 4.1 3.8 0 47 8 83.3 87 34 58 10 .313 1.44 4.87 5.29 -5.8 -0.6
40o 4 3.8 0 47 8 80.1 86 33 56 10 .321 1.49 5.10 5.54 -8.2 -0.8
30o 3.9 3.9 0 47 8 76.7 85 33 54 10 .329 1.55 5.35 5.81 -10.7 -1.1
20o 3.7 4 0 47 8 72.7 84 33 51 10 .338 1.61 5.65 6.14 -13.6 -1.4
10o 3.6 4.2 0 47 8 67.5 83 32 47 10 .352 1.70 6.07 6.6 -17.6 -1.8
Weighted Mean4.13.8047883.086335810.3121.434.845.26-5.6-0.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 24% 5% 17% 29%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201527650681112312047931449.3061.364.364.748.83.46.81.00.2
2016285405891059937801249.3001.304.114.478.53.26.91.00.5
20172943047786863264949.3111.374.404.789.03.36.70.90.1
201830430477868430671049.3091.324.334.718.83.17.01.00.2
201931430457827928631049.3031.304.184.548.63.16.91.10.3
20203243040673712554949.3051.324.284.658.83.16.71.10.2
20213333038669682351849.3041.324.234.608.93.06.71.00.2
20223433036666652249849.3051.324.254.628.93.06.71.10.2
20233532034562612046749.3051.314.234.608.92.96.71.00.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.10.50.9out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball1.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 90)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Jared Hughes 2012 3.57
2 93 Matt Buschmann 2010 0.00 DNP
3 93 Justin Jones 2011 0.00 DNP
4 93 Ryan Mattheus 2010 0.00 DNP
5 93 Graham Godfrey 2011 5.04
6 93 Joe Savery 2012 6.12
7 92 Bryan Evans 2013 0.00 DNP
8 92 Brandon Dickson 2011 3.24
9 92 J.D. Martin 2009 4.68
10 92 David Purcey 2008 5.68
11 92 Carlos Fisher 2009 4.30
12 92 Austin Adams 2013 0.00 DNP
13 92 Chris Narveson 2008 0.00 DNP
14 92 Bryan Morris 2013 3.46
15 92 Kris Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
16 91 Cesar Valdez 2011 0.00 DNP
17 91 David Pauley 2009 0.00 DNP
18 91 David Kopp 2012 0.00 DNP
19 91 Aaron Shafer 2013 0.00 DNP
20 91 Mike Hinckley 2009 4.66
21 91 Erik Davis 2013 3.12
22 91 Heath Rollins 2011 0.00 DNP
23 91 Randy Boone 2011 0.00 DNP
24 91 Shane Komine 2007 4.70
25 91 Duane Below 2012 4.86
26 90 Richie Gardner 2008 0.00 DNP
27 90 Armando Galarraga 2008 4.18
28 90 Andrew Brackman 2012 0.00 DNP
29 90 Brian Bass 2008 5.54
30 90 Stephen Faris 2010 0.00 DNP
31 90 Jason Windsor 2009 0.00 DNP
32 90 Bradley Holt 2013 0.00 DNP
33 90 Eric Niesen 2012 0.00 DNP
34 90 Jay Voss 2013 0.00 DNP
35 90 Nick Schmidt 2012 0.00 DNP
36 90 Collin McHugh 2013 10.04
37 90 Wynn Pelzer 2012 0.00 DNP
38 90 Adam Howard 2010 0.00 DNP
39 90 Michael Madsen 2009 0.00 DNP
40 90 Heath Phillips 2008 0.00 DNP
41 90 Stephen Marek 2010 0.00 DNP
42 89 Richard Zagone 2013 0.00 DNP
43 89 Yohan Flande 2012 0.00 DNP
44 89 Randy Wells 2009 3.65
45 89 James Houser 2011 0.00 DNP
46 89 Alex Wilson 2013 5.20
47 89 Cesar Ramos 2010 11.88
48 89 Sam LeCure 2010 4.50
49 89 Jeremy Bleich 2013 0.00 DNP
50 89 Joe Martinez 2009 8.10
51 89 Ben Jukich 2009 0.00 DNP
52 89 Fernando Rodriguez 2010 0.00 DNP
53 89 Robert Ray 2010 2.45
54 89 Steven Wright 2011 0.00 DNP
55 89 Scott Gorgen 2013 0.00 DNP
56 89 Mike Ekstrom 2010 3.31
57 89 Darren Byrd 2013 0.00 DNP
58 89 Carlos Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
59 89 Adrian Alaniz 2010 0.00 DNP
60 89 Brad Meyers 2012 0.00 DNP
61 89 Kevin Pucetas 2011 0.00 DNP
62 89 Marco Estrada 2010 10.32
63 89 Brett Lorin 2013 0.00 DNP
64 89 Tobi Stoner 2011 0.00 DNP
65 89 Dan Houston 2013 0.00 DNP
66 89 Justin Thomas 2010 6.23
67 88 James Adkins 2012 0.00 DNP
68 88 Henry Sosa 2012 0.00 DNP
69 88 Jose Rosario 2012 0.00 DNP
70 88 Oliver Drake 2013 0.00 DNP
71 88 Geno Espineli 2009 0.00 DNP
72 88 Jared Wesson 2012 0.00 DNP
73 88 Jesse English 2011 0.00 DNP
74 88 Wes Musick 2013 0.00 DNP
75 88 Lance Broadway 2010 0.00 DNP
76 88 Matt Klinker 2011 0.00 DNP
77 88 Taylor Sinclair 2012 0.00 DNP
78 88 Francisco Cruceta 2008 6.17
79 88 Chris Seddon 2010 5.64
80 88 Evan Reed 2012 0.00 DNP
81 88 James Simmons 2013 0.00 DNP
82 88 Sean Gleason 2012 0.00 DNP
83 88 Jose Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
84 88 Josh Hill 2009 0.00 DNP
85 88 J.R. Mathes 2008 0.00 DNP
86 88 Chris Rusin 2013 4.07
87 88 Bruce Billings 2012 0.00 DNP
88 88 Matthew Green 2008 0.00 DNP
89 88 Paul Oseguera 2010 0.00 DNP
90 88 A.J. Morris 2013 0.00 DNP
91 88 Jose Veras 2007 5.79
92 88 Jeremy Hefner 2012 5.19
93 88 Jeremy Horst 2012 2.30
94 88 Yohan Pino 2010 0.00 DNP
95 88 Matthew Long 2010 0.00 DNP
96 88 Tyson Brummett 2011 0.00 DNP
97 87 Nathan Starner 2010 0.00 DNP
98 87 Brian Rogers 2009 0.00 DNP
99 87 Matt Wright 2008 0.00 DNP
100 87 Amalio Diaz 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .300 .333 .350 .275
11 vs R (Multi) .200 .200 .280 .168
18 Split (Multi) .100 .133 .070 .107
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .300 .333 .350 .275
31 vs R (2013) .200 .200 .280 .168
38 Split (2013) .100 .133 .070 .107
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Righty David Hale attended Princeton, where he majored in operations research and financial engineering and minored in arm strength.
2010 The club's third-round pick in June, righty David Hale is a raw product, but a phenomenal athlete who has touched 98 mph in the past. If the whole baseball thing doesn't work out, he should be fine after majoring in operations research and financial engineering at Princeton.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 15, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 19, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 4, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 31, 2014Chris Mosch2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 23, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Royals Roll OnDaniel Rathman2014-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Harang UnravelsDaniel Rathman2014-05-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week FiveMike Gianella2014-05-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week FiveBret Sayre2014-05-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week FourBen Carsley2014-04-30
Overthinking It: The Obligatory Article About Aaron HarangBen Lindbergh2014-04-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week ThreeWilson Karaman2014-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Ervin ArrivesDaniel Rathman2014-04-10
Daily League Strategy: Navigating a 15-Game SlatePaul Sporer2014-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 24Jeff Moore2014-03-25
Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth EditionMike Gianella2014-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Santana Settles, Atlanta SettlesR.J. Anderson2014-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Santana Settles, Atlanta SettlesMike Gianella2014-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: A New ChallengerDaniel Rathman2014-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Atlanta Braves Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Recap: Dodgers 4, Braves 3Daniel Rathman2013-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Dodgers at BravesDaniel Rathman2013-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Bronx GoodbyeDaniel Rathman2013-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Helton Leaves HomeDaniel Rathman2013-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Meltdown MadnessDaniel Rathman2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-06
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 6/23John Perrotto2011-06-23
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 6/10John Perrotto2011-06-10
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 4/29John Perrotto2011-04-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)David Hale, anything to see here or just warm body holding down rotation spot for minor?
(Brian from Wis.)
Pretty much just a warm body. Has some deeeep mixer or NL-only value, but nothing crazy. (Paul Sporer)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


David Hale has thrown 1,579 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph) and Change (81mph).