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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 3.88 1.34 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date1-13-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.22013
-0.12014
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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 SFN 24 9 0 7.7 0.0 7.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 4 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 12 0.00 0.67 2.24 1.9 0.2
2014 BOS 25 6 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 11 5 5 1 18 5 3 0 6 4.50 4.76 4.99 -0.5 -0.1
Career15017.70.017.7000000721555123750182.552.993.781.40.2

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
2010 GIA Rk 12 0 11.0 1.62 165 .171 .235 .297 .330 .249 .462 80 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2011 SJO A+ 26 0 24.7 2.04 162 .191 .273 .354 .422 .277 .349 95 10.5 1.0 10.5 1.0
2011 RIC AA 28 0 28.7 2.97 123 .229 .258 .330 .407 .278 .271 83 5.7 0.6 6.2 0.6
2012 SJO A+ 5 0 5.0 1.67 164 .085 .259 .333 .418 .266 .000 86 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2012 FRE AAA 39 0 38.0 4.35 119 .244 .277 .341 .429 .265 .257 103 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2012 SCO Wnt 9 0 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SFN MLB 9 0 7.7 2.24 143 .138 .244 .303 .376 .247 .267 97 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2013 FRE AAA 54 0 55.3 3.91 122 .243 .272 .344 .427 .270 .315 101 11.6 1.2 11.5 1.1
2014 BOS MLB 6 0 10.0 4.99 79 .294 .264 .318 .405 .270 .323 100 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2014 FRE AAA 41 0 39.3 4.50 111 .254 .277 .349 .435 .271 .337 97 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2014 PAW AAA 7 0 6.7 1.93 151 .259 .266 .328 .401 .254 .294 87 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2

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
2010 GIA Rk 0 0 3 12 0 11.0 9 0 22 0 62% .462 7.4 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.82 0.82 5.4 0.5
2011 RIC AA 1 1 17 28 0 28.7 20 13 34 1 32% .271 6.3 4.1 0.3 10.7 1.15 2.83 6.2 0.6
2011 SJO A+ 0 0 21 26 0 24.7 16 12 44 1 34% .349 5.8 4.4 0.4 16.1 1.14 0.73 10.5 1.0
2012 SCO Wnt 0 0 2 9 0 9.0 8 3 12 1 0% .318 8.0 3.0 1.0 12.0 1.22 3.00 0.0 0.0
2012 SJO A+ 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 0 1 7 0 56% .000 0.0 1.8 0.0 12.6 0.20 0.00 1.8 0.2
2012 FRE AAA 1 1 15 39 0 38.0 29 20 36 2 40% .257 6.9 4.7 0.5 8.5 1.29 4.74 6.6 0.6
2013 FRE AAA 1 4 31 54 0 55.3 54 16 63 7 37% .315 8.8 2.6 1.1 10.2 1.27 4.07 11.5 1.1
2013 SFN MLB 0 0 0 9 0 7.7 4 2 12 0 53% .267 4.7 2.3 0.0 14.1 0.78 0.00 1.9 0.2
2014 BOS MLB 0 0 0 6 0 10.0 11 5 6 1 28% .323 9.9 4.5 0.9 5.4 1.60 4.50 -0.5 -0.1
2014 FRE AAA 1 3 18 41 0 39.3 40 13 46 5 31% .337 9.2 3.0 1.1 10.5 1.35 3.89 7.1 0.7
2014 PAW AAA 0 1 2 7 0 6.7 5 5 9 0 18% .294 6.8 6.8 0.0 12.2 1.50 2.70 2.4 0.2

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 134 0.5000 0.5075 0.6912 0.6866 0.3284 0.7174 0.6364 0.3088
2014 167 0.5329 0.5090 0.8000 0.6854 0.3077 0.8361 0.7083 0.2000
Career3010.51830.50830.75160.68590.31690.78330.67630.2484

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-07-05 2012-08-07 Minors 33 29 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SFN $
2013 SFN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 27 dLee Long1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14. Acquired by Boston in trade from San Francisco 7/26/14 (Peavy deal).
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by San Francisco 9/3/13.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2010 (5-168) (College of Charleston). $0.185M 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 0 0 0 0 0 55.5 36 17 58 4 .253 0.95 2.17 2.36 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 49.0 34 16 51 4 .270 1.03 2.55 2.77 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 44.4 33 16 47 4 .282 1.09 2.83 3.07 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 40.6 32 15 43 3 .292 1.15 3.07 3.34 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 37.1 30 14 39 3 .302 1.20 3.30 3.59 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 33.7 29 14 35 3 .311 1.26 3.53 3.84 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 30.1 27 13 32 3 .322 1.32 3.78 4.11 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 26.1 25 12 27 3 .334 1.39 4.09 4.44 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 20.7 21 10 22 2 .351 1.49 4.51 4.91 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000036.32914383.2991.193.263.550.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
20% 25% 20% 39% 50%

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
20152631055058462165541.2971.153.093.367.13.210.00.81.1
20162732164068532473641.2941.132.973.237.03.29.70.81.4
20172831159063492267541.2931.133.033.307.03.19.60.71.2
20182942166070552475641.2971.132.913.177.13.19.70.81.5
20193032164068552372641.2981.142.973.237.23.09.50.81.4
20203131162065522169541.2981.122.933.197.22.99.50.71.4
20213231158062492065541.2971.122.923.177.22.99.50.71.3
20223331055058461961541.2971.122.963.227.12.99.50.81.2
20233431052056451858541.2971.132.953.207.32.99.40.81.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7910.99.312.712.749

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Brett Bochy 2013 0.00 DNP
2 89 Sammy Gervacio 2010 12.27
3 88 Louis Coleman 2011 3.02
4 87 Cory Burns 2013 3.18
5 86 Jeff Stevens 2009 7.11
6 86 C.C. Lee 2012 0.00 DNP
7 86 Michael Morrison 2013 0.00 DNP
8 85 Justin Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
9 84 Chia-Jen Lo 2011 0.00 DNP
10 84 Greg Holland 2011 1.95
11 84 Steven Geltz 2013 0.00 DNP
12 83 Pedro Strop 2010 10.12
13 83 Rob Bryson 2013 0.00 DNP
14 83 Fernando Hernandez 2010 0.00 DNP
15 83 Preston Claiborne 2013 4.29
16 83 Kevin Whelan 2009 0.00 DNP
17 83 Marquis Fleming 2012 0.00 DNP
18 83 Tanner Scheppers 2012 4.73
19 83 Drew Hayes 2013 0.00 DNP
20 83 Zach Putnam 2013 18.90
21 83 Cory Gearrin 2011 7.85
22 82 Ty'Relle Harris 2012 0.00 DNP
23 82 Oneli Perez 2008 0.00 DNP
24 82 Jose De La Torre 2011 0.00 DNP
25 82 Steven Ames 2013 4.50
26 82 Daniel Meszaros 2011 0.00 DNP
27 82 Jose Ceda 2012 0.00 DNP
28 82 Lester Oliveros 2013 0.00 DNP
29 82 Matt Rusch 2008 0.00 DNP
30 82 Brad Boxberger 2013 3.68
31 82 Josh Judy 2011 7.07
32 82 Jess Todd 2011 0.00 DNP
33 81 Robert Manuel 2009 0.00
34 81 Osiris Matos 2010 0.00 DNP
35 81 John Gaub 2010 0.00 DNP
36 81 Blaine Hardy 2012 0.00 DNP
37 81 Cole St. Clair 2012 0.00 DNP
38 81 Mickey Storey 2011 0.00 DNP
39 81 Erik Stiller 2010 0.00 DNP
40 81 Cody Eppley 2011 8.00
41 81 Jon Meloan 2010 0.00 DNP
42 81 Shawn Tolleson 2013 0.00 DNP
43 81 Ryan Kussmaul 2012 0.00 DNP
44 81 Scott Nestor 2010 0.00 DNP
45 81 Adalberto Flores 2012 0.00 DNP
46 81 Alex Hinshaw 2008 3.63
47 81 Rob Delaney 2010 9.00
48 81 Alan Farina 2012 0.00 DNP
49 80 Mark Worrell 2008 6.35
50 80 Jose Ascanio 2010 0.00 DNP
51 80 Hector Santiago 2013 4.17
52 80 Vic Black 2013 3.71
53 80 Danny Farquhar 2012 0.00 DNP
54 80 Emiliano Fruto 2009 0.00 DNP
55 80 Josh Fields 2011 0.00 DNP
56 80 Nick Vincent 2012 1.71
57 80 Michael Kohn 2011 7.30
58 80 Brandon Sisk 2011 0.00 DNP
59 80 David Davidson 2009 45.00
60 80 Edgmer Escalona 2012 6.45
61 79 Jared Gayhart 2012 0.00 DNP
62 79 Hector Correa 2013 0.00 DNP
63 79 Sam Freeman 2012 5.85
64 79 Bryce Stowell 2012 0.00 DNP
65 79 Jose Mijares 2010 4.13
66 79 Warner Madrigal 2009 9.95
67 79 Michael Schwimer 2011 5.02
68 79 Ryan Verdugo 2012 32.40
69 79 Hunter Jones 2009 9.24
70 79 Mike Piazza 2012 0.00 DNP
71 78 Mike Zagurski 2008 0.00 DNP
72 78 Mark Lamm 2013 0.00 DNP
73 78 Mark Melancon 2010 5.48
74 78 Alexis Lara 2012 0.00 DNP
75 78 Blake Parker 2010 0.00 DNP
76 78 Josh Ellis 2010 0.00 DNP
77 78 Josh Lindblom 2012 3.93
78 78 Scott Maine 2010 2.77
79 78 Michael Nix 2008 0.00 DNP
80 78 Daniel Stange 2011 0.00 DNP
81 78 Rocky Roquet 2008 0.00 DNP
82 78 Dumas Garcia 2009 0.00 DNP
83 78 Buddy Baumann 2013 0.00 DNP
84 78 Sam Demel 2011 4.56
85 78 Jeff Beliveau 2012 4.58
86 78 Kevin Chapman 2013 2.66
87 78 A.J. Ramos 2012 3.86
88 78 Andrew Carignan 2012 4.66
89 78 R.J. Swindle 2009 16.20
90 77 Ryan Reid 2010 0.00 DNP
91 77 Joe Paterson 2011 2.91
92 77 Jim Hoey 2008 0.00 DNP
93 77 Wilfrido Perez 2010 0.00 DNP
94 77 Shawn Kelley 2009 4.50
95 77 Jaye Chapman 2012 3.75
96 77 Evan Scribner 2011 7.07
97 77 Henry Barrera 2011 0.00 DNP
98 77 Clevelan Santeliz 2012 0.00 DNP
99 77 Luis Perdomo 2009 5.40
100 77 Jensen Lewis 2009 5.16

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .125 .125 .250 .130
11 vs R (Multi) .158 .238 .158 .142
18 Split (Multi) -.033 -.113 .092 -.012
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .125 .125 .250 .130
31 vs R (2013) .158 .238 .158 .142
38 Split (2013) -.033 -.113 .092 -.012
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 Hembree is a two-pitch reliever. Those two pitches are a plus fastball with big velocity and life, and a slider that is average to slightly better. He spent most of last year in Triple-A and is knocking on the door. Hembree could develop into a closer, but he is probably better suited serving as a set-up man.
2012 Heath Hembree was born in a city called Cowpens, so of course he's a reliever. Not just any reliever, though. He's the best in the Giants system, a tall right-hander who pitches in the high 90s and has struck out 14 batters per nine innings. His walk rate isn't improving, but holding it steady as he moves up the system is an accomplishment.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 27, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-27
BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread BP Staff2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bochy and Peavy, Back TogetherR.J. Anderson2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bochy and Peavy, Back TogetherMike Gianella2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bochy and Peavy, Back TogetherJason Parks2014-07-28
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 75 Relief PitchersBret Sayre2014-03-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTale of the Tape: Joe Nathan vs. Sergio RomoWilson Karaman2014-03-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: ClosersBen Carsley2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part One: The PitchersCraig Goldstein2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part One: The PitchersJason Cole2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCovering the Call-Ups, Part One: The PitchersJeff Moore2013-09-12
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 23Bret Sayre2013-09-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 23Mike Gianella2013-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, March 20Zach Mortimer2013-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-01
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have a favorite pick you've made in the reliever draft thus far? Didn't make it into your league so can't see your roster.
(Alex from Milwaukee)
My league is in the middle of the 13th round. My 12 picks so far:

Craig Kimbrel
Grant Balfour
Junichi Tazawa
Kevin Siegrist
Craig Stammen
Will Smith
Carlos Martinez
Adam Ottavino
Wade Davis
Manny Parra
Heath Hembree
Santiago Casilla

(For anyone who doesn't know what we're talking about, Sam is running a reliever-only fantasy league with Effectively Wild listeners. Only categories are runs allowed and strikeouts, and only relief innings count.) (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are any of these arm prospects going to make an impact in 2 years for fantasy owners?: Roberto Osuna, Lucas Giolito, Heath Hembree, Matt Wisler, or Blake Snell?
(Hector from Santa Ana)
I'd bet on Wisler of that group. Hembree should be a major leaguer, but we'll see if he's doing anything of fantasy import. (Paul Sporer)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat today. I have questions on a couple of guys. Darrin Ruf will he become a decent MLB bat? Heath Hembree does he make the major league roster next season?
(Frederick from T Hills)
Hi Frederick, thanks for the questions. Ruf's impressive power display last season is softened a bit by the fact that he did it as a 25-year-old in Double-A. Still, that was quite a display and I'd think a team would have room for his bat as a platoon option (he destroyed lefties in 2012) or coming off the bench. As for Hembree, that's a loaded bullpen, but we'll see him up with the Giants at some point. (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Heath Hembree has thrown 367 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).