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Birth Date8-31-1979
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age34 years, 7 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.22010
-1.22011
-0.22012
2013
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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
2005 SDN 25 24 1 47.7 5.0 42.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 189 33 12 9 0 40 17 15 0 28 1.70 2.89 3.99 4.6 0.6
2006 SDN 26 37 29 187.0 177.0 10.0 11 12 0 1 17 0 787 174 82 77 15 262 76 69 3 122 3.71 4.11 4.94 -0.0 -0.0
2007 SDN 27 13 9 50.0 42.7 7.3 2 3 0 0 2 0 238 62 40 38 5 92 32 30 1 30 6.84 5.26 6.21 -5.6 -0.5
2008 SDN 28 32 1 39.0 5.0 34.0 1 2 0 1 0 0 173 36 27 23 2 54 25 22 1 26 5.31 4.44 5.06 -0.6 -0.0
2010 FLO 30 68 0 75.0 0.0 75.0 3 4 7 3 0 0 307 54 20 18 3 76 29 25 4 77 2.16 2.89 3.04 10.9 1.2
2011 FLO 31 37 9 67.7 42.0 25.7 6 7 0 2 1 0 297 62 41 39 9 104 30 29 4 46 5.19 4.87 6.35 -10.9 -1.2
2012 SFN 32 60 0 50.7 0.0 50.7 4 5 3 1 0 0 234 50 30 26 5 75 30 28 3 42 4.62 4.72 4.46 -1.3 -0.2

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
2002 SLO A- 15 15 81.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HAG A 12 12 68.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LEL A+ 8 8 44.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SJO A+ 5 5 29.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .382 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MOB AA 27 27 159.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SDN MLB 24 1 47.7 3.99 105 .195 .265 .333 .416 .265 .229 92 5.1 0.5 4.6 0.6
2005 POR AAA 15 14 90.3 4.64 87 .186 .282 .348 .448 .278 .225 76 8.8 0.8 9.5 1.1
2006 SDN MLB 37 29 187.0 4.94 82 .256 .264 .329 .426 .260 .278 86 2.3 0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2007 SDN MLB 13 9 50.0 6.21 56 .302 .257 .328 .400 .250 .335 90 -5.1 -0.5 -5.6 -0.5
2007 POR AAA 13 13 71.0 5.99 82 .319 .287 .348 .439 .262 .372 104 2.4 0.2 6.6 0.8
2008 SDN MLB 32 1 39.0 5.06 79 .285 .258 .324 .396 .255 .286 90 -0.9 -0.1 -0.6 -0.0
2008 LEL A+ 1 0 1.0 1.72 163 .167 .297 .345 .448 .271 .333 90 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 POR AAA 16 10 48.0 5.12 102 .242 .290 .358 .455 .264 .271 104 8.7 0.8 8.3 1.0
2009 NWO AAA 19 19 114.0 4.35 92 .253 .267 .333 .400 .272 .283 87 8.7 0.9 9.1 0.7
2009 ROU AAA 6 1 10.0 6.58 39 .334 .268 .341 .416 .280 .324 86 -3.1 -0.3 -3.5 -0.4
2010 FLO MLB 68 0 75.0 3.04 125 .219 .258 .324 .411 .271 .263 92 11.2 1.2 10.9 1.2
2010 JUP A+ 2 0 2.7 3.43 111 .128 .302 .355 .408 .278 .143 95 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2011 FLO MLB 37 9 67.7 6.35 41 .275 .254 .318 .395 .265 .255 96 -9.7 -1.0 -10.9 -1.2
2011 JUP A+ 1 1 4.0 9.02 17 .201 .283 .335 .422 .259 .091 103 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 JAX AA 1 1 4.3 0.79 181 .201 .244 .318 .349 .241 .455 87 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2011 MRL Rk 1 0 3.3 0.43 192 .149 .221 .316 .302 .234 .333 110 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 SFN MLB 60 0 50.7 4.46 88 .292 .259 .321 .415 .263 .292 92 -1.5 -0.2 -1.3 -0.2
2013 LOU AAA 15 0 18.0 5.10 83 .238 .249 .320 .373 .248 .293 100 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2013 NAS AAA 4 0 2.7 6.66 45 .361 .261 .328 .362 .261 .400 87 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1

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
2002 SLO A- 7 0 0 15 15 81.7 72 25 84 3 0% .311 7.9 2.8 0.3 9.3 1.19 2.53 0.0 0.0
2003 LEL A+ 3 4 0 8 8 44.3 50 14 40 0 0% .360 10.2 2.8 0.0 8.1 1.44 3.45 0.0 0.0
2003 SJO A+ 2 3 0 5 5 29.3 38 9 25 4 0% .382 11.7 2.8 1.2 7.7 1.60 5.84 0.0 0.0
2003 HAG A 4 3 0 12 12 68.0 56 20 74 4 0% .294 7.4 2.6 0.5 9.8 1.12 3.18 0.0 0.0
2004 MOB AA 11 10 0 27 27 159.0 167 48 125 14 0% .319 9.5 2.7 0.8 7.1 1.35 4.30 0.0 0.0
2005 SDN MLB 1 1 0 24 1 47.7 33 17 28 0 56% .229 6.2 3.2 0.0 5.3 1.05 1.70 4.6 0.6
2005 POR AAA 2 2 0 15 14 90.3 63 22 71 8 58% .225 6.3 2.2 0.8 7.1 0.94 2.99 9.5 1.1
2006 SDN MLB 11 12 0 37 29 187.0 174 76 122 15 55% .278 8.4 3.7 0.7 5.9 1.34 3.71 -0.0 -0.0
2007 POR AAA 2 7 0 13 13 71.0 102 34 50 10 53% .372 12.9 4.3 1.3 6.3 1.92 6.72 6.6 0.8
2007 SDN MLB 2 3 0 13 9 50.0 62 32 30 5 50% .335 11.2 5.8 0.9 5.4 1.88 6.84 -5.6 -0.5
2008 POR AAA 1 1 0 16 10 48.0 46 16 34 7 43% .271 8.6 3.0 1.3 6.4 1.29 3.94 8.3 1.0
2008 SDN MLB 1 2 0 32 1 39.0 36 25 26 2 51% .286 8.3 5.8 0.5 6.0 1.56 5.31 -0.6 -0.0
2008 LEL A+ 1 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 100% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2009 NWO AAA 8 4 0 19 19 114.0 105 38 82 8 51% .283 8.3 3.0 0.6 6.5 1.25 3.24 9.1 0.7
2009 ROU AAA 1 0 0 6 1 10.0 12 7 5 1 66% .324 10.8 6.3 0.9 4.5 1.90 7.20 -3.5 -0.4
2010 JUP A+ 0 0 0 2 0 2.7 1 1 2 0 57% .143 3.3 3.3 0.0 6.7 0.74 0.00 0.2 0.0
2010 FLO MLB 3 4 7 68 0 75.0 54 29 77 3 55% .263 6.5 3.5 0.4 9.2 1.11 2.16 10.9 1.2
2011 MRL Rk 0 0 0 1 0 3.3 2 0 6 0 83% .333 5.4 0.0 0.0 16.2 0.60 2.70 2.1 0.2
2011 FLO MLB 6 7 0 37 9 67.7 62 30 46 9 47% .255 8.2 4.0 1.2 6.1 1.36 5.19 -10.9 -1.2
2011 JAX AA 0 0 0 1 1 4.3 5 1 7 0 45% .455 10.4 2.1 0.0 14.5 1.38 2.08 2.8 0.3
2011 JUP A+ 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 2 0 2 1 75% .091 4.5 0.0 2.2 4.5 0.50 4.50 -0.9 -0.1
2012 SFN MLB 4 5 3 60 0 50.7 50 30 42 5 52% .292 8.9 5.3 0.9 7.5 1.58 4.62 -1.3 -0.2
2013 LOU AAA 0 1 0 15 0 18.0 14 9 20 2 51% .293 7.0 4.5 1.0 10.0 1.28 4.00 0.5 0.1
2013 NAS AAA 0 0 0 4 0 2.7 4 3 2 0 40% .400 13.5 10.1 0.0 6.8 2.62 3.38 -0.7 -0.1

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 564 0.4681 0.4202 0.7468 0.6174 0.2467 0.8466 0.5270 0.2489
2010 1172 0.4787 0.4258 0.7154 0.5865 0.2782 0.8207 0.5118 0.2846
2011 1085 0.4931 0.4270 0.8074 0.6093 0.2473 0.8896 0.6103 0.1905
2012 893 0.4670 0.4316 0.7974 0.6427 0.2458 0.8619 0.6496 0.2000
Career37140.47850.42670.76680.61140.25660.85470.5760.2313

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-08-27 2012-09-11 15-DL 15 13 Right Groin Strain - -
2012-03-31 2012-04-03 Camp 3 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2012-03-22 2012-03-23 Camp 1 0 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2011-06-02 2011-07-18 15-DL 46 41 Right Shoulder Sprain AC Joint While Throwing -
2011-05-07 2011-05-22 15-DL 15 13 Left Shoulder Fracture Shoulder Blade From Slip and Fall -
2010-08-14 2010-08-19 DTD 5 4 General Medical Heat Illness Heat Exhaustion -
2010-06-12 2010-07-02 15-DL 20 18 Left Neck Strain -
2009-07-29 2009-08-02 Minors 4 0 Groin Strain -
2008-03-21 2008-06-06 60-DL 77 62 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2007-09-01
2007-09-25 2007-10-01 60-DL 6 6 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2007-09-01
2007-05-03 2007-06-01 15-DL 29 25 Right Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CIN $
2012 SFN $750,000
2011 FLO $1,400,000
2010 FLO $425,000
2008 SDN $410,000
2007 SDN $392,000
2006 SDN $329,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$3,706,000
6 yrTotal$3,706,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 161 dLapa - Leventhal1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/21/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Washington 3/20/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/11/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2012). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/27/12. May earn additional $0.3M in performance bonuses. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/12 (refused assignment 11/6/12).
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2011). Re-signed by Florida 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Miami 12/9/11. Non-tendered 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2010). Re-signed by Florida as a free agent 12/09 (minor-league contract). $0.425M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Florida 4/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/23/08 (minor-league contract). $0.55M salary in majors. Released by Houston 5/09. Signed by Florida as a free agent 5/26/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2008). Re-signed 3/3/08. Non-tendered by San Diego 12/08.
  • 1 year/$0.392M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.329M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • Acquired by San Diego in trade from San Francisco 7/03.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2002 (8-247) (Lamar University).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)% chance Brandon League stays closer all year?
(Fred from LA)
I wonder what the minimum is for this question. Incumbency is so important, after all; if Clay Hensley were the declared closer going into Opening Day, how often would HE be the closer all year? That's the floor. I'd guess 12 percent is the floor. Maybe 6 percent, maybe 18 percent. Somewhere between 6 and 18 percent.

League: 24 percent. Not a pitcher I like much. (Sam Miller)
2012-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Sam, first time, long time! Thanks for taking my question. So, the Astros, huh? j/k lololol Any insight into why the Giants' bullpen has been so awful this year? Apart from the obvious lack of Brian Wilson, I mean. Is it simply regression? I'll take my answer off the air.
(Ian from Bump City)
Bullpens are so weird. I wrote a Game of the Week piece in, oh, i don't know mid-May about the Giants' bullpen and how good they were. I also noted in the piece that the Rangers' bullpen was something like historically good, like Mariano Rivera's entire career boiled down and replicated by an entire bullpen. Since then, the Giants and Rangers have both had lousy bullpens and now I wonder what they're going to get in October (if they make October).

For the Giants, I'm not too worried. The top five, the guys I mentioned in the GOTW, have held it together, although Clay Hensley is not to be trusted for what seem to me to be pretty obvious reasons. The overall bullpen numbers have been crushed by the fact that the Giants haven't had a decent longman, and the Pennys and Louxes have been crushed when they've gotten innings. This is probably a bit more worrying for the Giants as it relates to the rotation; if something happens to somebody in their rotation, they basically have nobody who can step in, as the Pennys and Louxes have shown. The Giants bullpen isn't great. It makes me a little nervous. But it's good. Good bullpens just make me (and everybody) nervous, because that's their nature.

It's mostly the same issue with Texas, with some extra injuries thrown in. Scheppers, Tateyama, Grimm have been lousy, but they won't be lousy in October because they won't sniff action in October. (Sam Miller)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Good morning hombre- I'm a big Marlins fan. What would you do in the offseason to put this team into the playoffs? I miss the glory days of 2003 and watching them play this year has been killer. I'm dying for another shot at a ring. Any thoughts to help appease my pain?
(Angel Batista from Miami, Florida)
I'm bullish on the Marlins, Detective Batista. Anibal Sanchez has taken a big step forward. Clay Hensley and Leo Nunez have been great out of the bullpen. Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco are great. They'll have a healthy Coghlan back. There is a lot to like. Starting Wes Helms more than once a year isn't really that wise, and it's time to give up on the Andrew Miller experiment, but there is no reason they couldn't go 87-75 next season and try to sneak into a playoff spot. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Hi Eric Who will give me more value the rest of the year - Trevor Hoffman or Clay Hensley? Thanks
( Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Hensley. I would have taken him before the season too. Lot of strikeouts, very good stuff. If he was on a team with a shot he woud probably settle right into the 7th inning role and be a very reliable reliever. (Eric Seidman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Clay Hensley threw 4,226 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (85mph), also mixing in a Curve (69mph), Change (79mph) and Slider (81mph).