David Hess

David Hess

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
Out
Injury Illness
Est. Return 2/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for David Hess in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Rays in November of 2021.
Re-ups with Tampa
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
Illness
November 24, 2021
Hess (illness) re-signed Nov. 11 with the Rays on a minor-league contract.
ANALYSIS
Shortly before he officially elected free agency Oct. 15, Hess revealed that he was diagnosed with a cancerous germ cell tumor in the center of his chest. The Rays' decision to re-sign Hess earlier this month implies confidence in his recovery, and the pitcher himself was a similarly upbeat about his health in his most recent update on his personal Twitter account. Hess will hope to gain clearance from doctors in the coming months, but at least for the time being, his availability for the start of spring training is uncertain.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
24
Last 10 Games
25
Last 5 Games
29
How many pitches does David Hess generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does David Hess generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .301 212 35 24 55 9 1 11
Since 2019vs Right .309 287 52 19 81 18 2 28
2021vs Left .391 54 9 7 18 1 0 6
2021vs Right .333 48 9 4 14 6 0 4
2020vs Left .308 14 0 1 4 1 1 0
2020vs Right .353 18 1 1 6 2 0 1
2019vs Left .266 144 26 16 33 7 0 5
2019vs Right .300 221 42 14 61 10 2 23
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-12%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-78%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-44%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 8.10 1.84 46.2 2 6 0 7.5 5.4 3.3
Since 2019Away 7.16 1.54 60.1 1 6 0 7.2 2.2 3.3
2021Home 3.97 1.76 11.1 2 1 0 7.9 6.4 2.4
2021Away 17.65 2.65 8.2 0 1 0 8.3 3.1 7.3
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 6.43 1.71 7.0 0 0 0 1.3 2.6 1.3
2019Home 9.42 1.87 35.1 0 5 0 7.4 5.1 3.6
2019Away 5.24 1.30 44.2 1 5 0 7.9 2.0 2.8
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Stat Review
How does David Hess compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.64
 
K/9
8.1
 
BB/9
5.0
 
HR/9
4.5
 
Fastball
94.0 mph
 
ERA
9.90
 
WHIP
2.15
 
BABIP
.364
 
GB/FB
0.50
 
Left On Base
65.5%
 
Exit Velocity
86.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.9%
 
Spin Rate
2186 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.1%
 
Swinging Strike
10.8%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hess spent a large portion of last season on the Orioles' big-league roster, starting 14 games and appearing out of the bullpen in nine more. He didn't come anywhere close to making a good impression, finishing with a 7.09 ERA in 80 innings of work. His 8.2% walk rate was a hair better than league average, but he struck out batters at just an 18.6% clip and couldn't keep the ball on the ground. His 32.6% groundball rate helped contribute to an awful 3.2 HR/9. A 23.5% HR/FB rate ordinarily suggests bad luck, but Hess' Statcast numbers indicated that he got what he deserved; his .397 xwOBA meant that the average opposing hitter turned into Juan Soto (.394 wOBA) against him. Hess could still receive a fair number of starts this season given the weakness of the Orioles' staff, but the gap between where he was and where he needs to be if he's to be a fantasy asset is far too large to consider drafting him.
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Details cancer battle
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
Illness
October 13, 2021
Hess announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he will begin chemotherapy next week after he was recently diagnosed with a cancerous germ cell tumor in the center of his chest.
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Goes unclaimed on waivers
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
September 14, 2021
Hess accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday after going unclaimed on waivers, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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DFA'd again
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
September 8, 2021
The Rays designated Hess for assignment Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Returns to minors
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
September 8, 2021
Hess was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Earns big-league call-up
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
September 6, 2021
The Rays selected Hess' contract from Triple-A Durham ahead of Monday's game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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