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Heath Hembree
Birthdate: 1/13/1989 (28 y, 2 m, 16 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/210     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 23, Overall: 168, Team: San Francisco Giants
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Reported: 11/16/2014  Risk: 2  ETA: 2015  Team Rank: 28  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballSliderCommandFuture Value
55 / 6050 / 5545 / 45+40
RotoWire News: Hembree displayed some predictable trends when falling behind to left-handed hitters in 2016 and is taking steps to change his behavior, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. (3/14/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: We didn't even write anything for Hembree last year, which we know he took very seriously and inspired him to deliver a pretty good season to spite us. While his strikeout rate was nowhere near elite for a reliever, at least it's 50% more respectable than it had been the previous two seasons. Nothing about his 2016 stat line seems awry until you reach the vast differentials between his ERA and FIP metrics. Indeed, his fly ball tendencies foretold home run problems that never manifested. His slider continued to stand out as his best offering, and he developed, although infrequently used, a marginally effective curve. Generally speaking, though, none of his pitches stand out, effectively capping his potential and failing to resemble the high-strikeout live arm once glimpsed down on the Giants' farm. Craig Kimbrel's existence clearly defines Hembree's role as a lower-leverage one, yet he can't even hang his hat on being one of those awesome middle relievers that pads your ratios. He's a complete fantasy non-factor. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Hembree can't reasonably be considered a Craig Kimbrel contingency plan in Boston's bullpen and has no stand alone value. He's a non-factor in all formats.

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