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Chris Hatcher
Birthdate: 1/12/1985 (32 y, 2 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/205     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 19, Overall: 155, Team: Florida Marlins
Contract: $1.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Hatcher (oblique) is in camp and will compete for a bullpen job this spring, Cary Osbourne of Dodger Insider reports. (2/23/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: One of the key pieces in the Dee Gordon trade of a couple winters ago, Hatcher always had the stuff to be a dominant reliever. Unfortunately, his mechanics have betrayed him at times, as has his body. He spent ample time on the disabled list the past two seasons, and his 2016 season ended after suffering a Grade 3 oblique strain on July 20. His walk rate spiked, which led to an overall decrease in effectiveness. He still missed bats (23.8 K%, 9.9 SwStr%), but Hatcher may not be the closer in waiting some where expecting. He has always been prone to the home run, with a 12.2 HR/FB% for his career. With the Dodgers not having a true eighth-inning reliever, Hatcher could step (back) into that role, provided his command is back to his 2014- and second half 2015 form. Worst case scenario is he doesn't improve and doesn't end 2017 on an MLB roster. (Dustin Nosler)

The Quick Opinion: Hatcher has all the potential and stuff to be a back-end reliever, but he has yet to put it all together for a consistent period of time. His command wavers at times, but he still has strikeout stuff. He might grab a save opportunity or two, but don't count on him being anything more than a middle relief-type.

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