IP 106
ERA 3.991
WHIP 1.396
BB/9 2.377
SO/9 7.472
  • Full name Willie Paul Jacob Hale
  • Born 12/11/1985 in Athens, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Ohio State
  • Drafted in the 27th round (816th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009.
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    Though senior righthander Jake Hale ranked second in NCAA Division I with an Ohio State-record 18 saves this spring, area scouts don't love him. They question his work ethic and makeup, and while they like his slider, they think he throws it way too often. The 6-foot-7, 200-pounder works in the high 80s and touches 91 mph with his fastball. He has been drafted twice previously, in the 24th round out high school by the Indians in 2005 and in the 20th round as a draft-eligible sophomore by the Blue Jays in 2007.

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