• Full name Daniel Hammer
  • Born 09/10/1997 in Philadelphia, PA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Pittsburgh
  • Drafted in the 13th round (378th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2019 (signed for $150,000).
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    Hammer has impressive pure stuff, even if he hasn’t had the best performances over the last three years with Pittsburgh. Hammer has posted an ERA north of 5.00 each season, and through his first 66 innings this spring, he has a 6.55 ERA with 80 strikeouts (10.9 per nine) and 37 walks (5.1 per nine). His best performance actually came last summer in the Cape Cod League, where Hammer started three games and relieved three, posting a 2.16 ERA in 25 innings with 20 strikeouts and just five walks. While there, he showed better command of a changeup and sharp breaking ball than he has this spring. Scouts like Hammer’s pure stuff, headlined by a solid-average fastball in the low 90s and an in-between breaking ball that could be a plus offering. He also has a changeup that some scouts think is a plus pitch as well. Hammer’s breaking ball will range in shape from 11-to-5 to more of a slurve. The key for Hammer will be improving his control, which is below-average. He’s walked 4.6 batters per nine innings over his first 187 innings at Pittsburgh, though those numbers have always been better in two summers on the Cape. Scouts think he can make the necessary tweaks thanks to a solid arm action and delivery.

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  • Bowie Baysox activated RHP Dan Hammer.
  • RHP Dan Hammer assigned to Bowie Baysox from Orioles Organization.
  • RHP Dan Hammer assigned to Orioles Organization from Bowie Baysox.
  • Aberdeen IronBirds activated RHP Dan Hammer from the 7-day injured list.
  • Aberdeen IronBirds placed RHP Dan Hammer on the 7-day injured list.

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