IP 210
ERA 6.257
WHIP 1.533
BB/9 3.429
SO/9 6.9
  • Full name David James Hess
  • Born 07/10/1993 in Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Tennessee Tech
  • Debut 05/12/2018
  • Drafted in the 5th round (151st overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2014 (signed for $280,000).
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    After pitching out of the bullpen his first two season, Hess has had a strong year while pitching in a hitter's haven. He has a quick arm and hides the ball well, with his 89-93 mph fastball jumping out of his hand, touching 96 at its best with armside run. His slider shows above-average potential but tends to get long with more lateral tilt than horizontal depth. His changeup gives him a viable three-pitch mix. The 6-foot-1, 198-pounder has an athletic build with some strength to his lower half. His size and high-effort delivery have scouts projecting him to end up in the bullpen long-term, though he has thrown strikes consistently (3.2 walks per nine in career with a 2.9 strikeout-walk ratio).

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