• Full name Sam D. Hentges
  • Born 07/18/1996 in Shoreview, MN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 245 / Bats: L / Throws: L
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  • Debut 04/20/2021
  • Drafted in the 4th round (128th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2014 (signed for $700,000).
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    Hentges, whose father played college baseball in the Land of 1,000 Lakes, stands out in a down year in Minnesota and is expected to join fellow Minnesotan Logan Shore, who was Florida's ace as a freshman, in the Southeastern Conference next year. The Arkansas signee intrigues scouts this year for his size and the work he has done to improve his body. Previously listed as heavy at 248 pounds, Hentges is now closer to 220 with a sturdier 6-foot-6 frame. He has gradually improved his fastball velocity and usually sits in the 86-91 mph range with a peak of 93. Hentges' curveball lacks power, though it has decent shape, and he's still fairly raw on the mound. He also features plus raw power at the plate, with modest bat speed and a swing with some length.

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Career Transactions

  • Cleveland Guardians activated LHP Sam Hentges from the paternity list.
  • Cleveland Guardians placed LHP Sam Hentges on the paternity list.
  • Cleveland Guardians activated LHP Sam Hentges from the 15-day injured list.
  • Cleveland Guardians sent LHP Sam Hentges on a rehab assignment to Akron RubberDucks.
  • Cleveland Guardians sent LHP Sam Hentges on a rehab assignment to Akron RubberDucks.
  • Cleveland Guardians activated LHP Sam Hentges from the 15-day injured list.
  • Cleveland Guardians sent LHP Sam Hentges on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
  • Cleveland Guardians sent LHP Sam Hentges on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
  • Cleveland Guardians sent LHP Sam Hentges on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
  • Cleveland Guardians sent LHP Sam Hentges on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
  • Cleveland Guardians sent LHP Sam Hentges on a rehab assignment to Akron RubberDucks.
  • Cleveland Guardians sent LHP Sam Hentges on a rehab assignment to Akron RubberDucks.
  • Cleveland Guardians sent LHP Sam Hentges on a rehab assignment to Akron RubberDucks.
  • Cleveland Guardians placed LHP Sam Hentges on the 15-day injured list retroactive to March 27, 2023. Left shoulder inflammation.

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