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David Hess

#41 | RHP
Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
David Hess
Name: David James Hess
Born: Jul 10, 1993 in Tullahoma, Tenn. USA
College: Tennessee Tech
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (151st overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2014 (signed for $280,000)
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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