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David Hale

David Hale 9 P

Oklahoma City Dodgers

  • Status: Free Agent
  • Full Name: David E. Hale
  • Age: 30 (September 27, 1987)
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 210
  • Draft: Round 3 (2009, ATL)
  • MLB Debut: 09/13/2013
  • School: Princeton
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David Hale  9 P

David Hale
  • Full Name: David E. Hale
  • Born: September 27, 1987
  • Age: 30
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 210
  • Draft: Round 3 (2009, ATL)
  • School: Princeton
  • MLB Debut: 09/13/2013

2015 Highlights:
• Began the season on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique muscle
• Began his season on 4/26 for Triple-A Albuquerque going 0-3 with a 6.66 ERA (37 ER, 50.0 IP) in 11 starts throughout the year
• Added to the Rockies 25-man roster, 5/23 as the "26th man"; made his COL debut in game two of a double-header that night
• Recalled to the active on June 8th and went 2-4 with a 6.19 ERA (36.1 IP, 15 ER) in seven appearances, six starts
• Landed on the DL again on July 10th with a groin strain
• Recalled to Colorado again on September 3rd as a long reliever; went 2-0 with a 6.30 ERA in five appearances
• Moved back to the starting rotation for the Rockies and made two starts to end the season going 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA
2014: Made his first career Opening Day roster with the Braves, making four starts before making a transition into a relief role…Made 45 relief appearances and six starts, going 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA (87.1 IP, 32 ER), 39 walks and 44 strikeouts…Did not allow a run over his first 12 appearances from the bullpen, a span of 15.2 innings…Was 2-2 with a 5.16 ERA (22.2 IP, 13 ER) and a 1.90 WHIP in 21 road relief appearances.
2013: Began the season at Triple-A Gwinnett … Entered the 2014 season ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' seventh-best prospect… Named by the Braves organization as the Gwinnett July Pitcher of the Month (3-2, 0.86 ERA)…Made his Major League debut for the Braves Sept. 13 vs. San Diego and pitched five scoreless innings in his debut allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out nine…According to Elias, established the Braves franchise record for strikeouts in a Major League debut…Collected his first Major League win in his second career start, Sept. 26 vs. Philadelphia…Made his first career postseason appearance in Game 3 of the National League Division Series vs. Los Angeles (NL) retiring his only batter faced in the NLDS…Selected by the Braves organization as the Gwinnett Braves Most Valuable Pitcher. 
2012: Spent the entire season at Double-A Mississippi going 8-4 with a 3.77 ERA (145.2 IP, 61 ER) in 27 starts…Named to the mid-season Southern League All-Star team after posting a 5-3 record with a 4.21 ERA (77.0 IP, 36 ER) in the season's first half… Allowed one earned run or less in 15 of 27 starts.
2011: began the season working out of the bullpen for Class-A Lynchburg before making his first start of the season June 28…Was selected as the organization's July Pitcher of the Month…Pitched an eight-inning complete game July 19 at Potomac (9 H, 1 ER, 3 SO ...Went 3-4 with a 3.66 ERA (78.2 IP, 32 ER) in 13 starts.
2010: As a reliever, went 5-3 with five saves and a 2.16 ERA (66.2 IP, 16 ER) with Class-A Rome…Only surrendered one home run in 93.2 innings pitched…Recognized by Baseball America as having the best slider in the Braves farm system.
2009: In his first professional season, posted a 1.12 ERA (16.0 IP, 2 ER) in seven appearances, including one start for Rookie Level Danville.
PERSONAL: David E. Hale was claimed off of waivers from the Colorado Rockies on 4/25/16…Originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round of the 2009 MLB draft…Attended Princeton University where he was both a pitcher and an outfielder… Attended The Walker School in Marietta, where he was an infielder for three years prior to pitching as a senior…In his senior year, was voted the team's Most Valuable Player…As a junior, batted .532 and was named the team's top offensive player.