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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||80.00||5.00||3.00||26.00||3.38||1.12||67.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston|| 12.1||1||1|| 2.19||0||1||8|
|vs LHB|| 42.0||0||0|| 4.93||0||6||29|
|vs RHB|| 44.1||0||0|| 0.81||0||8||39|
|03/07/2014||Zach McAllister, SP CLE|
Alex Presley, CF MIN
|Tommy Hunter, RP BAL|
Ryan Flaherty, 2B BAL
|03/06/2014||Tommy Hunter, RP BAL|
Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL
Glen Perkins, RP MIN
|Hunter Pence, RF SF|
|03/06/2014||Tommy Hunter, RP BAL||Albert Almora, CF CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
|Tommy Hunter all but clinches closer spot |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/6/14) The signing of Fernando Rodney in Seattle is good news for Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter, who has been all but assured of landing the closer role, according to CSNBaltimore.com. The Orioles were rumored to be interested in Rodney.
Hunter had four saves in 2013 as the setup man to Jim Johnson, who has moved on to Oakland. He is not a strikeout specialist, but walked just 14 in 86 1/3 innings.
|Teammate has confidence Tommy Hunter can close games |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/3/14) Although Orioles manager Buck Showalter has yet to name a closer, Tommy Hunter appears to be one of the top candidates for the job. Fellow Orioles reliever Darren O'Day feels Hunter would thrive in the closer's role, according to CSNBaltimore.com.
"I have all the confidence in terms of Tommy’s mentality. I don’t think you could have a better attitude. Tommy’s got all the tools. He’s still learning. He’s still getting better," O’Day said. "You could see as the year went on, he was in higher leverage situations. He was more consistent. He wasn’t walking guys. He was striking out. Tommy’s figured out how to attack the zone. That’s what a good closer can do."
|Tommy Hunter avoids arbitration |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(1/17/14) The Orioles have avoided arbitration with pitcher Tommy Hunter.
Hunter will make $3 million next year. He's coming off a season in which he posted a 2.81 ERA in 86 1/3 innings.
|Tommy Hunter just going to 'show up and play ball' |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/14/14) While Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter has been rumored to be the top in-house candidate to take over as closer, it appears he hasn't been told what his role will be in 2014, according to The Baltimore Sun.
"Of course you hear it," Hunter said of the rumors. "There are a lot of people who talk to you about it, like kind of want to have the ins and outs. I don’t know man. I’m going to show up and -- give you the whole cliché answers -- show up and play ball."
|Tommy Hunter could close for Orioles in 2014 |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(12/22/13) MASN.com reports that the Orioles are leaning towards promoting one of their current relievers into the closer's role, and Tommy Hunter is the leading candidate to win the job. The Orioles have a vacancy for the ninth-inning role, as they traded incumbent Jim Johnson to Oakland this offseason, and failed to finialize a two-year deal with free agent Grant Balfour.
The team continues to have interest in signing free agent closer Fernando Rodney, but are unwilling to meet his current asking price of $10 million per year for at least two years.
Hunter collected four saves last season and posted a career-low 2.81 ERA, while leading the Orioles with 21 holds.
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2014 Orioles preview: Likes, dislikes
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2014 team preview: Baltimore Orioles
We continue our series of team previews for the 2014 Major League Baseball season. This installment covers Buck Showalter and his Baltimore Orioles.
Orioles still in on free-agent starter Ervin Santana
Despite signing Ubaldo Jimenez to a $50 million deal, the Orioles have maintained dialogue with free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana.
|Tommy Hunter's transition from mediocre starter to excellent reliever has been pretty impressive. Last season, Hunter posted a 2.81 ERA and 0.99 WHIP over 86 1/3 innings, picking up six relief wins and striking out 68 batters. He had four saves. His average fastball velocity, which had been 91-ish for most of his career, jumped to 96 m.p.h. And with Jim Johnson gone (and Grant Balfour's deal never coming to fruition), Hunter could enter the season as a favorite for saves. If Hunter emerges as the closer, he inherits a role that had Johnson getting 101 saves over the last two seasons, so this could be a boon. Hunter comes with some risk (he may not get the closer job) and downside (his strikeout rate is low for a would-be closer), but those concerns didn't prevent Johnson from having two straight 50-save seasons. Hunter is worth a late-round gamble in Roto leagues, with his value tied tightly to the probability of him closing.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/7/14||PHI||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/14||BOS||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/14||@ BOS||7:05 pm|| |
|3/9/14||PIT||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/14||@ PIT||1:05 pm|| |
|3/11/14||BOS||1:05 pm|| |
|3/12/14||PHI||1:05 pm|| |
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