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David Hale | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Hale allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over six innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Mets.
Hale allowed one-out singles to David Wright and Daniel Murphy in the sixth inning but appeared to induce a double play ball to end the inning. Instead, Dan Uggla's error allowed an unearned run to score, tying the game and robbing Hale of his first win of the year. Despite the disappointing result, Hale owns a 2.93 ERA through three starts. He'll face the surprisingly tough Marlins lineup on Friday. Apr 20 - 6:03 PM

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David Hale will be skipped in the Braves' rotation.

Hale was scheduled to pitch against the Phillies on Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to rain. Julio Teheran will stay on his normal schedule and pitch Wednesday, and Alex Wood will start Thursday’s series finale.
Apr 15 - 5:53 PM

David Hale walked five while allowing four runs -- three earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Thursday against the Mets.

Hale impressed in his season debut last week against the Nationals, throwing five scoreless innings, but the wildness that plagued him this spring returned tonight. He'll probably lose his rotation spot once Mike Minor comes off the DL in two weeks.
Apr 10 - 11:24 PM

David Hale looked good in his season debut Friday, holding the Nationals scoreless over five innings in a 2-1 victory.

Hale struck out four while permitting five hits and two walks. He benefited from having a runner thrown out at home and also having a potential Ian Desmond inside-the-park homer reversed to a double, but the 26-year-old pitched well. Hale had only thrown 73 pitches through five, but Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez thought that was enough. He'll go up against the Mets next.
Apr 4 - 4:55 PM

David Hale gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

Hale walked three today after issuing two free passes total in his previous three starts. He'll have a spot in Atlanta's rotation initially next month as a result of all of the team's injuries. He might be pushed back into middle relief by mid-to-late April, but he could still have some NL-only value there.
Mar 19 - 5:12 PM

David Hale pitched four innings of one-run ball Friday against the Rays.

With Brandon Beachy set to go on the DL and perhaps spend considerable time there, Hale's stock would seem to be on the rise. He could help out in the rotation early next month while Mike Minor and Ervin Santana build stamina and then serve as a swingman afterwards. He's a candidate to have some value in NL-only leagues.
Mar 14 - 4:16 PM

David Hale surrendered two runs and four hits in two innings Saturday against the Nationals.

Hale is intriguing, but his chances of making the Braves seem rather slim at the moment. To have any chance at all, he'll need Alex Wood to beat out Freddy Garcia for a rotation spot, leaving an opening in middle relief.
Mar 8 - 4:35 PM

David Hale held the Phillies to one run in six innings to pick up a win in his spot start Thursday.

Hale might have gotten a long look in the second half had he pitched for another team. The Braves did give him two spot starts this month, and he impressed with a 0.82 ERA and 14/1 K/BB ratio in 11 innings. It probably won't get him a spot on the postseason roster, though, and he'll likely still be on the outside looking in next spring.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:59:00 PM

David Hale will start on Thursday against the Phillies.

With Alex Wood being shifted to the bullpen as he preps for his postseason role, the Braves need a spot starter. Hale struck out nine batters over five scoreless innings in a spot start earlier this month and is worth a streaming look in NL-only leagues if you're digging deep.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 09:15:00 PM

David Hale struck out nine batters over five scoreless innings in his major league debut Friday against the Padres.

Making a spot start in place of Paul Maholm, Hale held the Padres to four hits and one walk. However, the bullpen blew his chance at a victory. The nine strikeouts set a new franchise record for a major league debut. It's not clear if he'll make another start, but he has earned the opportunity for another look if the Braves elect to give Maholm some extra time. It's worth noting that Hale wasn't known as a strikeout pitcher in the minors (6.0 K/9 this year in Triple-A), so don't rush to the waiver wire to pick him up.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 10:53:00 PM

David Hale will make a spot start for the Braves in Friday night's series-opener with the Padres.

It's a nice matchup, but Hale doesn't have dominant minor league numbers and is not a good streamer at this point in the fantasy season. He is filling in for Paul Maholm, who is being bothered by left elbow discomfort.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Braves recalled RHP David Hale from Triple-A Gwinnett.

It will be his first experience at the major league level. Hale registered a 3.22 ERA and 77/36 K/BB ratio in 114 2/3 innings this summer at the Triple-A level. He will serve as a middle reliever for the Braves.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Braves optioned RHP David Hale to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Dale did a nice job this spring, posting a 3.00 ERA while striking out eight over nine innings, but he never a real shot at an Opening Day roster spot. He'll be part of Gwinnett's rotation.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 11:12:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP David Hale from Double-A Mississippi.

Hale was used exclusively as a starter this season, posting a 3.77 ERA and 124/67 K/BB ratio over 145 2/3 innings. His peripherals haven't been overwhelming over his first four seasons in pro ball, but the 25-year-old has a good arm and could eventually be a weapon out of the bullpen.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 09:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Ryan Doumit
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Dan Uggla
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Alex Wood
5Aaron Harang
6David Hale
7Gavin Floyd
8Brandon Beachy
9Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Luis Avilan
5Anthony Varvaro
6Ian Thomas
7Gus Schlosser
8Jonny Venters
9Cory Gearrin