Heath Hembree Cincinnati Reds

Age: 32 (January 13, 1989) | 6' 4" | 210lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-1
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS AL 2017 2 3 0 14 62 0 62.0 72 10 18 70 3.63 1.45 1.55 2.6 10.2 .372 39/21/41 1 3
BOS AL 2018 4 1 0 20 67 0 60.0 53 10 27 76 4.20 1.33 1.36 4.0 11.4 .316 39/19/41 2 4
BOS AAA 2019 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
BOS AL 2019 1 0 2 4 45 0 39.2 34 7 18 46 3.86 1.31 1.35 4.1 10.4 .291 22/18/60 3 4
BOS AL 2020 2 0 0 1 11 0 9.1 9 2 3 10 5.79 1.29 1.45 2.9 9.6 .300 37/7/56 3 2
PHI NL 2020 1 0 0 2 11 0 9.0 17 7 5 10 13.00 2.44 3.33 5.0 10.0 .394 27/24/48 -13 -9
NYM NL 2021 0 0 2 0 18 0 17.1 22 2 8 18 5.19 1.73 1.67 4.2 9.3 .393 37/15/48 -1 -1
CIN NL 2021 2 7 8 6 45 0 42.1 32 10 19 68 6.38 1.20 1.33 4.0 14.5 .300 22/21/57 3 3
Career 9yrs 18 12 12 47 334 0 333.2 330 60 131 378 4.29 1.38 1.46 3.5 10.2 .324 n/a
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Reds have 3 new relievers and Lorenzen back, and Bell turns to struggling Hembree who promptly walks 2 hitters batting under the Mendoza line and gives up a HR to blow yet another fine performance by the rest of the team. Fans are now questioning Bell's ability to manage. While it's clear management did not go out and get a true closer, and did not make moves to signal a true desire to make the playoffs, Bell is not helping his case to return in situations like this.  And why is Doolittle not DFA'd yet??

Gary Pekoe drpuck
Aug 4

Closermonkey.com sez: Hembree Brach Garrett

ESPN sez: Reds' bullpen is made up of a few righties, a few lefties, a can of gas, and a Zippo :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 2

If you own Hembree, where were you eight days ago in the saves cat?

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 10

Cincinnati Reds — Heath Hembree pitched a clean 9th inning last night to pick up his 5th save of the year, and 4th in the last 8 days. Hembree has been the 9th inning option whenever he has been available, with the only other save in this time going to Amir Garrett after Hembree had pitched back-to-back days. This is enough to kick the asterisk in this committee, but check the vulture save watch as he may need a rest today. 

Hierarchy remains: Hembree | Brach | Garrett.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 10

Heath Hembree (P) CIN - Jul. 06
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=790365

Hembree (2-4) took the loss Tuesday versus Kansas City. He allowed an unearned run on one hit and one walk while recording his lone out via strikeout.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Hembree entered the contest in a tough spot, as Brad Brach gave up a walk, hit a batter and gave up an unearned run. Hembree allowed both inherited runners to score on a Nicky Lopez single before Amir Garrett relieved him. It was on Garrett's watch that Kansas City walked it off, with the run charged to Hembree. The 32-year-old had converted saves in his last two outings before Tuesday's messy appearance. He has a 5.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 46:11 K:BB across 27 innings this year while often seeing high-leverage work in a closer-by-committee bullpen.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 7

Hembree says that the Red's pitching coaches retooled his slider - and by the #'s the transformation has been wildly successful.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 17

Cincinnati Reds — Tejay Antone pitched the 8th and 9th innings of a tie game yesterday and responded with two perfect innings.  Since allowing 4 runs on May 2nd, Antone has responded with 5.1 hitless innings, striking out 8.  Lucas Sims got the extra-innings save opportunity in the 11th inning, but he could not convert.  After the Reds took the lead again in the top of 12th, it was Heath Hembree who got the call and picked up his first save of the season.  Hembree has yet to allow an earned run in 9.1 innings so far this season.  We are going to shake things up based on yesterday’s usage and recent results and switch Antone to head of the committee and slide Hembree into 2nd in line. 

Updated hierarchy: *Antone | Sims | Hembree.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
May 16

Minor league deal with the Reds and an NRI. I could see him get a chance in the bullpen at the start of the season due to minor injureis (Antone, Lorenzen, Gray).

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 23
Percentiles: FBv 62 FBs 93 CBs 76 Barrel 0 EV 23 xSLG 0 xERA 1
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

In small but equal sample sizes: big change in LD%.

Heath Hembree (P) CLE - Feb. 03

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=762657

Hembree (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Wednesday that includes an invitation to major-league camp, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 32-year-old will receive $1.25 million plus incentives if he cracks the big-league roster. Hembree had a 3.86 ERA for the Red Sox during 2019, but he struggled in 2020 with a 9.00 ERA over 19 innings between the Red Sox and Phillies before suffering an elbow strain late in the year. There's been no indication he shouldn't be ready for the start of spring training.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 4