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Portrait of Clay Hensley

Clay Hensley P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
12 271 517 28 34 10 4.00 6.4
Birth Date8-31-1979
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age40 years, 0 months, 21 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2005 SDN MLB 24 1 47.7 1 1 0 33 17 28 0 92 6.2 3.2 0.0 5.3 0% .229 1.05 2.88 1.70 99 4.10 88.1 0.8
2006 SDN MLB 37 29 187.0 11 12 0 174 76 122 15 86 8.4 3.7 0.7 5.9 0% .278 1.34 4.11 3.71 95 3.93 80.1 3.8
2007 SDN MLB 13 9 50.0 2 3 0 62 32 30 5 90 11.2 5.8 0.9 5.4 0% .335 1.88 5.25 6.84 114 5.66 117.1 0.0
2008 SDN MLB 32 1 39.0 1 2 0 36 25 26 2 90 8.3 5.8 0.5 6.0 0% .286 1.56 4.43 5.31 105 4.89 104.4 0.2
2010 FLO MLB 68 0 75.0 3 4 7 54 29 77 3 92 6.5 3.5 0.4 9.2 0% .263 1.11 2.88 2.16 75 2.90 65.6 1.7
2011 FLO MLB 37 9 67.7 6 7 0 62 30 46 9 96 8.2 4.0 1.2 6.1 0% .255 1.36 4.86 5.19 112 4.94 114.9 0.0
2012 SFN MLB 60 0 50.7 4 5 3 50 30 42 5 92 8.9 5.3 0.9 7.5 0% .292 1.58 4.71 4.62 101 5.09 116.7 -0.2
CareerMLB27149517.028341047123937139908.24.20.76.553%.2771.374.114.00984.2892.36.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2002 SLO A- NWN 15 15 81.7 7 0 0 72 25 84 3 7.9 2.8 0.3 9.3 0% .311 1.19 2.74 2.53 0 0.00 0.0
2003 HAG A SAL 12 12 68.0 4 3 0 56 20 74 4 7.4 2.6 0.5 9.8 0% .294 1.12 2.66 3.18 0 0.00 0.0
2003 LEL A+ CLF 8 8 44.3 3 4 0 50 14 40 0 10.2 2.8 0.0 8.1 0% .360 1.44 2.86 3.45 0 0.00 0.0
2003 SJO A+ CLF 5 5 29.3 2 3 0 38 9 25 4 11.7 2.8 1.2 7.7 0% .382 1.60 4.81 5.84 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MOB AA SOU 27 27 159.0 11 10 0 167 48 125 14 9.5 2.7 0.8 7.1 0% .319 1.35 3.77 4.30 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SDN MLB NL 24 1 47.7 1 1 0 33 17 28 0 92 6.2 3.2 0.0 5.3 0% .229 1.05 2.88 1.70 99 4.10 88.1
2005 POR AAA PCL 15 14 90.3 2 2 0 63 22 71 8 75 6.3 2.2 0.8 7.1 0% -.534 0.94 3.88 2.99 82 2.38 46.9
2006 SDN MLB NL 37 29 187.0 11 12 0 174 76 122 15 86 8.4 3.7 0.7 5.9 0% .278 1.34 4.11 3.71 95 3.93 80.1
2007 SDN MLB NL 13 9 50.0 2 3 0 62 32 30 5 90 11.2 5.8 0.9 5.4 0% .335 1.88 5.25 6.84 114 5.66 117.1
2007 POR AAA PCL 13 13 71.0 2 7 0 102 34 50 10 104 12.9 4.3 1.3 6.3 0% .372 1.92 5.56 6.72 111 7.46 153.0
2008 SDN MLB NL 32 1 39.0 1 2 0 36 25 26 2 90 8.3 5.8 0.5 6.0 0% .286 1.56 4.43 5.31 105 4.89 104.4
2008 LEL A+ CLF 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 90 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.00 1.77 0.00 81 3.54 72.5
2008 POR AAA PCL 16 10 48.0 1 1 0 46 16 34 7 104 8.6 3.0 1.3 6.4 0% .271 1.29 5.15 3.94 105 4.11 84.2
2009 NWO AAA PCL 19 19 114.0 8 4 0 105 38 82 8 87 8.3 3.0 0.6 6.5 0% .283 1.25 3.97 3.24 100 4.56 95.8
2009 ROU AAA PCL 6 1 10.0 1 0 0 12 7 5 1 86 10.8 6.3 0.9 4.5 0% .324 1.90 6.15 7.20 97 5.98 125.9
2010 FLO MLB NL 68 0 75.0 3 4 7 54 29 77 3 92 6.5 3.5 0.4 9.2 0% .263 1.11 2.88 2.16 75 2.90 65.6
2010 JUP A+ FSL 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3.3 3.3 0.0 6.7 0% .143 0.74 3.06 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 FLO MLB NL 37 9 67.7 6 7 0 62 30 46 9 96 8.2 4.0 1.2 6.1 0% .255 1.36 4.86 5.19 112 4.94 114.9
2011 JUP A+ FSL 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 103 4.5 0.0 2.3 4.5 0% .091 0.50 5.62 4.50 104 2.79 57.0
2011 JAX AA SOU 1 1 4.3 0 0 0 5 1 7 0 87 10.4 2.1 0.0 14.5 0% .455 1.38 0.75 2.08 71 4.90 100.1
2011 MRL Rk GCL 1 0 3.3 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 5.4 0.0 0.0 16.2 0% .333 0.60 -0.20 2.70 56 1.43 29.2
2012 SFN MLB NL 60 0 50.7 4 5 3 50 30 42 5 92 8.9 5.3 0.9 7.5 0% .292 1.58 4.71 4.62 101 5.09 116.7
2013 LOU AAA INT 15 0 18.0 0 1 0 14 9 20 2 7.0 4.5 1.0 10.0 0% .293 1.28 3.92 4.00 99 4.21 91.4
2013 NAS AAA PCL 4 0 2.7 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 13.5 10.1 0.0 6.8 0% .400 2.63 6.56 3.38 112 6.40 139.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 564 0.4876 0.4113 0.7414 0.6109 0.2215 0.8452 0.4688 0.2586
2010 1170 0.4735 0.4197 0.7047 0.5740 0.2808 0.8145 0.5029 0.2953
2011 1079 0.4866 0.4152 0.7924 0.5981 0.2419 0.8662 0.6194 0.2076
2012 891 0.4523 0.4052 0.7784 0.5757 0.2643 0.8664 0.6202 0.2216
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-08-27 2012-09-11 15-DL 15 13 Right Groin Strain - -
2012-03-31 2012-04-03 Camp 3 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2012-03-22 2012-03-23 Camp 1 0 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2011-06-02 2011-07-18 15-DL 46 41 Right Shoulder Sprain AC Joint While Throwing -
2011-05-07 2011-05-22 15-DL 15 13 Left Shoulder Fracture Shoulder Blade From Slip and Fall -
2010-08-14 2010-08-19 DTD 5 4 General Medical Heat Illness Heat Exhaustion -
2010-06-12 2010-07-02 15-DL 20 18 Left Neck Strain -
2009-07-29 2009-08-02 Minors 4 0 Groin Strain -
2008-03-21 2008-06-06 60-DL 77 62 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2007-09-01
2007-09-25 2007-10-01 60-DL 6 6 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2007-09-01
2007-05-03 2007-06-01 15-DL 29 25 Right Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CIN $
2012 SFN $750,000
2011 FLO $1,400,000
2010 FLO $425,000
2008 SDN $410,000
2007 SDN $392,000
2006 SDN $329,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$3,706,000
6 yrTotal$3,706,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 161 dLapa - Leventhal1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/21/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Washington 3/20/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/11/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2012). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/27/12. May earn additional $0.3M in performance bonuses. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/12 (refused assignment 11/6/12).
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2011). Re-signed by Florida 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Miami 12/9/11. Non-tendered 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2010). Re-signed by Florida as a free agent 12/09 (minor-league contract). $0.425M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Florida 4/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/23/08 (minor-league contract). $0.55M salary in majors. Released by Houston 5/09. Signed by Florida as a free agent 5/26/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2008). Re-signed 3/3/08. Non-tendered by San Diego 12/08.
  • 1 year/$0.392M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.329M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • Acquired by San Diego in trade from San Francisco 7/03.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2002 (8-247) (Lamar University).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)% chance Brandon League stays closer all year?
(Fred from LA)
I wonder what the minimum is for this question. Incumbency is so important, after all; if Clay Hensley were the declared closer going into Opening Day, how often would HE be the closer all year? That's the floor. I'd guess 12 percent is the floor. Maybe 6 percent, maybe 18 percent. Somewhere between 6 and 18 percent.

League: 24 percent. Not a pitcher I like much. (Sam Miller)
2012-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Sam, first time, long time! Thanks for taking my question. So, the Astros, huh? j/k lololol Any insight into why the Giants' bullpen has been so awful this year? Apart from the obvious lack of Brian Wilson, I mean. Is it simply regression? I'll take my answer off the air.
(Ian from Bump City)
Bullpens are so weird. I wrote a Game of the Week piece in, oh, i don't know mid-May about the Giants' bullpen and how good they were. I also noted in the piece that the Rangers' bullpen was something like historically good, like Mariano Rivera's entire career boiled down and replicated by an entire bullpen. Since then, the Giants and Rangers have both had lousy bullpens and now I wonder what they're going to get in October (if they make October).

For the Giants, I'm not too worried. The top five, the guys I mentioned in the GOTW, have held it together, although Clay Hensley is not to be trusted for what seem to me to be pretty obvious reasons. The overall bullpen numbers have been crushed by the fact that the Giants haven't had a decent longman, and the Pennys and Louxes have been crushed when they've gotten innings. This is probably a bit more worrying for the Giants as it relates to the rotation; if something happens to somebody in their rotation, they basically have nobody who can step in, as the Pennys and Louxes have shown. The Giants bullpen isn't great. It makes me a little nervous. But it's good. Good bullpens just make me (and everybody) nervous, because that's their nature.

It's mostly the same issue with Texas, with some extra injuries thrown in. Scheppers, Tateyama, Grimm have been lousy, but they won't be lousy in October because they won't sniff action in October. (Sam Miller)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Good morning hombre- I'm a big Marlins fan. What would you do in the offseason to put this team into the playoffs? I miss the glory days of 2003 and watching them play this year has been killer. I'm dying for another shot at a ring. Any thoughts to help appease my pain?
(Angel Batista from Miami, Florida)
I'm bullish on the Marlins, Detective Batista. Anibal Sanchez has taken a big step forward. Clay Hensley and Leo Nunez have been great out of the bullpen. Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco are great. They'll have a healthy Coghlan back. There is a lot to like. Starting Wes Helms more than once a year isn't really that wise, and it's time to give up on the Andrew Miller experiment, but there is no reason they couldn't go 87-75 next season and try to sneak into a playoff spot. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Hi Eric Who will give me more value the rest of the year - Trevor Hoffman or Clay Hensley? Thanks
( Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Hensley. I would have taken him before the season too. Lot of strikeouts, very good stuff. If he was on a team with a shot he woud probably settle right into the 7th inning role and be a very reliable reliever. (Eric Seidman)


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