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Is Heath Hembree the Closer of the Future for the Red Sox?

As you know, the Boston Red Sox traded Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. (And if you didn’t, check out our take on the trade.) In return, the Sox received two minor league pitchers, 25-year-old righty Heath Hembree and southpaw Edwin Escobar. Unlike Escobar, Hembree has pitched in the big leagues before (albeit just 7.2 innings last season as a September...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Heath Hembree the Next Great Giants Closer?

Closers are made, not born. That’s a mantra that has been repeated ever more frequently over the past few decades as the role of the closer has become more pronounced. The idea, of course, being that great closers aren’t drafted as such; they tend to be failed starting pitching prospects who get converted to the bullpen and see their stuff blossom with the limited innings. Mariano...
Via BaySportsNet
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hembree making a name for himself, and it isn’t Keith

Heath Hembree was prepared to come to San Francisco but on certain mornings things are out of his hands. “They never get it right” Hembree said last week smiling. “They” are the coffee shop baristas. “It” is Hembree’s middle name the one he goes by. More often than not Heath looks down at his cup of coffee and sees “Keith.” “I try to emphasize the ‘H’...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Down on the Farm: Heath Hembree

The San Francisco Giants drafted Heath Hembree in the fifth round of the 2010 MLB Draft. In his first season, he made 27 appearances out of the bullpen, striking out 42 batters and earning 4 saves. A power arm with a blazing fastball, Hembree showed a need to develop better control as he walked 18 batters as well.    In 2011, Hembree led the California League with 21 saves...

SF Giants Welcome Heath Hembree and the Seven Other September Call Ups

​Hard throwing San Francisco Giants prospect reliever Heath Hembree dropped in the Baseball America rankings prior to the start of the 2013 season. Hembree went from number three in 2012, to number seven in the Giants top 10 prospects list. This is likely due to him missing some time in 2012 with an injury. Hembree still has a power arm, and should get some strong consideration...

Indians 6, Giants 4

The Associated Press Nick Swisher and Jason Giambi hit back-to-back homers off Heath Hembree, powering the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. Hembree allowed Swisher's third home run of the spring, a three-run shot in the fifth. Giambi hit his first. Ryan Raburn, who leads the Indians with four homers, hit a pair of doubles, one of...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Top 10 Prospects: 7 Through 4

Unlike last year, we won’t be doing a special comic for number 1, so four prospects today. It might seem like I’m down on a lot of prospects this year.  Well, to be perfectly clear, 2012 was not a good year for Giants prospects.  Many top prospects had disappointing years, at best.  Only Kyle Crick and Clayton Blackburn really had huge years. That said, I still like the farm...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

On the farm: Brown, Panik, Hembree updates

Between worrying about Tim Lincecum‘s performances, the recovery of a “heavier” Pablo Sandoval, the joys of watching Matt Cain pitch perfectly or Melky Cabrera move into third in the National League for starting outfielder in this summer’s All-Star game, I’ve decided to shed some light on the future of the Giants organization. Before this season, I was excited about the...
Via Seed Spitters
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Heath Hembree, Brian Wilson and Tim Lincecum

Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News says number 3 prospect in the Giants organization (according to Baseball America) Heath Hembree was throwing bullets in his bullpen session. For those of you that haven’t heard of Hembree. He’s a guy that you might want to keep an eye on. He went 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in 53.1 innings between San Jose and Richmond. Did I forget to mention...

San Francisco Giants notebook: Heath Hembree brings the early heat

Power pitcher stands out in his first bullpen session
Via Mercury News
February 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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