Sam Hentges Fantasy Stats

#31 RP  |  Cleveland Guardians
Out - Shoulder

Height / Weight 6'6"  /  245 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Jul 18, 1996 (28)
Experience 4 seasons
College None

Season Stats

SEASON TEAM POS GP GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG WHIP FPTS
2021CLESP3012068.2905451103268.3181.777119.3
2022CLESP570162.041171631972.1850.968225.7
2023CLERP540052.153242121856.2521.357157.2
2024CLERP250023.218883527.2120.97277.5
Career 166 12 1 206.2 202 103 96 18 74 223 1.335 579.6

Game Log

DATE TEAM OPP POS GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG WHIP FPTS
Jun 18, 2024CLESEAP000.2111020.3334.500-2.3
Jun 21, 2024CLETORP000.2000000.0000.0001.5
Jun 23, 2024CLETORP001.2100000.2000.6003.1
Jun 25, 2024CLEBALP001.1311111.5003.0000.6
Jun 29, 2024CLEKCP000.2100001.3331.5002.9
Jul 3, 2024CLECHWP000.2211012.5004.5001.7
Jul 5, 2024CLESFP001.0000002.0000.0006.2
Jul 6, 2024CLESFP000.2100000.3331.5000.9
Jul 8, 2024CLEDETP000.2000001.0000.0003.5
Jul 10, 2024CLEDETP001.0211101.4002.0001.1
Last 10 0 0 9.0 11 4 4 2 4 8 1.667 19.3

Guardians Depth Chart

C

Bo Naylor

Austin Hedges

David Fry

1B

Josh Naylor

David Fry

Jhonkensy Noel

2B

Andrés Giménez

Angel Martínez

Daniel Schneemann

Tyler Freeman

SS

Brayan Rocchio

Daniel Schneemann

3B

José Ramírez

Daniel Schneemann

Angel Martínez

LF

Steven Kwan

David Fry

Angel Martínez

CF

Angel Martínez

Tyler Freeman

Daniel Schneemann

RF

Will Brennan

Jhonkensy Noel

Daniel Schneemann

David Fry

Angel Martínez

SP

Tanner Bibee

Gavin Williams

Ben Lively

Carlos Carrasco

Xzavion Curry

RP

Tim Herrin

Cade Smith

Nick Sandlin

Peter Strzelecki

Sam Hentges News

Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Sam Hentges Continues To Build Up

Cleveland Guardians left-hander Sam Hentges (shoulder) began throwing off the mound around Opening Day and has continued to build up his arm after dealing with left shoulder inflammation. He finished his second of two simulated games Friday at the team's spring training complex in Arizona. Manager Terry Francona said the next step for the 26-year-old southpaw will be to begin a minor-league rehab assignment at Double-A Akron at some point in the near future. After that, he'll resume his rehab assignment at High-A Lake County. "He's doing really well," Francona said. Once he's back with the team, Hentges should serve in a high-leverage setup role ahead of closer Emmanuel Clase after he posted a strong 2.32 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 72 strikeouts in 62 relief innings last year.
Apr 15   
Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Sam Hentges Week-To-Week With Shoulder Inflammation

Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Sam Hentges (shoulder) is dealing with shoulder inflammation and will be re-evaluated on a week-to-week basis. The 26-year-old left-hander had a strong 2.32 ERA (2.48 FIP), 0.97 WHIP, one save and 72 strikeouts in 62 relief innings in just his second major-league season in 2022, but he could be forced to open this season on the injured list. In his rookie campaign in 2021, he went 1-4 with a rough 6.68 ERA (4.48 FIP), 1.78 WHIP, 32 walks and 68 strikeouts in 68 2/3 frames over 30 appearances (12 starts) for the Guardians. Hentges shouldn't be in consideration for a spot on your fantasy roster in mixed leagues in 2023.
Mar 1   
Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Sam Hentges To Work As Opener Monday Night

According to Mandy Bell, Cleveland Indians pitcher Sam Hentges will start Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds in a bullpen game. This is probably Hentges best possibility for success as he has struggled mightily as a starter this season and has allowed 16 earned runs in his previous three starts dating back to June 27th. He will provide little fantasy upside in this one and could struggle vs. a Reds team that is posting a 128 wRC+ mark over the previous 10 days.
Aug 9   
Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Sam Hentges Recalled From Triple-A

The Cleveland Indians recalled pitcher Sam Hentges from Triple-A on Thursday. Fellow pitcher Eli Morgan was sent down to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Hentges was demoted to Triple-A before the All-Star break. He's struggled over 15 appearances (eight starts) with the Indians this year, posting an 8.23 ERA and 2.04 WHIP to go along with a 1.8 K/BB ratio. He could be a candidate to start next Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jul 23   
Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Indians Send The Struggling Sam Hentges Down

The Cleveland Indians optioned left-handed rookie Sam Hentges to Triple-A Columbus on Friday to make room for Triston McKenzie, who will start on Friday against the Kansas City Royals. Hentges just hasn't been good in his first stint in the major leagues, going 1-4 with a rough 8.23 ERA, 2.03 WHIP, 44 strikeouts and 25 walks in 15 appearances (eight starts) spanning 42 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old southpaw has the ability to miss bats, but he'll need to be a lot better with his control and command in the second half if he's to even be considered as a sleeper streaming option in DFS and deeper leagues. With all the injuries to Cleveland's rotation, there's a good chance that Hentges will get some more starts in the second half.
Jul 9   
Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Sam Hentges Struggles Sunday

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Sam Hentges allowed six earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two across 3 1/3 innings of work in an 8-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. The big left-hander has struggled quite a bit since taking over a starting role for the Tribe and now has posted a 7.62 ERA in 13 innings of work in June. The Indians will likely continue to rely on him until starters Shane Bieber and Zach Plesac are back in the fold, but he cannot be rostered at this point.
Jun 28   
Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Sam Hentges Throws Five Solid Innings Sunday

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Sam Hentges threw five innings while allowing no runs on two hits and a walk and striking out four. It was a solid start for Hentges who had not gotten an opportunity to start since he was hammered by the Orioles for five runs in 1 2/3 innings on June 6th. Although it was a nice start and he will likely get another opportunity to start given the Indians rotation situation, he is simply unreliable and not a fantasy option at this point.
Jun 21   
Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Sam Hentges Strikes Out Seven Tigers

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Sam Hentges struck out seven across five innings pitched while allowing three earned runs on five hits and three walks in Monday's 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers. It was an encouraging start for Hentges as he struck out a season-high seven, but the hits and walks still cost him and he continues to struggle at the big league level as a starting pitcher. While this was one of his better starts of the season, he is still unable to be trusted in most fantasy formats.
May 25   
Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Sam Hentges Gets Roughed Up Monday

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Sam Hentges gave up six earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one in just 1 2/3 innings in Monday night's 7-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Hentges has struggled as a starter as he has now allowed 10 earned in 12 2/3 innings pitched since taking over for Logan Allen late last month. He cannot be trusted in any league format or as a streaming option for the foreseeable future.
May 18   
Sam Hentges  • RP  •  Guardians

Sam Hentges Goes 4 2/3 Innings Wednesday

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher turned starting pitcher Sam Hentges went 4 2/3 innings pitched while allowing four hits and four walks and striking out six in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. It was an encouraging start for Hentges considering it is the deepest he has gone since filling in as the Tribe's fifth starter, but the walks are not something he will be able to live with for very long. He currently has minimal fantasy value and likely should not be rostered.
May 12   
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