Donnie Hart

Position: LHP
Born: 9/6/1990
Height: 5'11
Weight: 180
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the 27th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 33 games at Bowie (Double-A) with 43 strikeouts in 39 innings, walking seven and allowing 34 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Bowie July 15 when RHP Jason Garcia was sent down and RHP David Hale was outrighted to clear a space on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 7/17/2016

Debut Details
July 17, in a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The third of four pitchers, he threw a perfect two-thirds of an inning, striking out one. Starting the sixth in relief of reliever Vance Worley, Hart got Corey Dickerson to fly out to right field and then struck out Kevin Kiermaier looking before being relieved by Odrisamer Despaigne. He threw six pitches, four for strikes.

Player Notes
One of, if not THE, top reliever in the Orioles’ farm system in terms of sheer effectiveness since they drafted him in a later round in 2013, Hart brought a career 2.27 ERA into his major league debut in 125 games, having never made a start and picking up 24 saves. In 146.2 IP, he’s fanned 146 and limited opposing batters to a .233 average. He cruised through three levels in 2015, going 6-2 with a 1.49 ERA among stops at Delmarva (Class A), Frederick (High A) and Bowie. His sidearm delivery may keep him from landing on many “prospect lists” but if he keeps on doing what he’s been doing, it won’t keep him out of ballgames.

2080 Notes
2080’s Reggie Yinger caught one of Hart’s outings at Bowie in late April and you can read his report here.