Richard Heath Hembree, better known as Heath Hembree, is a professional baseball player from the United States. Hembree is a pitcher for the Major League Baseball team Cincinnati Reds. In the fifth round of the 2010 MLB Draft, he was selected by the San Francisco Giants. He was a member of the San Francisco Giants from 2013 until joining the Boston Red Sox in July 2014. In 2018, he led the Red Sox to the World Series championship. He then tried out for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cleveland Indians before joining the Reds in March 2021. In April 2021, he was named to the Reds’ active roster.
|Celebrated Name||Heath Hembree|
|Birth Name||Richard Heath Hembree|
|Place Of Birth||Spartanburg, South Carolina|
|Birth Nation||United States|
|Famous For||Won World Series with Boston Red Sox in 2018|
|High School||Broome High School|
|College / University||University of South Carolina, Spartanburg Methodist College, College of Charleston|
|Education||Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education|
|Career Start||Drafted fifth in the 2010 MLB Draft|
|First Club||San Francisco Giants|
|Current Team||Cincinnati Reds|
|Current Club Country||United States|
|Awards||Won World Series with Boston Red Sox in 2018|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||220 lbs (100 kg)|
|Source of Wealth||Baseball (contracts, salaries, bonus, endorsements)|
|Net Worth||Around $3 million|
Heath Hembree Biography
Heath Hembre was born on January 13th, 1989. Richard Heath Hembree is his given name. He was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in the United States. He is a citizen of the United States. He was born to Rick Hembree, his father, and Connie Hembree, his mother. Spartanburg, South Carolina is his hometown. He is of Caucasian ethnicity and practices Christianity.
In terms of education, he attended Broome High School, where he began playing baseball and football. For Broome, he was a standout pitcher and quarterback. He was a senior designated hitter with a.320 batting average. He attended the University of South Carolina after graduating from high school. During his freshman season, he only made one pitching appearance. After that, he attended Spartanburg Methodist College. As a sophomore, he was 7-0 with a 1.22 earned run average (ERA). After getting a scholarship, he transferred to the College of Charleston. He earned a degree in physical education.
Heath Hembree Height, Weight
How tall is Heath Hembree? Heath Hembree is 1.93 meters tall, or 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He weighs 220 pounds or 100 kilograms. He has a muscular physique. His eyes are brown, and his hair is black. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.
- In the 2010 MLB Draft, he was selected fifth overall by the San Francisco Giants. He was assigned to the Arizona League Giants by the Giants.
- In 2010, he went 0-0 with a 0.82 ERA in 12 bullpen appearances, striking out 22 batters and recording three saves in 11 innings pitched.
- In 2011, he was sent to the Class A-Advanced San Jose Giants.
- In June 2011, he was promoted to the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels.
- Over 54 bullpen appearances, he was 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA, 78 strikeouts, and 38 saves.
- In 2012, he threw 5 games for the San Jose Giants and 39 games for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies. He finished with a 4.19 ERA, a 1-1 record, 15 saves, and 43 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched. He pitched for the Fresno Grizzlies for the majority of 2013, until being called up to the major league team in September.
- On September 3rd, he made his Major League Baseball debut against the San Diego Padres. In 2013, he allowed no runs in 7 2/3 innings pitched with 12 strikeouts in 9 MLB games. He began the 2014 season at Triple-A Fresno, where he had 18 saves in 41 appearances, a 3.89 ERA, a 1-3 record, and 46 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings pitched. Hembree was traded by the Giants to the Boston Red Sox in July 2014. He was given shirt number 38 at first, but was later changed to 37.
- During the 2014 season, he split time between Boston and the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox. He had six MLB appearances, striking out six batters in ten innings pitched and posting a 4.50 ERA.
- In 2015, he appeared in 29 games for Triple-A Pawtucket. He went 0-5 with 8 saves and a 2.27 ERA in 31 2/3 innings pitched, striking out 32 batters. In the major leagues, he appeared in 22 games, striking out 15 batters in 25 1/3 innings pitched while posting a 3.55 ERA with a 2-0 record.
- For the 2016 season, he split time between Boston and Pawtucket. In 38 MLB games, he went 4-1 with a 2.65 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 51 innings thrown. He appeared in 13 games for Pawtucket, recording eight saves, a 0.68 ERA, and 22 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings pitched. He played the entire 2017 season for the Red Sox. He appeared in 62 games, striking out 70 batters in 62 innings pitched and finishing with a 3.63 ERA with a 2-3 record.
- In 67 appearances, he went 4-1 with a 4.10 ERA, striking out 76 batters in 60 innings. Hembree was called up for the ALDS after Steven Wright was injured. He appeared in four postseason games, assisting the Red Sox to a World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- He was placed on the disabled list in June 2019 due to a right elbow extensor strain.
- In August 2019, he was placed on the disabled list due to right lateral elbow irritation.
- In 45 appearances in 2019, he had a 3.86 ERA, a 1-0 record, and two saves while striking out 46 batters in 39 2/3 innings. He appeared in 11 games for the Red Sox before being sent to the Philadelphia Phillies in August 2020.
- In the 2020 season, he went 3-0 with a 9.00 ERA.
- In October 2020, he elected free agency. Hembree signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians in February 2021.
- In March 2021, the Indians released him. In March 2021, he signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. In April 2021, he was added to the active roster.
Heath Hembree Wife, Marriage
Heath Hembree has a wife. The couple married in 2017, and they have two children. More information about his personal life will be added here when it becomes available.
Heath Hembree’s Net Worth
Heath Hembree earns a living as a professional baseball player. He was picked in the fifth round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants, however, he only appeared in a few games with the Giants. In 2014, he was transferred to the Boston Red Sox, where he guided the team to a World Series victory in 2018. Before joining the Cincinnati Reds in March 2021, he played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cleveland Indians. Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and sponsorships provide the majority of his revenue. His current contract information is not accessible at this time. According to numerous sources, he earns roughly $1.25 million each year. In 2019, he was earning $1.31 million per year. His net worth is currently believed to be at $3 million as of August 2023.