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Kelvin Herrera

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

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2-5

ERA

2.40

WHIP

0.90

K

85

SV

12

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Herrera has now posted two straight stellar seasons and is a major reason for the success of the Kansas City bullpen. He led the team in holds at 21 and struck out 64 batters in 69 innings, which led ...

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2016 ADP:  529.78

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 200   DOB: 12/31/1989   BORN: Tenares, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year contract with the Royals in February of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

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Herrera notched his 12th save in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Tigers, pitching a perfect ninth inning.

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Kelvin Herrera Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 18 A BUR 3 1 0 12.2 13 3 0 7 2 2 0 0 2.13 1.23
2008 18 A BUR 11 8 0 50.2 48 8 0 45 5 2 2 0 1.42 1.06
2009 19 A BUR 1 1 0 5.0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.60
2010 20 A BUR 8 8 0 40.1 38 20 2 39 14 2 3 0 0 0 4.46 1.30
2011 21 A WIL 14 0 0 14.2 8 1 1 12 2 2 1 1 0 0 0.61 0.70
2011 21 AA NOR 14 0 0 36.0 22 7 4 40 6 4 0 7 0 0 1.75 0.78
2011 21 AAA OMA 14 0 0 17.0 12 4 1 18 7 1 0 6 0 0 2.12 1.12
2011 21 MAJ KC 2 0 0 2.0 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13.50 1.00
2012 22 MAJ KC 76 0 0 84.3 79 22 4 77 21 4 3 3 1 19 2.35 1.19
2013 23 AA NOR 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2013 23 AAA OMA 2 3 0 16.0 6 2 1 22 6 0 1 2 0 0 1.13 0.75
2013 23 MAJ KC 59 0 0 58.3 48 25 9 74 21 5 7 2 2 20 3.86 1.18
2014 24 MAJ KC 70 0 0 70.0 54 11 0 59 26 4 3 0 1 20 1.41 1.14
2015 25 MAJ KC 72 0 0 69.7 52 21 5 64 26 4 3 0 7 21 2.71 1.12
2016 26 MAJ KC 71 0 0 71.3 52 19 6 85 12 2 5 12 3 26 2.40 0.90
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3-Year Averages     67 0 0 66.0 51 19 4 65 24 4 4 0 3 20 2.59 1.14
Career  (View All)     350 0 0 355.7 287 101 25 359 106 19 22 17 2.56 1.10

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Kelvin Herrera Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 27 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.40 0.90
Sep. 25 @Det 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.43 0.88
Sep. 24 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.21 0.85
Sep. 20 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.24 0.86
Sep. 16 CWS 1.3 3 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.27 0.88
Sep. 11 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.77 0.83
Sep. 10 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.80 0.85
Sep. 7 @Min 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.83 0.86
Sep. 6 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.71 0.86
Sep. 3 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.74 0.85
Aug. 31 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.77 0.85
Aug. 29 NYY 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.80 0.87
Aug. 26 @Bos 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.84 0.85
Aug. 25 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.87 0.83
Aug. 23 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.91 0.85
Aug. 21 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.94 0.86
Aug. 19 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.98 0.88
Aug. 17 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.01 0.89
Aug. 15 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 2.05 0.91
Aug. 10 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.09 0.93
Aug. 9 CWS 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.13 0.93
Aug. 6 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.63 0.89
Aug. 5 Tor 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.66 0.90
Aug. 2 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.51 0.86
Aug. 1 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.54 0.86
Jul. 27 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.58 0.88
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 6 6 6 1 3 5 0 1 0 0-1 1 1 0 10.13 1.69
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
12.7 10 7 7 2 4 12 0 1 0 1-1 2 1 3 4.97 1.11
Last 60 Games (Team)
26 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
26.7 20 11 11 4 5 29 1 2 0 1-3 11 1 4 3.71 0.94

Kelvin Herrera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201614039825702.191
2015139301718202.151
2014138381330700.244

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201613646427604.211
201514734934603.256
2014147211324600.186

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201636.013439742.500.97
201535.030032821.290.91
201435.7320331202.021.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201635.312846522.290.82
201534.7130321834.151.33
201434.3110261400.791.11
Kelvin Herrera Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 18 A BUR 3 1 12.2 5.16 1.48 3.50 0.00 80% 2.13 2.54 .322
2008 18 A BUR 11 8 50.2 8.07 0.90 9.00 0.00 84.9% 1.42 1.71 .332
2009 19 A BUR 1 1 5.0 1.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.80 .186
2010 20 A BUR 8 8 40.1 8.75 3.14 2.79 0.45 64% 4.46 3.25 .327
2011 21 A WIL 14 0 14.2 7.61 1.27 6.00 0.63 100% 0.61 2.85 .200
2011 21 AA NOR 14 0 36.0 10.00 1.50 6.67 1.00 87.5% 1.75 3.01 .226
2011 21 AAA OMA 14 0 17.0 9.53 3.71 2.57 0.53 83.3% 2.12 3.08 .269
2011 21 MAJ KC 2 0 2.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.50 0.50 -100% 13.50 11.20 .151
2012 22 MAJ KC 76 0 84.3 8.22 2.24 3.67 0.43 2.02 81.3% 2.35 2.81 .318
2013 23 AA NOR 2 0 2.0 22.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -1.80 .610
2013 23 AAA OMA 2 3 16.0 12.38 3.38 3.67 0.56 90.9% 1.13 2.76 .178
2013 23 MAJ KC 59 0 58.3 11.42 3.24 3.52 1.39 1.49 73.3% 98.3 MPH 3.86 3.85 .301
2014 24 MAJ KC 70 0 70.0 7.59 3.34 2.27 0.00 2.33 86.3% 98.1 MPH 1.41 2.76 .281
2015 25 MAJ KC 72 0 69.7 8.27 3.36 2.46 0.65 1.51 78.1% 98.1 MPH 2.71 3.50 .262
2016 26 MAJ KC 71 0 71.3 10.72 1.51 7.08 0.76 1.38 77.6% 97.1 MPH 2.40 2.54 .284
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 6.98 4.17 1.67 0.89 79.9% 2.92 1.12 .244
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.7 6.77 4.16 1.63 0.86 80.2% 2.86 4.32 .243
Rest Of Season     0 0 1.7 6.77 4.16 1.63 0.86 80.2% 2.86 4.32 .243
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3-Year Averages     67 0 66.0 8.86 3.27 2.71 0.55 78.9% 2.59 3.11 .280
Career     350 0 355.7 9.08 2.68 3.39 0.63 79.3% 2.56 3.02 .289

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2016 Stat Review for Kelvin Herrera    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.08 K/BB
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10.72 K/9
GREAT
1.51 BB/9
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97.1 MPH Fastball
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0.8 HR/9
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1.38 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.40 ERA
GOOD
0.90 WHIP
ELITE
2.54 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.284 BABIP
AVERAGE
77.6% Strand Rate
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Kelvin Herrera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Herrera picked up a four-out save and didn't allow a run despite a pair of hits in Monday's game against the Yankees.

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Herrera notched his 10th save in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Red Sox with a scoreless ninth inning in which he gave up two hits.

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Herrera struck out two to earn his ninth save of the year against the Marlins on Thursday.

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Herrera struck out one in a clean ninth to pick up his eighth save of the season Tuesday against the Marlins.

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Herrera pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out one to earn his seventh save of 2016 on Sunday.

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Herrera nailed down his fifth save in Monday's 3-1 win over the Tigers, striking out two in a clean ninth inning.

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Herrera (1-4) allowed three runs on three hits in a tie game in the 10th inning to take the loss Tuesday against the White Sox.

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Herrera worked around a hit and struck out two while earning his third save of the season in Tuesday's game against the Rays.

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Herrera picked up his second save with a clean ninth inning Monday against the Rays.

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Herrera pitched in the eighth inning of a 2-2 game Wednesday in Toronto. He took the loss, after allowing a pair of runs on three hits despite striking out the side.

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Herrera could see save chances with Wade Davis (forearm) landing on the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

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Herrera faced three batters, striking out two, in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

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Herrera hit a batter but collected one strikeout in 0.2 scoreless innings during a win over Detroit on Tuesday.

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Herrera threw a scoreless inning in Saturday's split-squad win over Seattle. He's given up one run in six innings this spring with five strikeouts.

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2016

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2015

Herrera was nearly untouchable in the second half of 2014, allowing just two earned runs after the All-Star break and failing to surrender a single home run on his way to posting a spectacular 1.41 ERA. A 3.50 xFIP suggests that his home ballpark and 85.5% strand rate may have partially contributed to that earned run average, however, and it's also worth noting his .274 BABIP represented a three-year low. The right-handed reliever relied more on his fastball than in any other of his major league seasons, and rightfully so, as he was able to blow by hitters and often hit triple-digits on the radar gun. Despite the improved ratio numbers, Herrera's strikeout rate dipped a bit last season, as he fanned nearly three less batters per nine innings than he did in his career-best 2013 campaign. He's once again in line to take on a seventh-inning role in front of Wade Davis and closer Greg Holland in 2015, which likely limits his fantasy value to leagues that count holds. However, if either Holland or Davis succumb to injury or a severe cold streak, Herrera would then be a solid candidate for an immediate add.

2014

After an outstanding showing in 2012, Herrera was slated to bridge the gap between middle relief and closer Greg Holland and man the eighth inning. However, while his strikeout rate climbed to an impressive 30.2%, command issues haunted him regularly on the hill. His K/9 jumped from a 2.2 to 3.2 in 2013, he continuously fell behind in counts and often just served the ball up over the plate, which resulted in a disastrous 18 percent HR/FB. The Royals worked hard at trying to correct the issues, sending him down to the minors on more than one occasion, but ultimately deemed the problem more mental than mechanical. He enjoyed a fantastic month of August, but fell back into his struggles once again to close out the season. Herrera is just 24 years old and has far too much promise to put much stock into one bad season. Look for him to get back on track in 2014 and return to the level of dominance that made him one of the more feared relievers in 2012.

2013

When Herrera raced through the Royals system, going from High-A to the majors in a single season back in 2011, the hope was that he would provide strong bullpen support in 2012, but expectations were still kept in check. After a strong spring, Herrera earned himself a permanent spot in the bullpen and went on to have a fantastic season, finishing up with a 2.35 ERA and 77 strikeouts over 84.1 innings. He posted a 3.7 K/BB, a 0.4 HR/9 and an extremely impressive 80.9 percent strand rate which was why he was Ned Yost's most trusted reliever and made a team-high 76 appearances. Herrera will likely remain in his setup role to open the 2013 season but with 98 mph heat and a very deceptive 87 mph changeup, do not be surprised if he is mentioned as a candidate for saves if the Royals need closer help at some point.

2012

Herrera saw all that the Royals farm system had to offer in 2011, as he spent time at High-A Wilmington, Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, before eventually getting a cup of espresso in the majors. Pitching solely out of the bullpen, Herrera racked up 70 strikeouts and 15 walks with a 1.60 ERA over 67.2 innings in his minor league travels. Armed with a 96-mph fastball that he can command for strikes, Herrera was named the Pitcher of the Year in the Royals minor league system. Only 22, he's ready to help in the bullpen, possibly even at the back end of it in a setup role this season.