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Kelvin Herrera

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2015 Stats

W-L

4-3

ERA

2.71

WHIP

1.12

K

64

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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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:  566.18

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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 was battered for four runs (three earned) on three hits while retiring just two hitters, and took the loss as the Royals fell to the Orioles 14-8 Friday night.

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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
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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

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Kelvin Herrera Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Oct. 3 @Min 0.3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.71 1.12
Oct. 1 @CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.73 1.08
Sep. 30 @CWS 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 2.75 1.09
Sep. 28 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.66 1.06
Sep. 27 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.70 1.08
Sep. 23 Sea 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.74 1.10
Sep. 18 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.78 1.08
Sep. 17 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.83 1.07
Sep. 14 @Cle 1.0 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.87 1.09
Sep. 11 @Bal 0.7 3 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.48 1.04
Sep. 9 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.07 1.00
Sep. 7 Min 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.10 0.98
Aug. 28 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.12 0.99
Aug. 27 Bal 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.16 0.99
Aug. 25 Bal 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.04 0.99
Aug. 22 @Bos 0.7 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.09 1.00
Aug. 19 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.95 0.99
Aug. 18 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.99 0.98
Aug. 16 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.03 0.98
Aug. 14 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.06 0.99
Aug. 12 Det 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.10 1.01
Aug. 9 CWS 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 2.15 0.99
Aug. 8 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.01 0.97
Aug. 6 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.05 0.97
Aug. 5 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.09 0.99
Aug. 2 @Tor 0.7 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.14 1.01
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.0 6 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 0-0 0 1 2 1.80 1.60
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
10.3 14 8 7 1 5 11 0 1 0 0-1 0 2 2 6.10 1.84
Last 60 Days
26 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
24.0 23 13 12 2 12 24 1 1 0 2-1 0 3 7 4.50 1.46

Kelvin Herrera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015139301718202.151
2014138381330700.244
201312442828914.246

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201514734934603.256
2014147211324600.186
2013121321320405.190

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201535.030032821.290.91
201435.7320331202.021.18
201329.732139822.431.01

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201534.7130321834.151.33
201434.3110261400.791.11
201328.7251351375.341.36
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 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Kelvin Herrera
3-Year Averages     67 0 66.0 8.86 3.27 2.71 0.55 78.9% 2.59 3.11 .280

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2015 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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2.46 K/BB
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8.27 K/9
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3.36 BB/9
WEAK
98.1 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.51 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.71 ERA
GOOD
1.12 WHIP
GOOD
3.50 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.262 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
78.1% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Kelvin Herrera

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Kelvin Herrera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Herrera (illness) will be available for Monday's game, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Herrera (chickenpox) threw a bullpen session Friday at the park and could return next week, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Herrera is dealing with the chickenpox virus and could be out at least two weeks, The Kansas City Star reports.

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Herrera picked up his second win of the season Saturday, allowing one hit in a scoreless 10th inning.

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Herrera tossed a scoreless frame Friday afternoon to earn his 14th hold of the season.

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Herrera's combined six-game suspension is over, and he will be available out of the Royals' bullpen Wednesday night.

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Herrera's two suspensions will total six games, and he'll start serving them Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Herrera will appeal the two-game suspension he received from MLB on Saturday for his involvement in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Herrera has been suspended two games, effective Sunday, for his role in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox.

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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.