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Kelvin Herrera

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

W-L

1-2

ERA

4.35

WHIP

1.23

K

31

SV

18

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For the fourth straight season, Herrera registered at least 20 holds, joining Tony Watson as the only relievers to accomplish the feat. Skills-wise, Herrera took his game to a new level, combining a r...

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2017 ADP:  92.65

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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: By KC In 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kelvin Herrera Contract Information:

Settled for a one-year, $5.325 million deal with the Royals in arbitration in February of 2017.

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Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit while striking out one to earn his 18th save Saturday against the Blue Jays.

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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 72 0 0 72.0 57 22 6 86 12 2 6 12 3 26 2.75 0.96
2017 27 MAJ KC 32 0 0 31.0 33 15 7 31 5 1 2 18 2 0 4.35 1.23
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3-Year Averages     71 0 0 70.6 54 18 3 69 21 3 4 4 3 22 2.30 1.06
Career  (View All)     383 0 0 387.3 325 119 32 391 111 20 25 35 2.77 1.13

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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
Jun. 24 Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.35 1.23
Jun. 21 Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.50 1.23
Jun. 19 Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.66 1.24
Jun. 18 @LAA 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.82 1.25
Jun. 16 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.94 1.28
Jun. 14 @SF 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.13 1.33
Jun. 10 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.33 1.30
Jun. 8 Hou 0.3 3 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.55 1.36
Jun. 7 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.13 1.21
Jun. 5 Hou 1.0 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.30 1.22
May. 30 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.68 1.18
May. 27 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.86 1.24
May. 26 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.05 1.25
May. 21 @Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.26 1.26
May. 19 @Min 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.50 1.22
May. 18 NYY 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.71 1.12
May. 14 Bal 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.38 1.00
May. 13 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 0.87
May. 12 Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.21 0.93
May. 9 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.46 0.92
May. 6 Cle 1.0 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.75 0.92
May. 5 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.45 0.82
May. 4 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 0.80
Apr. 30 Min 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 0.78
Apr. 24 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 0.63
Apr. 19 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 2.57 0.57
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.7 5 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 5 0 0 0.00 0.75
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.0 13 8 6 2 1 12 0 0 0 0-1 9 0 0 4.50 1.17
Last 60 Games (Team)
26 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
25.0 30 15 13 5 5 27 0 1 0 0-2 16 1 0 4.68 1.40

Kelvin Herrera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20176115416313.286
201614540828702.206
2015139301718202.151

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20176515116324.250
201613846429704.223
201514734934603.256

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201718.3121117255.891.36
201636.714440743.191.09
201535.030032821.290.91

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201711.700613322.311.03
201635.312846522.290.82
201534.7130321834.151.33
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 72 0 72.0 10.75 1.50 7.17 0.75 1.41 74.6% 97.1 MPH 2.75 2.52 .303
2017 27 MAJ KC 32 0 31.0 9.00 1.45 6.20 2.03 1.33 74.2% 97.6 MPH 4.35 4.62 .315
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.29 3.16 2.31 1.30 75.7% 3.55 1.30 .253
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.5 7.83 3.09 2.54 1.08 75.1% 3.43 4.05 .265
Rest Of Season     0 0 39.9 7.64 2.84 2.69 1.04 74.3% 3.41 3.96 .265
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3-Year Averages     71 0 70.6 8.80 2.68 3.29 0.38 79.2% 2.30 2.69 .282
Career     383 0 387.3 9.09 2.58 3.52 0.74 78.5% 2.77 3.14 .295

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Kelvin Herrera Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 69.7 -1 5 -1 0 35 0 0 0
2016 P 72 1 5 1 0 37 1 0 0
2017 P 30 0 2 0 0 18 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 -1 0 -2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Kelvin Herrera    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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6.20 K/BB
ELITE
9.00 K/9
AVERAGE
1.45 BB/9
ELITE
97.6 MPH Fastball
ELITE
2.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.33 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.35 ERA
POOR
1.23 WHIP
AVERAGE
4.62 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.315 BABIP
HIGH
74.2% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 17th save of the season during Wednesday's win over Boston.

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Herrera worked around a hit to record his 16th save in a scoreless ninth Monday against the Red Sox.

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Herrera recorded the final two outs to pick up his 15th save Sunday against the Angels.

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Herrera's struggles thus far in 2017 are due in large part to a dramatic dip in the effectiveness of his slider compared to last year, Ryan Heffernon of SB Nation reports.

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Herrera took the loss Thursday against Houston after giving up four runs on three hits and a walk while recording a single out.

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Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning with three strikeouts to collect his 13th save of the season during Wednesday's win over Houston.

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Herrera fanned two Tigers in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday en route to his 12th save of the season.

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Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning to close out Saturday's 5-2 win over Cleveland, allowing one hit and striking out two to pick up his 11th save of the season.

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Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning Friday, allowing one hit and striking out one to pick up his 10th save on the season.

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Herrera served up a game-tying, two-run home run to Kennys Vargas in the ninth inning Friday to blow his second save of the season in an extra-inning loss to the Twins.

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Herrera stumbled to his eighth save of the year, allowing a run on three hits while notching a strikeout Sunday versus Baltimore.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 to the first All-Star selection of his career. Herrera throws in the upper-90s and complements it with a changeup in the upper-80s, which makes him very tough to hit. He will likely continue to fire bullets at the back end of the Kansas City bullpen in 2016.

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.