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Kelvin Herrera

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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0-1

ERA

3.38

WHIP

1.38

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7

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 impr...

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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 as an undrafted free agent in December 2006 with Kansas City.

April 6, 2014  –  Kelvin Herrera News

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Herrera will likely see work out of the bullpen Sunday if necessary, as closer Greg Holland is considered a "maybe," Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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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 8 0 0 8.0 9 3 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 1 3.38 1.38
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kelvin Herrera
3-Year Averages MAJ   45 0 0 48.2 43 16 4 50 14 3 3 1 1 13 2.99 1.18

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Kelvin Herrera Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 23 @Cle 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.38 1.38
Apr. 21 @Cle 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.57 1.14
Apr. 16 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.31
Apr. 11 @Min 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.62
Apr. 9 TB 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.20
Apr. 6 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.43
Apr. 4 CWS 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.75
Apr. 2 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.7 8 4 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 4.76 1.76
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.0 9 4 3 0 2 7 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 1 3.38 1.38
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.0 9 4 3 0 2 7 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 1 3.38 1.38

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Kelvin Herrera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312442828914.246
2012138251433422.275
20112001001.500

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013121321320405.190
201220652746712.235
20117001100.200

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201329.732139822.431.01
201245.311248732.381.08
20111.001000127.002.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201328.7251351375.341.36
201239.0321291412.311.31
20111.00000000.000.00
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 8 0 8.0 7.88 2.25 3.50 0.00 2.17 72.7% 97.0 MPH 3.38 2.20 .366
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kelvin Herrera
3-Year Averages MAJ   45 0 48.2 9.33 2.61 3.57 0.75 77.4% 2.99 3.08 .312

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2014 Stat Review for Kelvin Herrera    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.50 K/BB
GOOD
7.88 K/9
WEAK
2.25 BB/9
GOOD
97.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
2.17 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.38 ERA
WEAK
1.38 WHIP
POOR
2.20 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.366 BABIP
HIGH
72.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Kelvin Herrera (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Justin Upton ATL 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Michael Bourn CLE 5 5 0 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.800 2.800
Mike Trout ANA 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Daniel Nava BOS 2 1 1 3 0 1 1 .500 2.000 2.500
Jason Heyward ATL 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Conor Gillaspie CHI-A 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Jordan Danks CHI-A 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Yoenis Cespedes OAK 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Matt Joyce TB 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Adrian Beltre TEX 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Kelvin Herrera (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Anthony Rendon WAS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Victor Martinez DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Franklin Gutierrez SEA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Hague PIT 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Herrmann MIN 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kurt Suzuki MIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Mike Zunino SEA 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Mathis MIA 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
James Loney TB 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Will Middlebrooks BOS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Herrera tossed a scoreless eighth inning against the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon.

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Herrera cited an untrimmed thumbnail for opening a small cut on the middle finger of his throwing hand during Tuesday's win against the Indians on Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Herrera struck out the side but took the loss Tuesday after allowing one run on one hit and a hit-by-pitch against the Marlins.

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Herrera picked up the win Saturday against the Mets after throwing three scoreless innings of relief.

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Herrera allowed one run on two hits with three strikeouts over two innings against the Tigers on Sunday.

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Herrera was recalled from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Royals are "looking at" recalling Herrera in the next few days, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.

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Herrera tossed three scoreless innings, his longest outing of the season, and gave up just two hits with no walks and one strikeout against Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.

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Herrera was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Herrera took the loss against the Indians on Tuesday after giving up three runs on two hits and a walk in just one-third of an inning.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.