49-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Roberto M. Hernandez in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Roberto M. Hernandez Contract Information:
Signed a one-year deal with Cleveland in December of 2006, including a club option for 2008. Waived in June of 2007. Signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers in July of 2007
Hernandez was sent outright to Triple-A Las Vegas, thus freeing up a spot on the 40-man roster, the team's official website reports.
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|2006 (Multiple Teams)||41||MAJ||PIT/NYM||68||0||0||63.7||61||22||5||48||32||0||3||2||–||–||3.11||1.46|
|2007 (Multiple Teams)||42||MAJ||LOS/CLE||50||0||0||46.1||59||33||5||31||25||3||3||0||–||–||6.44||1.82|
|Career (View All)||1,010||3||0||1,071.1||1,002||411||96||945||463||67||71||326||–||–||3.45||1.37|
Roberto M. Hernandez Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|2006 (Multiple Teams)||41||MAJ||PIT/NYM||68||0||63.7||6.79||4.52||1.50||0.71||1.21||80.7%||–||3.11||4.27||.299|
|2007 (Multiple Teams)||42||MAJ||LOS/CLE||50||0||46.1||6.05||4.88||1.24||0.98||1.39||64.6%||–||6.44||4.95||.353|
Roberto M. Hernandez: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Roberto M. Hernandez.
Hernandez's high price tag forced the Mets to allow him to sign with Pittsburgh for 2006, but when Duaner Sanchez was injured, New York traded Xavier Nady to the Pirates to bring him back. Manager Willie Randolph did not show much confidence in Hernandez, rarely using him in key situations, so it was not a surprise to see him move on and sign a one-year deal with an option in Cleveland. Hernandez had surgery on his right knee after the season but is expected to be ready for spring training, and due to the Indians' uncertain closer spot, he could get a few save opportunities during the year.
Reunited with Rick Peterson, his pitching coach from his days as a White Sox minor leaguer, Hernandez bounced back strong in 2005. He rediscovered the release point and bite on his splitter, and enjoyed just one month with an ERA above 3.07 and WHIP greater than 1.23. His numbers across the board were extremely solid and he limited right-handed hitters to a .213 BAA. He even posted a much better road ERA (1.15) than at Shea (3.76). Hernandez' price tag escalated out of the Mets' range, however, so he'll set up for Mike Gonzalez in Pittsburgh on a one-year, $2.75 million deal.
For the last two years, the average hitter against Hernandez has a .843 OPS. Regardless of whether Hernandez hangs them up, you shouldn't consider him.
A big disappointment with the Braves, Hernandez now goes to their division rival Phillies, where he can give up back-breaking homers with impunity for a new team.
A steady decline in skill has been masked by the Royals' inability to really use him. Closers who give up over a hit per inning don't last very long, and he averaged 1.4 hits plus walks per inning in 2002. After closing for two of the worst teams in baseball for the past few years, this 38-year old will count his blessings (and money) and hang up his closer shoes.