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Felix Hernandez

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2015 Stats

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15-8

ERA

3.66

WHIP

1.19

K

158

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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Hernandez posted the lowest ERA and WHIP in the American League last season since Pedro Martinez in 2000, and the third-lowest opponent OBP (.243) in the designated hitter era. He also led the AL in B...

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2015 ADP:  13.68

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 4/8/1986   BORN: Valencia, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Felix Hernandez Contract Information:

Agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract with the Mariners in February of 2013.

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Hernandez's scheduled start Monday will be skipped in an effort to freshen him up for the final month of the season, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Felix Hernandez 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
2004 18 A INL 16 15 0 92.0 85 28 5 114 26 9 3 0 2.74 1.21
2004 18 AA SAN 10 10 0 57.3 47 21 3 58 21 5 1 0 3.30 1.19
2005 19 AAA TAC 19 14 0 88.0 62 22 3 100 48 9 4 0 2.25 1.25
2005 19 MAJ SEA 12 12 0 84.3 61 25 5 77 23 4 4 0 2.67 1.00
2006 20 MAJ SEA 31 31 1 191.0 195 96 23 176 60 12 14 0 4.52 1.34
2007 21 MAJ SEA 30 30 1 190.3 209 83 20 165 53 14 7 0 3.92 1.38
2008 22 MAJ SEA 31 31 0 200.7 198 77 17 175 80 9 11 0 3.45 1.39
2009 23 MAJ SEA 34 34 1 238.7 200 66 15 217 71 19 5 0 2.49 1.14
2010 24 MAJ SEA 34 34 1 249.7 194 63 17 232 70 13 12 0 0 0 2.27 1.06
2011 25 MAJ SEA 33 33 0 233.7 218 90 19 222 67 14 14 0 0 0 3.47 1.22
2012 26 MAJ SEA 33 33 5 232.0 209 79 14 223 56 13 9 0 0 0 3.06 1.14
2013 27 MAJ SEA 31 31 0 204.3 185 69 15 216 46 12 10 0 0 0 3.04 1.13
2014 28 MAJ SEA 34 34 0 236.0 170 56 16 248 46 15 6 0 0 0 2.14 0.92
2015 29 MAJ SEA 26 26 2 167.0 154 68 18 158 45 15 8 0 0 0 3.66 1.19
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3-Year Averages     32 32 1 224.1 188 68 15 229 49 13 8 0 0 0 2.73 1.06
Career  (View All)     329 329 11 2,227.7 1,993 772 179 2,109 617 140 100 0 3.12 1.17

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Felix Hernandez 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
Aug. 26 Oak 8.0 3 2 2 2 1 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.66 1.19
Aug. 21 CWS 6.0 9 4 4 0 1 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.74 1.23
Aug. 15 @Bos 2.3 12 10 10 3 1 2 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.65 1.21
Aug. 9 Tex 7.0 6 2 2 0 1 5 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.11 1.14
Aug. 3 @Col 6.7 11 4 4 0 1 9 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.13 1.15
Jul. 29 Ari 6.7 12 7 7 2 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.02 1.12
Jul. 24 Tor 7.0 6 2 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.69 1.07
Jul. 19 @NYY 6.0 5 1 1 0 3 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.77 1.08
Jul. 9 LAA 7.0 5 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.84 1.07
Jul. 4 @Oak 7.0 10 2 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.02 1.07
Jun. 28 @LAA 6.0 1 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.05 1.03
Jun. 22 KC 6.7 9 4 4 0 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.24 1.05
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
16.3 24 16 16 5 3 13 2 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 8.82 1.65
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
36.7 53 29 29 7 6 34 4 2 0 3-3 0 0 0 7.12 1.61
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
76.3 89 38 37 8 18 71 4 2 0 5-5 0 0 0 4.36 1.40

Felix Hernandez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201536065297916310.245
201452613428991354.201
2013448113291032228.251

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015326931675608.247
2014386114187117012.197
201337510317821517.232

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2015104.010509826113.121.05
2014122.0103012420102.070.86
2013101.75601101893.451.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201563.0530601974.571.43
2014114.05301242662.210.97
2013102.77401062862.631.12
Felix Hernandez 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
2004 18 A INL 16 15 92.0 11.15 2.54 4.38 0.49 78.3% 2.74 2.28 .355
2004 18 AA SAN 10 10 57.3 9.10 3.30 2.76 0.47 72.3% 3.30 3.17 .298
2005 19 AAA TAC 19 14 88.0 10.23 4.91 2.08 0.31 82.2% 2.25 3.11 .285
2005 19 MAJ SEA 12 12 84.3 8.22 2.45 3.35 0.53 74.7% 2.67 2.99 .258
2006 20 MAJ SEA 31 31 191.0 8.29 2.83 2.93 1.08 2.15 68.5% 4.52 3.90 .322
2007 21 MAJ SEA 30 30 190.3 7.80 2.51 3.11 0.95 2.67 74% 3.92 3.70 .337
2008 22 MAJ SEA 31 31 200.7 7.85 3.59 2.19 0.76 1.68 77% 94.6 MPH 3.45 3.79 .316
2009 23 MAJ SEA 34 34 238.7 8.18 2.68 3.06 0.57 1.69 80.1% 94.1 MPH 2.49 3.12 .289
2010 24 MAJ SEA 34 34 249.7 8.36 2.52 3.31 0.61 1.89 81.4% 94.1 MPH 2.27 3.16 .273
2011 25 MAJ SEA 33 33 233.7 8.55 2.58 3.31 0.73 1.71 73.3% 93.3 MPH 3.47 3.31 .313
2012 26 MAJ SEA 33 33 232.0 8.65 2.17 3.98 0.54 1.63 74.1% 92.1 MPH 3.06 2.94 .311
2013 27 MAJ SEA 31 31 204.3 9.51 2.03 4.70 0.66 1.93 75% 91.9 MPH 3.04 2.76 .321
2014 28 MAJ SEA 34 34 236.0 9.46 1.75 5.39 0.61 2.45 80% 92.5 MPH 2.14 2.63 .269
2015 29 MAJ SEA 26 26 167.0 8.51 2.43 3.51 0.97 2.44 72.4% 91.8 MPH 3.66 3.66 .303
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.8 9.17 1.97 4.65 0.80 75.7% 2.89 2.97 .292
Rest Of Season     0 5 35.4 9.17 2.02 4.54 0.76 75.6% 2.89 2.93 .293
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3-Year Averages     32 32 224.1 9.20 1.97 4.67 0.60 76.1% 2.73 2.68 .300
Career     329 329 2,227.7 8.52 2.49 3.42 0.72 75.6% 3.12 3.21 .303

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2015 Stat Review for Felix Hernandez    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.51 K/BB
GOOD
8.51 K/9
GOOD
2.43 BB/9
AVERAGE
91.8 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
2.44 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.66 ERA
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1.19 WHIP
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3.66 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.303 BABIP
HIGH
72.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Felix Hernandez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hernandez (15-8) tossed eight strong innings against Oakland on Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out seven in an 8-2 win.

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Hernandez (14-8) had another down game Friday, allowing four runs on nine hits across six innings while striking out four in a loss to the White Sox.

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Hernandez had one of the worst starts of his career Saturday, getting hammered by the Red Sox for 10 runs on 12 hits (including three home runs) and a walk over just 2.1 innings. He struck out two.

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Hernandez earned his 13th win Monday in Colorado as he allowed four runs on 11 hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out nine.

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Hernandez was knocked around for seven runs and a season-high 12 hits in 6.2 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Diamondbacks. He struck out seven and walked one.

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Hernandez struck out seven and walked one while holding the Jays to two runs -- one earned -- on six hits over seven innings Friday night in a winning effort.

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Hernandez allowed one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings Sunday at the Yankees.

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Hernandez (11-5) threw seven scoreless innings, giving up five hits and two walks while striking out six in Thursday's win over the Angels.

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Hernandez said he dealt with some heat-related cramps during Sunday's start against the Angels, but he does not expect it to be an issue going forward, 710 AM ESPN Seattle's Shannon Drayer reports.

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Hernandez (10-4) took the loss Monday against Kansas City after allowing four runs on nine hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out five and walked one.

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2015

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2014

A late-season back injury put a damper on an otherwise outstanding season for Hernandez in 2013. At the time of the injury, he had a 2.63 ERA. He made it into the seventh inning once over his last four starts, twice going no more than four innings and he posted a 6.86 ERA in that span. So, his year-end 3.04 ERA is a bit deceiving. Hernandez should dominate again this season. As a high-strikeout (fifth in the AL), groundball pitcher with outstanding control and command, few pitchers in baseball can touch him. Better run support this season (4.45 last year, 15th in AL) should help him notch more than the 12 wins he posted in 2013.

2013

Hernandez might have won the Cy Young award had he not faced the Angels last season. In five starts against the Angels, Hernandez was bruised for a 6.25 ERA and an 11.7 H/9. In his 28 other starts, he posted a 2.56 ERA and a 7.5 H/9. Go figure. Overall, it was another stellar campaign for the 26-year-old. Hernandez went on an amazing two-and-a-half-month run, posting a 1.40 ERA with 100 strikeouts and 17 walks in 14 starts from mid-June through August that also included a perfect game. Early fears of a lost velocity proved mostly insignificant as Hernandez posted his fourth consecutive season of 200-plus strikeouts. He also recorded a 62.0 percent groundball rate. Expect more of the same this season, and hope he can solve the Angels.

2012

Coming off a Cy Young season, Hernandez's 3.47 ERA from last year looks disappointing, but the bump in ERA is probably best explained by a lower strand rate and significantly higher BABIP. Hernandez's walk and strikeout rates remained consistent with the previous year (the K rate actually increased in 2011), and he's still generating a ton of ground balls. He still doesn't get much run support, but with his devastating arsenal of pitches and electric stuff, he'll continue to be one of the game's best pitchers.

2011

Hernandez turned in another dominating season last year, and this time he was rewarded with the American League Cy Young award. Hernandez, who finished second in Cy Young balloting in 2009, led the AL last season in innings pitched, ERA, H/9IP, quality starts, batting average against and OPS against and was second in strikeouts and third in complete games (both by one). Just as impressive, he continued to be a groundball/strikeout machine. Since he entered the league, no pitcher in baseball has struck out more batters per nine innings and gotten as many groundball outs as Hernandez. The only mark against him in 2010 was his 13 wins, fewest ever for a Cy Young winner. But an AL-low 3.10 runs of support was responsible for that.

2010

Hernandez came up just short in his bid for the Cy Young, but his 2009 season was a remarkable feat nonetheless. No starting pitcher struck out more batters per nine innings and got as many groundball outs as Hernandez. He led the AL in OPS against at .605, and no pitcher in baseball threw as many quality starts (29) or had a higher quality start percentage (85 percent). Hernandez's youth is still taken for granted at 23, he was the youngest player on the AL All-Star team last season and he was at least two years younger than any of his Cy Young rivals in either league. His focus seemed to sharpen after getting called out publicly by his manager after a poor outing May 19. From that point on, Hernandez went 15-2 with a 1.98 ERA in his final 25 starts. Let's see what his encore brings.

2009

Hernandez was enjoying a dominating season before spraining an ankle in late June last year. The injury sent him to the disabled list and seemed to knock him off stride. In 16 starts before the DL, he had a 2.83 ERA, 2.44 K/BB, 8.0 H/9IP and 3.1 BB/9IP. In 15 starts after the DL, he sunk to a 4.18 ERA, 1.95 K/BB, 9.8 H/9IP and 4.08 BB/9IP. Perhaps the ankle gave him more trouble than he let on -- and he also pitched through late-season groin soreness -- but whatever the case, Hernandez wasn't as sharp in the second half. Still, 2008 saw Hernandez develop better poise on the mound, keeping damage to a minimum by keeping his composure, which helped him evolve from thrower to pitcher. Only 22, Hernandez has more maturing and more developing to do, but he's already a rarity -- only two starters had a higher strikeout rate and a higher groundball rate than Hernandez last year. Better defense (the Mariners have been awful the last few years) and better run support (his 3.68 RS was the second-lowest in the AL last season) would help Hernandez's prospects as well.

2008

For all of Hernandez's frustrating peaks and valleys last year, it's important to remember just how unique he is. Hernandez had the highest K/9IP (7.80) last season of any starter with a G/F ratio of at least 2.00. Since he came into the league, in fact, no starter other than Felix has struck out more batters per nine and had a G/F higher than 2.10. All that, and he's 21, which partly explains his command problems - he's still learning. A quarter of his runs allowed last year came in the first inning, though he's actually better the first time through the lineup (.752 OPS) than the second time through (.791). A minor elbow injury interrupted a fine start to the season, but Hernandez's foremost problem is his inability to control his fastball - not an uncommon problem for 21-year-olds who throw in the high 90s. If Hernandez evolves this year from a thrower to pitcher (and if the elbow doesn't flare up - no small thing with this organization's injury history), he'll earn the title of staff ace, bestowed upon him last year by default - and unfortunately so because of the requisite expectations.

2007

After a highly impressive 2005 debut, Hernandez was surprisingly disappointing in 2006. Various theories were floated inside and outside the organization as to why he struggled, but generally speaking when he kept the ball down he cruised; when he left it up he got hit. Hernandez posted an 8.3 K/9 and nearly a 3:1 K:BB with the sixth-best G/F rate in baseball at 2.39, showing the tools are there to dominate as expected. The Mariners limited his innings last season and likely will do so again.

2006

Hernandez's long-anticipated debut couldn't have been more impressive. In 12 major league starts, he posted a 2.67 ERA, 0.996 WHIP and a K/BB rate of more than 3/1 (77/23). It took eight starts for his ERA to surpass 2.00 and five starts before he gave up his first extra-base hit. He still has bouts of wildness (in two games he walked four batters each; in his 10 other starts, he walked a combined 15), but Hernandez proved overpowering for the most part. Of his 61 hits allowed only 14 were for extra bases. He induced 149 ground-ball outs to 45 fly-ball outs, a rate (3.31) that would have led the American League. The Mariners again will limit his innings to 190 and still won't let him throw his above-average slider.

2005

Hernandez, one of baseball's top prospects, won't turn 19 until April 8, but he could find himself in Seattle by then. He tore through the California League last season before a successful promotion to Double-A San Antonio. On the major league scouting scale of 20 to 80, Hernandez's curveball and 99 mph fastball rate at 70. He also throws an above-average slider that runs up to 91 mph and looks a lot like his fastball. He could make the big-league team out of spring training, but he'll likely start the season at Triple-A Tacoma. It'll be hard to keep Hernandez, who has been compared to Dwight Gooden, down on the farm.

2004

Signed out Venezuela, Hernandez dominated Rookie ball, and earned a promotion to Low A in 2003 as a 17-year-old. At 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds, hes thin as a rake but can get his fastball into the high 90s and has one of the best curveballs in the organization. Hes still developing a change up but blew away rookies with the two-pitch repertoire. Hes raw, prone to overthrowing, and needs to bulk up a bit, but hes quickly become one of the most talked about pitchers in the low minors. He should begin the season in Low-A with a High-A promotion a possibility. Hell need to learn to pitch before hes ready to move beyond A-ball but hes a player to keep tabs on.