Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez

24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Kansas City Royals
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Despite not having pitched above Low-A prior to last season, the Royals brought Hernandez to their alternate training site and eventually gave him three big-league starts in September. The 23-year-old predictably struggled, but his numbers could have been a lot worse, all things considered. Hernandez has the raw stuff to justify that jump in competition, averaging 96.2 mph with his power sinker last year and having touched triple digits with his four-seamer in the minors. He also features a curveball and changeup that have both flashed plus on occasion. Hernandez has the big, sturdy frame to handle a starting role, but he's had trouble staying healthy, slowing his development, and his career high in innings in any season is only 79.1 The Royals have enough pitching depth that they don't need to throw Hernandez back into the fire right away, but he's put himself in the team's future rotation plans. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Royals in July of 2016.
Not starting again in 2021
PKansas City Royals
September 28, 2021
Hernandez will not make another start this season, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Hernandez won't start this week but will be available out of the bullpen. After he was originally expected to start Thursday versus Cleveland, it now appears that Friday's start against the Tigers was his last. In that start he pitched five scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 3.86 in 85.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
60
Last 10 Games
89
Last 5 Games
88
How many pitches does Carlos Hernandez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Carlos Hernandez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-23%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .206 202 39 25 36 3 1 7
Since 2019vs Right .267 223 48 22 52 9 1 4
2021vs Left .182 167 35 22 26 2 1 3
2021vs Right .257 191 39 19 43 7 1 4
2020vs Left .313 35 4 3 10 1 0 4
2020vs Right .321 32 9 3 9 2 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.58 1.41 59.0 3 2 0 7.3 3.8 1.4
Since 2019Away 2.27 1.11 39.2 3 0 0 8.2 4.8 0.5
2021Home 4.89 1.43 46.0 3 2 0 7.4 3.9 1.0
2021Away 2.27 1.11 39.2 3 0 0 8.2 4.8 0.5
2020Home 3.46 1.31 13.0 0 0 0 6.9 3.5 2.8
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Carlos Hernandez compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.80
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
4.3
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
97.2 mph
 
ERA
3.68
 
WHIP
1.28
 
BABIP
.270
 
GB/FB
1.12
 
Left On Base
73.9%
 
Exit Velocity
82.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.1%
 
Spin Rate
2222 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.6%
 
Swinging Strike
11.3%
 
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Blanks Detroit in no-decision
PKansas City Royals
September 25, 2021
Hernandez didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 3-1 win over the Tigers, allowing two hits and three walks over five scoreless innings. He struck out one.
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Kansas City-Cleveland rained out
PKansas City Royals
September 22, 2021
Hernandez and the Royals won't play Wednesday after their game against Cleveland was postponed due to inclement weather.
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Bumped back in rotation
PKansas City Royals
September 19, 2021
Hernandez is now projected to make his next start Wednesday versus Cleveland, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Control issues spoil outing
PKansas City Royals
September 15, 2021
Hernandez (6-2) allowed seven earned runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out three across four innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Athletics.
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Starting Wednesday
PKansas City Royals
September 15, 2021
Hernandez is starting Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
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