Darwinzon Hernandez

Darwinzon Hernandez

25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Darwinzon Hernandez in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a $7,500 contract with the Red Sox in August of 2013.
Returns to majors
PBoston Red Sox
October 3, 2022
The Red Sox recalled Hernandez from Triple-A Worcester on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Boston optioned right-hander Josh Winckowski to the minors following Sunday's loss to Toronto to open up room on the 28-man active roster and in the bullpen for Hernandez. The southpaw struggled mightily across multiple stints in the majors earlier this season, covering 6.2 innings in total over his seven appearances while allowing 16 earned runs on 14 hits and eight walks.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
26
Last 10 Games
26
Last 5 Games
30
How many pitches does Darwinzon Hernandez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Darwinzon Hernandez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .229 93 31 18 16 3 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .235 165 42 27 31 3 0 6
2022vs Left .417 16 4 3 5 0 0 1
2022vs Right .429 27 5 5 9 1 0 3
2021vs Left .204 71 24 13 11 3 0 2
2021vs Right .202 111 30 18 18 2 0 3
2020vs Left .000 6 3 2 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .182 27 7 4 4 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-36%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-47%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 6.85 1.97 22.1 1 2 0 14.1 7.7 2.0
Since 2020Away 4.41 1.56 32.2 2 1 0 11.3 7.7 1.1
2022Home 23.14 3.86 2.1 0 0 0 15.4 3.9 7.7
2022Away 20.77 3.00 4.1 0 1 0 10.4 14.5 4.2
2021Home 4.58 1.75 17.2 1 2 0 13.2 7.6 1.5
2021Away 2.42 1.30 22.1 1 0 0 11.3 6.4 0.8
2020Home 7.71 1.71 2.1 0 0 0 19.3 11.6 0.0
2020Away 0.00 1.50 6.0 1 0 0 12.0 7.5 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Darwinzon Hernandez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 30 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
1.13
 
K/9
12.2
 
BB/9
10.8
 
HR/9
5.4
 
Fastball
94.3 mph
 
ERA
21.60
 
WHIP
3.30
 
BABIP
.505
 
GB/FB
0.73
 
Left On Base
30.5%
 
Exit Velocity
80.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.3%
 
Spin Rate
2465 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.1%
 
Swinging Strike
14.8%
 
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Hernandez is a perfect example of so much potential but so few results. We're talking about a pitcher who has struck out 37.4% of the hitters he has faced in the big leagues over two seasons while walking 18.2% of them. Over half of the plate appearances against him fail to produce a ball in play. He has held the league to a .215 BA and has allowed just one HR in 248 PA against big-league hitters. Yet, he has a career 3.96 ERA and 1.71 WHIP (not a typo) to show for it. The lack of command has limited him mostly to lower-leverage work so far, but when he's on, he is deflating to opponents trying to start a rally. When he is off, he enables rallies to get started with free passes. He does not have the repertoire to start nor the command to pitch high leverage, but should either change, things could get rather interesting.
Hernandez is a mesmerizing pitcher to watch. He can throw his first pitch and you already have your phone out working on your FAAB claim for the week. Yet, by the end of that plate appearance, you've either deleted it, or upped your bid by 50%. He has an electric fastball that dances on its way to the plate. He can throw a devastating breaking ball when he is up in the count and batters have to either protect or are looking fastball. The issues come in between as Hernandez's offerings rarely go where the catcher wants them to go. While 57 strikeouts in 30.1 innings of work should get your attention, so should those 26 walks. He worked 77.2 innings over three levels last year, striking out 136 batters while walking 74. A quasi Steve Dalkowski if you will. If Hernandez could find some consistent command of his pitches, he would be a devastating late-inning reliever.
Hernandez opened some eyes in the Arizona Fall League, fanning 24 in 11.1 innings against some of the most polished hitting prospects in baseball. After spending the bulk of the minor-league season as a starter at High-A Salem, the big southpaw moved to the bullpen late with Double-A Portland and continued to work in relief in the AFL. The changeup is decent but lags behind a 70-grade fastball and impressive slider. He's had major walk issues throughout his professional career, failing to post a BB/9 under 4.0 at any stop. As primarily a fastball-breaking ball arm with shaky command, Hernandez is a long shot to make it as a starter. Thankfully his two bread-and-butter pitches are good enough to where Hernandez can fall back as a high-leverage reliever. While he did not break camp with the team, Hernandez could get the call at any point if the team decides it needs a power lefty out of the bullpen.
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Sent back to minors
PBoston Red Sox
August 14, 2022
Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Sunday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
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Back in big leagues
PBoston Red Sox
August 4, 2022
The Red Sox recalled Hernandez from Triple-A Worcester on Thursday.
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Sent to minors
PBoston Red Sox
July 26, 2022
Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
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Recalled by Boston
PBoston Red Sox
July 14, 2022
Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Thursday.
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Back in action at Triple-A
PBoston Red Sox
July 9, 2022
Hernandez has pitched well in three outings for Triple-A Worcester since returning from a torn meniscus Monday.
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