Elieser Hernandez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/3/1995 (27)
Elieser Hernandez Season Stats
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Elieser Hernandez News
The Miami Marlins placed right-hander Elieser Hernandez on the injured list on Thursday, and no reason has been listed, so it's assumed he's going on the COVID-19 injured list. In a corresponding move, right-hander Tommy Nance has been recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville. Hernandez has made 14 appearances (nine starts) for the Fish in 2022 and hasn't fared all that well, going 2-5 with a 6.11 ERA and 1.39 WHIP while striking out 52 and walking 18 in 53 innings pitched. He shouldn't be rostered in fantasy leagues. Nance, 31, has a 6.14 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, 30 strikeouts and 12 walks in 22 relief innings for the Marlins this year in just his second season in the majors.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday, according to Craig Mish. The 27-year-old has had a rough go this season, posting a 2-5 record, 6.75 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 47:15 K/BB ratio over 48 innings (11 appearances, nine starts). He posted just one quality start and served up a whopping 18 home runs over his 11 appearances. Left-hander Braxton Garrett will take Hernandez's spot in the rotation and start tomorrow vs. the San Francisco Giants.
Miami Marlins pitcher Elieser Hernandez (forearm) will start against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. He exited his final Spring Training start after being hit in the right forearm by a line drive, but won't miss any time. According to Marlins manager Don Mattingly, Hernandez is fine and will make his start on Monday in Anaheim. The 26-year-old posted a 1-3 record, a 4.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and a 53:14 K: BB over 51 2/3 innings in 2021. Hernandez is in line for two starts next week, and fantasy managers can use him as a streamer in most league formats.
Miami Marlins starter Elieser Hernandez was in the midst of a breakout season before going down with a lateral strain in September. Hernandez posted a sparkling 3.16 ERA and a 6.8 K/BB rate in six starts before his season ended prematurely. Hernandez's weapon of choice was his knee-buckling slider, a pitch that opposing batters mustered a meager .114 BA against last season. Hernandez also generated a monster 21% swinging strike rate with the pitch. While Hernandez only tossed 25.1 innings in 2020, his 17.7% swinging strike rate with his slider in 2019 shows that this is a bona fide strikeout pitch. Outside of his killer slider, Hernandez is a rather flawed pitcher. He was practically a two-pitch pitcher in 2020, throwing either a four-seam fastball or slider 94% of the time. While challenged by his slider, batters had no problem with Hernandez's 91.4 MPH heater. Opponents hit .274 against Hernandez's fastball with a .210 ISO and an 81.3% contact rate. Perhaps most embarrassing for Hernandez is that batters had a 92.3 MPH average exit velocity against his fastball, meaning that on average hitters sent Hernandez's fastball back harder than he threw it. Hernandez's poor fastball has given him a case of chronic Gopheritis, as Hernandez allowed 1.75 HR/9 last season, and has a 1.87 HR/9 rate for his career. Hernandez has surrendered 36 home runs in his career, and 23 of them have come off his fastball. Hernandez might be able to get away with having bad fastball if he had another solid pitch, but his changeup is nothing more than a show-me pitch and he ditched a subpar sinker heading into 2020. Hernandez could be a good streaming option in 2021, especially at home where he owns a 3.53 ERA all time, but he's volatile and shouldn't be trusted to delivery quality innings in high volume.