Elieser Hernandez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/3/1995 (26)
Elieser Hernandez Season Stats
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez (quadriceps) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Monday. Hernandez has made slow progress since straining his right quadriceps while running the bases more than two months ago, but he's back on a mound now. The 26-year-old right-hander has made just two starts this year, but he could be a streaming option in deeper leagues late in the season. Hernandez had a strong 32.1 percent strikeout rate and excellent 4.7 percent walk rate while allowing only nine earned runs in 25 2/3 innings over his six starts for the Fish last year. While it was a small sample size, he also had nine K's and no walks in his 7 1/3 innings this year before suffering his quad injury.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez (quadriceps) has started doing range-of-motion exercises and light throwing. Hernandez was placed back on the injured list three weeks ago and was then moved to the 60-day injured list last week, assuring that he won't be back with the Fish until at least another month. The 26-year-old right-hander is dealing with a severe strain. Fantasy managers can continue to ignore him, as Hernandez has made only two starts this season, posting a 3.68 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, nine strikeouts and no walks over just 7 1/3 innings pitched. He injured his quad while running the bases after just returning after a two-month absence for a biceps injury. It's been that kind of year so far for Hernandez.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez (quadriceps) was officially transferred to the 60-day injured list on Saturday. The strain is classified as "severe," and it comes after the righty recently returned from a two-month absence because of biceps inflammation. The 26-year-old hasn't done much this season, racking up a 3.68 ERA and nine strikeouts throughout just over seven innings of work. Fantasy managers outside of dynasty formats without room to spare can consider dropping him.
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.