Jonathan Hernández Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 175 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/6/1996 (24)
Jonathan Hernández Season Stats
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Jonathan Hernández News
Texas Rangers right-hander Jonathan Hernandez (elbow) underwent Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his elbow on Monday, less than two weeks after reliever Jose Leclerc had the same procedure. The Rangers bullpen will also be without right-hander Matt Bush until at least July due to injury. Hernandez and Leclerc will be out until at least early next season. Bush will receive an injection on Tuesday for a flexor strain in his right arm and will wait six weeks before a follow-up MRI to determine if he can resume throwing again. Bush will then need another six weeks before he's able to pitch in a game. The 24-year-old Hernandez broke out in 2020 with a 5-1 record and 2.90 ERA in 27 appearances, striking out 31 and walking eight in 31 innings.
Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jonathan Hernandez has a small tear in his UCL and has been shut down for the next four weeks. The team remains hopeful Hernandez can avoid surgery, but it sounds like the best-case scenario would be for Hernandez to return in late May. The 24-year-old righty had a 2.90 ERA last season in 27 appearances, pitching 31 innings and striking out 31 batters. If healthy, Hernandez could have emerged as a solid option in Arlington this year, but this injury news is a huge setback. He can safely be ignored in fantasy drafts.
Texas Rangers right-handed pitcher Jonathan Hernandez has excelled out of relief this season, a role that he has grown so comfortable in that he has informed the organization that he wants to stay in the bullpen for 2021. Having made 113 starts in the Minor Leagues (and two last season for the Rangers), Hernandez has compiled a 2.51 ERA and 2.49 FIP with an 0.94 WHIP across 25 appearances this year. With many of his Statcast metrics ranking off the charts in terms of production, in addition to averaging 97.7 MPH on his sinker, Hernandez should enter 21 as a draftable commodity in deeper season-long leagues with the potential for him to sneak into the closers role should he continue to trend upward.