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Arnaldo Hernandez

Arnaldo Hernandez

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 175 | Age: 23
San Felix, Venezuela
MLB Rankings
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 4 8 6.39 22 20 0 105.2 65 1.73
Career Minors 35 23 4.30 108 85 2 505.0 415 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 22 4-8 6.39 105.2 65 1.73
Career Minors 108 35-23 4.30 505.0 415 1.40

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2014 DSL Royals DSL ROK 1 1 2.55 7 3 1 17.2 13 8 5 1 7 19 1.13
2015 3 Teams Minors 8 4 2.63 17 13 0 82.0 78 32 24 4 8 79 1.05
2015 DSL Royals DSL ROK 1 0 0.82 2 2 0 11.0 13 1 1 0 0 8 1.18
2015 AZL Royals AZL ROK 7 3 2.82 14 10 0 67.0 60 25 21 3 5 68 0.97
2015 Idaho Falls Chukars PIO ROK 0 1 4.50 1 1 0 4.0 5 6 2 1 3 3 2.00
2016 Idaho Falls Chukars PIO ROK 5 2 5.86 14 14 0 70.2 99 54 46 7 18 63 1.66
2017 2 Teams Minors 3 1 3.34 17 7 1 67.1 72 31 25 9 12 64 1.25
2017 Lexington Legends SAL A(Full) 2 1 3.63 15 5 1 57.0 63 29 23 9 8 58 1.25
2017 Omaha Storm Chasers PCL AAA 1 0 1.74 2 2 0 10.1 9 2 2 0 4 6 1.26
2018 3 Teams Minors 12 5 3.96 27 24 0 138.2 142 66 61 12 44 105 1.34
2018 Wilmington Blue Rocks CAR A(Adv) 6 4 4.22 14 12 0 64.0 77 31 30 3 19 53 1.50
2018 Northwest Arkansas Naturals TEX AA 1 0 4.41 3 3 0 16.1 20 9 8 1 6 16 1.59
2018 Omaha Storm Chasers PCL AAA 5 1 3.55 10 9 0 58.1 45 26 23 8 19 36 1.10
2019 2 Teams Minors 6 10 5.60 26 24 0 128.2 163 102 80 26 52 85 1.67
2019 Northwest Arkansas Naturals TEX AA 2 2 1.96 4 4 0 23.0 21 12 5 2 11 20 1.39
2019 Omaha Storm Chasers PCL AAA 4 8 6.39 22 20 0 105.2 142 90 75 24 41 65 1.73

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50 | Overall: 40

Signed back in September 2012 out of Venezuela, Hernandez has spent most of his Royals career pitching under the radar. He didn't make his United States debut until 2015 and didn't reach full-season ball for another two seasons after that. His incognito profile changed when he pitched his way from the Class A Advanced Carolina League up to Triple-A in 2018, then threw well in a relief stint in the Arizona Fall League to earn a spot on the 40-man roster.

Still only 23 for the 2019 season, the six-foot right-hander looks and carries himself like a much more mature and older pitcher. Hernandez has good command of a three-pitch mix that allows him to work fast and efficiently, a defense's dream. He'll show spurts of premium velocity, touching 98 mph on occasion, but usually operating at 91-93 mph, while also using a two-seamer at 89-90 mph. He largely relies on his fastball and above-average changeup, though he utilizes his average curveball effectively.

The 2018 season was the first time Hernandez had ever topped the 100-inning plateau, showing some durability. He worked in relief in the AFL and could see more work out of the bullpen, especially as a means to break through to Kansas City for the first time.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
01/13/2020 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster RHP Arnaldo Hernandez to spring training.
11/27/2019 Kansas City Royals sent RHP Arnaldo Hernandez outright to Omaha Storm Chasers.
11/20/2019 Kansas City Royals designated RHP Arnaldo Hernandez for assignment.
09/30/2019 Kansas City Royals recalled RHP Arnaldo Hernandez from Omaha Storm Chasers.
05/31/2019 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
05/08/2019 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Omaha Storm Chasers.
03/10/2019 Kansas City Royals optioned RHP Arnaldo Hernandez to Omaha Storm Chasers.
11/20/2018 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of Arnaldo Hernandez from Omaha Storm Chasers.
09/11/2018 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Surprise Saguaros.
07/16/2018 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
07/15/2018 Northwest Arkansas Naturals placed RHP Arnaldo Hernandez on the 7-day disabled list.
06/28/2018 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
06/19/2018 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Omaha Storm Chasers.
06/17/2018 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
04/04/2018 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks.
08/30/2017 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Lexington Legends.
05/29/2017 Lexington Legends activated RHP Arnaldo Hernandez from the restricted list.
04/06/2017 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Lexington Legends from Idaho Falls Chukars.
12/22/2016 Idaho Falls Chukars placed RHP Arnaldo Hernandez on the restricted list.
09/07/2015 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to Idaho Falls Chukars from AZL Royals.
09/04/2013 DSL Royals activated RHP Arnaldo Hernandez from the 60-day disabled list.
06/01/2013 RHP Arnaldo Hernandez assigned to DSL Royals.
09/18/2012 Kansas City Royals signed free agent RHP Arnaldo Hernandez to a minor league contract.