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Darwinzon Hernandez

Darwinzon Hernandez

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 245 | Age: 23
Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 4.45 29 1 0 30.1 57 1.75
1 Season 0 1 4.45 29 1 0 30.1 57 1.75
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 29 0-1 4.45 30.1 57 1.75
1 Season 29 0-1 4.45 30.1 57 1.75

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 BOS AL 147 0 1 4.45 29 1 0 30.1 27 18 15 1 26 57 1.75
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 40 | Overall: 50

The Red Sox spent $787,500 on Enmanuel De Jesus and $600,000 on Jonathan Diaz, but their pitching prize in the 2013-14 international signing period was a third Venezuelan left-hander who cost them just $7,500. Hernandez has the best pure stuff in the system, but he's still learning to harness it. He was dominant as a starter down the stretch last summer in Class A Advanced, then excelled as a reliever in Double-A and the Arizona Fall League.

Armed with three pitches that are well above average at their best, Hernandez averaged 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings through his first five years as a pro. His fastball ranges from 93-98 mph when he starts and sits in the upper 90s when he relieves, with late life that creates a lot of swings and misses as well as weak contact. His slider has edged past his curveball, in part because it's a better fit for his lower-three-quarters delivery, but his breaking pitches aren't as reliable as his fastball because he doesn't always stay on top of them.

Hernandez's changeup is a decent fourth pitch and helps him keep right-handers honest. There's some effort in his delivery, and while the Red Sox hope to groom him for their rotation, he has yet to demonstrate the command to fill that role. If he can't make it as a starter, he definitely has the stuff to project as a potential closer.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 681 61 0 0.0 85.7 8.9 .159 .222 .327 .263 .312 31.1 38.8 17.7
ALL 681 61 0 0.0 85.7 8.9 .159 .222 .327 .263 .312 31.1 38.8 17.7
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/16/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled LHP Darwinzon Hernandez from Pawtucket Red Sox.
06/15/2019 LHP Darwinzon Hernandez assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
06/12/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned LHP Darwinzon Hernandez to Portland Sea Dogs.
06/11/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled Darwinzon Hernandez from Portland Sea Dogs.
05/27/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned LHP Darwinzon Hernandez to Portland Sea Dogs.
05/26/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled Darwinzon Hernandez from Portland Sea Dogs.
04/24/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned LHP Darwinzon Hernandez to Portland Sea Dogs.
04/23/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled Darwinzon Hernandez from Portland Sea Dogs.
03/23/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned LHP Darwinzon Hernandez to Portland Sea Dogs.
11/20/2018 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Darwinzon Hernandez from Portland Sea Dogs.
08/22/2018 LHP Darwinzon Hernandez assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
08/17/2018 Salem Red Sox activated LHP Darwinzon Hernandez from the 7-day disabled list.
08/07/2018 Salem Red Sox placed LHP Darwinzon Hernandez on the 7-day disabled list.
04/03/2018 LHP Darwinzon Hernandez assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.
03/08/2018 LHP Darwinzon Hernandez assigned to Boston Red Sox.
07/03/2017 Greenville Drive activated LHP Darwinzon Hernandez from the 7-day disabled list.
06/13/2017 Greenville Drive placed LHP Darwinzon Hernandez on the 7-day disabled list.
06/07/2017 Greenville Drive activated LHP Darwinzon Hernandez from the 7-day disabled list.
05/24/2017 Greenville Drive placed LHP Darwinzon Hernandez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 21, 2017.
04/04/2017 LHP Darwinzon Hernandez assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.
06/16/2016 LHP Darwinzon Hernandez assigned to Lowell Spinners.
02/21/2014 LHP Darwinzon Hernandez assigned to DSL Red Sox.
08/26/2013 Boston Red Sox signed free agent LHP Darwinzon Hernandez to a minor league contract.