Elieser Hernández
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 214LBS | Age: 29
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 3 4.18 11 11 0 51.2 53 1.32
2022 3 6 6.35 20 10 0 62.1 60 1.43
2024 0 1 6.43 2 1 0 7 3 1.00
6 Seasons 10 22 5.07 92 49 0 294.2 280 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 11 1-3 4.18 51.2 53 1.32
2022 20 3-6 6.35 62.1 60 1.43
2024 2 0-1 6.43 7 3 1.00
6 Seasons 92 10-22 5.07 294.2 280 1.31
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 23 1113 210 16 7.6 5.6 88.3 110.4 21.8 32.4 .253 .450 .345 .335 .363 33.3 15.8 9.5 5.21 4.83
2019 24 1442 233 21 9.0 5.9 86.9 110.0 21.6 30.5 .209 .389 .340 .293 .341 31.8 24.1 7.4 5.03 3.75
2020 25 453 65 5 7.7 4.7 91.8 113.0 16.6 33.8 .214 .370 .290 .278 .378 38.5 32.1 4.7 3.16 3.23
2021 26 818 155 17 11.0 7.6 90.2 116.5 17.5 32.9 .249 .472 .353 .330 .408 39.4 23.6 6.2 4.18 4.66
2022 27 1095 192 25 13.0 9.0 89.4 112.8 24.1 33.3 .233 .475 .388 .337 .395 35.9 21.6 7.9 6.35 4.81
2024 29 113 25 3 12.0 10.3 87.9 107.7 32.7 20.0 .189 .422 .345 .268 .283 40.0 10.3 3.4 6.43 2.76
Player 5034 880 87 9.9 6.8 88.8 116.5 21.5 31.9 .231 .435 .350 .316 .371 35.1 22.0 7.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hernández relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(38.1%) ,
Cutter
(35.4%) ,
Changeup
(20.4%) ,
Sinker
(5.3%) ,
Slider
(0.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 29.5 32.4 26.2 11.9 35.2 38.1 26.7 3.3 21.0 38.1 21.4 6.7 7.6 5.6
2019 35.6 33.0 18.5 12.9 43.3 35.6 21.0 4.3 21.9 37.8 21.0 4.7 9.0 5.9
2020 33.8 32.3 23.1 10.8 36.9 30.8 32.3 0.0 26.2 29.2 26.2 9.2 7.7 4.7
2021 40.6 32.9 18.7 7.7 43.9 35.5 20.6 5.2 25.2 28.4 24.5 5.2 11.0 7.6
2022 28.6 35.4 20.8 15.1 43.8 31.3 25.0 4.7 16.1 39.6 20.8 5.7 13.0 9.0
2024 24.0 36.0 12.0 28.0 36.0 20.0 44.0 4.0 24.0 48.0 4.0 8.0 12.0 10.3
Player 33.1 33.4 21.0 12.5 40.9 34.4 24.7 4.0 21.4 36.3 21.6 5.9 9.9 6.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2024 Sinker LAD R 6 90.8 20.3 -5.5 -21 12.5 -3.0 -19
2024 Changeup LAD R 23 84.9 29.5 -4.0 -12 16.2 2.0 14
2024 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 43 91.4 15.2 2.1 12 4.4 -4.0 -48
2024 Slider LAD R 1 78.4 43.5 -2.9 -6 11.5 -0.5 -4
2024 Cutter LAD R 40 84.3 30.3 1.3 4 6.6 3.3 102
2022 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 471 91.6 15.1 1.9 11 6.4 -2.0 -24
2022 Slider MIA R 395 80.1 30.5 -10.6 -26 8.2 -1.5 -16
2022 Changeup MIA R 148 84.6 29.4 -3.7 -11 16.5 2.1 14
2022 Sinker MIA R 78 92.0 18.7 -5.7 -23 13.7 -1.7 -11
2021 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 421 90.9 15.8 1.2 7 5.3 -2.5 -32
2021 Slider MIA R 282 79.3 33.2 -10.0 -23 10.9 1.2 12
2021 Changeup MIA R 100 84.5 28.2 -3.9 -12 15.7 1.6 12
2021 Sinker MIA R 15 90.6 19.4 -5.0 -21 13.7 -1.3 -8
2020 Changeup MIA R 27 83.6 29.5 -3.2 -10 12.1 -1.4 -11
2020 Slider MIA R 159 79.1 33.0 -10.5 -24 11.9 2.7 29
2020 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 267 91.3 14.9 1.9 11 7.3 -0.4 -6
2019 Slider MIA R 480 78.5 33.4 -12.0 -26 10.6 0.7 7
2019 Changeup MIA R 164 82.2 31.7 -1.9 -6 14.5 0.5 3
2019 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 773 90.6 16.0 2.1 11 7.2 -0.7 -9
2019 Sinker MIA R 25 89.3 21.7 -4.1 -16 13.8 -1.1 -8
2018 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 691 90.6 16.1 2.1 11 5.9 -2.0 -25
2018 Slider MIA R 255 80.3 40.3 -2.7 -6 6.6 -1.5 -18
2018 Changeup MIA R 167 82.8 34.0 0.6 2 15.4 1.4 10
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -5.9 -3 43 38.1 10 .400 1.100 .615 18.8 10.0 8.3 .261 .619 .364 44.4
2024 Cutter 1.4 1 40 35.4 8 .125 .125 .225 36.8 12.5 7.7 .083 .128 .090 14.3
2024 Changeup 5.4 1 23 20.4 7 .000 .000 .000 20.0 14.3 10.0 .135 .176 .132 50.0
2024 Sinker -11.5 -1 6 5.3 3 .500 2.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .259 .946 .556 50.0
2024 Slider 19.2 0 1 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .546 1.478 .825 100.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.1 -10 473 43.2 119 .337 .633 .450 18.6 17.6 15.8 .267 .514 .393 39.2
2022 Slider -1.5 -6 395 36.1 104 .210 .560 .341 32.6 32.7 23.3 .192 .430 .275 32.8
2022 Changeup -1.0 -1 148 13.5 31 .276 .517 .358 21.3 6.5 4.5 .271 .452 .336 29.6
2022 Sinker -0.8 -1 79 7.2 23 .227 .591 .391 20.0 13.0 20.0 .219 .536 .332 42.1
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.8 -8 421 51.5 109 .354 .697 .466 15.6 15.6 12.6 .303 .594 .397 53.6
2021 Slider 1.1 3 282 34.5 88 .185 .395 .284 32.7 34.1 29.7 .181 .339 .255 23.1
2021 Changeup 1.1 1 100 12.2 21 .158 .316 .225 33.3 28.6 18.2 .251 .439 .312 28.6
2021 Sinker 4.9 1 15 1.8 5 .200 .200 .180 0.0 0.0 0.0 .264 .301 .251 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -1 267 58.9 67 .274 .484 .361 23.1 26.9 19.6 .232 .407 .311 40.9
2020 Slider 2.3 4 159 35.1 37 .114 .314 .235 39.3 43.2 25.8 .168 .293 .224 31.6
2020 Changeup -0.4 0 27 6.0 2 .000 .000 .000 18.2 0.0 0.0 .461 .532 .440 50.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -8 773 53.6 197 .297 .581 .423 20.3 22.8 17.4 .252 .460 .344 39.5
2019 Slider 1.1 5 480 33.3 98 .152 .359 .237 37.2 31.6 21.1 .145 .286 .206 17.7
2019 Changeup -0.6 -1 164 11.4 50 .178 .489 .316 14.3 18.0 13.0 .176 .347 .264 22.2
2019 Sinker 2.3 1 25 1.7 7 .600 .600 .486 9.1 0.0 0.0 .228 .253 .281 66.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -3 691 62.1 187 .278 .475 .361 15.9 16.0 16.1 .267 .483 .357 39.4
2018 Slider -0.4 -1 255 22.9 56 .259 .481 .327 27.6 16.1 12.7 .270 .491 .339 26.7
2018 Changeup -2.1 -4 167 15.0 38 .265 .382 .325 34.2 15.8 10.9 .161 .225 .227 14.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Changeup 23 84.9 93 18.3 1:30 2:15 -45
2024 Cutter 40 84.3 51 9.9 11:30 10:30 60
2024 4-Seam Fastball 43 91.4 90 17.5 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Changeup 148 84.6 94 19.0 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 469 91.6 92 18.4 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 77 92.0 92 19.3 1:00 1:30 -30
2022 Slider 393 80.1 47 14.4 10:00 10:45 -45
2021 Changeup 99 84.5 92 19.3 1:30 2:00 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 421 90.9 91 17.6 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Sinker 15 90.6 91 19.6 12:45 1:30 -45
2021 Slider 282 79.3 47 14.8 9:30 10:15 -45
2020 Changeup 24 83.5 85 15.8 1:15 1:45 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 254 91.3 95 18.9 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 156 79.1 52 15.7 9:30 10:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 281 1,113 9 -2 -10 -5 -8
2019 352 1,442 -7 20 -9 -7 -3
2020 106 453 2 3 -2 -1 2
2021 223 818 0 3 -2 -4 -3
2022 277 1,095 -12 3 -5 -3 -18
2024 29 113 0 -1 0 0 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 1,113 49.1 66.7 83.3 21.6 61.5 41.3 56.7 43.8 21.1 9.1 84.2
2019 1,442 50.7 66.9 79.1 30.1 62.6 40.8 65.2 48.8 25.0 8.0 81.0
2020 453 57.2 73.4 73.7 22.7 56.8 51.4 68.9 51.7 29.1 7.3 72.7
2021 818 57.1 69.8 81.0 28.5 54.0 41.2 66.2 52.1 23.7 9.4 77.9
2022 1,095 54.7 71.0 80.0 23.8 55.9 42.4 70.0 49.6 24.9 9.4 81.6
2024 113 50.4 68.4 76.9 28.6 75.0 45.1 55.2 48.7 23.6 12.4 85.7
Player 5,034 52.8 68.9 79.9 25.9 59.6 42.4 64.6 48.6 24.3 8.8 80.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 19 31 14 11 28 49 26 50 67 9 29 24 2 19 45 68
2019 73 84 62 40 80 40 16 88 85 58 61 47 61 15 49 43
2020 80 75 63 52 91 56 41 3 42 87 92 67 12 21 52 68
2021 28 36 13 7 62 50 8 18 42 50 80 31 55 15 28 62
2022 14 55 3 1 50 32 1 25 67 41 48 45 4 17 19 72
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 23.9 11 11.3 0 6 7 6 54.5
2019 23.4 20 21.0 -1 5 14 10 50.0
2020 21.7 5 3.8 1 4 4 2 40.0
2021 24.4 13 13.1 0 1 5 9 69.2
2022 23.8 19 18.8 0 4 13 9 47.4
2024 24.8 3 2.7 0 0 2 1 33.3
Player 23.7 71 70.6 0 20 45 37 52.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 11 14 10 13 13 10 11 11 11 8 10 14 13 10 10 15 11 10 11 14 12 9 14 12 11 7 10 13 13 11 8
2019 20 24 16 22 22 21 25 21 17 14 19 22 23 21 21 20 21 19 23 22 22 23 25 24 20 20 17 23 26 21 15
2020 5 4 5 6 5 4 5 3 3 2 2 6 4 2 3 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 6 2 3 2 5 5 5 4 2
2021 13 14 13 12 13 13 14 14 12 11 12 14 13 12 13 13 14 13 14 14 15 13 15 13 14 12 13 13 13 13 11
2022 19 20 18 19 20 19 22 19 12 15 15 22 21 18 19 20 20 20 18 20 19 15 23 20 17 16 20 23 19 18 17
2024 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3
Player 71 78 64 75 76 70 80 71 58 52 61 81 76 66 69 74 73 68 72 78 74 65 86 74 68 59 67 79 79 70 56
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 90.6 90.6 0.0 91.3 0.7 90.9 -0.4 91.6 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 82.8 82.2 -0.6 83.6 1.4 84.5 0.9 84.6 0.1
Breaking Velocity 80.3 78.5 -1.8 79.1 0.6 79.3 0.2 80.1 0.8
Exit Velocity 88.3 86.9 -1.4 91.8 4.9 90.2 -1.6 89.4 -0.8
Launch Angle 21.8 21.6 -0.2 16.6 -5.0 17.5 0.9 24.1 6.6
Barrel % 7.6 9.0 1.4 7.7 -1.3 11.0 3.3 13.0 2.0
Hard Hit % 33.3 31.8 -1.5 38.5 6.7 39.4 0.9 35.9 -3.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 32.4 30.5 -1.9 33.8 3.3 32.9 -0.9 33.3 0.4
xBA .253 .209 -0.044 .214 0.005 .249 0.035 .233 -0.016
BA .272 .242 -0.030 .212 -0.030 .265 0.053 .269 0.004
xwOBA .335 .293 -0.042 .278 -0.015 .330 0.052 .337 0.007
wOBA .345 .340 -0.005 .290 -0.050 .353 0.063 .388 0.035
xSLG .450 .389 -0.061 .370 -0.019 .472 0.102 .475 0.003
SLG .464 .503 0.039 .414 -0.089 .529 0.115 .586 0.057
K% 15.8 24.1 8.3 32.1 8.0 23.6 -8.5 21.6 -2.0
BB% 9.5 7.4 -2.1 4.7 -2.7 6.2 1.5 7.9 1.7
Swing % 43.8 48.8 5.0 51.7 2.9 52.1 0.4 49.6 -2.5
Whiff% 21.1 25.0 3.9 29.1 4.1 23.7 -5.4 24.9 1.2
In Zone % 49.1 50.7 1.6 57.2 6.5 57.1 -0.1 54.7 -2.4
Out of Zone % 50.9 49.3 -1.6 42.8 -6.5 42.9 0.1 45.3 2.4
Out of Zone Swing % 21.6 30.1 8.5 22.7 -7.4 28.5 5.8 23.8 -4.7
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 27.8 3.0 35.8 8.0 30.2 -5.6 32.9 2.7
First Pitch Strike % 56.7 65.2 8.5 68.9 3.7 66.2 -2.7 70.0 3.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 281 .345 136 25 18.4 145 37 25.5
2019 Shifts 352 .340 187 32 17.1 165 131 79.4
2020 Shifts 106 .290 53 30 56.6 53 29 54.7
2021 Shifts 223 .353 101 45 44.6 122 65 53.3
2022 Shifts 277 .388 131 57 43.5 146 108 74.0
2024 Shades 29 .345 20 0 0.0 9 8 88.9
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 347 15.4 46.7% 1.4% 203 21.4 1.5% 5.9%
2019 448 16.4 31.0% 2.0% 208 24.0 0.0% 10.6%
2020 142 15.9 38.0% 0.0% 54 24.0 0.0% 11.1%
2021 228 17.2 21.1% 0.9% 112 24.6 0.0% 14.3%
2022 320 17.1 23.1% 0.9% 158 23.7 0.0% 10.8%
2024 28 13.0 71.4% 0.0% 13 19.1 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution