Félix Hernández
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 36

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 8 6.40 15 15 0 71.2 57 1.53
15 Seasons 169 136 3.42 419 418 0 2729.2 2524 1.21
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 15 1-8 6.40 71.2 57 1.53
15 Seasons 419 169-136 3.42 2729.2 2524 1.21

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 3040 567 24 4.2 2.9 88.7 114.5 5.5 26.8 .234 .352 .299 .291 .344 34.6 23.2 7.0 3.53 3.46
2016 30 2453 458 27 5.9 4.1 88.9 113.0 8.6 31.7 .270 .431 .316 .345 .382 34.3 18.6 9.9 3.81 5.14
2017 31 1382 257 25 9.7 6.8 87.1 114.1 9.6 37.7 .273 .512 .337 .360 .428 33.9 21.2 7.1 4.36 5.78
2018 32 2565 488 41 8.4 6.0 89.8 119.4 12.2 34.0 .267 .463 .344 .352 .394 38.5 18.3 8.6 5.55 5.40
2019 33 1216 237 24 10.1 7.4 91.9 112.7 11.0 31.2 .280 .523 .378 .368 .414 41.8 17.5 7.7 6.41 6.24
Player 10656 2007 141 7.0 4.9 89.2 119.4 9.0 31.6 .260 .437 .328 .336 .384 36.2 20.1 8.2
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hernandez relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(35.2%) ,
Sinker
(32.2%) ,
Changeup
(16.2%) ,
Slider
(9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(7.5%) ,


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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
2015 57.7 15.5 22.6 4.2 41.3 36.0 21.0 2.8 43.6 17.3 23.8 4.8 4.2 2.9
2016 51.7 18.6 25.5 3.9 43.4 34.3 22.1 3.5 36.0 17.7 27.3 4.6 5.9 4.1
2017 48.6 21.8 26.5 3.1 42.4 37.0 20.6 5.4 37.7 17.5 22.6 5.8 9.7 6.8
2018 48.0 21.9 23.2 7.0 47.7 37.5 14.8 2.5 35.0 21.5 23.8 6.8 8.4 6.0
2019 49.4 24.1 21.9 4.6 45.6 40.9 13.5 0.8 36.3 23.2 21.9 6.8 10.1 7.4
Player 51.8 19.6 23.8 4.7 44.0 36.7 18.8 3.0 38.2 19.1 24.2 5.6 7.0 4.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2019 Slider SEA R 109 83.8 37.8 -0.4 -1 4.1 -1.4 -25
2019 Sinker SEA R 391 89.4 25.5 1.0 4 13.9 -0.3 -2
2019 Changeup SEA R 197 84.7 37.1 6.4 21 10.3 -3.1 -23
2019 Curveball SEA R 428 79.3 53.1 -1.0 -2 9.9 0.6 7
2019 4-Seamer SEA R 91 89.9 20.0 -2.5 -15 4.9 -1.8 -27
2018 Changeup SEA R 618 84.9 36.3 5.1 16 9.9 -3.5 -26
2018 4-Seamer SEA R 270 89.6 20.0 -2.4 -13 4.8 -1.8 -27
2018 Curveball SEA R 730 78.9 55.0 0.2 0 10.2 1.3 15
2018 Sinker SEA R 828 89.2 25.4 1.2 5 13.6 -0.3 -2
2018 Cutter SEA R 10 85.2 33.7 -3.3 -11 3.0 0.1 5
2018 Slider SEA R 102 82.5 39.8 -0.2 -1 6.2 0.2 3
2017 Slider SEA R 116 84.8 33.2 -1.5 -4 3.3 -0.7 -17
2017 4-Seamer SEA R 299 90.9 18.0 -2.4 -16 4.6 -2.9 -39
2017 Curveball SEA R 296 79.7 52.5 1.2 2 11.1 3.1 39
2017 Changeup SEA R 358 86.5 34.2 6.2 22 9.9 -3.6 -27
2017 Sinker SEA R 312 90.4 23.0 1.2 6 12.7 -1.6 -11
2016 Changeup SEA R 578 87.6 33.5 6.3 23 12.9 -0.8 -6
2016 Curveball SEA R 450 79.8 53.8 3.1 6 9.1 1.7 23
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 409 91.1 18.3 -3.1 -20 6.8 -1.3 -16
2016 Sinker SEA R 733 90.8 22.0 1.4 7 14.1 -0.4 -2
2016 Slider SEA R 131 85.2 36.6 3.5 10 0.8 -1.6 -66
! 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 %
2019 Curveball -0.7 -3 428 35.2 93 .217 .410 .323 27.2 23.7 21.0 .227 .421 .310 37.1
2019 Sinker 1.8 7 391 32.2 118 .362 .686 .474 11.8 9.3 14.5 .351 .682 .455 48.4
2019 Changeup 2.8 5 197 16.2 70 .246 .385 .314 23.2 28.6 19.8 .219 .351 .273 33.3
2019 Slider -1.7 -2 109 9.0 24 .174 .391 .254 31.5 4.2 7.7 .297 .464 .335 31.8
2019 4-Seamer 8.3 8 91 7.5 20 .563 1.313 .765 17.2 15.0 13.0 .319 .810 .503 61.5
2018 Sinker 1.2 10 828 32.3 234 .322 .561 .424 10.5 6.8 10.0 .306 .511 .391 42.6
2018 Curveball -0.4 -3 730 28.5 180 .199 .348 .287 24.1 26.7 23.2 .232 .394 .308 32.5
2018 Changeup 0.2 1 618 24.1 161 .233 .373 .295 26.3 26.1 16.9 .233 .397 .303 33.3
2018 4-Seamer 3.0 8 270 10.5 80 .302 .603 .442 16.0 21.3 14.4 .296 .577 .437 39.6
2018 Slider 0.1 0 102 4.0 22 .286 .619 .393 15.0 4.5 5.9 .303 .584 .391 55.0
2018 Cutter -6.1 -1 10 0.4 4 .000 .000 .000 16.7 25.0 50.0 .365 .884 .517 66.7
2017 Changeup 1.1 4 358 25.9 112 .200 .379 .320 30.1 25.9 21.3 .217 .391 .314 35.3
2017 Sinker -0.4 -1 312 22.6 84 .292 .597 .414 8.8 8.3 13.5 .376 .732 .497 36.9
2017 4-Seamer 0.8 2 299 21.6 71 .319 .551 .393 14.0 19.7 14.7 .288 .607 .382 34.5
2017 Curveball 0.4 1 296 21.4 74 .278 .444 .345 31.0 31.1 24.0 .231 .388 .272 24.5
2017 Slider -3.2 -4 116 8.4 27 .160 .280 .269 20.0 18.5 26.3 .269 .440 .328 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 814 3,026 -9 -35 12 12 -21
2009 971 3,603 -27 -39 12 10 -44
2010 994 3,709 -36 -30 7 11 -47
2011 961 3,596 -9 -33 12 13 -17
2012 907 3,310 -21 -19 1 11 -27
2013 821 3,166 -14 -28 7 10 -25
2014 911 3,424 -17 -36 -1 12 -42
2015 825 3,036 3 -37 7 14 -13
2016 655 2,453 1 -21 9 13 1
2017 368 1,381 2 -10 5 6 3
2018 681 2,558 9 -25 16 17 16
2019 325 1,216 8 -8 9 7 15
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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 %
2015 3,040 44.2 63.2 84.6 34.2 57.9 42.0 63.5 47.0 24.6 5.9 72.1
2016 2,453 44.1 65.5 87.3 31.8 59.9 42.7 59.2 46.6 22.3 6.3 76.6
2017 1,382 48.1 64.8 86.0 30.8 62.9 43.3 61.1 47.2 21.6 7.9 67.0
2018 2,565 47.2 65.0 86.9 27.0 63.3 41.0 62.7 45.0 19.6 7.5 76.0
2019 1,216 48.2 62.8 86.7 25.2 57.2 41.9 67.1 43.3 21.6 8.3 76.2
Player 10,656 45.9 64.3 86.2 30.5 60.1 42.1 62.4 46.0 22.2 6.9 73.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! 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
2015 69 61 73 75 65 23 73 30 35 70 58 65 90 45 5 67 80
2016 16 19 32 44 6 25 51 37 53 32 21 42 81 24 6 43 84
2017 9 18 5 2 27 24 2 52 44 45 71 31 81 22 22 41 76
2018 8 14 10 11 11 3 17 11 24 21 44 12 38 10 8 34 71
2019 4 9 4 5 13 34 8 1 10 14 57 21 11 9 12 39 61
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.8 19 18.7 0 11 9 11 57.9
2017 22.3 17 17.8 -1 4 10 10 58.8
2018 22.5 27 26.8 0 14 18 13 48.1
2019 22.9 17 14.4 3 10 9 7 41.2
Player 22.6 80 77.7 2 39 46 41 51.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 19 16 24 15 19 18 17 20 19 18 20 18 14 17 19 20 19 20 17 19 26 14 17 19 18 20 24 17 17 17 23
2017 17 19 19 19 16 20 17 17 19 18 17 17 16 16 17 19 18 19 15 20 22 14 16 17 17 17 19 17 19 18 20
2018 27 32 32 22 25 32 22 36 26 18 26 25 17 22 23 31 22 33 20 28 28 25 27 27 28 33 34 23 30 22 36
2019 17 20 16 14 15 13 14 19 13 12 13 14 11 9 12 15 10 19 10 13 15 14 12 16 19 13 18 13 15 14 20
Player 80 87 91 70 75 83 70 92 77 66 76 74 58 64 71 85 69 91 62 80 91 67 72 79 82 83 95 70 81 71 99
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.2 90.9 -1.3 90.6 -0.3 89.3 -1.3 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 88.5 87.6 -0.9 86.5 -1.1 84.9 -1.6 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 81.6 81 -0.6 81.1 0.1 79.4 -1.7 0.8
Exit Velocity 88.7 88.9 0.2 87.1 -1.8 89.8 2.7 2.1
Launch Angle 5.5 8.6 3.1 9.6 1 12.2 2.6 -1.2
Barrel % 4.2 5.9 1.7 9.7 3.8 8.4 -1.3 1.7
Hard Hit % 34.6 34.3 -0.3 33.9 -0.4 38.5 4.6 3.3
Sweet Spot % 26.8 31.7 4.9 37.7 6 34 -3.7 -2.8
xBA .234 .27 0.036 .273 0.003 .267 -0.006 0.013
BA .24 .239 -0.001 .258 0.019 .262 0.004 0.029
xwOBA .291 .345 0.054 .36 0.015 .352 -0.008 0.016
wOBA .299 .316 0.017 .337 0.021 .344 0.007 0.034
xSLG .352 .431 0.079 .512 0.081 .463 -0.049 0.06
SLG .381 .392 0.011 .468 0.076 .46 -0.008 0.091
K% 23.2 18.6 -4.6 21.2 2.6 18.3 -2.9 -0.8
BB% 7 9.9 2.9 7.1 -2.8 8.6 1.5 -0.9
Swing % 47 46.6 -0.4 47.2 0.6 45 -2.2 -1.7
Whiff% 24.6 22.3 -2.3 21.6 -0.7 19.6 -2 2
In Zone % 44.2 44.1 -0.1 48.1 4 47.2 -0.9 1
Out of Zone % 55.8 55.9 0.1 51.9 -4 52.8 0.9 -1
Out of Zone Swing % 34.2 31.8 -2.4 30.8 -1 27 -3.8 -1.8
First Pitch Swing % 30.3 31 0.7 29.3 -1.7 28.9 -0.4 1.3
First Pitch Strike % 63.5 59.2 -4.3 61.1 1.9 62.7 1.6 4.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 612 .322 344 36 10.5 268 114 42.5
2017 367 .338 209 11 5.3 158 91 57.6
2018 684 .344 391 18 4.6 293 162 55.3
2019 325 .378 191 28 14.7 134 90 67.2

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 1136 15.0 44.7% 1.5% 480 22.0 4.0% 12.1%
2011 1011 15.8 38.8% 1.0% 554 22.6 4.0% 11.4%
2012 1017 16.7 28.5% 1.5% 510 23.0 1.0% 11.6%
2013 946 17.8 20.0% 1.4% 461 24.3 3.7% 14.1%
2014 1152 17.8 19.3% 1.0% 381 23.9 3.9% 11.5%
2015 945 18.4 19.5% 3.8% 433 25.3 3.9% 25.2%
2016 739 18.1 21.4% 3.5% 358 25.1 2.2% 19.6%
2017 431 17.9 18.1% 1.2% 182 24.7 4.4% 14.8%
2018 820 16.7 26.0% 0.7% 381 22.1 3.1% 7.6%
2019 398 16.5 32.9% 0.5% 196 22.6 0.5% 10.2%
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Pitch Distribution