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Felix Hernandez
Birthdate: 4/8/1986 (30 y, 11 m, 19 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/230     Position: P
Contract: $175M / 7 Years (2013 - 2019) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Hernandez (2-0) pitched six innings of scoreless, one-hit ball in Thursday's 9-2 Cactus League victory over the Giants. He struck out five. (3/24/2017)
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Profile: Felix Hernandez’s fastball velocity has been on the decline for a decade now, but 2016 was the first season where that seemed to actually limit his effectiveness as a pitcher.  Last year was the first season since 2008 that Hernandez struck out fewer than eight batters per nine innings, and his 3.8 walks per nine were a career high.  Perhaps Hernandez’s calf injury had something to do with his poor performance, but his 4.45 ERA in May prior to the injury was hardly vintage Felix.  Still, there is some hope that Hernandez could bounce back in 2017.  For one, Hernandez has maintained a similar velocity differential between his fastball and changeup.  For another, Hernandez’s 14.5 percent home run per flyball rate was uncharacteristically high, especially in a home park in Safeco Field that has traditionally limited home runs relative to average parks.  There are certainly signs that Hernandez could be next in line of once-dominant pitchers to lose their edge in the 30s, but he has the diversity of pitches and favorable park that I am willing to draft him as a top-30 fantasy starter and hope for the bounce back.  (Scott Spratt)

The Quick Opinion: Felix Hernandez had an uncharacteristically poor 2016 season with just 7.2 strikeouts per nine, 3.8 walks per nine, and a 3.82 ERA.  Perhaps his declining fastball velocity was the culprit, perhaps his calf injury was somewhat responsible, but whatever the case, he has enough going for him with his exceptional pitch mix and pitcher-friendly home park to give him a chance to bounce back.

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DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
Total- - -- - -31121000204.1822185746915462169.512.030.66.31475.1 %51.4 %10.0 %3.042.612.6660
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2013-04-17SEADET100008.029511001213.500.000.00.29480.0 %58.8 %0.0 %1.130.050.3986
2013-07-26SEAMIN100009.031511001111.000.000.00.25080.0 %57.9 %0.0 %1.000.601.2191
2013-06-26SEAPIT100007.028622121114.142.571.29.35790.9 %40.0 %25.0 %2.572.621.5464
2013-09-22SEA@LAA100004.019111041022.509.000.00.25083.3 %50.0 %0.0 %2.251.801.8060
2013-08-23SEALAA101006.023322111015.001.501.50.18276.9 %41.7 %20.0 %3.002.381.3565
2013-08-11SEAMIL110008.02740001910.131.130.00.235100.0 %56.3 %0.0 %0.001.172.0386
2013-05-25SEATEX101005.228115511914.291.591.59.58866.0 %52.9 %33.3 %7.942.691.1237
2013-04-22SEA@HOU110006.02350001913.501.500.00.385100.0 %30.8 %0.0 %0.000.551.9172
2013-08-01SEA@BOS100007.02861102810.292.570.00.33387.5 %55.6 %0.0 %1.291.622.2070
2013-06-15SEA@OAK110007.02450001810.291.290.00.333100.0 %73.3 %0.0 %0.001.191.7877
2013-06-04SEACHW110007.1276441189.821.231.23.29453.6 %61.1 %50.0 %4.913.051.6559
2013-05-19SEA@CLE101005.02686512814.403.601.80.46746.5 %62.5 %50.0 %9.003.651.5933
2013-05-14SEA@NYY100006.02451102812.003.000.00.35785.7 %53.3 %0.0 %1.501.382.0666
2013-04-01SEA@OAK110007.2273000189.391.170.00.167100.0 %38.9 %0.0 %0.001.352.7885
2013-07-21SEA@HOU110006.02440001710.501.500.00.267100.0 %46.7 %0.0 %0.001.713.0872
2013-07-03SEA@TEX100007.0297222279.002.572.57.278100.0 %40.0 %18.2 %2.575.624.0552
2013-06-09SEANYY100007.0285110279.002.570.00.26385.7 %44.4 %0.0 %1.291.903.2771
2013-05-03SEA@TOR110008.0275000077.880.000.00.250100.0 %70.0 %0.0 %0.001.301.8184
2013-04-27SEALAA110008.0295211177.881.131.13.20087.0 %55.0 %16.7 %1.133.302.7070
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2013-09-27SEAOAK101006.0235331169.001.501.50.26765.2 %68.8 %33.3 %4.503.712.2354
2013-09-02SEA@KCR101006.2276330168.101.350.00.30057.1 %68.4 %0.0 %4.051.702.3162
2013-07-08SEABOS110007.0296220267.712.570.00.30077.8 %40.0 %0.0 %2.572.623.7965
2013-05-30SEA@SDP110008.0283110366.753.380.00.15883.3 %47.4 %0.0 %1.132.673.3678
2013-05-08SEA@PIT110008.0286110155.631.130.00.27385.7 %54.5 %0.0 %1.132.173.0375
2013-04-11SEATEX101006.23110431256.752.701.35.39175.5 %50.0 %11.1 %4.054.404.2942
2013-08-17SEA@TEX101005.0255550547.209.000.00.31350.0 %33.3 %0.0 %9.004.456.0938
2013-07-13SEALAA110008.0307000044.500.000.00.269100.0 %42.3 %0.0 %0.002.053.4177
2013-08-06SEATOR101005.0269661335.405.401.80.42156.6 %55.0 %25.0 %10.806.254.7424
2013-04-06SEA@CHW101006.1276441234.262.841.42.23860.6 %40.9 %12.5 %5.685.104.7746
2013-08-28SEATEX101003.02111981126.003.003.00.58828.3 %55.6 %25.0 %24.007.054.542
2013-06-20SEA@LAA100005.02612762023.600.003.60.45554.4 %45.8 %28.6 %10.807.454.1614