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Felix Hernandez
Birthdate: 4/8/1986 (30 y, 11 m, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/230     Position: P
Contract: $175M / 7 Years (2013 - 2019) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Hernandez notched four strikeouts while giving up an earned run on a hit over two innings in Tuesday's Cactus League loss to the Diamondbacks. (3/29/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
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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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016vs L67.2- - -2906514130258300150.251.332.407.323
2016vs R85.2- - -36573131464011350972.227.322.379.310
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Home84.23.9334871161383711300470.226.303.391.303
2016Away68.23.673076711138288350652.252.353.392.331
2016Home vs L34.1- - -142297116165130023.225.298.414.308
2016Home vs R50.1- - -206429022216170447.227.307.375.301
2016Away vs L33.1- - -14836701493170127.277.365.400.338
2016Away vs R35.1- - -159314124195180525.228.342.385.323
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Mar/Apr32.21.381351940752180128.164.284.252.251
2016May30.14.4513132601915480325.267.328.417.325
2016Jul17.25.608321321111380313.292.386.514.386
2016Aug41.03.51164297016165180238.201.301.357.292
2016Sept/Oct31.25.12142377023185130118.289.362.465.358
20161st Half63.02.862665110026206260453.216.306.336.287
20162nd Half90.14.4838987172504513390669.253.341.430.336
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Low Leverage60.1- - -26353101171610250545.228.316.408.316
2016Medium Leverage78.1- - -3317416144418330565.253.339.397.324
2016High Leverage14.2- - -611110158170012.204.305.288.271
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Bases Empty87.1- - -38584181141414310673.241.314.420.319
2016Men on Base66.0- - -270549162515340449.233.345.349.313
2016Men In Scoring39.1- - -171316056464230329.214.337.343.308
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016Through 3 - 02.2- - -2932076018002.273.724.455.545
2016Through 3 - 16.1- - -4640031123005.174.587.304.446
2016Through 3 - 213.2- - -91930543400116.180.549.420.448
2016Through 2 - 016.2- - -94152097231009.238.489.365.400
2016Through 1 - 057.1- - -2675412129229440238.244.377.434.357
2016Through 2 - 126.2- - -131192015135310122.192.389.364.345
2016Through 1 - 156.0- - -239426121177260563.202.307.343.291
2016Through 0 - 175.0- - -297536125246210684.196.269.293.253
2016Through 2 - 233.0- - -15823401092330151.186.361.266.300
2016Through 1 - 243.1- - -1762720551160471.173.267.205.225
2016Through 0 - 232.0- - -122194166180251.170.238.250.221
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016As Starter153.13.8265513827276651965010122.238.327.392.316
SeasonShiftsIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2016No Shift48.2- - -222631110000000.284.284.342.270
2016Shift - All51.0- - -216561610000000.259.263.347.262
2016Shift - Traditional45.0- - -186461410000000.247.247.333.248
2016Shift - Non Traditional6.0- - -3010200000000.333.370.444.352
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
20161st Through Order as SP54.23.132254812119198210340.239.323.432.327
20162nd Through Order as SP50.04.32220447025244250543.232.338.333.304
20163rd Through Order as SP44.13.45187395124177150236.229.299.394.302
20164th Through Order as SP4.110.38237308504003.368.478.526.435

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016vs L6.653.991.671.0617.2 %10.3 %6.9 %- - -1.40.28477.8 %4.584.42
2016vs R7.563.682.061.1619.7 %9.6 %10.1 %- - -1.26.26169.9 %4.684.46
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Home7.443.192.331.1720.1 %8.6 %11.5 %.2261.19.25874.8 %4.394.21
2016Away6.824.591.491.0516.9 %11.4 %5.5 %.2521.49.28672.3 %4.944.73
2016Home vs L6.033.411.771.3116.2 %9.2 %7.1 %.2251.22.23874.3 %4.844.50
2016Home vs R8.403.042.761.0722.8 %8.3 %14.6 %.2271.17.27375.1 %4.084.02
2016Away vs L7.294.591.590.8118.2 %11.5 %6.8 %.2771.59.33080.3 %4.324.35
2016Away vs R6.374.581.391.2715.7 %11.3 %4.4 %.2281.39.24563.8 %5.525.10
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Mar/Apr7.714.961.560.5520.7 %13.3 %7.4 %.1641.13.19888.1 %3.974.35
2016May7.422.373.131.1919.1 %6.1 %13.0 %.2671.32.30864.2 %4.303.96
2016Jul6.624.081.631.5315.7 %9.6 %6.0 %.2921.64.32175.5 %5.754.96
2016Aug8.343.952.111.1023.2 %11.0 %12.2 %.2011.15.23878.6 %4.344.14
2016Sept/Oct5.123.691.381.4212.7 %9.2 %3.5 %.2891.58.30563.6 %5.395.12
20161st Half7.573.712.040.8619.9 %9.8 %10.2 %.2161.22.25475.8 %4.134.16
20162nd Half6.873.891.771.3017.7 %10.0 %7.7 %.2531.39.28272.1 %4.984.64
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Low Leverage6.713.731.801.4917.1 %9.5 %7.6 %- - -1.29.24295.7 %5.304.64
2016Medium Leverage7.473.791.970.9219.6 %10.0 %9.7 %- - -1.37.30067.5 %4.274.37
2016High Leverage7.364.301.710.6119.7 %11.5 %8.2 %- - -1.23.24418.1 %3.834.08
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Bases Empty7.523.192.351.4419.0 %8.1 %10.9 %- - -1.32.268100.0 %4.834.33
2016Men on Base6.684.641.440.6818.2 %12.6 %5.6 %- - -1.33.27535.3 %4.374.60
2016Men In Scoring6.645.261.260.9217.0 %13.5 %3.5 %- - -1.37.2412.0 %4.984.97
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016Through 3 - 06.7560.750.110.006.9 %62.1 %-55.2 %- - -7.88.33366.7 %21.9024.40
2016Through 3 - 17.1132.680.221.4210.9 %50.0 %-39.1 %- - -4.26.17793.8 %14.5214.57
2016Through 3 - 210.5426.340.401.9817.6 %44.0 %-26.4 %- - -3.59.19498.3 %12.6611.76
2016Through 2 - 04.8616.740.291.089.6 %33.0 %-23.4 %- - -2.76.25085.7 %9.219.25
2016Through 1 - 05.976.910.861.4114.2 %16.5 %-2.3 %- - -1.71.25981.2 %6.275.94
2016Through 2 - 17.4310.460.711.6916.8 %23.7 %-6.9 %- - -1.88.19481.8 %7.536.53
2016Through 1 - 110.134.182.421.1326.4 %10.9 %15.5 %- - -1.21.25482.3 %4.183.72
2016Through 0 - 110.082.524.000.7228.3 %7.1 %21.2 %- - -0.99.26176.8 %3.032.99
2016Through 2 - 213.919.001.550.5532.3 %20.9 %11.4 %- - -1.70.29686.7 %3.934.16
2016Through 1 - 214.753.324.440.2140.3 %9.1 %31.3 %- - -0.99.31092.1 %1.552.10
2016Through 0 - 214.342.256.380.2841.8 %6.6 %35.2 %- - -0.84.30083.3 %1.301.68
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016As Starter7.163.821.881.1218.6 %9.9 %8.7 %.2381.32.27173.5 %4.634.45
SeasonShiftsK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2016No Shift0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.29.284100.0 %3.155.06
2016Shift - All0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.10.259100.0 %3.154.98
2016Shift - Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.02.247100.0 %3.155.03
2016Shift - Non Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.67.333100.0 %3.154.53
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
20161st Through Order as SP6.593.461.901.3217.8 %9.3 %8.4 %.2391.26.26187.2 %4.904.49
20162nd Through Order as SP7.744.501.720.7219.6 %11.4 %8.2 %.2321.38.28071.6 %4.274.56
20163rd Through Order as SP7.313.052.401.4219.3 %8.0 %11.2 %.2291.22.25269.3 %4.734.03
20164th Through Order as SP6.238.310.750.0013.0 %17.4 %-4.3 %.3682.54.43827.3 %4.536.84

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016vs L1.8422.1 %50.5 %27.5 %3.6 %14.3 %7.8 %75.0 %41.8 %32.7 %25.5 %13.0 %56.7 %30.3 %1063411652
2016vs R1.6319.3 %50.0 %30.7 %12.0 %14.7 %9.0 %20.0 %50.6 %31.3 %18.1 %19.7 %53.0 %27.3 %1385504881
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Home1.4421.3 %46.4 %32.2 %10.4 %14.3 %8.1 %60.0 %48.8 %29.5 %21.7 %13.9 %53.3 %32.8 %1279465814
2016Away2.1119.6 %54.5 %25.8 %5.6 %14.8 %8.8 %25.0 %44.1 %34.7 %21.1 %19.7 %56.3 %23.9 %1169450719
2016Home vs L1.5022.3 %46.6 %31.1 %3.1 %15.6 %8.3 %66.7 %40.6 %31.1 %28.3 %10.4 %54.7 %34.9 %509194315
2016Home vs R1.4020.6 %46.3 %33.1 %15.6 %13.3 %7.9 %50.0 %55.1 %28.3 %16.7 %16.7 %52.2 %31.2 %770271499
2016Away vs L2.2921.8 %54.5 %23.8 %4.2 %12.5 %7.3 %100.0 %43.1 %34.3 %22.6 %15.7 %58.8 %25.5 %554217337
2016Away vs R1.9717.6 %54.6 %27.8 %6.7 %16.7 %10.2 %0.0 %45.1 %35.1 %19.8 %23.4 %54.1 %22.5 %615233382
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Mar/Apr2.0415.7 %56.6 %27.7 %4.3 %8.7 %6.4 %25.0 %43.7 %33.3 %23.0 %24.1 %56.3 %19.5 %516207309
2016May1.8822.6 %50.5 %26.9 %8.0 %16.0 %10.6 %100.0 %51.6 %30.5 %17.9 %15.8 %53.7 %30.5 %482171311
2016Jul2.0722.0 %52.5 %25.4 %13.3 %20.0 %9.7 %0.0 %47.5 %22.0 %30.5 %13.6 %52.5 %33.9 %29699197
2016Aug1.6514.3 %53.3 %32.4 %5.9 %14.7 %5.4 %0.0 %49.1 %29.3 %21.7 %13.2 %59.4 %27.4 %624226398
2016Sept/Oct1.2927.8 %40.7 %31.5 %11.8 %14.7 %11.4 %50.0 %41.8 %40.0 %18.2 %16.4 %50.9 %32.7 %530212318
20161st Half1.9619.3 %53.4 %27.3 %6.3 %12.5 %8.5 %50.0 %47.8 %31.9 %20.3 %19.8 %55.0 %25.3 %998378620
20162nd Half1.5821.3 %48.2 %30.5 %9.6 %15.7 %8.4 %33.3 %45.8 %32.0 %22.2 %14.6 %54.6 %30.9 %1450537913
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Low Leverage1.7221.4 %49.7 %28.9 %11.1 %18.5 %10.8 %100.0 %49.5 %28.7 %21.8 %17.6 %56.4 %26.1 %1011370641
2016Medium Leverage1.6620.2 %49.8 %30.0 %7.5 %11.9 %4.5 %50.0 %44.5 %34.4 %21.2 %15.4 %50.7 %33.9 %1213459754
2016High Leverage2.1018.4 %55.3 %26.3 %0.0 %10.0 %19.0 %25.0 %45.2 %33.3 %21.4 %19.1 %69.1 %11.9 %22486138
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Bases Empty1.5921.2 %48.4 %30.4 %8.4 %16.9 %9.1 %50.0 %45.5 %32.0 %22.6 %16.4 %54.2 %29.5 %1455529926
2016Men on Base1.9419.4 %53.1 %27.4 %8.3 %10.4 %7.5 %42.9 %48.4 %31.9 %19.8 %17.0 %55.5 %27.5 %993386607
2016Men In Scoring1.9418.0 %54.1 %27.9 %6.5 %12.9 %10.0 %40.0 %48.3 %31.9 %19.8 %16.4 %54.3 %29.3 %630254376
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016Through 3 - 00.7522.2 %33.3 %44.4 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %55.6 %11.1 %33.3 %22.2 %44.4 %14810246
2016Through 3 - 10.8816.7 %38.9 %44.4 %12.5 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %38.9 %27.8 %33.3 %11.1 %50.0 %38.9 %266161105
2016Through 3 - 20.8114.7 %38.2 %47.1 %0.0 %18.8 %0.0 %0.0 %41.2 %35.3 %23.5 %14.7 %55.9 %29.4 %606314292
2016Through 2 - 01.8115.1 %54.7 %30.2 %0.0 %12.5 %10.3 %100.0 %46.3 %37.0 %16.7 %27.8 %42.6 %29.6 %459266193
2016Through 1 - 01.4718.4 %48.6 %33.0 %5.1 %15.3 %8.0 %50.0 %47.5 %34.4 %18.0 %19.1 %50.3 %30.6 %1136551585
2016Through 2 - 11.7418.2 %51.9 %29.9 %4.3 %21.7 %10.0 %0.0 %45.5 %35.1 %19.5 %20.8 %48.1 %31.2 %700354346
2016Through 1 - 12.1016.0 %56.9 %27.1 %5.1 %17.9 %11.0 %0.0 %46.9 %33.8 %19.3 %15.9 %55.9 %28.3 %1129457672
2016Through 0 - 12.2221.2 %54.3 %24.5 %8.9 %13.3 %9.0 %100.0 %46.5 %31.9 %21.6 %16.2 %56.8 %27.0 %1223362861
2016Through 2 - 21.7026.0 %46.6 %27.4 %0.0 %10.0 %17.6 %0.0 %31.5 %48.0 %20.6 %20.6 %49.3 %30.1 %965419546
2016Through 1 - 21.8625.9 %48.2 %25.9 %13.6 %4.5 %14.6 %0.0 %34.1 %36.5 %29.4 %22.4 %54.1 %23.5 %938323615
2016Through 0 - 21.6035.0 %40.0 %25.0 %13.3 %6.7 %12.5 %0.0 %35.0 %33.3 %31.7 %20.0 %53.3 %26.7 %561137424
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016As Starter1.7220.5 %50.2 %29.2 %8.4 %14.5 %8.4 %44.4 %46.6 %32.0 %21.4 %16.6 %54.7 %28.7 %24489151533
SeasonShiftsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2016No Shift2.0921.7 %52.9 %25.3 %10.7 %0.0 %9.4 %0.0 %47.8 %32.0 %20.3 %19.8 %57.2 %23.0 %679204475
2016Shift - All1.9321.2 %51.9 %26.9 %8.9 %0.0 %7.4 %50.0 %44.0 %32.4 %23.6 %14.8 %56.9 %28.2 %700246454
2016Shift - Traditional1.8621.1 %51.4 %27.6 %7.8 %0.0 %7.4 %100.0 %43.6 %32.8 %23.7 %14.0 %57.0 %29.0 %630221409
2016Shift - Non Traditional2.6021.7 %56.5 %21.7 %20.0 %0.0 %7.7 %42.9 %46.7 %30.0 %23.3 %20.0 %56.7 %23.3 %702545
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20161st Through Order as SP1.5719.2 %49.4 %31.4 %12.2 %16.3 %6.5 %25.0 %48.8 %29.4 %21.9 %15.0 %51.3 %33.8 %822319503
20162nd Through Order as SP1.7822.4 %49.7 %28.0 %2.5 %10.0 %9.9 %50.0 %42.2 %35.4 %22.5 %19.1 %56.5 %24.5 %864314550
20163rd Through Order as SP1.9420.3 %52.6 %27.1 %11.1 %19.4 %10.0 %100.0 %50.0 %32.1 %17.9 %17.2 %56.0 %26.9 %676249427
20164th Through Order as SP1.1718.8 %43.8 %37.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %37.5 %25.0 %37.5 %6.3 %62.5 %31.3 %863353