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63 Darwinzon Hernandez RP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%0%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019BOS014.45290000030.1271815132657

Player Updates

July 30, 2020 11:24 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Getting stretched out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez (illness) could start games for the Red Sox at some point this season, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

The Red Sox want Hernandez stretched out to be able to handle two or three innings when he comes off the COVID-19 injured list, but manager Ron Roenicke said the team thinks he could be a starter long term and mentioned the possibility the southpaw will enter the rotation by season's end. Hernandez has electric stuff from the left side but his minor-league control issues followed him to the majors last year (17.7 percent walk rate), so improving as a strike thrower will be paramount for him to have success as a starter. Given how short-handed Boston's rotation is, moving Hernandez out of the bullpen is worth a shot in the short term, but he does not project to be efficient enough with his pitches to log five innings with any kind of regularity.

July 28, 2020 05:08 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Simulated game scheduled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez (illness) will throw a simulated game Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Hernandez missed nearly the entirety of summer camp after testing positive for COVID-19. His season debut is reportedly not imminent.

July 27, 2020 12:44 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Return not imminent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said Monday that Hernandez (COVID-19) isn't close to returning from the injured list, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Hernandez has cleared all COVID-19-related protocols and rejoined the Red Sox for workouts last week, but the young lefty still needs additional time to ramp up after missing most of summer camp. He threw a bullpen session at the Red Sox's alternate training site in Pawtucket over the weekend, so the next hurdle he'll need to clear will be facing hitters in live batting practice or a simulated game. Based on Roenicke's comments, don't expect Hernandez to be activated from the IL until next week at the soonest.

July 22, 2020 04:32 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Cleared to rejoin team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez (illness) was cleared to rejoin the team Tuesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Hernandez arrived in Boston on Friday and was officially cleared to join the team for workouts Tuesday after clearing COVID-19 protocol. He'll remain on the COVID-19 injured list, but it's encouraging to see him working with the team ahead of the regular season. The southpaw reportedly resumed a throwing program in his absence, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to take the field for game action.

July 17, 2020 05:12 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Back in Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez (illness) arrived in Boston on Friday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

The 23-year-old previously remained in his native Venezuela after testing positive for COVID-19, but it appears he's nearing his return to the team. Hernandez apparently resumed a throwing program while away from the team, but it's unclear when he's expected to reach game readiness. His availability for Opening Day next week remains in question.

July 15, 2020 09:20 AM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox placed Hernandez (illness) on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Hernandez's move to the IL comes a week and a half after he was revealed to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The lefty remains in his native Venezuela and has reportedly resumed a throwing program, but he'll still need to submit two negative test results before being able to join the Red Sox for summer camp. Hernandez doesn't look like he'll be ready to go for Boston's season opener July 24 versus the Orioles.

July 15, 2020 06:00 AM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Playing catch but no travel
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez (illness) is playing catch at home in Venezuela but still needs to be cleared to travel, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Hernandez tested positive for COVID-19 before reporting to summer camp and needs to pass several protocols before traveling to Boston. With just 10 days before the start of the season, it's unlikely Hernandez will be ready for Opening Day. The left-hander is expected to be a key bullpen member once he's ready to contribute.

July 4, 2020 02:08 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Tests positive for COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez has tested positive for COVID-19, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Due to the positive test, Hernandez is still at home and has yet to join his teammates as they prepare for the upcoming season. Whether or not he'll be available early in the campaign remains to be seen.

April 11, 2020 10:32 AM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Possible future closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez could evolve into the Red Sox's closer in 2021, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Hernandez, a minor-league starter, was needed in Boston's bullpen last year and thrived in the role, striking out 50 over 27.1 innings as a reliever. The 23-year-old left-hander will return to the 'pen in 2020, when Brandon Workman is set to close out games. However, Workman becomes an unrestricted free agent following the season, and he has a limited track record as a closer. The Red Sox feel Hernandez, who walked 7.7 batters nine innings in 2019, will make the necessary adjustments and throw more strikes as he matures.

March 23, 2020 11:00 AM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Bullpen in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez is considered a long-term stater in the organization, but the Red Sox are sticking to their plan of having him throw out of the bullpen in 2020, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

The Red Sox's plan for Hernandez, a starter in the minors, prior to the start of training camp was to have him pitch as a reliever in 2020. That way, he would gain experience against major-league hitters this season ahead of a planned return to a starting role in 2021. However, Chris Sale's elbow injury may eventually cause the organization to reconsider. Boston already had one available rotation spot prior to Sale's injury, forcing it to fill a second spot. The Sox have non-Hernandez depth options on hand -- Brian Johnson, Ryan Weber, Matt Hall, Chris Mazza and Jeffrey Springs -- none of whom have the potential of Hernandez.

February 12, 2020 12:40 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Viewed as bullpen option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Interim manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that Hernandez will compete for a relief role in camp, though the skipper noted that the lefty could get the chance to start again at some point, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Hernandez has worked almost exclusively as a starter during his time in the minors, but he got his feet wet as a reliever at the big-league level last season and showed some promise, posting a 4.45 ERA and 57:26 K:BB across 30.1 innings. The walks were obviously a major issue for Hernandez, but his big fastball and ability to generate grounders at a high clip could allow him to emerge as a dominant relief option if he can display some semblance of control. If he can't make the Opening Day roster as a reliever, however, Hernandez might receive another look in the Triple-A Pawtucket rotation to begin the season. Even if that materializes, Hernandez's shaky command and limited repertoire make it unlikely that he'll receive an extended look as a starter at the big-league level in 2020.

September 27, 2019 08:48 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Reaches workload limit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez has been shut down for workload reasons, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Hernandez's 87.2 innings this season are less than the 107 he threw last year, but the Red Sox have nevertheless determined that he's done for the year. More than 30 of those innings came at the big-league level, where he had mixed results. His 4.45 ERA and 2.76 FIP tell widely differing stories, and he struck out an excellent 38.8 percent of opposing hitters but walked batters at a 17.7 percent clip. The 22-year-old is expected to continue pitching in a relief role next season.

September 21, 2019 05:08 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Shutdown coming
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez will be available to pitch this weekend against Tampa Bay and then will be shut down, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Hernandez served in the bullpen for Boston, a new role for the left-hander who is not accustomed to pitching on back-to-back days. Manager Alex Cora said the team views Hernandez as a reliever moving forward. The 22-year-old emerged as a sometimes-effective relief pitcher, posting a 4.05 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 26.2 innings as a reliever.

September 10, 2019 12:44 AM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Becoming bullpen force
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez has made eight consecutive scoreless relief appearances, giving up four hits and five walks while striking out 16 over 8.1 innings.

The walks have been a recurring issue for Hernandez, who has issued 7.2 BB/9 as a member of Boston's bullpen, but that has improved to 4.2 over his eight-game scoreless run. The Red Sox haven't committed to a role for Hernandez beyond this season, per Ian Browne of MLB.com, but the minor-league starter has made an impact out of the bullpen in the major leagues. Overall, the 22-year-old left-hander has a 2.83 ERA with 23 walks and 54 strikeouts over 28.2 innings for Boston.

July 27, 2019 07:28 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Emerging in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Alex Cora said he'll consider using Hernandez in high-leverage situations, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Hernandez, a minor-league starter, has been used in low-leverage situations and thrived since being called up July 16. The hard-throwing right-hander has allowed one hit and two walks while striking out nine over four scoreless innings. His stuff is playing up in shorter stints. "I think it benefits him now," said Cora. "It's not like he thinks he's going five or six innings and has to set up hitters. It's, 'Just throw my best stuff and put a good swing on it. I have a pretty good chance to get you out anyway.' I think it helps him...there are going to be close situations that, yeah, we'll use Darwinzon." He may not be given save opportunities, but Hernandez could emerge as an important bullpen piece as Boston hunts for a playoff spot.

July 16, 2019 02:16 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Gets call to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Hernandez struggled during his last stint with the Red Sox in June, allowing three runs while striking out seven over three innings of work, but he'll get another shot in the big leagues out of the bullpen. Ryan Brasier was demoted to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

July 3, 2019 02:12 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Working in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez will pitch out of the bullpen at Triple-A Pawtucket going forward, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Hernandez may not be completely done as a starter, but his best chance at helping the Red Sox during their playoff push this season will come in a relief role. The 21-year-old has allowed four runs (three earned) with an 11:6 K:BB in 5.1 innings of work for Boston this year.

June 15, 2019 04:08 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Advances to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Hernandez has thrown 5.1 innings at the major-league level but has never actually pitched in Triple-A. The 22-year-old owns an unimpressive 5.13 ERA for Double-A Portland in 40.1 innings. His poor 17.0 percent walk rate has so far outweighed his strong 31.4 percent strikeout rate.

June 12, 2019 04:08 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox optioned Hernandez to Double-A Portland on Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Hernandez made his first MLB start Tuesday in the Red Sox's 9-5 loss to the Rangers, but didn't perform well enough to earn a follow-up nod in Baltimore this weekend. While he showed some impressive swing-and-miss stuff en route to racking up seven strikeouts, he lasted only three innings while yielding four runs (three earned) on three hits and five walks. Hernandez will continue to work out of the rotation at Portland and could get another look with Boston if he can show improved control in the minors.

June 12, 2019 01:44 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Lasts three innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez (0-1) allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and five walks while striking out seven across three innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Rangers.

Hernandez struck out the side in the first inning, but quickly ran into trouble from there. He surrendered walks to consecutive batters in the second inning, with both baserunners coming around to score. In the following frame, he allowed three walks, leading to two runs. This start matched his profile from the minor leagues, as he had managed a 31 percent strikeout rate but undid a lot of that with a 17 percent walk rate in 40.1 innings with Double-A Portland. The Red Sox continue to search for a viable fifth starter in the absence of Nathan Eovaldi (elbow), and if they stick with Hernandez, he'll likely draw his next start Sunday at Baltimore.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Baltimore 2.000 4.50026
vs LHB 13.100 3.380931
vs RHB 17.000 5.2901726
Last 7 Games
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9/9NYY0000.13301
9/12@TOR0000.10001
9/20@TB0000.11321
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020BOS000.000000000.00000000
2019BOS014.45291000030.3271815132657
Total014.5001000030.0271815132657
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020BOS000---00000---0.0000---
2019BOS117171.0000004.2311.74714716.62
Total117171.0000004.2311.76714716.80
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2014R-Dsl Red Sox 28.014101101519242.891.536
2015R-Dsl Red Sox2 65.1161306106630551.111.306
2016ASX-Lowell Spinners 48.1141403505836394.121.559
2017AFX-Greenville Drive103.12323045011649854.021.300
2018AFA-Salem Red Sox101.02323095012460803.561.386
2018AAX-Portland Sea Dogs 6.050000010663.002.000
2019AAX-Portland Sea Dogs 40.110901405932335.161.621
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 17.07301202016104.761.529
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/245
Birthdate:
12/17/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
1