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63 Darwinzon Hernandez RP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%1%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
30.10104.455726
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019BOS014.45290000030.1271815132657

Player Updates

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.

June 11, 2019 02:24 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Recalled ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was recalled from Double-A Portland ahead of his scheduled start against the Rangers on Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Hernandez's only big-league appearance to date came in long relief back in late April. The 22-year-old owns a poor 5.13 ERA in 40.1 innings for Portland this season, striking out an impressive 31.4 percent of opposing batters but walking far too many (17.0 percent). Ryan Brasier was placed on the bereavement list.

June 10, 2019 10:56 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Confirmed as Tuesday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez will start Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Hernandez will stand in as the fifth starter for Boston after he was scratched from his scheduled outing at Double-A Portland over the weekend. He's made one appearance in the big leagues this season, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings while striking out four April 23 against the Tigers. The Red Sox will officially recall Hernandez closer to first pitch.

June 9, 2019 07:16 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Leading option for Tuesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez is viewed as a candidate to start Tuesday's game against the Rangers in Boston, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Hernandez was scratched from his scheduled turn this weekend at Double-A Portland for no apparent injury-related reason, suggesting the Red Sox are looking to promote him when a fifth starter is next needed Tuesday. The young lefty turned in a promising MLB debut in long relief back on April 23, but he's largely struggled this season with Portland, posting a 5.13 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 40.1 innings. He'll thus make for a risky streaming option if he gets the nod Tuesday, and there's a good possibility the Red Sox put a cap on his workload even if he performs well the first time through the order.

May 27, 2019 01:32 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was optioned to Double-A Portland on Monday.

Hernandez was up for just one day and did not get into a game. He'll head back to the minors to make way for the return of Brock Holt (shoulder) from the injured list.

May 26, 2019 01:40 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Called up to bigs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox recalled Hernandez from Double-A Portland on Sunday.

The Red Sox don't have a spot available in the rotation for Hernandez, one of the organization's top pitching prospects. As a result, he'll likely be in store for only a brief stay with the big club, with the Red Sox potentially leaning on him to cover multiple innings in relief Sunday against Houston to aid a taxed bullpen. Hernandez could be headed back to Portland as soon as Monday, when the Red Sox will need to open up a spot on the active roster to facilitate utility man Brock Holt's (shoulder) return from the injured list.

April 24, 2019 01:00 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Heads back to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was optioned to Double-A Portland following Wednesday's doubleheader with the Tigers.

Hernandez made his MLB debut in the second game of the twin bill and provided the Red Sox with a much-needed fresh arm out of the bullpen. He covered 2.1 scoreless innings in relief, scattering four hits and a walk while striking out four. The lefty will now head back to the minors to continue his development as a starter but could get a look in the big-league rotation at some point if Hector Velazquez proves to be an unsatisfactory replacement for the injured Nathan Eovaldi (elbow).

April 23, 2019 04:36 PM
Red Sox's Darwinzon Hernandez: Called up as 26th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was officially called up from Double-A Portland as the 26th man for Tuesday's nightcap against the Tigers, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Hernandez could one day be a fixture in the Red Sox's rotation, but that won't start just yet. If he does end up making his big-league debut Tuesday, it will come in a relief role.

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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9/20@TB0000.11321
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020BOS00---00000000000000
2019BOS014.45291000030.3271815132657
Total014.5001000030.0271815132657
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020BOS000---00000------0---
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