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Roberto Hernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday that Roberto Hernandez is expected in camp later this week.
Hernandez is having visa issues in his native Dominican Republic, but the Astros believe it will be resolved soon. The veteran right-hander will be in the mix for the fifth spot in Houston's rotation this spring, but he might have to settle for a swingman role. Feb 25 - 10:17 AM

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Roberto Hernandez has not reported to Astros' camp due to visa issues.

Hernandez is throwing bullpen sessions in his native Domincan Republic while the visa issue is sorted out. He'll compete for a rotation spot once he arrives to spring training but is likely to settle into a swingman role.
Feb 20 - 2:29 PM

Roberto Hernandez may be late arriving to spring training due to visa issues.

"I haven’t been told he’s going to be late, but he would be the one question," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. Hernandez, 34, was unsigned until last Thursday, so he hasn't had much time to work on getting a visa prior to camp opening. The right-hander will try to win a spot on the roster after signing a minor league contract with the club.
Feb 18 - 9:55 PM

Astros signed RHP Roberto Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The man formerly known as Fausto Carmona couldn't find a guaranteed major league contract on the open market this winter after posting a 4.10 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 105/73 K/BB ratio in 164 2/3 innings last season between the Phillies and Dodgers. He'll act as rotation depth (and maybe long relief depth) for Houston.
Feb 12 - 3:13 PM

Roberto Hernandez yielded three runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Rockies.

Hernandez allowed six hits, walked four and struck out three. The Dodgers would certainly prefer to avoid starting him in the NLDS, but that could hinge on Hyun-Jin Ryu's health. Hernandez ended the regular season 8-11 with a 4.10 ERA in 29 starts and three relief appearances. A free agent at season's end, he'll likely be some other team's fifth starter next year.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 02:09:00 AM

Roberto Hernandez allowed two runs over four-plus innings Saturday against the Cubs.

Hernandez was pulled after allowing a double and a walk to begin the bottom of the fifth inning. His line could have been worse, but Paco Rodriguez managed to get out of the jam without a run scoring. He struck out four and walked two and now owns a 4.74 ERA and 27/14 K/BB ratio in 36 innings across eight starts with the Dodgers. He'll make his final start of the season next weekend against the Rockies at home, though fantasy owners can do better.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Roberto Hernandez surrendered two runs in 3 2/3 innings before being removed from Monday's start against the Rockies.

The Dodgers decided to give Hernandez one more try as a starter, but he certainly didn't do much with it. Perhaps he'll trade spots with Kevin Correia now.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:37:00 AM

Roberto Hernandez coughed up five runs -- two earned -- over three innings Tuesday in a loss to the Padres.

He gave up a career-high four home runs in his last outing -- last week against the Nationals -- and coughed up another tonight. The right-hander toted a 8.78 ERA across three career starts at Dodger Stadium to the mound this evening, and then pitched so poorly that Don Mattingly refused to send him out for the fourth inning. Hernandez (8-11, 4.04 ERA) punches the clock next week on Blake Street when he tangles with the Rockies in Denver.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 01:26:00 AM

Roberto Hernandez was chased after allowing five runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday against the Nationals.

Hernandez gave up a career-high four home runs in the loss, including a pair to Washington leadoff man Denard Span. He now owns a 4.61 ERA and 19/9 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings over five starts with the Dodgers. We're not expecting much in the way of fantasy relevance in September.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 11:40:00 PM

Roberto Hernandez earned a win by limiting the Diamondbacks to three run and six hits over six innings Tuesday.

It certainly helped that Trevor Cahill melted down and Hernandez had an 8-3 lead when he strode to the mound in the bottom of the fourth. Hernandez allowed only nine earned runs total in six starts between July 9-August 14 to slash his ERA from 4.25 to 3.72, and has now coughed up three earned runs apiece in his last two starts. Hernandez is fine when he induces weak contact and keeps the ball on the ground, but he leaves himself precious little margin for error with a poor 90/63 K/BB ratio. Hernandez kicks off a two-start week with a tussle against the Nationals on Monday.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 01:19:00 AM

Roberto Hernandez coughed up four runs -- three earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.

He was touched up for eight hits while striking out two and walking two. Hernandez converted some fantasy believers over the last month-plus, allowing only nine earned runs total in six starts since July 9 to slash his ERA from 4.25 to 3.72. Unfortunately, the former Fausto Carmona just doesn't have the stuff to remain a reliable fantasy hurler. Yeah, the ERA is passable, but it comes with an 87/61 K/BB ratio that guarantees a stinker outing every now and again when those sharp ground balls find holes. His ability to keep the ball on the ground will be key in Arizona next week.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 01:28:00 AM

Roberto Hernandez earned a win by limiting the Braves to one run and three hits over six innings Thursday.

Hernandez was wild and inefficient today, walking four and throwing 118 pitches in his six innings. Still, it was a second quality start for him since he joined the Dodgers last week. He's a better choice than Kevin Correia to stick in the rotation, and while we wouldn't recommend him in mixed leagues, he should remain useful in NL-only formats.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Making his Dodgers debut, Roberto Hernandez allowed two runs over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

Acquired from the Phillies on Thursday, Hernandez gave up just three hits (all of them in the first inning) and no walks while striking out five batters. The veteran right-hander retired 17 consecutive batters at one point. He was actually in line for the win before two errors by Justin Turner opened the door for the Brewers to take the lead. We're not expecting much fantasy value from Hernandez the rest of the way, but his performance is a big positive to take away from Friday's loss.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 01:09:00 AM

Roberto Hernandez told reporters that he is starting for the Dodgers on Friday in Milwaukee.

That's the rotation spot that belongs to Josh Beckett, who has been a mess over the past couple of weeks. Hernandez was acquired from the Phillies on Thursday afternoon for two players to be named later. He had a 3.87 ERA in 121 innings with Philadelphia, but the right-hander's lack of control and poor strikeout rate make him a poor fantasy bet no matter where he's pitching.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 03:54:00 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies for two players to be named later.

Hernandez is presumably going to pitch out of the Dodgers' bullpen initially, but he can serve as an emergency starter if needed down the stretch. The 33-year-old right-hander (known formerly as Fausto Carmona) had registered a 3.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 75/55 K/BB ratio across 121 innings this season for Philadelphia. He will be a free agent in the winter.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 02:20:00 PM

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C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
3Max Stassi
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
3Dan Johnson
2B1Jose Altuve
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
4Gregorio Petit
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Dan Straily
6Brad Peacock
7Roberto Hernandez
8Vince Velasquez
9Michael Feliz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Kevin Chapman
9Joe Thatcher
10Darin Downs
11James Hoyt
12Jason Stoffel