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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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Roberto Hernandez surrendered three runs over seven innings in a low-scoring loss to the Mariners.
Hernandez pitched his best game since winning the No. 5 spot in the rotation out of spring training. He struck out two, walked one and served up six hits. Only one of those six left the ballpark, courtesy of Mike Zunino in the third inning. Hernandez mostly kept things under control and managed to give the Astros seven innings. While he's far from flashy, he does currently have an ERA of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.13. Still, given his career track record, it's difficult to recommend him except in the most favorable of conditions. Apr 23 - 12:57 AM

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Roberto Hernandez racked up six strikeouts in a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.

The veteran right-hander allowed three runs on three hits and a walk over his six innings of work. A major question mark heading into the season, Hernandez has posted a 3.38 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through his first two starts. While he's unlikely to be an every week starter in mixed leagues, he could be worth a look as a spot play for Wednesday's matchup against the Mariners in Seattle.
Apr 17 - 11:37 PM

Roberto Hernandez allowed five runs (one earned) over 4 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rangers.

Hernandez wasn't effective in the contest, but his teammates did him no favors. Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus both committed errors in the three-run fifth inning that more or less put the game away. In addition to five hits allowed, Hernandez also walked four batters and struck out two. The 34-year-old won the fifth spot in the Astros' rotation during spring training, but with a career WHIP of 1.413 and a career ERA of 4.58, he's not fantasy relevant. Hernandez's next start will come against the Angels.
Apr 11 - 11:33 PM

Astros purchased the contract of RHP Roberto Hernandez from Triple-A Fresno.

Hernandez was informed earlier this week that he won the Astros' fifth starter job. The 34-year-old had a 4.10 ERA and 105/73 K/BB ratio over 164 2/3 innings last season between the Phillies and Dodgers. He's not fantasy relevant, but could eat some innings in the back-end of Houston's rotation.
Apr 4 - 10:51 PM

Roberto Hernandez has been named the Astros' No. 5 starter.

Manager A.J. Hinch hasn't decided whether Hernandez will start the third, fourth or fifth game, but the veteran has been told he'll be part of the rotation. The veteran right-hander managed to post a decent 3.71 ERA this spring despite a 5/7 K/BB ratio over 17 innings. He's not a bad guy to have to eat innings, but there's no fantasy value to be had here.
Mar 30 - 9:03 PM

Roberto Hernandez allowed one run and three hits in five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Marlins.

Hernandez got 10 outs on the ground, which is what the Astros want to see from him. He's probably going to be the team's fifth starter, with Asher Wojciechowski being held back in Triple-A.
Mar 28 - 5:01 PM

Roberto Hernandez is thought to have a leg up for the final spot in the Astros' rotation.

Dan Straily was officially optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Monday morning, so only Asher Wojciechowski and Sam Deduno stand in the way of Hernandez getting the gig. Whatever happens, it's a spot that's doubtful to hold much fantasy relevance. Hernandez, 34, posted 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.
Mar 23 - 9:55 AM

Roberto Hernandez moved to 3-0 this spring by limiting the Pirates to one run in four innings Sunday.

Hernandez lowered his spring ERA to 4.50, though that comes with a poor 4/5 K/BB ratio through 12 innings. It looks like the battle for the final spot in Houston's rotation will go down to the wire. Asher Wojciechowski has the best numbers of the group, but he obviously doesn't have the kind of experience Hernandez and Dan Straily do.
Mar 22 - 4:56 PM

Roberto Hernandez allowed three runs and four hits over three innings Tuesday against the Pirates.

Hernandez and Dan Straily aren't putting up much of a fight, so Asher Wojciechowski might now be the favorite to serve as Houston's fifth starter. After a strong first start, Hernandez has given up five runs and nine hits over six innings his last two times out. He's struck out two and walked four in eight innings overall.
Mar 17 - 5:15 PM

Roberto Hernandez yielded two runs and five hits over three innings Friday versus the Nationals.

Not as effective as his first time out, when he pitched two hitless against the Blue Jays. Hernandez is competing with Dan Straily and Asher Wojciechowski for the opening in Houston's rotation.
Mar 13 - 5:21 PM

Roberto Hernandez pitched two hitless innings out of the bullpen Monday versus the Blue Jays.

Hernandez was late to report to Astros camp because of visa problems, setting him back in his bid to win a rotation spot. Still, that he's back on the mound and already throwing multiple innings leaves him with plenty of time to make his case.
Mar 9 - 4:16 PM

Roberto Hernandez is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

The veteran right-hander was a late arrival to Astros camp due to issues securing a visa. He's not expected to be very far behind the other hurlers in camp and will have an opportunity to compete for the final spot in the Astros rotation.
Mar 7 - 8:29 AM

Roberto Hernandez has arrived in Astros camp.

The man formerly known as Fausto Carmona had a little trouble securing a work visa after signing a minor league contact with the 'Stros in mid-February. But all is settled now and he'll try to catch up quickly to the other candidates for Houston's final rotation spot. Hernandez could also be an option for long relief.
Mar 5 - 8:25 AM

Roberto Hernandez received his visa and will fly to Florida on Wednesday night.

Hernandez, who signed a minor league deal with the Astros last month, is expected to take a physical tomorrow morning in Kissimmee. He's in the mix for the fifth starter job this spring, but the Astros could decide to keep him around as a long reliever.
Mar 4 - 11:23 AM

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

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Brad Peacock
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Joe Thatcher