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Roberto Hernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 27 - 2:09 AM

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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.
Sep 20 - 5:59 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.
Sep 16 - 12:37 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.
Sep 10 - 1:26 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.
Sep 1 - 11:40 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.
Aug 27 - 1:19 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.
Aug 21 - 1:28 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.
Aug 14 - 4:11 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.
Aug 9 - 1:09 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.
Aug 7 - 3:54 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.
Aug 7 - 2:20 PM

Roberto Hernandez pitched eight innings of one-run ball to pick up his sixth win of the season on Friday against the Nationals.

Hernandez was incredibly efficient in his eight innings of work, throwing only 94 pitches. The lack of both strikeouts (three) and walks (one) help to explain that. He gave up an RBI single to Ian Desmond in the second and that was all she wrote. The win moves Hernandez to 6-8 on the season. Hernandez holds a 3.87 ERA. This marks back-to-back starts in which Hernandez has gone seven innings or deeper.
Aug 1 - 9:44 PM

Roberto Hernandez held the Diamondbacks to two runs over seven innings in Sunday's 4-2 victory.

The sinkerballer registered just one strikeout, but he yielded only four hits and didn't walk a batter, requiring just 75 pitches to complete the seven frames. Hernandez holds a 3.65 ERA since the beginning of May, though it's come along with a 46/43 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Nationals on the road in his next outing.
Jul 27 - 4:47 PM

Roberto Hernandez got a no-decision, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings, as the Phillies lost 9-6 in 14 innings to the Giants on Tuesday.

Hernandez was making his first start since July 9. He out-dueled Giants starter Yusmeiro Petit, but the Phillies' bullpen could not hold the lead. Hernandez allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out only one in the effort. He has had an uninspiring season, carrying a 4.25 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 71/54 K/BB ratio. Hernandez matches up next against the D'Backs at home on Sunday.
Jul 23 - 1:12 AM

Roberto Hernandez needed only 84 pitches to hold the Brewers to one run over eight innings in Wednesday's victory.

Hernandez very easily could have taken the hill for the ninth inning, but manager Ryne Sandberg opted to let closer Jonathan Papelbon pick up the save. Hernandez limited the Brewers to three hits and two walks while striking out three in his most dominant start of the season. Now with a 4.22 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a 70/51 K/BB ratio, Hernandez will face the Braves in Atlanta when the Phillies return from the All-Star break.
Jul 9 - 10:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Darwin Barney
3Miguel Rojas
4Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Onelki Garcia
12Scott Elbert
13Chris Withrow
14Daniel Coulombe