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Felix Hernandez | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / SEA
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Felix Hernandez turned in 5 1/3 innings while allowing two runs in a no-decision versus the Rangers on Friday.
He sailed through the first five frames unscathed before faltering in the sixth. He allowed two runs in that inning on a double, a single and hit batsman before being relieved. Hernandez allowed four hits total and two walks while striking out five in his day's work. He is 2-2 with a 5.06 ERA through five starts. Apr 21 - 12:40 AM

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Felix Hernandez pitched well in a loss to the Athletics on Sunday, allowing two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings.

A two-run homer by Jed Lowrie in the first inning was all Felix would yield, but it was enough on a day when Sean Manaea dominated the M's offense. Even so, it was an encouraging turn for the veteran starter, who now owns a 2-2 record with a 5.48 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through four starts. King Felix may be a thing of the past, but the Mariners will surely take this iteration every time out. They'll hope to see it again Friday against the Rangers.
Apr 15 - 6:54 PM

Felix Hernandez notched a win after allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Royals.

Hernandez is 2-1 after three starts, but nothing so far suggests that he's going to be much of a fantasy asset this year. Three strikeouts and one walk tonight leave him with an 8/8 K/BB ratio through 15 innings. He's also given up four homers already.
Apr 10 - 11:31 PM

Felix Hernandez was demolished in Wednesday's loss to the Giants, allowing eight runs on six hits in his four innings of work.

The veteran right-hander struggled badly with his command, issuing five free passes while striking out only one. It was a far cry from the 5 1/3 shutout innings he twirled against the Indians on Opening Day. Amongst the damage, Hernandez surrendered home runs to Brandon Belt, Gorkys Hernandez and Pablo Sandoval. He'll try to right the ship when he squares off against the Royals in Kansas City on Tuesday.
Apr 4 - 10:13 PM

Felix Hernandez tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Indians.

This was King Felix's 10th consecutive Opening Day start. He's lost a little zip off his fastball since the first one, but the end result on Thursday was familiar enough. It bumped his overall record in openers to a stupendous 9-1. Hernandez's outing against the Indians was remarkable in just how smoothly it unfolded. No real trouble spots, no real issues. Hernandez finished his evening's work after tossing 83 pitches (49 for strikes). He struggled with injury and diminished stuff in 2017 while posting a ho-hum 4.36 ERA across 86 2/3 innings (16 starts), but it wouldn't surprise if he was able to knock down the earned run mark by degrees this season, particularly if he can stay healthy. That said, he no longer possesses the electric arm which made him a front-line fantasy starter in years past. He'll be sitting on the dock of the bay for a road showdown with the Giants next time out.
Mar 30 - 12:55 AM

Felix Hernandez has officially been named the Mariners' Opening Day starter.

That will make 10 straight Opening Day starts for Hernandez, the longest active streak in baseball. The 31-year-old right-hander will go up against Indians ace Corey Kluber at Safeco Field on March 29. While no longer the elite fantasy option he once was, Hernandez is still worth a flier in the later rounds of mixed leagues.
Mar 25 - 2:49 PM

Felix Hernandez (forearm) is listed as the Opening Day starter on the pitching sheet in the Mariner clubhouse.

The Mariners haven't yet announced who will start the season opener on Thursday against the Indians, but it appears very likely that Hernandez will be taking the mound. Assuming he does, it will be his ninth consecutive Opening Day start, which is the longest in all of baseball. No longer the dominant hurler he was, the 31-year-old right-hander still offers some fantasy value if he can stay healthy in 2018.
Mar 25 - 11:50 AM

Felix Hernandez (forearm) allowed one run on four hits over 3 2/3 innings Saturday against a split squad Cubs team.

Ian Happ led off the game by lifting the first pitch he saw over the left field wall, a fly ball Felix said after the start would have been an out at Safeco Field. Otherwise, he was stout, walking just one while striking out three. He threw 60-plus pitches in the outing and said he'll likely be ready to throw around 90 on Opening Day, assuming he gets the nod as expected.
Mar 24 - 11:25 PM

Felix Hernandez (forearm) threw 40 pitches over three innings in a minor league game Monday.

Hernandez allowed one run on three hits and struck out five against a group of Padres minor leaguers. The veteran right-hander expects to go five innings in his next start -- whether it's a Cactus League game or another minor league game -- and he remains optimistic that he'll be ready for the first week of the regular season. Hernandez suffered a bad bruise on his right forearm last month when he was struck by a comebacker.
Mar 19 - 5:10 PM

Felix Hernandez (forearm) is tentatively scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Monday.

Both Hernandez and James Paxton are scheduled to throw in the contest on Monday. It was originally believed that he would only miss one start after taking a line drive off of his forearm, but he hasn't thrown in a game since his February 28 start. He's still expected to be ready for Opening Day -- assuming he draws that assignment -- but there's a chance that he opens the year on the disabled list.
Mar 16 - 12:11 PM

Felix Hernandez (forearm) will throw another bullpen session on Friday.

If that goes well, he could pitch in a minor league game next week. Hernandez took a comebacker off his arm early in spring training but appears to be making good progress. His goal is to be ready for Opening Day but that might be a bit ambitious. Either way, he shouldn't miss much time.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 15 - 10:15 PM

Felix Hernandez (forearm) said Tuesday that he believes he'll be ready for the start of the season.

King Felix felt fine during a bullpen session on Tuesday and even surprised by mixing in his offspeed pitches. He's hoping to throw another bullpen session in two days before returning to game action. Opening Day could be a stretch, but he could be ready for the first series of the regular season. Hernandez hasn't pitched since being hit by a comebacker on February 26.
Mar 13 - 2:08 PM

The Mariners hope Felix Hernandez (forearm) is ready to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

The goal is for Hernandez to get in a couple bullpen sessions this week and hopefully two games before the Cactus League schedule runs out. While the Mariners haven't officially ruled him out for his 10th straight Opening Day start, it's likelier that King Felix will pitch later in the opening series versus the Indians.
Mar 12 - 5:37 PM

Felix Hernandez (forearm) is hoping to throw two bullpen sessions this week.

Hernandez threw an aggressive flat-ground session from 120 feet Saturday and said afterward of his bruised right forearm that "it's getting better every day." The Mariners haven't ruled out King Felix getting in two Cactus League starts before taking the ball on Opening Day, but the likelier scenario is that he'll pitch at the tail-end of the opening series versus the Indians on March 31 or April 1. Either way, he's progressing nicely and appears likely to avoid a disabled list stint. James Paxton is currently lined up to be the Mariners' Opening Day starter.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 11 - 11:14 AM

Felix Hernandez (arm) will play catch again Friday.

Hernandez will extend his game of catch out to a farther distance and is nearing a bullpen session. Mariners manager Scott Servais said that the veteran right-hander will need to get in 2-3 Cactus League starts in order to be ready for Opening Day, which could be pushing it since there are less than three weeks left.
Mar 9 - 12:25 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2David Freitas
1B1Ryon Healy
2Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
2Andrew Romine
LF1Ben Gamel
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Dee Gordon
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2James Paxton
3Mike Leake
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Marco Gonzales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Juan Nicasio
3Nick Vincent
4James Pazos
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Dan Altavilla
7Wade LeBlanc
8Chasen Bradford
9David Phelps