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Felix Hernandez | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Felix Hernandez gave up six runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Twins.
With his stuff in obvious decline, this is the kind of thing that's going to happen to Hernandez when he's not on top of his game. He's done a great job of mixing up his approach and keeping hitters off balance this year, but his margin for error just isn't what it was. He stands at 4-4 with a 2.86 ERA at the moment. May 28 - 1:20 AM

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Felix Hernandez tossed six scoreless innings in a 4-0 shutout of the Reds on Saturday.

Hernandez gave up just four singles while walking three in the win. He struck out five, a seemingly low total for the King, but his strong ground ball rate kept him out of danger as it has much of this year. The win improved him to 4-3 with a stellar 2.21 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in nine starts. The 30-year-old will next take on the Twins on Friday.
May 21 - 7:35 PM

Felix Hernandez punched out nine over 7 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

King Felix was touched up for three runs on seven hits and a pair of walks in the ballgame. Run support continues to be an issue for Hernandez, who sits at just 3-3 despite a 2.47 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season. He'll take on the Reds his next time out in Cincinnati on Saturday.
May 15 - 8:44 PM

Felix Hernandez allowed just a couple of solo homers in seven innings Monday in a win over the Rays.

Hernandez's stuff isn't nearly what it was, yet here he is with a 2.27 ERA. It's not quite a smoke-and-mirrors act just yet, but we're still not sure he can keep this up all year.
May 10 - 3:39 AM

Felix Hernandez struggled in earning a no-decision against the A's in Wednesday's 9-8 win, yielding eight runs (four earned) on nine hits over four-plus innings.

Hernandez blanked the Royals into the eighth inning in his last start, but he found no such smooth sailing on Wednesday. It all fell apart rather quickly, too. After allowing solitary runs in the third and fourth innings, the veteran ace trotted back out to start the fifth inning to less than stellar results. The A's opened the frame with four consecutive singles, which were then followed up by a pair of run-scoring errors on the parts of Hernandez and Kyle Seager. King Felix ceded the mound to Vidal Nuno at that point, with Nuno allowing the final two runs on his line. Despite the rough outing, Hernandez still holds a 2.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 29/18 K/BB ratio over 36 2/3 innings. A road tilt with the Rays shows next on his schedule.
May 4 - 6:50 PM

Felix Hernandez shut out the Royals for 7 2/3 innings to earn his second win of the year on Friday.

Hernandez's velocity remains down a bit and he's walked 18 batters in 32 2/3 innings, yet here he is with a 1.38 ERA after five starts. He allowed five hits, walked three and struck out four in this one. We're still not all that optimistic about him finishing the year as a top-20 SP.
Apr 30 - 1:12 AM

Felix Hernandez got little run support and took a tough-luck loss on Saturday against the Angels, throwing a quality start and striking out four over seven innings.

Hernandez can't seem to buy any run support from his offense, suffering his second loss of the season despite throwing seven innings and only allowing three runs. He has lost a couple ticks on his fastball yet again this year, but he's still cruising along with a 1.80 ERA. His increased walk rate has inflated his FIP (4.07). The right-hander is still striking out a batter per inning, though, so it's not a huge worry at the moment. The biggest concern is that he only has one win to show for quality starts in three of his four outings.
Apr 24 - 1:10 AM

Felix Hernandez will start Saturday's game against the Angels.

Hernandez was scheduled to pitch the series opener on Friday but was scratched because of an illness. Fortunately for Seattle, his start was only delayed one day. King Felix has displayed his usual brand of dominance this year (1.00 ERA, 10.0 K/9), though the Mariners haven't given him much run support (two runs per game in his three starts).
Apr 23 - 6:32 PM

Felix Hernandez has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Angels due to illness.

Hisashi Iwakuma will take the ball instead on regular rest. The Mariners are surely hoping that King Felix will be ready to go on Saturday, allowing him to simply flip-flop spots with Iwakuma.
Apr 22 - 3:50 PM

Felix Hernandez tied Randy Johnson atop the Mariners all-time strikeout list at 2,162 in Saturday's victory over the Yankees.

King Felix allowed one run on five hits over his five innings of work while punching out four. He also issued six free passes though, which led to an elevated pitch count and forced him out of the game early. Hernandez has been terrific in the early going, compiling a 1.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 20/13 K/BB ratio in his first 18 innings. He'll etch his name into the Mariner record book when he records his first strikeout against the Angels in Los Angeles on Friday.
Apr 16 - 4:35 PM

Felix Hernandez was masterful on Sunday afternoon, striking out 10 Athletics over seven shutout innings, but had to settle for a no-decision after his bullpen was unable to protect his lead.

Hernandez scattered three hits and a pair of walks in the ballgame. He has been outstanding through his first two starts, compiling a 0.69 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 16/7 K/BB ratio over 13 innings, yet he still doesn't have a victory to show for it. He'll try again to get in the win column when he does battle against the Yankees in New York on Saturday.
Apr 10 - 8:20 PM

Felix Hernandez allowed just one hit, but struggled with his control in giving up three runs (one earned) over six innings in his Opening Day assignment against the Rangers on Monday.

It was a mixed bag of an outing. King Felix walked five batters, including three in a three-run fifth inning. It wasn’t all his fault, as two errors were committed behind him. One of them was on a tailor-made double play grounder. Hernandez struck out six, but the ugly inning put him on the losing side. The M’s ace entered Monday at a perfect 6-0 with a 1.49 ERA in eight career Opening Day starts.
Apr 4 - 7:13 PM

Felix Hernandez was off during his final spring tune-up on Tuesday, yielding four runs (three earned) on four hits over three innings.

Hernandez allowed all four of the runs on his line in the first inning before turning in two scoreless to finish his outing. Four-spot aside, he shut out the White Sox over six innings in his last start and should be his typically dependable self come the start of the 2016 campaign. Last year, King Felix held a 3.53 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 191/58 K/BB ratio over 201 2/3 innings. It was the first season since 2008 in which he failed to strike out at least 200 batters.
Mar 30 - 6:30 PM

Felix Hernandez blanked the White Sox on over six innings on Friday.

He gave up five hits while striking out three and walking none. The White Sox made some solid contact against him at times, but they weren’t able to get anything on the board until he exited the game. King Felix was shaky in his Cactus League debut, but his last two outings have been much better. This should provide some confidence to those on the fence about drafting him this spring.
Mar 25 - 7:37 PM

Making his Cactus League debut, Felix Hernandez struck out five but allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over 2 1/3 frames versus the Rockies on Monday.

The five punchouts were obviously nice, but King Felix didn't look sharp in his first start of spring training. It's hard to read too much into one March outing, but his struggles are worth noting after he ended last season with an elbow issue. We'll be tracking him closely to see if he rights the ship.
Mar 14 - 8:49 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Steve Clevenger
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Nori Aoki
CF1Leonys Martin
2Shawn O'Malley
RF1Seth Smith
2Franklin Gutierrez
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4Wade Miley
5Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
R1Steve Cishek
2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
4Joel Peralta
5Tony Zych
6Nick Vincent
7Evan Scribner
8Ryan Cook
9Vidal Nuno
10Mike Montgomery
11Steve Johnson