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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 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

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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

Felix Hernandez threw two simulated innings in minor league camp on Wednesday.

And he struck out five of the seven batters he faced. King Felix is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut next Monday and he'll log three more spring starts after that before taking the mound on Opening Day against the Rangers. The ace right-hander posted a 3.53 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 191/58 K/BB ratio across 201 2/3 innings last season for Seattle. He can be much better in 2016.
Mar 10 - 9:26 AM

Felix Hernandez is slated to make his Cactus League debut on March 14.

King Felix ended last season with a bit of an elbow issue, but the Mariners bringing him along slowly this spring is as much about maintenance as anything else. Hernandez doesn't need a ton of Cactus League innings and is fully expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 4 - 12:43 PM

Felix Hernandez (elbow) came through his first bullpen session of the spring without any issues on Saturday.

Hernandez threw all of his pitches without any problems. The veteran right-hander dealt with some elbow troubles at the end of the 2015 season but appears to be all systems go heading into 2016. He's looking to rebound from a disappointing 2015 season where he registered a 3.53 ERA and 1.18 WHIP across 201 2/3 innings.
Feb 27 - 2:32 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed Saturday that Felix Hernandez would start on Opening Day.

As he does every year, Hernandez will take the hill as the Mariners begin the 2016 season. Servais also noted that King Felix has never had the honor of pitching in the postseason, which is something that they plan on rectifying this season. While it's nice to be optimistic, their chances of emerging from an extremely competitive American League West don't look overly promising.
Feb 20 - 3:12 PM

The Mariners will shut down Felix Hernandez (elbow) for the season.

King Felix was only going to make one more start this season anyway, and with the M's out of the hunt it doesn't make sense for them to push their ace. The 29-year-old's season ends with a 18-9 record, 3.53 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 191/58 K/BB ratio in 31 starts.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 06:26:00 PM

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2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
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3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Nori Aoki
CF1Leonys Martin
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S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4Wade Miley
5Nate Karns
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2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
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