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Felix Hernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Felix Hernandez was hit hard in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, allowing seven runs on 12 hits over 6 2/3 innings.
On the plus side, he did manage to strike out seven while issuing just one walk in the rough outing. His primary nemesis in this one was Welington Castillo who blasted a pair of home runs. Even with this debacle, Hernandez will carry a 3.02 ERA and 131/40 K/BB ratio into a tough matchup against the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday. Jul 29 - 7:45 PM

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Felix Hernandez yielded two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in beating the Blue Jays on Friday.

Hernandez struck out seven and walked one in earning his 12th win. He's allowed a total of four runs in his last five starts, a stretch that has lowered his ERA from 3.24 to 2.59. Let's not count him out of the Cy Young mix just yet.
Jul 25 - 1:35 AM

Felix Hernandez yielded just one run over six frames but had to settle for a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

King Felix walked an uncharacteristic three on the day, but he struck out five and permitted only five hits (four singles). He exited with the game tied and the Yankees got to Fernando Rodney in the eighth. Hernandez will take a 2.77 ERA into next weekend's start against the Blue Jays.
Jul 19 - 4:14 PM

Felix Hernandez struck out six across seven shutout innings Thursday against the Angels.

King Felix scattered five hits and walked two. He came into this one 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts versus the Angels in 2015 and 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA in his last nine overall against Los Angeles. Hernandez finishes a strong first half 11-5 with a 2.84 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 112/35 K/BB rate in 117-plus innings.
Jul 10 - 1:38 AM

Felix Hernandez allowed one hit over six innings and struck out eight Sunday against the Angels.

Hernandez wasn't particularly efficient today, but it was still something of a surprise that he came out after six innings and 96 pitches. The bullpen coughed up a one-run lead in the seventh, gave up another run in the eighth and lost the game in the 10th.
Jun 28 - 7:51 PM

Felix Hernandez was saddled with a loss on Monday, giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings to the Royals.

Hernandez was out-dueled by Joe Blanton, of all people. The right-hander gave up nine hits and a walk while striking out five. In eight starts since May 16, Hernandez has a 4.62 ERA. He hasn't struck out more than six batters in any of his five June starts. The Mariners should be a bit concerned. Overall, Hernandez owns a 3.24 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, and a 92/28 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings. He'll make a road start against the Angels on Sunday next.
Jun 23 - 12:50 AM

Felix Hernandez pitched fantastically in a 2-0 win over Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday, holding the Giants to four hits over eight scoreless innings.

Hernandez was coming off the worst start of his career (he allowed eight runs in just 1/3 of an inning against the Astros on Friday), but he looked no worse for the wear in Wednesday's shutout of the Giants. He struck out five and walked two while scattering four singles over his eight innings of work. With the strong start, Hernandez now holds a 3.08 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. That ERA stood at 1.91 at the end of May and it's reasonable to expect it to settle somewhere in the mid-to-low 2.00's as the King distances himself from a rocky beginning to the month of June.
Jun 18 - 12:37 AM

Felix Hernandez had the worst start of his career Friday against the Astros, surrendering eight runs over just one-third of an inning.

Well, that was unexpected. Hernandez gave up five hits (including two home runs) and walked a pair before being pulled. The eight runs allowed tied a career high (August 28, 2013) while this also tied for his shortest career outing (April 18, 2007). However, he left that start due to injury. This time he just plain got demolished. King Felix has been hit hard in two out of his last three starts and has seen his ERA jump from 1.91 to 3.38 along the way. He'll attempt to bounce back next week in an interleague matchup against the Giants at home.
Jun 13 - 12:18 AM

Felix Hernandez earned his ninth win of the year by limiting the Rays to one run and two hits in seven innings Saturday.

Hernandez overcame Monday's blip against the Yankees by turning in his seventh start of the season of at least seven innings and no more than one run allowed. That's the most such starts in the majors. Max Scherzer and Dallas Keuchel are next with six.
Jun 7 - 1:45 AM

Felix Hernandez lost for only the second time this season after surrendering seven runs in 4 2/3 innings to the Yankees on Monday.

It wasn't a great outing by any means, but it was manageable until he was taken yard for a grand slam by Mark Teixeira in the fifth inning. Hernandez allowed six hits, walked five, and struck out four. It's a small blip in what has otherwise been a typically great season. Hernandez is 8-2 with a 2.63 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and a 75/20 K/BB ratio in 75 1/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back over the weekend at home against the Rays.
Jun 2 - 1:36 AM

Felix Hernandez tossed a four-hit shutout against the Rays on Wednesday, improving to 8-1.

Hernandez scattered four hits -- all singles -- and a walk while striking out eight to cinch his second shutout of the season. The right-hander has been predictably stellar through 10 starts, sitting on a 1.91 ERA with a 0.89 WHIP and a 71/15 K/BB ratio in 70 2/3 innings. Hernandez will look for his ninth win in his next start at home against the Yankees.
May 27 - 3:33 PM

Felix Hernandez notched his MLB-leading seventh victory after tossing of one-run ball in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

The only run scored on a solo homer from Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning. Otherwise, he was dominant, allowing just four hits in all against two walks and eight strikeouts. King Felix improved to 7-1 with the victory and now owns a 2.19 ERA and 63/14 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over nine starts. He's been exactly what fantasy owners were hoping for when they paid a high price in drafts this spring.
May 22 - 10:17 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday that Felix Hernandez's ankle is a non-issue and the pitcher will be fine for Friday's start against the Blue Jays.

Hernandez was a little gimpy late in his outing on Saturday versus the Red Sox, but he's expected to be fine. King Felix boasts a 2.30 ERA and 0.95 WHIP over eight starts this season.
May 17 - 2:20 PM

Felix Hernandez yielded four earned runs in six innings Saturday as the Mariners fell to the Red Sox.

Felix didn't look quite right, especially in the sixth inning when he walked three and let the Red Sox take a two-run lead. He was visited by a trainer in that frame but kept pitching. There may be more on that front in the coming days. If he feels well enough, Hernandez will get the Blue Jays on the road on his next turn.
May 17 - 12:09 AM

Felix Hernandez served up a pair of solo home runs to Marcus Semien on Sunday, accounting for both runs against him over seven innings.

On a day when King James hit a jumper at the buzzer to beat the Bulls, King Felix put in a typical day's work without quite as much drama. He struck out six and walked one while scattering five hits over seven innings. Two of those hits came in the form of Marcus Semien solo home runs in the first and sixth innings. They would account for the only runs that the A's scored off Hernandez. With the win, baseball's species of King improved to 6-0, with a 1.85 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 50/8 K/BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings. A home start against the Red Sox is up next for Hernandez.
May 10 - 7:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
2Chris Taylor
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Seth Smith
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Taijuan Walker
5Mike Montgomery
6J.A. Happ
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Carson Smith
2Fernando Rodney
3Charlie Furbush
4Mark Lowe
5Joe Beimel
6David Rollins
7Vidal Nuno
8Tom Wilhelmsen