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Roberto Hernandez PBlue Jays

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Birth Date8-30-1980
Height6' 4"
Weight270 lbs
Age39 years, 1 months, 20 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2006 CLE MLB 38 7 74.7 1 10 0 88 31 58 9 107 10.6 3.7 1.1 7.0 0% .336 1.59 4.72 5.42 92 5.16 105.1 0.5
2007 CLE MLB 32 32 215.0 19 8 0 199 61 137 16 98 8.3 2.6 0.7 5.7 0% .280 1.21 4.00 3.06 86 3.62 74.8 4.9
2008 CLE MLB 22 22 120.7 8 7 0 126 70 58 7 106 9.4 5.2 0.5 4.3 0% .294 1.62 4.91 5.44 119 6.92 147.6 -1.9
2009 CLE MLB 24 24 125.3 5 12 0 151 70 79 16 102 10.8 5.0 1.1 5.7 0% .319 1.76 5.40 6.32 118 7.11 152.5 -2.2
2010 CLE MLB 33 33 210.3 13 14 0 203 72 124 17 105 8.7 3.1 0.7 5.3 0% .283 1.31 4.07 3.77 104 4.55 102.7 1.7
2011 CLE MLB 32 32 188.7 7 15 0 205 60 109 22 101 9.8 2.9 1.0 5.2 0% .291 1.40 4.59 5.25 112 5.80 134.8 -1.7
2012 CLE MLB 3 3 14.3 0 3 0 17 3 2 4 87 10.7 1.9 2.5 1.3 0% .250 1.40 7.23 7.53 132 6.50 149.1 -0.2
2013 TBA MLB 32 24 151.0 6 13 1 164 38 113 24 94 9.8 2.3 1.4 6.7 0% .308 1.34 4.65 4.89 106 4.54 108.8 0.7
2014 LAN 0 9 9 43.7 2 3 0 48 18 30 8 101 9.9 3.7 1.6 6.2 0% .292 1.51 5.48 4.74 117 5.14 126.1 -0.2
2014 PHI 0 23 20 121.0 6 8 0 108 55 75 11 101 8.0 4.1 0.8 5.6 0% .256 1.35 4.58 3.87 123 5.32 130.6 -0.7
2015 HOU MLB 20 11 84.7 3 5 0 90 26 42 9 105 9.6 2.8 1.0 4.5 0% .290 1.37 4.44 4.36 115 5.55 129.6 -0.6
2016 ATL MLB 2 2 9.0 1 1 0 13 1 6 4 91 13.0 1.0 4.0 6.0 38% .321 1.56 7.96 8.00 116 5.56 123.1 0.0
2014 TOT MLB 32 29 164.7 8 11 0 156 73 105 19 101 8.5 4.0 1.0 5.7 0% .000 1.39 4.82 4.10 121 5.28 129.4 -0.9
CareerMLB2702191358.37199114125058331471019.43.31.05.558%.2921.414.604.601085.23117.70.5

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2002 MHV A- NYP 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4.5 2.3 0.0 0.0 0% .167 0.75 4.12 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 BNC Rk APL 13 11 76.3 2 4 1 89 10 42 4 10.5 1.2 0.5 5.0 0% .322 1.30 3.86 3.30 0 0.00 0.0
2003 LKC A SAL 24 24 148.3 17 4 0 117 14 83 10 7.1 0.8 0.6 5.0 0% .231 0.88 3.25 2.06 0 0.00 0.0
2003 AKR AA EAS 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 8 0 3 1 12.0 0.0 1.5 4.5 0% .318 1.33 4.94 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2004 KIN A+ CRL 13 13 70.0 5 2 0 68 20 57 6 8.7 2.6 0.8 7.3 0% .292 1.26 3.77 2.83 0 0.00 0.0
2004 AKR AA EAS 15 15 87.0 4 8 0 114 21 63 3 11.8 2.2 0.3 6.5 0% .369 1.55 3.04 4.76 0 0.00 0.0
2004 BUF AAA INT 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 6 3 2 0 9.0 4.5 0.0 3.0 0% .286 1.50 4.09 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
2005 AKR AA EAS 14 14 90.7 6 5 0 100 20 57 7 84 9.9 2.0 0.7 5.7 0% -1.011 1.32 3.82 4.07 100 4.84 95.5
2005 BUF AAA INT 13 12 83.0 7 4 0 76 15 49 10 91 8.2 1.6 1.1 5.3 0% -.857 1.10 4.24 3.25 101 3.53 69.6
2006 CLE MLB AL 38 7 74.7 1 10 0 88 31 58 9 107 10.6 3.7 1.1 7.0 0% .336 1.59 4.72 5.42 92 5.16 105.1
2006 BUF AAA INT 6 5 27.1 1 3 0 28 8 28 2 78 9.3 2.7 0.7 9.3 0% .329 1.33 2.96 5.65 84 3.97 83.3
2007 CLE MLB AL 32 32 215.0 19 8 0 199 61 137 16 98 8.3 2.6 0.7 5.7 0% .280 1.21 4.00 3.06 86 3.62 74.8
2008 CLE MLB AL 22 22 120.7 8 7 0 126 70 58 7 106 9.4 5.2 0.5 4.3 0% .294 1.62 4.91 5.44 119 6.92 147.6
2008 LKC A SAL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 98 2.3 0.0 0.0 6.8 0% .100 0.25 2.05 0.00 93 3.53 72.3
2008 AKR AA EAS 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 9 0 2 0 102 16.2 0.0 0.0 3.6 0% .474 1.80 2.42 1.80 97 8.01 163.9
2009 CLE MLB AL 24 24 125.3 5 12 0 151 70 79 16 102 10.8 5.0 1.1 5.7 0% .319 1.76 5.40 6.32 118 7.11 152.5
2009 LKC A SAL 1 1 6.3 1 0 0 1 1 7 0 103 1.4 1.4 0.0 10.0 0% .077 0.32 1.70 0.00 79 2.41 50.6
2009 AKR AA EAS 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 4 0 5 1 91 5.1 0.0 1.3 6.4 0% .167 0.57 3.56 1.29 97 3.39 71.4
2009 COH AAA INT 5 5 33.0 1 3 0 32 6 27 5 115 8.7 1.6 1.4 7.4 0% .273 1.15 4.30 3.55 95 3.76 79.0
2010 CLE MLB AL 33 33 210.3 13 14 0 203 72 124 17 105 8.7 3.1 0.7 5.3 0% .283 1.31 4.07 3.77 104 4.55 102.7
2011 CLE MLB AL 32 32 188.7 7 15 0 205 60 109 22 101 9.8 2.9 1.0 5.2 0% .291 1.40 4.59 5.25 112 5.80 134.8
2011 AGU Wnt LID 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 6.8 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .250 0.75 2.06 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2012 CLE MLB AL 3 3 14.3 0 3 0 17 3 2 4 87 10.7 1.9 2.5 1.3 0% .250 1.40 7.23 7.53 132 6.50 149.1
2012 LKC A MID 2 2 12.3 1 1 0 12 1 13 5 98 8.8 0.7 3.6 9.5 0% .233 1.05 6.75 3.65 123 4.74 98.7
2012 COH AAA INT 2 2 12.0 1 0 0 13 3 7 0 120 9.8 2.3 0.0 5.3 0% .317 1.33 2.74 4.50 93 4.29 89.4
2013 TBA MLB AL 32 24 151.0 6 13 1 164 38 113 24 94 9.8 2.3 1.4 6.7 0% .308 1.34 4.65 4.89 106 4.54 108.8
2014 LAN MLB NL 9 9 43.7 2 3 0 48 18 30 8 101 9.9 3.7 1.6 6.2 0% .292 1.51 5.48 4.74 117 5.14 126.1
2014 PHI MLB NL 23 20 121.0 6 8 0 108 55 75 11 101 8.0 4.1 0.8 5.6 0% .256 1.35 4.58 3.87 123 5.32 130.6
2015 HOU MLB AL 20 11 84.7 3 5 0 90 26 42 9 105 9.6 2.8 1.0 4.5 0% .290 1.37 4.44 4.36 115 5.55 129.6
2016 ATL MLB NL 2 2 9.0 1 1 0 13 1 6 4 91 13.0 1.0 4.0 6.0 38% .321 1.56 7.96 8.00 116 5.56 123.1
2016 BUF AAA INT 13 13 71.3 4 4 0 74 23 48 10 100 9.3 2.9 1.3 6.1 50% .288 1.36 4.86 4.42 115 5.94 131.1
2016 GWN AAA INT 3 3 14.7 0 2 0 21 3 11 1 101 12.9 1.8 0.6 6.8 43% .385 1.64 3.17 5.52 113 5.81 128.3
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 22 1 20.3 1 0 0 27 9 9 1 12.0 4.0 0.4 4.0 0% .351 1.77 3.76 4.43 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1995 0.4607 0.4436 0.8282 0.6039 0.3067 0.8901 0.7242 0.1718
2009 2214 0.4521 0.4210 0.8219 0.5974 0.2754 0.9181 0.6497 0.1781
2010 3291 0.5299 0.4406 0.8255 0.5940 0.2676 0.8880 0.6691 0.1745
2011 2998 0.5053 0.4616 0.8100 0.6079 0.3122 0.8686 0.6933 0.1900
2012 229 0.4716 0.4629 0.9151 0.6019 0.3388 0.9077 0.9268 0.0849
2013 2399 0.4960 0.4564 0.8082 0.5983 0.3168 0.8820 0.6710 0.1918
2014 2708 0.4361 0.4446 0.8032 0.6071 0.3189 0.8898 0.6756 0.1968
2015 1310 0.4252 0.4351 0.8404 0.6194 0.2988 0.9188 0.7200 0.1596
2016 168 0.4940 0.5298 0.7753 0.7470 0.3176 0.8065 0.7037 0.2247
Career173120.47930.44560.81860.60410.29950.89000.68600.1814

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-08-28 2012-10-04 DTD 37 34 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-07-03 2011-07-18 15-DL 15 12 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2008-05-24 2008-07-26 60-DL 63 53 Left Hip Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TOR $
2015 HOU $2,650,000
2014 PHI $4,500,000
2013 TBA $3,250,000
2012 CLE $2,500,000
2011 CLE $6,287,500
2010 CLE $5,087,500
2009 CLE $2,937,500
2008 CLE $500,000
2007 CLE $387,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$28,100,000
9 yrTotal$28,100,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 128 dJorge Brito1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/18/15 (minor-league contract). Exercised opt-out clause, released by Toronto 3/29/16. Re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 4/27/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto 7/2/16. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 7/15/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Atlanta 8/6/16. DFA by Atlanta 8/12/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/15/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Houston as a free agent 2/12/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2.65M in majors. May opt out of contract 4/1/15 if not yet on Major League roster. Contract selected by Houston 3/31/15. DFA by Houston 7/30/15. Released 8/8/15.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2014). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/12/13. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 140, 155 innings pitched. $0.3M each for 170, 185 IP. $0.5M for 200 IP. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Philadelphia 8/7/14.
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2013). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/18/12. Performance bonuses: May earn additional $1.25M based on innings pitched and $0.6M based on relief appearances.
  • 4 years/$15M (2008-11), plus 2012-14 club options. Signed extension with Cleveland 4/10/08, replacing 1 year/$0.4578M deal signed 2/28/08. $0.75M signing bonus. 08:$0.5M, 09:$2.75M, 10:$4.9M, 11:$6.1M, 12:$7M club option, 13:$9M club option, 14:$12M club option. Escalators may increase 2012 option by $1M, 2013 & 2014 options by $2M each based on Cy Young vote previous 2 seasons. Cleveland exercised $7M 2012 option 10/31/11. Placed on restricted list 1/26/12 after authorities in the Dominican Republic charged him as Roberto Hernandez Heredia with using a false identity. Contract restructured 3/14/12, reducing 2012 salary to $2.5M, plus performance bonuses, and reducing price of 2013 option to $6M in exchange for elimination of 2014 option. Cleveland declined 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 1 year/$0.3875M (2007). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/04. Re-signed 3/05.
  • Signed by Cleveland 2000 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0 3.8 0.3 15 7 49.3 46 15 34 7 .261 1.24 4.18 4.39 -6.2 -0.7
80o 0 3.5 0.3 13 7 43.7 44 14 30 7 .275 1.33 4.57 4.81 -7.4 -0.8
70o 0 3.3 0.2 12 6 39.7 42 14 27 6 .285 1.40 4.87 5.12 -8.0 -0.9
60o 0 3.2 0.2 11 6 36.4 40 13 25 6 .294 1.46 5.12 5.39 -8.4 -0.9
50o 0 3 0.2 10 5 33.4 38 12 23 6 .302 1.52 5.36 5.65 -8.6 -0.9
40o 0 2.8 0.2 9 5 30.5 36 12 21 6 .310 1.57 5.61 5.9 -8.6 -0.9
30o 0 2.6 0.1 8 4 27.4 34 11 19 5 .319 1.64 5.88 6.19 -8.6 -0.9
20o 0 2.4 0.1 7 4 23.9 31 10 16 5 .329 1.72 6.19 6.52 -8.3 -0.9
10o 0 2 0.1 6 3 19.2 27 9 13 4 .343 1.83 6.65 7 -7.7 -0.8
Weighted Mean02.90.210532.73712226.3001.505.335.61-8.3-0.9

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the news of the Fausto Carmona situation, is there a way for teams to better evaluate talent so that players don't have to pretend they are someone else. "Fausto" was signed, in part, because they thought he was 2 years younger than he was. Despite being the 2 years older, he still became an effective pitcher in MLB. Should teams/scouts not put such an emphasis on age when looking at players?
(Brian from Springfield, MO)
It's a great question, a book worthy one even. It's clear that even if Carmona was going as Heredia, and was two years older, he probably would not have gotten the chance. That's a bad system. At the same time, I don't side with the people that are angry with Carmona. He did whatever he could to escape abject poverty. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-08-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of ERA do you think Ubaldo Jiminez will be putting up in the AL? And thoughts on Fausto Carmona? Can you see him putting up sub-4 ERAs over the next couple of years? Thanks!
(DS from LA)
Carmona's LOB% fluctuates wildly so anything is possible. I see the talent level in the ALC improving so sub 4 is possible for both, but more possible for Jimenez. (Jason Collette)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Rangers lost out on Lee, consider Elvis Andrus to be a superior defender, and play in Jet Stream Park. Wouldn't this be a good time for the Indians to sing the praises of Fausto Carmona's power sinker and contact Texas? I mean, yeah, Cleveland needs Carmona, too, but this might not be a bad "sell high" scenario for them.
(buffum from Austin TX)
Given the presence of so many other mid-rotation types being shopped, I would have to think Texas is better off seeing if Greinke's available for some package they can put together. Then, if not, they can turn around and comparison shop between the Blantons, Carmonas, etc. And given their depth, they can afford to be picky, instead of overpaying for any of them, in terms of treasure or talent. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-07-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben, welcome to Chattin'-berg in Mid-July. Why does everybody seem to think the Indians should trade Fausto Carmona? That's a pretty reasonable contract for a respectable starting pitcher.
(Not a boy named Sue from Seattle)
It's not an unreasonable contract, but sometimes the reasonable contracts are the ones it makes the most sense to trade. It's hard to unload an albatross without paying a good chunk of change yourself, or accepting a middling return. If the Indians don't think Carmona will be around for their next playoff-contending team, which is unlikely to appear in 2011, they might be better off dealing him to a team that's willing to pay for the privilege of leveraging him now. Couple that with the fact that Fausto is wreathed in an All-Star aura, and probably pitching a bit over his head, and he seems like someone who could be expendable if the right offer comes calling. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)It looks like the Reds are at least real enough to stay in the race with the Cards. Who should they target to bolster the roster for the 2nd half? Is Fausto Carmona enough? Lee/Haren too much? It seems the Reds have as much near-ready talent as anybody, if not uber-elite types.
(Rick from Chicago)
The Reds are actually my sleeper team to potentially nab Lee. I also wouldn't be surprised if they go after Jake Westbrook or someone like that to stabilize the rotation. Can't see them getting Haren, or thinking that Carmona would be enough. (Eric Seidman)
2010-03-23 16:30:00 (link to chat)Wither Trevor Cahill and Fausto Carmona? Will they be effective pitchers this season?
(Jasper the cat from Birdwatching)
I mean, both have trouble getting Ks, and neither has great control. Carmona has better ground ball skill, and SIERA showed us that extra ground ball skill beyond just being slightly above average has an accelerating effect on preventing runs. So, I guess Carmona might be a better bet. Neither seem particularly good at missing bats, though, and that's the most persistent pitcher skill. (Matt Swartz)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the prospects on effective injury comebacks by Anibal Sanchez or Fausto Carmona in 2010?
(Sean from Newton, NJ)
All are supposed to be 100 percent by spring training. I've been told Carmona has finally understood that he needs to get in shape and is the Indians are excited to see him in February. (John Perrotto)
2008-09-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who is the real Fausto Carmona? Last years stats? This year? Somewhere in between?
(ken from locust grove)
Darn, erased an answer. He's a Carlos Zambrano knockoff--less fastball, less command, more trouble with lefties. A #3 starter with lots of variance. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you expect from Fausto Carmona this year? His strikeout rate steadily improved over the course of the season...
(Peter from Boston)
Very few pitchers are as good as Carmona was last year, so you can expect some fallback, maybe to an ERA in the mid-3.00s. You're correct that his K rate improved in-season, which it appeared to me at the time wasn't a fluke; he was figuring things out. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any favorite sleeper starting pitchers that you envision making a significant jump from marginal SP #5s to potential front-liners akin to Fausto Carmona last year?
(MB from New York, NY)
I have a sneaking suspicion Zach Duke of the Pirates is going to have a good year. He is healthy again and has a history with new pitching coach Jeff Andrews from their days together in the minor leagues. (John Perrotto)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am in a keeper league and trying to decide between Fausto Carmona and Carlos Zambrano--Zambrano has done it longer but always seems to be an injury risk where Carmona is younger with more upside...your thoughts?
(jimbo34 from chicago)
I'd agree with you on both. Depends -- are you playing for this year (Zambrano) or building for the future (Carmona). Carmona's much, much more risky this year, even if Cleveland is well aware and handles those risks properly. (Will Carroll)


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