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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 519 3189 178 177 1 4.44 29.4
Birth Date2-20-1975
Height6' 2"
Weight245 lbs
Age43 years, 8 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1996 FLO MLB 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 .218 97 9.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 33% .333 .222 1.67 3.75 0.00 105 5.29 104.4 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 17 17 96.3 9 3 0 81 38 72 5 .254 95 7.6 3.6 0.5 6.7 41% .265 .240 1.24 3.53 3.18 103 4.51 93.8 1.4
1998 FLO MLB 33 33 234.3 10 12 0 265 104 162 37 .257 96 10.2 4.0 1.4 6.2 43% .312 .282 1.57 5.14 4.72 109 5.77 119.5 0.3
1999 FLO 0 20 20 136.0 5 9 0 161 55 97 17 .258 97 10.7 3.6 1.1 6.4 46% .327 .273 1.59 4.53 4.76 93 4.86 94.5 2.0
1999 SFN 0 10 10 63.7 3 3 0 66 21 47 6 .257 96 9.3 3.0 0.8 6.6 41% .300 .250 1.37 3.81 4.38 91 4.52 87.9 1.2
2000 SFN MLB 33 33 240.0 17 11 0 254 73 165 22 .256 97 9.5 2.7 0.8 6.2 55% .303 .249 1.36 3.83 3.75 86 3.94 75.8 5.9
2001 SFN MLB 34 34 226.7 13 15 0 266 85 138 24 .259 94 10.6 3.4 1.0 5.5 54% .320 .281 1.55 4.32 5.24 99 4.67 96.8 2.9
2002 SFN MLB 33 33 216.0 12 16 0 233 71 134 19 .258 95 9.7 3.0 0.8 5.6 54% .309 .264 1.41 3.81 4.38 92 3.67 78.7 4.8
2003 MON MLB 33 33 233.3 15 10 0 225 57 178 27 .255 102 8.7 2.2 1.0 6.9 49% .285 .239 1.21 3.81 3.20 89 3.48 73.0 5.9
2004 MON MLB 35 35 255.0 11 15 0 234 83 186 26 .260 92 8.3 2.9 0.9 6.6 47% .278 .243 1.24 3.90 3.60 92 3.71 76.5 5.8
2005 WAS MLB 35 35 246.3 15 10 0 268 84 147 25 .261 89 9.8 3.1 0.9 5.4 42% .305 .280 1.43 4.29 3.98 105 4.86 104.5 1.8
2006 ARI 0 10 10 69.3 4 5 0 70 26 39 7 .265 97 9.1 3.4 0.9 5.1 37% .281 .260 1.38 4.50 3.76 109 5.76 117.3 0.1
2006 WAS 0 24 24 146.7 9 8 0 176 52 89 22 .261 90 10.8 3.2 1.4 5.5 40% .310 .298 1.55 4.94 5.34 113 5.73 116.8 0.2
2007 ARI MLB 33 33 204.3 11 11 0 247 79 90 34 .259 103 10.9 3.5 1.5 4.0 41% .303 .286 1.60 5.70 4.93 126 7.35 152.0 -3.6
2008 COL 0 8 8 40.3 3 3 0 58 14 13 7 .255 103 12.9 3.1 1.6 2.9 47% .342 .312 1.79 5.83 8.03 103 6.10 130.0 -0.3
2008 MIN 0 23 23 139.7 10 8 0 199 29 54 18 .265 99 12.8 1.9 1.2 3.5 46% .345 .300 1.63 4.70 5.48 112 6.57 140.2 -1.6
2009 NYN 0 23 23 135.0 7 8 0 164 51 75 16 .261 94 10.9 3.4 1.1 5.0 42% .329 .298 1.59 4.63 5.47 108 6.11 131.0 -0.8
2009 WAS 0 8 8 48.7 2 4 0 56 16 27 3 .273 93 10.4 3.0 0.6 5.0 46% .317 .272 1.48 3.73 5.36 106 5.49 117.8 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 33 33 211.7 10 12 0 216 64 114 16 .263 93 9.2 2.7 0.7 4.8 40% .287 .267 1.32 3.97 3.66 105 4.77 107.7 1.2
2011 WAS MLB 29 29 175.3 8 13 0 199 46 99 16 .258 97 10.2 2.4 0.8 5.1 43% .313 .277 1.40 3.92 4.47 103 4.47 103.9 1.2
2012 ATL 0 18 0 31.0 1 1 1 40 8 19 5 .258 99 11.6 2.3 1.5 5.5 41% .337 .301 1.55 4.77 4.94 104 3.94 90.4 0.3
2012 MIL 0 26 0 36.3 3 0 0 44 8 29 10 .256 107 10.9 2.0 2.5 7.2 45% .315 .294 1.43 5.85 7.68 97 3.40 78.0 0.6
1999 TOT MLB 30 30 199.7 8 12 0 227 76 144 23 .258 97 10.2 3.4 1.0 6.5 44% .318 .266 1.52 4.30 4.64 93 4.75 92.4 3.2
2006 TOT MLB 34 34 216.0 13 13 0 246 78 128 29 .262 92 10.2 3.2 1.2 5.3 39% .301 .286 1.50 4.80 4.83 112 5.74 116.9 0.2
2008 TOT MLB 31 31 180.0 13 11 0 257 43 67 25 .263 100 12.8 2.1 1.2 3.4 46% .344 .303 1.67 4.95 6.05 110 6.47 137.9 -1.9
2009 TOT MLB 31 31 183.7 9 12 0 220 67 102 19 .264 94 10.8 3.3 0.9 5.0 44% .326 .291 1.56 4.39 5.44 107 5.95 127.5 -0.8
2012 TOT MLB 44 0 67.3 4 1 1 84 16 48 15 .257 103 11.2 2.1 2.0 6.4 43% .325 .297 1.49 5.36 6.42 100 3.65 83.7 0.9
CareerMLB5194743189.01781771352510661976362.259969.93.01.05.645%.306.2711.444.354.441024.87102.429.4

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1996 FLO MLB 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 .218 97 9.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 33% .333 .222 1.67 3.75 0.00 105 5.29 104.4
1997 FLO MLB 17 17 96.3 9 3 0 81 38 72 5 .254 95 7.6 3.6 0.5 6.7 41% .265 .240 1.24 3.53 3.18 103 4.51 93.8
1998 FLO MLB 33 33 234.3 10 12 0 265 104 162 37 .257 96 10.2 4.0 1.4 6.2 43% .312 .282 1.57 5.14 4.72 109 5.77 119.5
1999 FLO MLB 20 20 136.0 5 9 0 161 55 97 17 .258 97 10.7 3.6 1.1 6.4 46% .327 .273 1.59 4.53 4.76 93 4.86 94.5
1999 SFN MLB 10 10 63.7 3 3 0 66 21 47 6 .257 96 9.3 3.0 0.8 6.6 41% .300 .250 1.37 3.81 4.38 91 4.52 87.9
2000 SFN MLB 33 33 240.0 17 11 0 254 73 165 22 .256 97 9.5 2.7 0.8 6.2 55% .303 .249 1.36 3.83 3.75 86 3.94 75.8
2001 SFN MLB 34 34 226.7 13 15 0 266 85 138 24 .259 94 10.6 3.4 1.0 5.5 54% .320 .281 1.55 4.32 5.24 99 4.67 96.8
2002 SFN MLB 33 33 216.0 12 16 0 233 71 134 19 .258 95 9.7 3.0 0.8 5.6 54% .309 .264 1.41 3.81 4.38 92 3.67 78.7
2003 MON MLB 33 33 233.3 15 10 0 225 57 178 27 .255 102 8.7 2.2 1.0 6.9 49% .285 .239 1.21 3.81 3.20 89 3.48 73.0
2004 MON MLB 35 35 255.0 11 15 0 234 83 186 26 .260 92 8.3 2.9 0.9 6.6 47% .278 .243 1.24 3.90 3.60 92 3.71 76.5
2005 WAS MLB 35 35 246.3 15 10 0 268 84 147 25 .261 89 9.8 3.1 0.9 5.4 42% .305 .280 1.43 4.29 3.98 105 4.86 104.5
2006 ARI MLB 10 10 69.3 4 5 0 70 26 39 7 .265 97 9.1 3.4 0.9 5.1 37% .281 .260 1.38 4.50 3.76 109 5.76 117.3
2006 WAS MLB 24 24 146.7 9 8 0 176 52 89 22 .261 90 10.8 3.2 1.4 5.5 40% .310 .298 1.55 4.94 5.34 113 5.73 116.8
2007 ARI MLB 33 33 204.3 11 11 0 247 79 90 34 .259 103 10.9 3.5 1.5 4.0 41% .303 .286 1.60 5.70 4.93 126 7.35 152.0
2008 COL MLB 8 8 40.3 3 3 0 58 14 13 7 .255 103 12.9 3.1 1.6 2.9 47% .342 .312 1.79 5.83 8.03 103 6.10 130.0
2008 MIN MLB 23 23 139.7 10 8 0 199 29 54 18 .265 99 12.8 1.9 1.2 3.5 46% .345 .300 1.63 4.70 5.48 112 6.57 140.2
2009 NYN MLB 23 23 135.0 7 8 0 164 51 75 16 .261 94 10.9 3.4 1.1 5.0 42% .329 .298 1.59 4.63 5.47 108 6.11 131.0
2009 WAS MLB 8 8 48.7 2 4 0 56 16 27 3 .273 93 10.4 3.0 0.6 5.0 46% .317 .272 1.48 3.73 5.36 106 5.49 117.8
2010 WAS MLB 33 33 211.7 10 12 0 216 64 114 16 .263 93 9.2 2.7 0.7 4.8 40% .287 .267 1.32 3.97 3.66 105 4.77 107.7
2011 WAS MLB 29 29 175.3 8 13 0 199 46 99 16 .258 97 10.2 2.4 0.8 5.1 43% .313 .277 1.40 3.92 4.47 103 4.47 103.9
2012 ATL MLB 18 0 31.0 1 1 1 40 8 19 5 .258 99 11.6 2.3 1.5 5.5 41% .337 .301 1.55 4.77 4.94 104 3.94 90.4
2012 MIL MLB 26 0 36.3 3 0 0 44 8 29 10 .256 107 10.9 2.0 2.5 7.2 45% .315 .294 1.43 5.85 7.68 97 3.40 78.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 2747 0.5042 0.4143 0.9033 0.5957 0.2298 0.9382 0.8115 0.0967
2009 2948 0.4701 0.3901 0.8670 0.5548 0.2439 0.9116 0.7769 0.1330
2010 3222 0.4584 0.3942 0.8701 0.5640 0.2504 0.9172 0.7803 0.1299
2011 2661 0.4367 0.4303 0.8314 0.6308 0.2748 0.9045 0.7015 0.1686
2012 1097 0.4111 0.4093 0.8062 0.6009 0.2755 0.8819 0.6910 0.1938
Career126750.46240.40650.86290.58590.25170.91470.7620.1371

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
2005-10-05 2005-10-05 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Debridement 2005-10-05
2005-05-14 2005-05-14 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Inflammation -
2005-02-19 2005-02-19 Camp 0 0 Lower Leg Strain Achilles Tendon -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 ATL $750,000
2011 WAS $1,000,000
2010 WAS $900,000
2009 NYN $1,000,000
2008 MIN $5,000,000
2007 ARI $7,000,000
2006 WAS $8,000,000
2005 WAS $8,000,000
2004 MON $6,000,000
2003 MON $3,500,000
2002 SFN $3,625,000
2001 SFN $3,025,000
2000 SFN $1,325,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$49,125,000
13 yrTotal$49,125,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 97 dGreg Genske1 year/$0.75M (2012)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2012). Signed by Houston as a free agent 1/31/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Houston 3/29/12. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/30/12. Performance bonuses based on innings (starting at 110) and games (starting at 35). DFA by Atlanta 6/15/12. Released by Atlanta 6/18/12. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 6/22/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/12 (refused assignment 10/17/12).
  • 1 year/$1M (2011). Signed extension with Washington 8/29/11. $0.75M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 2/24/10 (minor-league contract). $0.9M salary in majors. Performance bonuses. Contract purchased 4/11/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/14/09 (minor-league contract). $1M salary on 40-man roster. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 130, 140 IP. $0.15M each for 150, 160, 170 IP. 2 points for start, $1.5 points for appearance of 2 or more innings, 1 point for appearance of less than 2 innings: $25,000 each for 5, 10 points. $50,000 each for 15, 20, 25, 30 points. $0.1M for 35 points. Contract purchased by Mets 4/11/09. Released by Mets 8/20/09. Signed by Washington as a free agent 8/25/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$5M (2008). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/12/08. $2M in performance bonuses. Claimed by Colorado off waivers from Minnesota 8/6/08 after being DFA 8/1/08.
  • 3 years/$21M (2005-07). Signed extension with Montreal 4/04, deferring $2M of $6M 04 salary @ $1M/year 05-06. 05:$8M, 06:$8M, 07:$7M. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Washington 8/06.
  • 4 years/$11.1M (2000-03), plus 2004 club option. $1.3M signing bonus. 00:$1M, 01:$2.35M, 02:$2.95M, 03:$3.5M, 04:$6.5M club option. $2.4M in performance bonuses over life of contract. Option vested 2003 with 650 IP 2001-03. Acquired by Montreal in trade from San Francisco 3/03 (Giants paid $3.2M of $3.5M 2003 salary).
  • Acquired by San Francisco in trade from Florida 7/99.
  • Signed by Florida 1996 as an amateur free agent from Cuba.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think I ask every year, but how close is Vladdy Guerrero creeping towards the HOF? As an Expos fan, we're left hoping for Raines, waiting to hope for Vladdy, maybe celebrating Randy Johnson's brief Exponess? Although we do have a 60 year old Livan Hernandez's eventual 300th win to look forward to, I suppose.
(achaik from Maine)
The Impaler is in good shape at 61.5/41.1/51.3, just a couple points below the standard, and 410 hits away from 3,000, through his age 36 season. Not particularly valuable anymore (1.0 WARP per year for 3 years) but the milestone will clinch it as far as the voters are concerned. (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Don't you think it's strange that the home-plate umpire is the only person in the world who doesn't know which pitches are balls and which are strikes? I'm a traditionalist in many ways but surely MLB can see where this is heading. Which umpire wants to be the guy who denies the Cubs a World Championship on account of a wide strike zone?
(Christopher from Nashville)
Sure, but then there's the counter-argument, which is that you got to make Livan Hernandez a star. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)In light of last night's use, Phils fans are wondering about the possible overuse of Halladay. 132 pitches (he seemed to be laboring in the late innings too) in May seems like too many. According to some in the Phila. press Halladay has logged more innings (70.1) and thrown more pitches (1,006) in his first nine starts than he has at the start of any other season in his career. What should Phils fans be looking for to see if Halladay is being overused? If nothing else, those last 1 or 2 IP from him last night seem unnecessary.
(Sophist from Chicago)
Halladay seems to actually enjoy the heavy usage and absent any sort of performance or physical sign, there's no reason not to do so. The thing is, we don't know what he can do because he hasn't done it and there's been no real progressive development. If you said "Who can go 130 every time out?", Halladay would be near the top of my off-top list with Sabathia, Livan Hernandez, Pettitte, and Lincecum. I think the bullpen situation is affecting his usage right now, but that's kind of smart. I'd like to see them pull him when they can, but the concept of reliever is to bring in another pitcher who's better right then -- is 100% of Jose Contreras better than 70% of Roy Halladay? 60%? (Will Carroll)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Six starts and 36.1 innings into the season, Livan Hernandez has an ERA (0.99) and a K/BB (13/11) both under 1.00. Is that the most awesomely unsustainable early-season stat line you've ever seen, or what? I think we all need to stop and admire it.
(David from CT)
That is splendid. Well done, David. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)re: Progressive Resistance, I'd say there is a pretty significant difference. Your bench press story seems analogous to telling a pitcher "today throw 90 mph, next week throw 91 mph, in no time you'll be breaking 100!", or "this start you go 95 pitches, next time 98 pitches, in no time you'll be throwing 15-inning CGs". Innings PER YEAR seems very different, in my mind. No disrespect intended.
(robertcfox from Washington DC)
The latter, more or less. I think velocity is much less changeable and at the major league level is more indicative of health/fatigue than efficiency. Look, not everyone will bench 300 and not everyone will become Livan Hernandez. Maybe some pitchers can only go 80 pitches. Maybe 1 will go 160 and not have an issue. Thing is, we don't know now. We guess. We tell them "here's the ball, good luck, I'll watch out for you when the clicker hits 100." I'm looking for a system that tells us "this is how many they can go and recover to do it again." (Will Carroll)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Seems to me that under almost any injury-recovery circumstance that occurs, the Mets are better off with hold-and-pray rather than trying to deal for one or two starters to try to salvage the season. I suppose if 4 of their 6 key DL residents (Beltran, Reyes, Maine, Perez?) return right after the ASB and are effective they might wish they had reinforcements, but more likely a trade is an expensive fool's errand. Yes?
(mglick0718 from Oakland)
I still think they're better off tying to find a starting pitcher who might help for the stretch run, because I don't think they can count on Livan Hernandez or John Maine, let alone Oliver Perez; that sounds like an October rotation that gets beat. So they can hold-and-pray, sure, but I'd rather they tried to do the most they might with their opportunity. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, should the Mets move Santana up to pitch on regular days rest? I think they should, which would also mean they could push Maine back and skip Livan. Is not skipping a pitcher the caliber of Livan a huge mistake?
(JJ from NY)
Were I running a team, I'd have my top starter, top two, top three...wherever the dropoff in quality fell...on as close to a five-day schedule as is reasonable, to squeeze out extra starts. I'd want them getting 36 starts a year without changing their patterns. So yeah, I'd have Santana on a five-day, and I'd slide everyone else around to make it fit.

Livan Hernandez isn't qualified to pitch in a good team's rotation. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)If the Twins held onto Santana or took the Red Sox package (Lester/Crisp/Lowrie) they would be in the playoffs. Will the package they got from the Mets ultimately be viewed as a good move or will they regret the way they handled the situation?
(Bill from CT)
Do we really know that a Lester/Crisp/Lowrie package was actually on the table, or was that a bug planted in the public ear by somebody from the Boston FO/Media yenta hotline? I seem to recall more of the talk focusing on Ellsbury at the front end of the package, but I have long since forgotten most of what transpired there.

It will take years to properly evaluate the deal that actually was made. Will Gomez develop into a guy worthy of a leadoff spot? Will Deolis Guerra become a big league pitcher of worth? Will Mulvey and Humber become useful rotation parts? All of these things take time to sort out.

Even with this deal, the Twins would have been in the playoffs had they punted on Livan Hernandez and brought up Francisco Liriano a couple weeks earlier. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)So lately I've been thinking a lot about Livan Hernandez. I guess I wonder how history will remember him -- how will future generations of baseball historians conceive of a pitcher whose contribution was primarily his ability to pitch a ton of innings? I propose that his inning-eating ability will really stand out in retrospect. What do you think?
(g-mo from bumpus)
I don't think history will remember Hernandez for that so much as for the 1997 Marlins, the 34-inch strike zone in Game Six against the Braves, and Charles Johnson still not believing that pitch was a strike. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Average PAP: Wood is first and Prior third Total PAP: Wood second, Prior fourth (Javier Vazquez first, Livan Hernandez third)
(Ralph from Montreal)
There you go ... and where are Cueto and Volquez now? (Will Carroll)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've been dominating the International League for the past month and a half. When do I get called up? It's not really about the money, is it? And don't tell me I'll be in the bullpen while Livan stays in the rotation.
(Francisco Liriano from Rochester, NY)
Pick one: 1) The Twins are a savvy organization well aware of what various levels of service time mean financially and in terms of retaining a player. 2) The Twins are too stupid to notice that Francisco Liriano is better than Livan Hernandez by an order of magnitude.

That's really the choice here. I know which one I go with. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How did the Phillies not come up with $4.5 million for Kyle Lohse? Or, considering your answer on team depth before, the Mets? Sure, he's mediocre, but Livan Hernandez got $5 million. The $4.5 seems below market value for a 4th/5th starter.
(oira61 from San Francisco)
If I accept your premise, I think the whole point is that Lohse wasn't initially pricing himself at that point, and personalities do enter into things like this -- you can never tell who got alienated over the winter. It's also possible that teams don't see him as having that much value, right or wrong. (Steven Goldman)


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