Jonathan Hernández

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Jonathan Hernández
Texas Rangers – No. 72
Pitcher
Born: (1996-07-06) July 6, 1996 (age 23)
Memphis, Tennessee
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 2019, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record2–1
Earned run average4.32
Strikeouts19
Teams

Jonathan Hernández (born July 6, 1996) is a Dominican-American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Hernández signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent on January 30, 2013 for a $300,000 signing bonus.[1] He spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons playing for the Dominican Summer League Rangers.[2] He spent the 2015 season with the Arizona Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League, going 1–1 with a 3.00 ERA in 45 innings.[3] He spent the 2016 season with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, going 10–9 with a 4.56 ERA in ​116 13 innings.[3]

Hernández started the 2017 season with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League[4] and was promoted to the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League.[5] He was chosen to represent the Rangers in the All-Star Futures Game.[6] He combined for a 5–11 record with a 4.03 ERA over ​111 23 innings in 2017.[3] The Rangers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season.[7] He began the 2018 season with the Wood Ducks,[8] and received a midseason promotion to the Frisco RoughRiders of the Class AA Texas League.[9] Hernández posted a 4–2 record with a 2.20 ERA, with 77 strikeouts in ​57 13 innings in 10 games (10 starts) with the Wood Ducks.[3] In 12 games (12 starts) with Frisco, he posted a 4–4 record with a 4.92 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 64 innings.[3] The Rangers optioned Hernández to Frisco to open the 2019 season,[10] and he went 5–9 with a 5.16 ERA over 96 innings with them.[11]

The Rangers promoted Hernández to the major leagues on August 20, 2019.[12] He made his major league debut on August 21 versus the Los Angeles Angels; pitching ​2 13 scoreless innings and earning the win.[13] Hernández finished the season with Texas, going 2–1 with a 4.32 ERA and 19 strikeouts over ​16 23 innings.

Personal life[edit]

Hernández's father, Fernando Hernández, pitched in Major League Baseball.[14] Jonathan was born in Memphis, Tennessee, when his father played baseball there, but he was raised in the Dominican Republic.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gerry Fraley (January 24, 2018). "Texas Rangers: Rangers top prospects, No. 10: How Jonathan Hernandez pitched his way onto 40-man roster". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Andrew Battifarano (May 22, 2018). "Down East's Hernandez keeps it in the family". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jonathan Hernández player page". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Andrew Battifarano (May 15, 2017). "Hickory's Hernandez continues hot stretch". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Tyler Maun (June 27, 2017). "Ducks' Hernandez continues putting up zeros". MiLB.com. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  6. ^ William Kosileski (June 29, 2017). "Hernandez to rep Rangers in Futures Game". MLB.com. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Evan Grant (November 20, 2017). "Texas Rangers: Pitchers in forefront as Rangers add to 40-man major-league roster". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Andrew Battifarano (April 13, 2018). "Wood Ducks' Hernandez spins five no-hit frames". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Marisa Ingemi (August 10, 2018). "Hernandez delivers best Double-A start". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  10. ^ RotoWire Staff (March 8, 2019). "Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Optioned to Double-A". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Troy Schulte (May 2, 2019). "Texas notes: Hernandez harnessing arsenal". MiLB.com. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  12. ^ T.R. Sullivan (August 20, 2019). "Rangers recall No. 12 prospect Hernandez". MLB.com. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  13. ^ T.R. Sullivan (August 21, 2019). "Hernandez's move to bullpen pays off in debut". MLB.com. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  14. ^ Down East Wood Ducks (June 29, 2017). "Jonathan Hernandez named to World Team roster in All-Star Futures Game". WITN-TV. Retrieved February 27, 2018.

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