Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
12 hours ago

Herrera earned his ninth save of the year Thursday while striking out two Marlins in a clean inning.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera's effort Thursday made him a perfect 8-for-8 this month in save chances. He hasn't allowed a run in seven straight appearances, but even more impressive is that the right-hander hasn't allowed a base runner over his last six games (six innings). During his current stretch of clean frames, Herrera has notched nine strikeouts. It doesn't get much better than what the Royals' closer has been offering up as of late.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
2 days ago

Herrera struck out one in a clean ninth to pick up his eighth save of the season Tuesday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Despite being tagged with two losses this month, Herrera has now converted all seven of his save chances in August. He owns a stellar 13:1 K:BB over his last 11 innings, and has faced the minimum in six consecutive appearances. The right-handed Herrera is seemingly locked in as the team's closer, as Joakim Soria was once again used as the setup man for Herrera in this one.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
5 days ago

Herrera pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out one to earn his seventh save of 2016 on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera hasn't allowed an earned run in any of his six save opportunities since taking over the closer role this month, and he boasts a 1.94 ERA to go with a 0.86 WHIP on the year. This is the second time in his five full seasons that he's posted an ERA under two.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
1 week ago

Herrera nailed down his fifth save in Monday's 3-1 win over the Tigers, striking out two in a clean ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera was allowed to work the ninth inning while Joakim Soria got the hold with a perfect eighth. The 26-year-old has rebounded well with consecutive scoreless appearances following a 10th-inning debacle against the White Sox.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
2 weeks ago

Herrera (1-4) allowed three runs on three hits in a tie game in the 10th inning to take the loss Tuesday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera is still perfect in save situations since Wade Davis was placed on the disabled list, but he served up a three-run home run to Todd Frazier that turned out to be the game winner Tuesday night. Still, Herrera owns a sharp 2.13 ERA, and this one bad outing shouldn't do much to change the current bullpen arrangement in which he and Joakim Soria are splitting save opportunities until Davis returns.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
3 weeks ago

Herrera worked around a hit and struck out two while earning his third save of the season in Tuesday's game against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera is slated to split saves with Joakin Soria; however, for the second night in a row it was the former that was called on to close the door. This is certainly a situation to monitor moving forward considering the Royals recently placed closer Wade Davis (elbow) on the 15-day DL. If Herrera or Soria emerges as the go-to guy, that one immediately becomes a top option for owners in need of a ninth-inning man.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
3 weeks ago

Herrera picked up his second save with a clean ninth inning Monday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

With a three-run lead, the Royals opted to give Herrera the save opportunity for the second time in the past month. Although he is splitting save chances with Joakim Soria, Herrera and his 1.54 ERA could be in line for more opportunities as long as Wade Davis is on the shelf.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
2 months ago

Herrera pitched in the eighth inning of a 2-2 game Wednesday in Toronto. He took the loss, after allowing a pair of runs on three hits despite striking out the side.

EDGE Analysis

The inning began with strikeouts of Ezequiel Carrera and Josh Donaldson before the three hits did the damage and ultimately tagged Herrera with the loss. Joakim Soria was presumably available, as he had not pitched since July 2, while Herrera's usage Wednesday may be an indication that Royals manager Ned Yost intends to give Soria the first crack at the closer role in the absence of Wade Davis.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
2 months ago

Herrera could see save chances with Wade Davis (forearm) landing on the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Ned Yost was noncommittal when discussing Davis' replacement according to Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, saying "everyone moves up a slot" but the team will "mix and match" in the later innings. Herrera has served as the primary setup man of late and the peripherals significantly favor him over Joakim Soria, but Soria does have a wealth of experience closing games in the major leagues (203 career saves). Davis said he hopes to be back after the minimum 15 days.

Kelvin Herrera
RP KC
3 months ago

Herrera faced three batters, striking out two, in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera has remained one of the Royals' top relievers, as his ERA and WHIP sit at 0.81 and 0.90 respectively. Having pitched in 23 games this season, he has given up runs in only one outing. Since last season, Herrera has dramatically improved his control, as his K/BB has risen to 13.00 after finishing 2015 at 2.46.