David Hernandez
RP ARI
2 weeks ago

Hernandez worked around a base hit to turn in a scoreless eighth inning en route to his 17th hold of the season in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez has been on a roll lately, turning in scoreless outings in 10 of his last 11 appearances. He worked as the primary setup man to Archie Bradley on Sunday with closer Fernando Rodney receiving the afternoon off, but when all three players are available, Hernandez probably ranks third on the bullpen depth chart.

David Hernandez
RP ARI
4 weeks ago

Hernandez tossed a perfect eighth inning and notched a strikeout in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez was also credited with his 13th hold of the season, and his fifth as a member of the Diamondbacks. It appears the right-hander may rank behind only Fernando Rodney and Archie Bradley in the Diamondbacks' bullpen hierarchy, as he entered the contest after Andrew Chafin, whose effectiveness in a setup role has waned in the second half. That being said, with Rodney in no danger of losing the closing gig and Bradley having been the Diamondbacks' top reliever all season, there's little chance of Hernandez entering the conversation for saves anytime soon.

David Hernandez
RP ARI
1 month ago

Hernandez came in to record the final out of the ninth inning Saturday against the Cubs, nailing down his first save of the year.

EDGE Analysis

The Diamondbacks had a 6-0 lead heading into the ninth inning, but closer Fernando Rodney was still summoned and he failed to finish the inning, creating a save situation for Hernandez in the process. This was a one-off opportunity for Hernandez, who has not given up a run in four innings since joining the Diamondbacks a couple weeks ago.

David Hernandez
RP ARI
2 months ago

Hernandez struck out the lone batter he faced to collect his first hold as a member of the Diamondbacks in the team's 10-8 win over the Cubs on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez entered the contest in the top of the seventh inning after starter Zack Greinke was pulled upon allowing the first batter of the inning, Javier Baez, to reach base on an infield single. Though Baez was able to steal second off Hernandez, the reliever got the job done in his team debut, striking out Ben Zobrist before giving way to Andrew Chafin. While Hernandez was used for matchup purposes Thursday, he seems more likely to make full-inning appearances more often than not with his new team, likely forming a key part of the bridge to closer Fernando Rodney.

David Hernandez
RP ARI
2 months ago

Hernandez was traded to the Diamondbacks on Monday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has put together a career year with the Angels this season, producing a 2.23 ERA and a 37:8 K:BB in 36.1 innings pitched. Hernandez should see plenty of high-leverage innings in his new home, although save opportunities may be hard to come by with Fernando Rodney and Archie Bradley likely ahead of him in the pecking order for ninth-inning duties.

David Hernandez
RP ARI
2 months ago

Hernandez fired a scoreless inning while striking out two en route to his eighth hold in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez was picked up off the scrap heap to begin the season, but he has pitched like one of the Angels' top bullpen arms this year (2.73 ERA and 10.2 K/9). The 32-year-old is still getting it done with a low- to mid-90s fastball complimented by a two different breaking balls with good movement. He doesn't get a ton of hold chances, but his ratios should be good enough to help those in deep holds formats.

David Hernandez
RP ARI
3 months ago

Hernandez fired a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

By the time Hernandez entered the game, the Angels had gotten out to a five-run lead to negate the possibility of a save situation. Still, Hernandez kept his foot on the gas and got through four batters on just 15 pitches. That said, had it been a save situation, Cam Bedrosian would have likely taken the hill for the Angels. Hernandez is enjoying a resurgent season in 2017 with a 2.28 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP, but several things would need to happen in order for him to start seeing save opportunities.

David Hernandez
RP ARI
3 months ago

Hernandez pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his first save of the season during Wednesday's win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Bud Norris had pitched each of the past three days, so Hernandez was leaned on in the save situation Wednesday. While it's encouraging to see Hernandez pitching in high-leverage situations, and particularly Wednesday's ninth inning, his role is murky going forward. Norris has been solid in the closer role, and Cam Bedrosian (groin) projects to return to the fold soon. Additionally, Huston Street (triceps) also began a rehab assignment Wednesday. Keep fantasy expectations in check for Hernandez.

David Hernandez
RP ARI
4 months ago

Hernandez struck out a batter in his lone inning of work Thursday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has pitched well since joining the Angels in April, posting a 3.00 ERA with a 12:1 K:BB ratio over 12 innings. Hernandez has converted five holds this season and should continue to see opportunities in a shaky Angels bullpen.

David Hernandez
RP ARI
5 months ago

Hernandez was added to the Angels' major league roster on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez was dominating Triple-A hitters at Gwinnett, where he owned nine strikeouts and a 1.13 ERA over eight innings. Atlanta may not have had a spot for the veteran Hernandez, who has struggled to find his top form since missing the entire 2014 season due to injury. The Angels, however, will take a chance on the 31-year-old and hope he can pitch like he did in 2012, when he finished with a 2.50 ERA and 98 strikeouts over 68.1 innings.