Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
4 days ago

Herrera (2-1) collected his first win with Washington, tossing a perfect eighth inning in Thursday 4-2 victory over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

In two appearances since being traded to Washington, Herrera has thrown a pair of perfect innings with a win and a hold. Sean Doolittle locked down the save in this one as well, so it appears these two are each locked in to their respective roles.

Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
5 days ago

Herrera pitched a perfect eighth inning to record his first hold of the season in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

He needed only six pitches (five strikes) to breeze through his first appearance in a Nats uniform, and Herrera seemed right at home in the setup role he held for the Royals for many years -- he averaged over 20 holds a season from 2012-16.

Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
7 days ago

Herrera will transition to a new role in the bullpen following Monday's trade, after serving as Kansas City's closer for the past few seasons, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Herrera is slated to serve as a high-leverage reliever, although he'll no longer be called upon to close out games after being shipped to Washington. Manager Dave Martinez stated Sean Doolittle is his closer, and that Herrera "will be asked to do some different things" out of the bullpen, per Janes.

Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
7 days ago

Herrera was traded from the Royals to the Nationals on Monday for three minor leaguers, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera figures to solidify the back end of Washington's bullpen, as Sean Doolittle has served as a dominant closer for the first few months of the season. It appears unlikely that Herrera would take over as the closer, but he'll certainly be called upon in high-leverage situations, perhaps as an eighth-inning setup man. He's posted a 1.05 ERA and 0.82 WHIP with a 22:2 K:BB over 25.2 innings this season.

Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 weeks ago

Herrera gave up a home run in the ninth to blow the save against the Reds on Tuesday, walking two and striking out zero.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera came in to preserve a 1-0 lead and surrendered a home run to Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart. Herrera would eventually need 31 pitches (15 for strikes) to get through the inning, the most pitches he's thrown in an outing this season. The reliever had made nine consecutive appearances without allowing a run, and still holds onto an excellent 1.05 ERA for the year. Herrera is now 14-for-16 in save chances and sports a 0.82 WHIP and .207 batting average against.

Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
3 weeks ago

Herrera recorded one strikeout in a clean ninth inning to earn the save against the Athletics on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

It took only 12 pitches for Herrera to put down Oakland in the ninth inning following Jorge Soler's eighth inning go-ahead home run. The 28-year-old now has a 0.79 ERA and 0.71 WHIP across 22.2 innings, and has converted 13-of-14 save opportunities.

Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 months ago

Herrera allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his seventh save Sunday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera had little problem putting away the Tigers to convert the save opportunity as he maintained his strong early season form. A key to his resurgence from a disappointing performance in 2017 has been his ability to avoid giving up home runs, allowing only .66 HR/9 as opposed to his 1.37 HR/9 mark from last season. His relative lack of strikeouts hold him back from being among the elite closers, but he has been solid and should continue to rack up saves.

Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 months ago

Herrera pitched a clean ninth inning Friday to earn a save against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera needed just 10 pitches to dispose of the Tigers in the ninth, inducing two pop outs and a line out. Herrera is now 6-for-7 in save chances with a superb 0.71 ERA and 0.63 WHIP. The right-hander has 14 strikeouts in 12.2 innings, and has yet to walk a batter on the season. Herrera notched 26 saves last year, but had an unfavorable 4.25 ERA. So far this year it's looking like he's back into dominant form.

Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 months ago

Herrera gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his fifth save of the season in a 5-2 win over the White Sox during the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander remains nearly perfect on the season, keeping a pristine 0.00 ERA and 11:0 K:BB through 9.2 innings and going 5-for-5 in save chances. At some point Herrera will stumble, but for now he remains one of the strongest second-tier closing options in the league, with only limited opportunities from the 6-20 Royals undercutting his fantasy value.

Kelvin Herrera
RP WSH
2 months ago

Herrera struck out one while throwing a perfect inning and collecting his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera has now tossed 6.2 scoreless innings across eight games this season, over which he's given up three hits while striking out nine batters. He's demonstrated impressive control as well and has yet to allow a walk.