David Jose Hernandez...Attended Elk Grove (CA) High School and Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, Calif.
Went 2-5 with a 8.02 ERA in 47 games with the Cincinnati Reds...Was designated for assignment on Aug. 9 and eventually joined Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre of the New York Yankees system.
In his first season with the Reds posted a 2.53 ERA, the second-lowest of his career, in 57 relief apps...the Reds went 30-27 in games in which he pitched...stranded 25-28 inherited base runners, the best percentage on the staff (89%)...16 times threw more than 1.0 inning, 8 times threw at least 2.0 innings and twice threw a season-high 2.1 innings (5/12 at LAD, 7/27 vs Phi, both scoreless)...on 9/30 vs Pit, in the Reds' season finale, made the 500th appearance of his Major League career...began the season on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation...came off the DL after making 3 rehab apps for Louisville from 4/20-4/25..in the bottom of the fourth inning on 4/27 at Min made his Reds debut and earned the 15-9 victory after the Reds scored 6 runs in the top of the fifth to take a 10-8 lead...won his first 5 decisions, the longest winning streak of his career and the longest by a Reds pitcher in 2018...in the 5-3 win on 5/12 at LAD, retired 7 of his 8 batters and didn't allow a run over a season-high 2.1 innings...was his longest relief appearance since a career-high 2.2 innings on 6/6/09 for Bal at Oak...also threw 2.1 innings on 7/27 vs Phi, also scoreless...on 7/7 at Cubs allowed a home run to Javier Báez leading off the seventh inning, snapping Hernandez' 32-inning homerless streak...was Hernandez' first HR allowed since 9/23/17 for Ari vs Mia and the only homer he allowed in his first 31 apps and 36.0 innings of 2018...9 times pitched on consecutive days...never in his career pitched on 3 straight days.
In 64 relief apps for the Angels and Diamondbacks posted a sterling 3.11 ERA...from 7/8-8/12 did not allow a run in 14 apps or 12.2 innings, both single-season career highs...that stretch spanned 8 apps for the Angels (8.2ip) and 6 apps for the Diamondbacks (4ip)...made 2 scoreless relief apps vs the Dodgers in the National League Division Series...went to spring training with the Giants as a non-roster invitee...was released on 3/24 and 3 days later was signed by the Braves to a minor league contract...on 4/24 was traded to the Angels and on 7/31 was traded to the Diamondbacks...became a free agent following the season...on 1/30/18 was signed by the Reds to a 2-year contract through the 2019 season.
In his only season in Philadelphia ranked T19th in the National League with 70 apps...average 9.91 strikeouts per 9 innings...over 10 apps from 8/27-9/24 produced a season-best 10.2-inning scoreless streak...also had a 10-inning scoreless streak from 4/23-5/12 (7g, 13k, 1ibb).
Began the season on the 15-day DL while recovering from Tommy John surgery; activated on 6/7...Posted a 3.07 ERA (5 ER, 14.2 IP) through his first 16 games...Did not allow more than three ER in any appearance...Averaged 8.82 SO/9.0 IP
Missed the entire season following Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on March 24 (performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida).
Appeared in 62 games in his third season with Arizona, going 5-6 with 2 saves and a 4.48 ERA (31 ER in 62.1 IP). Posted a 3.41 ERA (12 ER in 31.2 IP) and a .170 average against at home, compared to a 5.58 ERA (19 ER in 30.2 IP) and .256 on the road. Right-handers hit .198 (25-for-126). Tossed 2.0 innings on April 27 vs. Rockies and June 12 @ Dodgers, his longest relief outings since May 18, 2011 vs. Braves (2.0 IP). Registered at least 1 strikeout in 16 straight games from July 12-Sept. 16 (19 SO), the second-longest streak of his career (19 from July 19-Aug. 31, 2012). Had a 2.63 ERA (8 ER in 27.1 IP) in 26 games from April 1-June 8, compared to 9.43 ERA (22 ER in 21.0 IP) in 22 games from June 11-Aug. 10. Optioned to Triple-A Reno on Aug. 10…posted a 0.93 ERA (1 ER in 9.2 IP) with 2 saves and 12 strikeouts in 9 outings with the Aces. Had a 0.64 ERA (1 ER in 14.0 IP) after his recall from Reno on Sept. 1.
Established a career high with 98 strikeouts in his second
season with the D-backs, going 2-3 with 4 saves and a
2.50 ERA (19 ER in 68.1 IP) in 72 relief appearances...Ranked among NL relief leaders in strikeouts (4th),
strikeouts per 9.0 IP (6th, 12.91) and opponents average
(7th, .190)...Among all-time D-backs relievers, ranked second in
strikeouts per 9.0 IP, third in strikeouts, tied for third in
holds (25), fourth in opponents average and seventh in
ERA...Limited right-handers to a .145 average (19-for-131),
fifth-lowest among all Major League pitchers (min. 100
AB), trailing Jake McGee (.098), Jesse Crain (.129), Craig
Kimbrel (.136) and Ronald Belisario (.142)...Recorded at least 2 strikeouts in 31 outings, fifth-most
in the NL behind Aroldis Chapman (43), Kimbrel (40),
Ernesto Frieri (36) and Kenley Jansen (33)...On June 22 vs. Cubs, became first D-backs pitcher to record a save and collect his first career hit in same game
since Jose Valverde in 2003...Allowed 1 hit over a 10-game span from June 10-July 3
(9.0 IP; 27AB)...His 57 strikeouts before the All-Star break were fourth most by a D-backs reliever, behind Byung-Hyun Kim in
2001 (78), 2000 (71) and 2002 (65)...Struck out at least 1 batter in a career-high 19 consecutive
appearances from July 19-August 31 (27 total), the most
by a D-backs reliever since Juan Cruz from August 29,
2006-June 12, 2007 (21 games).
Was 5-3 with a 3.38 ERA (26 ER in 69.1 IP) and 11 saves in his first season with the D-backs...established a career high in saves, appearances (74) and strikeouts (77)...His 23 holds tied for fourth-most in club history, while
his 74 appearances tied for sixth-most and his 77 strikeouts ranked seventh...Ranked among National League leaders in holds (T6th), opponents average (12th, .193) and strikeouts (T12th)...also limited left-handers to a .171 average (20-for-117),
fourth-lowest in the NL...Allowed 5-of-13 (38.5 percent) inherited runners to score...first batters hit .227 (15-for-66)...Took over as closer on July 1 when J.J. Putz was placed on the disabled list and converted all 7 save chances...saved a career-best 9 straight chances from July 2-20...Had a season-high 8-game hitless streak from July 2-20...Received his first career ejection on Sept. 6 @ Rockies by home-plate umpire Todd Tichenor (excessive arguing)...POSTSEASON: Made 4 NLDS appearances vs. Brewers, posting a 3.60 ERA (2 ER in 5.0 IP).
Made his first 8 appearances of the season as a starter, going 1-5 with a 5.31 ERA (25 ER in 42.1 IP) before shifting to the bullpen for the remainder of the season...Went 7-3 with 2 saves, a 3.16 ERA (13 ER in 37.0 IP) and 45 strikeouts in 33 relief appearances...Posted a 3.31 ERA (12 ER in 32.2 IP) and .205 opponents average in 19 games at Camden Yards...Earned his first career save on June 10 vs. Yankees...collected his second save in as many chances on June 15 @ Giants...Placed on the disabled list on Aug. 5 with a left ankle sprain...reinstated on Sept. 7.
Had three stints with the O's: May 28-June 11, June 28-July 10 and July 20-end of the season...Went 3-2 with a 3.30 ERA (57.1IP, 21ER) in 11 starts for Triple-A Norfolk and made one start for Double-A Bowie (4.0IP, ER)...Won his major league debut on May 28 vs. DET, becoming fourth O's rookie (following Uehara, Bergesen and Berken and followed by Matusz) to win his ML debut in 2009, the most by a team since the Chicago White Stockings had six pitchers do
it in 1888...Made four straight Quality Starts (among eight total), July 3-26, pitching to a 2.45 ERA in all four starts that month (25.2IP, 7ER)...Pitched a career-high 7.0 innings, July 26 @BOS...Struck out a career-high seven, September 1 vs. NYY...Went 1-8 with a 7.19 ERA (56.1IP, 45ER) in his final 12 starts after going 3-2 with a 3.20 ERA (45.0IP, 16ER) in his first eight
games (seven starts)...Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, striking out four, in his only relief appearance, June 6 @OAK...Pitched to a 3.12 ERA (57.2IP, 20ER) in 10 games (nine starts) in which he won (four) or did not earn a decision (six)...Held hitters to a .184 (16-87) average with runners in scoring position
Spent the season with Double-A Bowie, where he led the Eastern League in strikeouts (166) and was third in ERA(2.68)...Named to the 2008 Southern Division All-Star Team...Named the Organizational Pitcher of the Month for June, going 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA in five starts...Had 11 quality starts...Had a season-high 11 strikeouts on April 26
Went 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA in 28 games (27 starts) for Frederick...Led the Carolina League with 168 strikeouts...Was named the Orioles Pitcher of the Month for April, going 2-2 with a 2.74 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 23.0 innings on the month...Earned the victory in his only playoff start, pitching 7.0 innings of one-run ball and striking out 6 in Game 1 of the Mills Cup
Championship Series over Salem on September 8.
Led Class-A Delmarva with 28 starts and 145.1 innings and tied for the team lead with 7 victories...Ranked 4th in the South Atlantic League with 154 strikeouts...Allowed 4 earned runs in 39.2 innings in his 7 wins and pitched to a 5.37 ERA (105.2IP, 63ER) in his other 21 outings...Posted a 2.81 ERA in 5 starts in May.
Spent his first pro season at Class-A Aberdeen and held right-handed hitters to a .193 average...Made his first 4 appearances in relief...Allowed 2 earned runs or less in 6 of his 8 starts...Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings and allowed one hit while striking out a season-high 12 batters in his final start of the year on September 4 at Staten Island.