Texas Rangers AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Hernandez returned in July after a lengthy recovery from April 2021 Tommy John surgery. The right-hander posted a near-20 percent walk rate in 16 minor-league rehab outings, but Texas felt he was ready to go and immediately featured him in high-leverage. The 26-year-old recorded his first of four saves in just his fifth appearance of the season, but only spent about two weeks closing before Texas turned to Jose Leclerc. Hernandez reached triple-digits with his fastball, but could only muster a 20.6% strikeout rate and walks were still an issue (17 in 30.1 innings) upon returning to the big leagues. He makes up for his lack of strikeouts with plenty of groundballs (52.8% for his career), but the number of baserunners he allows (career 1.31 WHIP) isn't suited for closing. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.28 million contract with the Rangers in January of 2023.
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