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Kelvin Herrera

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2018 Stats

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2-1

ERA

1.98

WHIP

1.07

K

32

SV

14

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Entering 2017, Herrera was expected to be a reliable closer, based on a solid five-year run as one of the best setup men in the game. He recorded a 2.57 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 106 holds in that span, with...

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2018 ADP:  192.61

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 200   DOB: 12/31/1989   BORN: Tenares, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By KC In 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kelvin Herrera Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $7.937,500 deal with the Royals in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

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Herrera allowed one earned run and struck out one to earn the hold Thursday against the Mets.

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Kelvin Herrera Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 18 A BUR 3 1 0 12.2 13 3 0 7 2 2 0 0 2.13 1.23
2008 18 A BUR 11 8 0 50.2 48 8 0 45 5 2 2 0 1.42 1.06
2009 19 A BUR 1 1 0 5.0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.60
2010 20 A BUR 8 8 0 40.1 38 20 2 39 14 2 3 0 0 0 4.46 1.30
2011 21 A WIL 14 0 0 14.2 8 1 1 12 2 2 1 1 0 0 0.61 0.70
2011 21 AA NOR 14 0 0 36.0 22 7 4 40 6 4 0 7 0 0 1.75 0.78
2011 21 AAA OMA 14 0 0 17.0 12 4 1 18 7 1 0 6 0 0 2.12 1.12
2011 21 MAJ KC 2 0 0 2.0 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 13.50 1.00
2012 22 MAJ KC 76 0 0 84.3 79 22 4 77 21 4 3 3 1 19 2.35 1.19
2013 23 AA NOR 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2013 23 AAA OMA 2 3 0 16.0 6 2 1 22 6 0 1 2 0 0 1.13 0.75
2013 23 MAJ KC 59 0 0 58.3 48 25 9 74 21 5 7 2 2 20 3.86 1.18
2014 24 MAJ KC 70 0 0 70.0 54 11 0 59 26 4 3 0 1 20 1.41 1.14
2015 25 MAJ KC 72 0 0 69.7 52 21 5 64 26 4 3 0 7 21 2.71 1.12
2016 26 MAJ KC 72 0 0 72.0 57 22 6 86 12 2 6 12 3 26 2.75 0.96
2017 27 MAJ KC 64 0 0 59.3 60 28 9 56 20 3 3 26 5 4 4.25 1.35
2018 28 MAJ KC 27 0 0 25.7 19 3 2 22 2 1 1 14 2 0 1.05 0.82
2018 28 MAJ WAS 11 0 0 10.7 12 5 3 10 6 1 0 0 0 2 4.22 1.69
2018  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ KC/WAS 38 0 0 36.3 31 8 5 32 8 2 1 14 2 2 1.98 1.07
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3-Year Averages     69 0 0 67.0 56 23 6 68 19 3 4 12 5 17 3.09 1.12
Career  (View All)     453 0 0 452.0 383 140 39 448 134 24 27 57 2.79 1.14

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Kelvin Herrera Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 15 @NYM 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.22 1.69
Jul. 12 @NYM 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.66 1.55
Jul. 10 @Pit 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.38
Jul. 5 Mia 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.17
Jul. 4 Bos 0.7 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.05 1.20
Jul. 1 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 0.83
Jun. 30 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.00
Jun. 26 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.25
Jun. 23 Phi 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.00
Jun. 21 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 19 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Jun. 12 Cin 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.05 0.82
Jun. 9 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.73 0.73
Jun. 7 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.76 0.72
Jun. 2 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.79 0.71
May. 30 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.83 0.74
May. 29 Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.87 0.77
May. 27 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.92 0.76
May. 23 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.96 0.75
May. 22 @StL 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.02 0.79
May. 18 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.08 0.72
May. 15 TB 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.15 0.77
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 9 3 3 2 4 6 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 5.79 2.79
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.7 12 5 5 3 6 10 1 0 0 1-0 0 0 2 4.22 1.69
Last 60 Games (Team)
22 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
21.7 22 7 7 4 8 18 1 0 0 1-1 6 1 2 2.91 1.38

Kelvin Herrera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20186016511103.204
2017136281733624.282
201614540828702.206

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20188616320102.244
201712328327645.229
201613846429704.223

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201817.711612433.061.08
201734.03313321166.091.47
201636.714440743.191.09

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201818.710820420.961.07
201725.3001324931.781.18
201635.312846522.290.82
Kelvin Herrera vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Kelvin Herrera Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 18 A BUR 3 1 12.2 5.16 1.48 3.50 0.00 80% 2.13 2.54 .322
2008 18 A BUR 11 8 50.2 8.07 0.90 9.00 0.00 84.9% 1.42 1.71 .332
2009 19 A BUR 1 1 5.0 1.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.80 .186
2010 20 A BUR 8 8 40.1 8.75 3.14 2.79 0.45 64% 4.46 3.25 .327
2011 21 A WIL 14 0 14.2 7.61 1.27 6.00 0.63 100% 0.61 2.85 .200
2011 21 AA NOR 14 0 36.0 10.00 1.50 6.67 1.00 87.5% 1.75 3.01 .226
2011 21 AAA OMA 14 0 17.0 9.53 3.71 2.57 0.53 83.3% 2.12 3.08 .269
2011 21 MAJ KC 2 0 2.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.50 0.50 -100% 13.50 11.20 .151
2012 22 MAJ KC 76 0 84.3 8.22 2.24 3.67 0.43 2.02 81.3% 2.35 2.81 .318
2013 23 AA NOR 2 0 2.0 22.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -1.80 .610
2013 23 AAA OMA 2 3 16.0 12.38 3.38 3.67 0.56 90.9% 1.13 2.76 .178
2013 23 MAJ KC 59 0 58.3 11.42 3.24 3.52 1.39 1.49 73.3% 98.3 MPH 3.86 3.85 .301
2014 24 MAJ KC 70 0 70.0 7.59 3.34 2.27 0.00 2.33 86.3% 98.1 MPH 1.41 2.76 .281
2015 25 MAJ KC 72 0 69.7 8.27 3.36 2.46 0.65 1.51 78.1% 98.1 MPH 2.71 3.50 .262
2016 26 MAJ KC 72 0 72.0 10.75 1.50 7.17 0.75 1.41 74.6% 97.1 MPH 2.75 2.52 .303
2017 27 MAJ KC 64 0 59.3 8.49 3.03 2.80 1.37 1.55 73.2% 97.5 MPH 4.25 4.35 .314
2018 28 MAJ KC 27 0 25.7 7.71 0.70 11.00 0.70 0.90 94.7% 96.5 MPH 1.05 2.73 .252
2018 28 MAJ WAS 11 0 10.7 8.44 5.06 1.67 2.53 0.80 86.7% 96.5 MPH 4.22 6.95 .309
2018  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ KC/WAS 38 0 36.3 7.93 1.98 4.00 1.24 0.86 91.2% 96.5 MPH 1.98 3.91 .270
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 8.86 3.02 2.93 0.76 71.6% 3.87 0.14 .323
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.2 8.93 2.63 3.39 0.90 71.4% 3.87 3.39 .320
Rest Of Season     0 0 27.4 9.04 2.91 3.11 0.97 71.5% 3.99 3.57 .319
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3-Year Averages     69 0 67.0 9.13 2.55 3.58 0.81 75.4% 3.09 3.19 .293
Career     453 0 452.0 8.92 2.67 3.34 0.78 78.9% 2.79 3.26 .294

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Kelvin Herrera Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 59.3 0 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0
2018 36.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Kelvin Herrera    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.00 K/BB
GOOD
7.93 K/9
WEAK
1.98 BB/9
GREAT
96.5 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.2 HR/9
WEAK
0.86 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.98 ERA
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1.07 WHIP
GOOD
3.91 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.270 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
91.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Kelvin Herrera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Herrera will be the Nationals' closer while Sean Doolittle is out with a toe injury, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

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

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

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

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Herrera was traded from the Royals to the Nationals on Monday in exchange for Yohanse Morel, Kelvin Gutierrez and Blake Perkins, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

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

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Herrera allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his 14th save of the season in a 2-0 win over the A's.

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

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Herrera struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his 12th save of the season in an 11-8 win over the Twins.

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Herrera allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 11th save of the season Sunday against the Rangers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

For the fourth straight season, Herrera registered at least 20 holds, joining Tony Watson as the only relievers to accomplish the feat. Skills-wise, Herrera took his game to a new level, combining a return to a double-digit strikeout rate with a precipitous drop in walks. Integral to Herrera's improvement was throwing fewer fastballs, dropping from 75 percent heaters to 60, while introducing a plus slider to his arsenal. Herrera's fantasy owners got a bonus when the dominant righty assumed closing duties while Wade Davis was on the disabled list, converting all 10 of his save opportunities in that span. With Davis getting dealt to the reigning world champs in the offseason, the ninth inning will belong to Herrera going forward. He was useful even when he was not getting saves on a regular basis, and now he should be viewed as a top-10 closer, as he has the skills and has shown himself capable of handling the role.

2016

Herrera has now posted two straight stellar seasons and is a major reason for the success of the Kansas City bullpen. He led the team in holds at 21 and struck out 64 batters in 69 innings, which led to the first All-Star selection of his career. Herrera throws in the upper-90s and complements it with a changeup in the upper-80s, which makes him very tough to hit. He will likely continue to fire bullets at the back end of the Kansas City bullpen in 2016.

2015

Herrera was nearly untouchable in the second half of 2014, allowing just two earned runs after the All-Star break and failing to surrender a single home run on his way to posting a spectacular 1.41 ERA. A 3.50 xFIP suggests that his home ballpark and 85.5% strand rate may have partially contributed to that earned run average, however, and it's also worth noting his .274 BABIP represented a three-year low. The right-handed reliever relied more on his fastball than in any other of his major league seasons, and rightfully so, as he was able to blow by hitters and often hit triple-digits on the radar gun. Despite the improved ratio numbers, Herrera's strikeout rate dipped a bit last season, as he fanned nearly three less batters per nine innings than he did in his career-best 2013 campaign. He's once again in line to take on a seventh-inning role in front of Wade Davis and closer Greg Holland in 2015, which likely limits his fantasy value to leagues that count holds. However, if either Holland or Davis succumb to injury or a severe cold streak, Herrera would then be a solid candidate for an immediate add.

2014

After an outstanding showing in 2012, Herrera was slated to bridge the gap between middle relief and closer Greg Holland and man the eighth inning. However, while his strikeout rate climbed to an impressive 30.2%, command issues haunted him regularly on the hill. His K/9 jumped from a 2.2 to 3.2 in 2013, he continuously fell behind in counts and often just served the ball up over the plate, which resulted in a disastrous 18 percent HR/FB. The Royals worked hard at trying to correct the issues, sending him down to the minors on more than one occasion, but ultimately deemed the problem more mental than mechanical. He enjoyed a fantastic month of August, but fell back into his struggles once again to close out the season. Herrera is just 24 years old and has far too much promise to put much stock into one bad season. Look for him to get back on track in 2014 and return to the level of dominance that made him one of the more feared relievers in 2012.

2013

When Herrera raced through the Royals system, going from High-A to the majors in a single season back in 2011, the hope was that he would provide strong bullpen support in 2012, but expectations were still kept in check. After a strong spring, Herrera earned himself a permanent spot in the bullpen and went on to have a fantastic season, finishing up with a 2.35 ERA and 77 strikeouts over 84.1 innings. He posted a 3.7 K/BB, a 0.4 HR/9 and an extremely impressive 80.9 percent strand rate which was why he was Ned Yost's most trusted reliever and made a team-high 76 appearances. Herrera will likely remain in his setup role to open the 2013 season but with 98 mph heat and a very deceptive 87 mph changeup, do not be surprised if he is mentioned as a candidate for saves if the Royals need closer help at some point.

2012

Herrera saw all that the Royals farm system had to offer in 2011, as he spent time at High-A Wilmington, Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, before eventually getting a cup of espresso in the majors. Pitching solely out of the bullpen, Herrera racked up 70 strikeouts and 15 walks with a 1.60 ERA over 67.2 innings in his minor league travels. Armed with a 96-mph fastball that he can command for strikes, Herrera was named the Pitcher of the Year in the Royals minor league system. Only 22, he's ready to help in the bullpen, possibly even at the back end of it in a setup role this season.