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Felix Hernandez (SP)

Seattle Mariners

Bats: R, Throws: R

The Seattle Mariners have shut ace Felix hernandez down for the 2015 season.

Fantasy Impact: Felix left his start on September 20th with an elbow issue, but he's thrown a successful bullpen session since. The Mariners are protecting their investment, which is best in the long term for Seattle and Felix, not so much for his fantasy owners.


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Felix Hernandez threw 5.2 innings on Sunday, allowing two runs on just four hits. "Everybody just take a deep breath," said Mariners' manager Lloyd McClendon. "It's not the end of his career." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has battled elbow stiffness before, and it sounds like he is in line to make his final two starts of the season. He has a chance at twenty wins, which would certainly end his sometimes bumpy season on a high note.


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Felix Hernandez has pitched 16 innings of his last two starts, allowing five runs on nine hits, striking out 16 batters while allowing one walk. Hernandez has a 5-3 record in the second half, but has a 5.31 ERA. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has had a rough time in the second half, allowing three or more runs in five of his nine starts since the All-Star game. Although he has allowed a lot of runs, Hernandez does have a 5.50 K:BB ratio in the second half and now is 16-8 for the season. He is still a SP1, but fantasy owners do hope that he can work on his run prevention.


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The Mariners will skip Felix Hernandez's Monday start. This isn't due to injury, according to the team, but instead an effort to keep him fresh. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has still be a solid SP this season, but he's been much more inconsistent than in previous years. Hopefully he'll be able to maintain the success of his most recent start in his next outing.


Felix Hernandez fires gem

Thu, Aug 27th 2:17pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

After two rough starts, Felix Hernandez returned to form Wednesday against the A's. The right-hander limited Oakland to two runs on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over eight innings. King Felix picked up his 15th win of the season in the process.

Fantasy Impact: It's certainly been an up-and-down season for the King. While his numbers likely aren't returning value based on his ADP, he's still been a productive, though inconsistent, SP this season. He's been especially maddening for DFS players.


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Hernandez was roughed up for 10 runs in only 2 1/3 innings pitched against Boston, allowing three home runs. While he is posting a strong season by most pitcher's standards, King Felix seems to be struggling this year. He has a 14-7 record, but his 3.65 ERA is his highest since 2007 and his FIP of 3.53 is nearly a whole run worse than last years 2.56, his worst since 2008. There is some speculation from outsiders that Hernandez may be suffering from a minor physical issue that is affecting his mechanics, as his release point has been far less consistent than in past seasons. (Source: Fangraphs)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez had a poor start against Houston earlier this season and bounced back well in his next few, so it is far too early to panic. Still, he has an ERA+ of 101, the second worst of his career, and has looked more mortal than in years past. Hernandez should still be an above-average pitcher the rest of the year, but with Seattle out of the playoff race, if the team detects anything wrong with their franchise player they may sit him down prior to the end of the season. Monitor his health closely over the next few weeks.


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King Felix bounced back from a disappointing start against Arizona to go seven innings, allowing two runs, one walk and striking out five batters to notch his MLB-leading 14th win.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has suffered from the failings of the Mariners bullpen repeatedly this season, but Sunday's game was refreshingly drama-free. Hernandez has an outside shot at 20 wins this season and should be a no-brainer start every five days.


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Felix Hernandez lasted 6.2 innings allowing seven runs on 12 hits, while striking out seven batters as the Mariners lost to the Diamondbacks 8-2.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez who owns a 12-6 record with a 3.02 ERA was roughed up for the first time since June 22nd when he allowed four runs to the Royals. From June 22nd until yesterday's clunker, Hernandez allowed four earned runs in five starts. Every once in a while Hernandez will not have his elite stuff, but it rarely becomes a continuous stretch of poor outings, making him a must-start moving forward.


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Felix Hernandez pitched six innings allowing one run on five hits, while striking out five batters and walking three. Hernandez will not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez was not able to out-duel C.C Sabathia as King Felix exited with the game tied at one, clearly without his dominating stuff. Hernandez struggled with his command walking three batters, but was able to pick up his 13th quality start of the season. With a 2.77 ERA, Hernandez still possesses a great deal of fantasy value in all formats.


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Felix Hernandez allowed no runs on five hits in seven innings against the Angels on Thursday. He had two walks and six strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: The King earned his 11th win of the season, tied for second in MLB, and looked every bit like a Cy Young winner. Hernandez saw his ERA drop below 3.00 for the first time in a month, now sitting at 2.84, and the strikeouts continue to be solid (8.59 K/9). He has some ground to make up in the second half if he wants another Cy Young though, as Keuchel (HOU), Gray (OAK), and Price (DET) all have better numbers overall.


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Felix Hernandez allowed two runs on ten hits in seven innings against the Athletics on Saturday. He had two walks and six strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Felix has looked off since June began, with three out of seven starts having four or more earned runs, and now allowing double digit hits in this outing against a sub-par offense. The usual consistency for the King hasn't been there, and while his overall numbers are still solid, this is not what fantasy owners (and Mariners fans) were expecting from their ace.


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Felix Hernandez allowed no runs on one hit in six innings against the Angels on Sunday. He had three walks and eight strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: King Felix didn't go very deep into the game, but was excellent while out there, with a single in the third being the only hit allowed in his six innings. The bullpen gave up the lead and eventually the game, giving Hernandez a no decision. Felix hasn't quite been at Cy Young levels thus far, but he's still been great with 10 wins (2nd in MLB), a 3.05 ERA, and a 8.71 K/9.


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Felix Hernandez went eight scoreless innings, scattering four hits while striking out five batters. The Mariners shutout the Giants 2-0.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has a solid bounce-back performance after getting tagged with eight runs in 0.1 IP against the Astros last time out. After Wednesday's game, Hernandez improved his record to 10-3 with a 3.08 ERA in 90.2 IP. He may throw a stinker on occasion, but more than likely you know you are getting the ace of your staff every time he takes the mound.


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Felix Hernandez allowed one earned run on two hits in seven innings against Tampa Bay on Saturday. He also walked three and struckout six in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: The only run Felix allowed was on a wild pitch, but overall it was a pretty standard outing, with a solid six Ks. The King dropped his ERA to 2.51, keeping him in the top-15 in the majors, and with nine wins he's on his way to another potential Cy Young.


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Felix Hernandez threw his second complete-game shutout of the 2015 season, allowing four hits, one walk, while striking out eight batters. The Mariners beat the Rays 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has lowered his ERA to 1.91 as he improved his record to 8-1 on the year. Hernandez has been the most dominant pitcher in the American League to start the year and is an early Cy-Young favorite. Hernandez owners are reaping the benefits of his stellar campaign and even daily fantasy players should consider spending a bulk of their cap room on the Mariners pitcher who is as close to a sure-thing every time he steps on the mound.


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Felix Hernandez allowed one earned run on four hits in seven innings against Toronto on Friday. He also walked two and struckout eight in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Felix reigned supreme in his league-leading seventh win of the season, striking out eight batters, and looking dominant throughout the start. He only made one mistake in the game, giving up a HR to Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning, but it was smooth sailing from there. Felix is an obvious must play in all fantasy formats, and a great choice in daily if you can pony up the high $ amount.


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Felix Hernandez remains undefeated

Mon, May 11th 10:09am EDT
By Dan Schalk

Felix Hernandez pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out six batters. The Mariners beat the Athletics 4-3 as King Felix improved to 6-0 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez owns a 1.85 ERA and is as close to a sure-fire ace as there is in the American League. He is a must-start, must-own in every fantasy league, but one cause for concern would be the long-ball. Hernandez allowed two runs, both coming off of solo home runs from Marcus Semien.


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This was yet another gem for Felix Hernandez who managed to scatter six hits over seven innings, giving up just one earned run. The lone run was a home run in the seventh inning by Matt Joyce. Hernandez managed to tally eight strikeouts as well and gave just one base on balls.

Fantasy Impact: No surprise here as King Felix continues to dominate on the mound. The Mariners are now 6-0 this season when Hernandez starts. This is largely due to the fact that he has given up just eight earned runs in his six starts this year. You obviously should be deploying him in your lineup every time he takes the mound. You also should strongly consider taking him in daily fantasy games whenever he is available. Hernandez is next scheduled to start May 10th at home against the Athletics.


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Felix Hernandez pitched a complete game, allowing five hits, striking out nine batters, without allowing a run in the Mariners 2-0 victory over the Twins. Hernandez improved his record to 3-0 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez lowered his ERA to 1.61 on the season, as he continues to display his dominance on the mound. The lone bright spot in the M's rotation, Hernandez is a must-start every time he steps onto the diamond.


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He made it through five innings and the team is saying it was a precautionary move and that he is expected to make his next start against the Rangers on Saturday. He allowed eight hits, three runs, two walks and recorded one strikeout in the game against the Athletics today. (Source: Greg Johns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: You can breathe a bit easier now that nothing serious occurred. Hernandez will not miss any time and continue having an outstanding year for his owners.


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Felix Hernadez gets rocked

Sun, Mar 22nd 1:50am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Felix Hernandez took the mound against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday and it did not go well. He lasted 2 2/3 innings allowing 6 runs on 6 hits. He also gave up two home runs, one walk, and struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: This is nothing to be worried about. Pitchers often times get hit hard in spring training as they are still working on pitches, location, building up endurance, etc. Feel comfortable making Hernandez the second starting pitcher off the board right after Clayton Kershaw.


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