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Felix Hernandez (SP)

Seattle Mariners - 97% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Felix Hernandez tossed six innings allowing four runs on nine hits and one walk. He also struck out three and picked up the win.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez had to escape trouble multiple times in this one against the Pirates. In just his second start back from the DL, he had trouble locating pitches, but good run support and timely double plays were enough to guide Felix to his seventh victory of the season.

 

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Felix Hernandez returned from the DL to face the White Sox on Wednesday. He lasted 6 2/3 innings allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks. He also struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: It was understandable to see the King have some rust after a long DL stint. The important thing is he showed no signs of being hampered by the injury and should only get better moving forward.

 

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After an extended stay on the DL, Felix Hernandez will return to the Mariners on July 20th.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has struggled this season but has looked good in his rehab starts and seems to have healed significantly from his lingering calf discomfort. If you have stuck with Hernandez, it seems reasonable to expect better performance than earlier this season from the ace.

 

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Felix Hernandez is tentatively expected to return to the Mariners on July 20th and take on the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has been out since June 1st with a calf strain. He is scheduled to make on more rehab start on Friday and be ready to return after that. He had an excellent start before the injury with a 2.86 ERA and a 4-4 record. Fantasy owners and the Mariners alike are ready to have the King back on the mound.

 

Felix Hernandez allowed three runs on six hits in just under four innings during his recent minor league rehab assignment with the team's Single-A affiliate.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez mentioned after the game that he had mechanical issues. He hasn't been the same pitcher this season, and while rehab struggles don't count in fantasy baseball, it's not a great sign that he's having trouble with Low-A hitters. Still, he's reportedly not suffering a setback and remains on track to return on July 20.

 

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Felix Hernandez is hoping to rejoin the Mariners' rotation on July 20 against the White Sox. (Source: The News Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has been sidelined by a calf injury since late May. He will get the All-Star break to continue his recovery before rejoining the M's. While he's an ace by name, his totals, other than his ERA, have told a different story this season. Owners are hopeful he can return closer to previous form than that which he showed in the early going of 2016.

 

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Mariners manager Scott Servais was effusive in his praise of Hernandez following the 43 pitch bullpen. Hernandez will throw a simulated game this week, then is on schedule for two minor league starts to ease his way into a post All-Star Break return. (Source: 710 AM Radio Seattle)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has not looked like himself most of the year, but if he is able to use this month or so of a break as a reset, he could be a great value for owners who have exerted patience with the King.

 

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Felix Hernandez resumed throwing from a mound Tuesday for the first time since suffering his calf injury. He was set to log up to 30 pitches. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's another step in his recovery from the calf injury. He'll have to continue to show improvement, likely resulting in a live batting practice session and potentially a rehab assignment. He should be back near the All-Star break. Considering the timing, the Mariners could give him the extra time off over the break before activating him.

 

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Felix Hernandez threw from flat ground on Wednesday from 75 feet.

Fantasy Impact: All seemed to go well with his first throwing since being shut down. The good news about his injury (calf) is that it's not arm-related. He could be back before the All-Star break if all continues to go well.

 

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Felix Hernandez will resume throwing from flat ground on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. (Source: Greg Johns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There's still no clear time frame on Hernandez's return from a calf injury, but he's improved to the point to be able to resume throwing. He'll have to do so without issue and build his way back to logging innings, likely in at least one rehab assignment before returning. He had solid ratios prior to his injury, but his strikeout totals and advanced stats indicated that he is not the elite pitcher he used to be.

 

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According to the Mariners' beat reporter, Hernandez has yet to start throwing again since hitting the DL, retroactive to May 28th for a "strained calf." James Paxton is expected to continue to fill his spot in the rotation. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If this is the case, it is likely owners may be without Hernandez for another couple weeks. If a strained calf is truly the extent of the injury, there's likely not much more to fear, but this is concerning, and owners will likely just have to wait and see. This would be an all-time low to buy Hernandez at if you are willing to take the risk.

 

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The move is retroactive to May 28th, and will correspond with James Paxton being called up to the majors. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has not seemed himself this year, struggling with control, and his most recent outing saw him strike out the first five batters of the game looking, before surrendering a slew of hits on poor pitches en route to a loss. Perhaps this break will help Hernandez round back into form.

 

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King Felix disappointed the Kings Court, allowing six runs on eight hits in six innings. For what it's worth, he only walked one batter and struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez dropped to 4-4 on the year. He entered the game with a 2.21 ERA on the season and exited with a 2.86 ERA. Felix's W-L record does not accurately depict the solid season he is having. This loss is an outlier and we have nothing to worry about when it comes to the King.

 

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The Seattle Mariners happily watched King Felix stifle the Cincinnati Reds. Hernandez threw six innings of shutout ball. Despite allowing the bases to fill twice for Joey Votto, Hernandez avoided allowing runs to score.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez appears to be becoming slightly more comfortable with his declining velocity. In a late career Tom Glavine-like fashion, Hernandez is hugging the edges of the strike zone, allowing more walks, but still offering few easy pitches to hit.

 

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Hernandez was able to avoid the walks problems he had found himself in in prior starts, giving up only two free passes to 9 Ks. Still, the Mariners' offense was blanked by Hector Santiago and the three earned runs were all the Angels needed to drop the King.

Fantasy Impact: While Hernandez has shown concerning signs this season, at least on Sunday he seemed to have much of his repertoire working.

 

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Earning his 146th career victory, Felix Hernandez threw 7 IP, with just four hits allowed and two earned runs, each on a solo home run.

Fantasy Impact: There have been concerns about King Felix's performance this year, despite his superficial statistical success. On Monday night, while his fastball command was still not precise, he was consistently around 91-92 MPH, and got his first two swings and misses on the fastball of the season. Hopefully this is a sign that Hernandez is feeling more comfortable, and perhaps is feeling better than the start of the season.

 

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Felix Hernadez has a sterling 2.21 ERA in 2016, but also has walked 18 batters in 36 2/3 innings and allowed four earned runs in four innings against the Athletics on May 4. Hernandez has not had more than five strikeouts in a game since April 10 and has walked two or more batters in five of his six starts this season. He will face the Rays tomorrow in Seattle.

Fantasy Impact: Hernadez has decent 1.25 WHIP, but has a weak 2-2 record because of a relatively weak 1.61 K:BB and his 18 walks are fifth in the American League. He is still a SP1, but his form has fallen off a bit and fantasy owners need to see him put together a couple good starts. In 83 at-bats against Hernandez, Rays batters only have a .169 batting average and 33 strike outs in 83 at-bats.

 

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King Felix scattered five hits and three walks over 7 2/3 shutout innings, striking out four batters. Hernandez managed to earn his second victory of the year despite the Mariners' offense being held to just one hit.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has struggled with control this season, and was still not as sharp as we have seen him, but his 1.38 ERA to start the year is hard to take too much issue with.

 

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Thankfully the sickness that sidelined Seattle's star seems to have abated and Hernandez will jump right back into the rotation having essentially just swapped spots with Hisashi Iwakuma.

Fantasy Impact: While he has not been his true, dominant self on a number of occasions, Hernandez is still a top option, particularly against an Angels team that has struggled mightily out of the gate offensively. As a team, Los Angeles is slashing .217/.288/.309 and has a WRC+ of just 75.

 

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Hernandez has been bumped from his start Friday against the Angels. Hisashi Iwakuma will start in his place, moving up one slot in the rotation. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez may slot in later in the series, but if he is significantly ill, he may not pitch again this weekend.

 

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Despite a stellar seven shutout innings pitched with 10 K's and two BB's, the Mariners' ace was unable to record a win as the Oakland A's hit two home runs off of relievers Joel Peralta and Nick Vincent to come back and win 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Obviously a frustrating, if repetitive story for Hernandez owners and Mariners fans. On the positive side, Hernandez showed much better control than his first outing and only allowed five baserunners through seven innings, on just 99 pitches.

 

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Felix Hernandez had mixed results in his eighth straight Opening Day start against the Rangers. He went six innings,allowing just one hit. However he walked five, gave up three runs (one earned), and struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: There were positives and negatives about this start for King Felix. The obvious negative were the walks which hurt him in fifth when he walked in a run and an error led to two more runs that were runners put on by a walk. The positive was the he only allowed one hit and struck out six without allowing any solid contact. Hernandez will settle in with his command soon enough and he will be pitching like the ace that he is.

 

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For the eighth straight season, Felix Hernandez will be the starter for the Seattle Mariners on Opening Day - the longest consecutive mark of any active player. (Source: Mariners.com)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has a history of coming out blazing to start the season, and his Opening Day performances have been consistently excellent. Hernandez has a 1.49 ERA with a 6-0 record in his career on opening day, but will face a tough Rangers lineup in Texas on Monday.

 

Felix Hernandez struck out five in two and a third innings of work in his first game action of the 2016 season. Hernandez allowed three runs on six hits and was held to a pitch count of around 45 to 50. Hernandez said he felt fine after the game, and noted that the Rockies were very aggressive on the first pitch, which led to success. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: At this point in the season, it is most important that Hernandez was physically healthy and had great movement on his offspeed pitches. Hernandez will be the expected ace for Seattle for 2016.

 

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Felix Hernandez pitched in a simulated game on Wednesday morning, prior to the Mariners' spring training matchup against the Royals. This was the first live action for Hernandez of the spring, and he notched five strikeouts through two innings on 29 pitches. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez said he felt great afterwards, and will be expected to be the ace once again for Seattle. While Hernandez has faded down the stretch a few times in the past, he seems to be fully healthy right now, and should be an impact player for teams again in 2016.

 

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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: Mariners.com)

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: MLB.com)

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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