Darwinzon Hernandez Salem Red Sox  Pitcher


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Age: 21
Born: December 17, 1996
Ciudad Bolivar, VZ
Height: 6-2
Weight: 235
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (August 2013)
ETA: Mid 2020

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Physical Description: Solid pitcher’s frame with some projection in his upper body. Thick lower half.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Doesn’t use a wind up, starting with his hands by his belt and utilizing a high leg kick. Some effort in delivery and short arm action with a wrist wrap behind. Hides the ball well, keeping his arm behind his body until he releases the pitch.

Fastball: 92-94 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Pitch shows natural cut. Has late life and jumps on left-handed hitters especially due to arm slot and deception. Pitch has shown the ability to overwhelm hitters in the low minors even when he isn’t hitting his spots. Command and control need refinement and are below-average at present. Plus-to-better potential offering.

Curveball: 75-78 mph. 1-to-7 break. Shows feel for the pitch. At its best, really snaps it off and pitch shows depth and tight rotation. Inconsistent, slow roller at lower velocities. Potential average offering.

Changeup: 82-86 mph. Firm. Work in progress, clear third pitch. Will flash fade on occasion. Fringe-average to average potential.

Slider: 82-83 mph. Fourth offering. Average tilt. Reportedly used sparingly in 2017 until final outing of the season. In Spring Training 2018, only threw a handful and did not seem to be featuring the pitch.

Career Notes: Participated in 2015 and 2016 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Left-hander with a sturdy pitcher’s frame and some deception in his delivery. Possesses an intriguing fastball and is still young enough that his secondary pitches could take a step forward as well. If his breaking ball or changeup and command and control improve, could develop into a mid-rotation starter with a plus fastball and two average secondaries. More likely, looks best suited in the bullpen where his stuff could play up and secondary pitches wouldn’t have to develop as much. High-risk prospect given combination of age, physical development, and delivery.

   Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2014 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 1 1 0.500 2.89 14 1 0 28.0 24 12 9 0 19 15 1.54 0.79 4.82
  2015 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 6 1 0.857 1.10 16 13 0 65.3 55 17 8 0 30 66 1.30 2.20 9.09
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 3 5 0.375 4.10 14 14 0 48.1 39 34 22 1 36 58 1.55 1.61 10.80
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 4 5 0.444 4.01 23 23 0 103.1 85 57 46 8 49 116 1.30 2.37 10.10
  2018 Salem Car A+ Bos 21     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: August 22, 2013 by Rolando Pino
Signing Bonus: $7,500
MiLB Debut: June 3, 2014 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018):
MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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