Darwinzon Hernandez Portland Sea Dogs  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: Has filled out considerably since he signed. Solid pitcherís frame with a thick lower half. Minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts with his hands by his belt and keeps them there. 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. Gets great extension towards the plate.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Pitch shows natural cut. Has late life and jumps on hitters, particularly left-handers, due to arm slot, deception, and extension. Pitch has shown the ability to overwhelm hitters in the low minors even when he isnít hitting his spots. Command and control need refinement and are below-average at present. Velocity could play up in short bursts. Potential plus-to-better offering.

Curveball: 76-79 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: 83-87 mph. Inconsistent shape. Will flash tight rotation and late bite, but will also get loose when he doesnít finish the pitch. Average potential.

Career Notes: Signed out of Venezuela in Agust 2013 for a marginal bonus. Spent two seasons in the DSL, earning a spot in the rotiation in 2015. Participated in 2015 and 2016 Fall Instructional League. Put himself on the radar as a prospect in 2017, impressing during his age 20 season in Greenville.

Summation: Left-hander with a sturdy pitcherís 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. Still learning to incorporate secondary pitches and not rely too much on his fastball. Likely projects and is best suited for the bullpen, where his stuff could play up and secondary pitches would not need to develop as much. If breaking ball or changeup and command and control improve, could develop into a number four starter with a plus fastball.

 
   
   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 65.1 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 9 5 0.643 3.56 23 23 0 101.0 80 43 40 1 60 124 1.39 2.07 11.05
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 21 0 0 --- 3.00 5 0 0 6.0 6 3 2 0 6 10 2.00 1.67 15.00
  2018 Mesa AFL Fall Bos 21 0 1 0.000 1.59 8 0 11.1 8 3 2 0 6 24 1.24 4.00 19.06
   
  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: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2018 (Bos)
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019):
League Minimum
Trade Restrictions
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2018 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 5-15, 2018)
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