Darwinzon Hernandez Lowell Spinners  Pitcher

     
 














Hernandez Video

Age: 19
Born: December 17, 1996
Anaco, VZ
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (August 2013)

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Scouting Scratch (6.29.16)

Physical Description: Solid pitcher’s frame with some projection in his upper body. Thick lower half. Looks much heavier than listed weight.

Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot from the third base side of the rubber. Doesn’t use a wind up, starting with his hands by his chest and utilizing a medium leg kick. Some effort in delivery and short arm action with wrist wrap behind. Has solid deception in his delivery, keeping his arm behind his body until he releases the pitch.

Fastball: 90-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Pitch shows natural cut. Has late life and jumps on left-handed hitters especially due to arm slot and deception. Command and control need refinement. Plus potential offering.

Curveball: 73-77 mph. 1-to-7 break. Shows feel for the pitch. Really snaps it off and pitch shows depth and tight rotation at its best. Inconsistent, slow roller at lower velocities. Potential average-to-better offering

Changeup: 82-85 mph. Firm. Work in progress, clear third pitch. Will flash fade on occasion. Fringe-average to average potential.

Summation: Left-hander with a sturdy pitcher’s frame and some deception in his delivery. Possesses an intriguing fastball/curveball combination, but still young enough that changeup could take a step forward as well. If changeup and command and control improve, could project as a number four/five type starter with a plus fastball and two average secondaries. If need be, stuff could play in bullpen role, where he could rely on his fastball and curveball and air it out in short stints. High-risk prospect given combination of age, physical development and delivery. Has already shown fastball velocity increases as he has matured, so wouldn’t be surprised to see velocity continue to increase.

 
   
   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     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract: August 22, 2013 by Rolando Pino
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 3, 2014 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2015):
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Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2016):
MiLB Contract
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