Major League Baseball

Career W-L
64-90
 
Career ERA
4.62
Name  Roberto Hernandez
Born  8/30/1980
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  27
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/27/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Roberto Hernandez beat the Diamondbacks Sunday for his fifth win of the season.
Insight: Hernandez has allowed six runs in 20 2/3 innings over his last three starts to lower his ERA from 4.48 to 4.14, but he struck out just five batters in that span and 10 in his last five starts.
 
5/13/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: The Phillies will skip Roberto Hernandez' next turn in the rotation, according to mlb.com.
Insight: The Phillies have Thursday and Monday off, so they can get by without a fifth starter for the next 10 days. Hernandez is scheduled to start on May 23. He has a 4.08 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP in 39 2/3 innings this season.
 
4/29/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: According to csnphilly.com, the Phillies are likely to skip Roberto Hernandez' next start.
Insight: With Monday and Thursday off this week, Philadelphia will be able to keep their first four starters on normal rest and use Hernandez out of the bullpen until next week. Hernandez has gone 1-1 with a 5.81 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP this season and hasn't been a good fantasy option since 2010.
 
12/12/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: The Phillies inked righthander Roberto Hernandez to a one-year, $4.5 million deal on Thursday. SOURCE: Tim Dierkes, MLB Trade Rumors
Insight: Hernandez had an up and down year for the Rays in 2013, finishing with six wins, 13 losses and a 4.89 ERA in 32 appearances. We wouldn't rule it out completely but it's doubtful he'll return to fantasy relevance next year in Philly.
 
9/21/2013 12:15:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay righthander Roberto Hernandez is expected to start Sunday against Baltimore. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: That was originally Jeremy Hellickson's day to pitch but the Rays were forced to use him out of the pen Friday in an 18-inning win over Baltimore. Hernandez hasn't made a start in almost a month (August 27th against Los Angeles).
 
7/30/2013 10:49:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Roberto Hernandez threw his first complete game since 2010 Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Hernandez (4.71 ERA) allowed five hits and two earned runs to improve to 6-11. The right-hander came in having given up exactly three earned runs in five straight starts.
 
5/29/2013 10:23:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Roberto Hernandez allowed an unearned run in the first inning but ended up tossing 8 2/3 innings and allowing just three hits in a 3-1 victory over the Marlins Wednesday night.
Insight: Miami came along at a good time for Hernandez (3-5, 4.87 ERA), as he needed a good start to keep his spot in the rotation. However, it's still the Marlins, so fantasy owners shouldn't run out and acquire Hernandez.
 
5/7/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Roberto Hernandez limited Toronto to five hits and one earned run, walked one and struck out seven in six innings Tuesday.
Insight: Hernandez is 1-4 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP through six starts. He has 37 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings, but he's too risky to use outside AL-only formats.
 
Cold4/16/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Roberto Hernandez is 0-3 with a 5.79 ERA and 1.39 WHIP after three starts.
Insight: He allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings Tuesday against Baltimore. His only positive is his 18 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings. It shouldn't be long before we see Chris Archer.
 
3/29/2013 9:56:00 AM
Description: Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed that the Rays have chosen righty Roberto Hernandez to be the team's No. 5 starter, over Jeff Niemann.
Insight: Hernandez posted a 5.33 ERA and 1.22 WHIP this spring which wasn't as good Niemann (2.92 ERA, 1.09 WHIP), but the team made the decision for Hernandez.
 
3/10/2013 11:45:00 AM
Description: Rays righty Roberto Hernandez "looks like the strong favorite" to land a spot in Tampa Bay's starting five, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Topkin cites the Rays need for an innings-eater to replace James Shields as the reason to go with Hernandez over the injury-prone Jeff Niemann. Hernandez posted a 5.25 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 2011, his last full season. He had a 7.53 ERA in 14 1/3 innings last season after settling his age and identity fraud case.
 
2/21/2013 4:12:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Rays are impressed with what they've seen of Roberto Hernandez so far this spring training.
Insight: Olney hears that Hernandez (aka Fausto Carmona) could be in the mix for the fourth or fifth spot in Tampa Bay's starting rotation. Hernandez looked washed up in the three starts he made for Cleveland at the end of last season (0-3, 7.53 ERA) but maybe he still has a little left in the tank.
 
12/18/2012 5:34:00 PM
Description: The Rays have signed right-hander Roberto Hernandez to a one-year contract worth $3.25 million. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: Hernandez only started three games (7.53 ERA) after being detained by authorities in the Dominican Republic for using a fraudulent name (Fausto Carmona). While he's a long shot to have fantasy value in 2013, it's not as long as you might think now that he's with the Tampa Bay organization (right, Fernando Rodney owners?).
 
12/12/2012 9:55:00 PM
Description: Righthander Roberto Hernandez is close to signing with the Rays according to Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Hernandez didn't show us much last season (0-3, 7.53 ERA), but then again it was a turbulent season for the righthander. Now that he's not being detained by authorities in the Dominican Republic for using a fraudulent name (Fausto Carmona), things should be much more normal for Hernandez in 2013. We're not expecting him to return to the level that made him a Cy Young candidate in 2007 (19-8, 3.06 ERA) but there's still some potential here.
 
10/31/2012 8:17:00 PM
Description: The Indians did not pick up righthander Roberto Hernandez's option for next season.
Insight: Hernandez only pitched three times for Cleveland in 2012 while authorities kept him in the Dominican Republic for using a false identity. Our fantasy expectations for Hernandez are pretty low heading into 2013.
 
8/14/2012 7:17:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Roberto Hernandez has been reinstated from the restricted list.
Insight: Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona) will make his 2012 debut Wednesday against the Angels. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
 
7/23/2012 8:12:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Roberto Hernandez will start a minor league rehab appearance Thursday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona) was suspended for three weeks by MLB for age and identity fraud after receiving a United States visa over the weekend. You can avoid him in fantasy leagues for now.
 
7/21/2012 5:50:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Roberto Hernandez has received a visa to return to the United States and has been suspended three weeks by Major League Baseball for age and identity fraud. He's eligible to rejoin the team Aug. 11.
Insight: Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona) restructured his contract, so his suspension is five weeks shorter than the one given to Juan Carlos Oviedo (formerly Leo Nunez) of the Marlins. The right-hander isn't likely to have much fantasy value outside of deep AL-only leagues, as he has recorded an ERA above five in three of his last four seasons.
 
7/20/2012 8:52:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Roberto Hernandez could be close to returning to the United States once he receives a new visa from the State Department. Right now Hernandez (once known as Fausto Carmona), is in the Dominican Republic.
Insight: Hernandez could return to the Cleveland rotation as soon as the middle of August. He went 7-15 with a 5.25 ERA in 32 starts for the Indians last season.
 
6/26/2012 9:19:00 PM
Description: According to the Indians official website, Cleveland manager Manny Acta said he expects Robert Hernandez to rejoin the team "sooner rather than later." Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, is still in the Dominican Republic awaiting a visa from the U.S. State Department.
Insight: Hernandez drastically reworked his contract, so he shouldn't receive a suspension like the one Juan Carlos Oviedo (formerly Leo Nunez) received from Major League Baseball. There's no way of knowing when Hernandez will actually be allowed back in the United States, much less what his role will be if he is able to rejoin the Indians, so you can leave him on the free agent wire for now.
 

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