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Felix Hernandez Bio for 2014 Media Guide
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FELIX HERNANDEZ (34)
POSITION:
 Right-Handed Pitcher
 AGE:
 27, turns 28 April 8
BORN:
4-8-86 in Valencia, Venezuela
BATS:
 Right
THROWS:
 Right
HEIGHT:
 6-3
WEIGHT:
225
ML SERVICE:
8 years, 60 days
CONTRACT STATUS: 
Signed through 2019
 ACQUIRED:
Signed as a non-drafted free agent July 4, 2002 by Mariners scouts Bob Engle, Pedro Avila and Emilio Carrasquel
2013:
• Went 12-10 with a 3.04 ERA and 216 strikeouts in 31 starts in his 9th Major League season.Selected to his fourth All-Star Game (also: 2009, 2011, 2012)…pitched a scoreless 4th inning in AL’s 3-0 win…is the 6th player in club history to be selected to at least four All-Star games, and the second pitcher (Randy Johnson).• Among AL starting pitchers, ranked 3rd in strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.70), 5th in strikeouts (216), 5th in K/9.0 IP (9.51), 6th in ERA (3.04), 7th in WHIP (1.131), 7th in opponent OPS (.644) and T9th in quality starts (22)…also 4th in opponent GIDP (24), 3rd in wild pitches (13) and 12th in pitches per game (102.4).• Recorded his 5th consecutive season with 200+ innings and 200+ strikeouts…joins Randy Johnson (7 seasons) as the only Mariners pitchers with at least 5 seasons of 200 or more strikeouts, and the two are tied with 5 consecutive 200-K seasons (Felix: 2009-2013, Johnson: 1991-95)…Felix and Justin Verlander (DET) are the only pitchers with 200 innings and 200 strikeouts in each of the last 5 seasons (since 2009).
HERNANDEZ’s CAREER HIGHS
MOST STRIKEOUTS:
 13 – 3 times;last 6/28/12 vs. BOS
LOW-HIT GAME:
 
0 - 8/15/12 vs. TB (Perfect Game)
LONGEST WINNING STREAK:
 9 — 2 times; last 6/23-8/27/12
LONGEST LOSING STREAK:
 5 — 2 times; last 8/17/13-current
MOST INNINGS PITCHED:STARTER:
 9.0 — 21 times; last 7/26/13 vs. MIN
RELIEVER:
 None
2013 AL ERA 
Felix
 ranked 6th in the AL with a 3.04 ERA in 2013, the 5th time in the last 6 seasons he has ranked in the top 10 in the AL in ERA:
Pitcher ERA 
1. Anibal Sanchez (DET) ............................2.572. Bartolo Colon (OAK) ..............................2.65
3. Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA)
 .......................
2.66
4. Yu Darvish (TEX) ................................. 2.835. Max Scherzer (DET) ..............................2.90
6. Felix Hernandez (SEA)
 ........................
3.04
7. Chris Sale (CWS) ...................................3.078. James Shields (KC) ...............................3.159. Ervin Santana (KC) ................................3.2410. Ubaldo Jimenez (CLE) ...........................3.30
SINGLE-SEASON ERA 
Felix
’s 3.04 ERA in 2013 was the 6th-best in club history…he owns 3 of the top 6 single-season ERA’s in club history:
Pitcher ERA Year1. Felix Hernandez 2.27 2010
2. Randy Johnson 2.28 19973. Randy Johnson 2.48 1995
4. Felix Hernandez 2.49 20095. Hisashi Iwakuma 2.66 20136. Felix Hernandez 3.04 2013
ULTRA QUALITY STARTS
Felix
 tied for the AL lead with 15 starts in which he pitched at least 7.0 innings and allowed 2 or fewer runs in 2013 (Ultra Quality Start):
Pitcher UQS1. Felix Hernandez (SEA)
 ...........................
15
 James Shields (KC) ..................................15
3. Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA)
 ..........................
14
 Max Scherzer (DET) .................................145. Chris Sale (CWS) ......................................13 Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) .................................13
GAMES STARTED WITH 2 OR FEWER RUNS ALLOWED
Felix
 recorded 20 starts where he allowed 2 or fewer runs, tied for 2nd-most in the AL in 2013:
Pitcher GS 2 or fewer R
1. Ubaldo Jimenez (CLE) ..............................21
2. Felix Hernandez (SEA)
 ...........................
20 Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA)
 ..........................
20
 James Shields (KC) ..................................20 Max Scherzer (DET) .................................20 Anibal Sanchez (DET) ...............................20 Bartolo Colon (OAK)( ................................20
 
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• Recorded a career-high strikeout rate, fanning 9.51 K/9.0 IP…previous highs were 8.65 in 2012 and 8.55 in 2011.• Tied for 2nd in the AL with 20 starts allowing 2 or fewer runs…was 11-1 with a 1.07 ERA (17 ER, 142.2 IP) in those games.Was 10-4 with an AL leading 2.53 ERA at the All-Star break (20 GS), and 2-6, 4.11 ERA in 11 starts following the break.Strung together a career-high 24.0 inning scoreless streak July 8-26, tied for the 5th-longest streak in club history.Struck out 10 batters in 4.0 innings Sept. 22 at LAA, becoming the first pitcher in more than 100 years to post a double-digit strikeout total in a game in which he recorded no more than 12 outs…last pitcher to do this was Smoky Joe Wood (Boston-AL), 10 strikeouts in 4.0 innings of relief at Cleveland on July 17, 1909.Did not make a start from Sept. 3-21 with a strained oblique.Tied for the AL lead with 15 Ultra Quality Starts (7.0 IP, 2 or fewer runs allowed)…James Shields (KC) also had 15 UQS.Recorded his 100th career victory April 22 at Houston, becoming the 6th-youngest pitcher to earn 100th victory among players who began their career since divisional play began in 1969…only 5 have reached 100 wins at a younger age than Hernandez (27 years, 14 days old): Dwight Gooden (24.215), Bert Blyleven (25.076), Fernando Valenzuela (26.162), Don Gullett (26.199), Vida Blue (26.361).Made sixth career Opening Day start April 1 at Oakland (7.2,3,0,0,1,8) while recording his 99th career victory…tied Randy Johnson for most career (6) and consecutive (5) OD starts among Mariners pitchers…is 4-0, 1.33 ERA (7 ER, 47.1 IP) with 41 strikeouts in 6 OD starts (2007, 2009-2013)…the six Opening Day starts are tied with Dwight Gooden and Bert Blyleven for most in MLB history before turning 27 (since 1920).Since 2009 is 71-50 with a 2.85 ERA and 1,110 strikeouts in 165 starts…only Clayton Kershaw (LAD) has a lower ERA over that span (2.43) and only Justin Verlander (DET) has more strikeouts (1,194).Has recorded 1,703 strikeouts, 4th-most in MLB history by a pitcher before turning 28: Sam McDowell (1,956), Bert Blyleven (1,910) and Walter Johnson (1,886).
5-YEAR DOMINATION
Over the last 5 seasons
Felix
 has combined to go 71-50 with a 2.85 ERA and 1,110 strikeouts in 165 starts…he has the 2nd-lowest ERA by any starter since 2009, and his 124 quality starts are the most in baseball:
Lowest ERA since 2009 (MLB):
1. Clayton Kershaw, LAD ...............2.43
2. Felix Hernandez, SEA 
 ...............
2.85
3. Adam Wainwright, STL ...............2.954. Cliff Lee, SEA/TEX/PHI ...............2.965. Jered Weaver, LAA .....................3.03
Quality Starts since 2009 (MLB):1. Felix Hernandez
 .........................
124
2. Justin Verlander ...........................1193. Clayton Kershaw .........................1164. Jered Weaver...............................1135. Matt Cain/Cliff Lee ......................112
SINCE HIS DEBUT…
Since his Major League debut Aug. 4, 2005,
Felix
 has been one of the top pitchers in the Majors…the following are rankings by pitchers with at least 100 GS since his debut:
Strikeouts:1. Felix Hernandez
 ......................
1,703
2. CC Sabathia .............................1,7023. Justin Verlander ........................1,6644. Dan Haren ................................1,5515. Tim Lincecum ...........................1,510
Innings Pitched:
1. CC Sabathia ..........................1,879.0
2. Felix Hernandez
 ...................
1,824.2
3. Dan Haren .............................1,782.14. Justin Verlander ......................1760.25. Bronson Arroyo ......................1759.1
HERNANDEZ (continued)
2013 AL LEADERS
Felix
 ranked among American League leaders in several pitching categories: K/BB Ratio ...........................................3rd - 4.70Strikeouts ..............................................5th - 216K/9.0 IP .................................................5th - 9.51ERA .......................................................6th - 3.04WHIP ....................................................7th - 1.13Quality Starts .........................................T9th - 22Opponent Batting Average .................13th - .242Innings ..............................................16th - 204.1Starts ..................................................T22nd - 31
 YOUNG GUN
Felix
 has recorded 1,703 strikeouts in 269 starts, 4th-most by any pitcher age 27 or younger:
Pitcher SO
1. Sam McDowell ....................................1,9562. Bert Blyleven .......................................1,9103. Walter Johnson ...................................1,886
4. Felix Hernandez
 .................................
1,703
5. Dwight Gooden ...................................1,686
 
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PERSONAL:
Felix Abraham Hernandez…resides during the off-season in Valencia,  VZ and Bellevue, WA with wife Sandra…has a daughter, Mia, and son, Jeremy…older brother, Moises, is a pitcher in the Mariners organization…graduated from Unidad Educativa Jose Austre in July 2002…named to the provisional roster for  Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic in 2006, 2009 and 2013.
CAREER:
Spent entire pro career in Mariners organization…since his debut season in 2005, ranks 2nd with 1,703 strikeouts behind CC Sabathia (1,789)…has made 269 career starts, all with the Mariners…one of 3 active pitchers with 200+ career starts whose starts have all been with one club: Felix Hernandez - SEA (269), Justin Verlander - DET (266), Matt Cain - SF (265)…combined to go 71-50 with a 2.85 ERA (367 ER, 1158.1 IP) and 1,110 strikeouts in 165 starts since 2009…strikeout total ranks 2nd-best behind Justin Verlander (1,194).
2002:
Pitched with Aguirre in the Venezuelan Summer League.
2003:
Started season with Everett…finished 5th in Northwest League with 73 strikeouts in 55.0 IP (11.9 K/9 IP)…held opponents to a .218 average…made two starts with Wisconsin, striking out 18 batters in 14 innings to end the season…named to the Northwest League All-Star team.
2004:
Split season between A Inland Empire and AA San Antonio finishing a combined 14-4, with a 2.95 ERA and 172 strikeouts…ranked 3rd among all Mariners farmhands…named to Cal League All-Star team…named Cal League pitcher of the week twice, April 12-18 & June 21-27…promoted to San Antonio June 30…played for the World Team in the 2004  All-Star Futures Game…named Mariners Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
2005:
Recorded 10 quality starts in 12 Major League starts…limited opposing batters to a .203 batting average…did not allow an extra-base hit until his fifth Major League
HERNANDEZ (continued)
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PERFECT GAMES
Felix Hernandez
 recorded the 23rd perfect game in Major League history Aug. 15, 2012 in a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field…it was the first perfect game in Mariners history, and the 4th no-hitter (3 individual, 1 combined).
 AMERICAN LEAGUE (14)
Pitcher Date ScoreFelix Hernandez 08-15-2012 SEA 1, TB 0
Philip Humber 04-21-2012 CWS 4, SEA 0Dallas Braden 05-09-2010 OAK 4, TB 0 Mark Buehrle 07-23-2009 CWS 5, TB 0 David Cone 07-18-1999 NYY 6, MON 0 David Wells 05-17-1998 NYY 4, MIN 0 Kenny Rogers 07-28-1994 TEX 4, CAL 0Mike Witt 09-30-1984 CAL 1, TEX 0 Len Barker 05-15-1981 CLE 3, TOR 0 Catfish Hunter 05-08-1968 OAK 4, MIN 0Don Larsen 10-08-1956 NYY 2, BRK 0* Charlie Robertson 04-30-1922 CWS 2, DET 0 Addie Joss 10-02-1908 CLE 1, CWS 0Cy Young 05-05-1904 BOS 3, PHI 0
* Game 5, 1956 World Series
NATIONAL LEAGUE (9)
Pitcher Date Score
Matt Cain 06-13-2012 SF 10, HOU 0Roy Halladay 05-29-2010 PHI 1, FLA 0 Randy Johnson 05-18-2004 ARI 2, ATL 0 Dennis Martinez 07-28-1991 MON 2, LAD 0Tom Browning 09-16-1988 CIN 1, LAD 0 Sandy Koufax 09-09-1965 LAD 1, CHI 0Jim Bunning 06-21-1964 PHI 6, NYM 0Monte Ward 06-17-1880 PRO 5, BUF 0Lee Richmond 06-12-1880 WOR 1, CLE 0
200 INNINGS, 200 STRIKEOUTS
Felix
 has recorded 200 strikeouts and 200.0 innings pitched in each of the last 5 seasons…joins Justin Verlander (DET) as the only pitchers in the Majors to hit those milestones in every season since 2009:
Mariners Seasons with 200 Strikeouts:
1. Randy Johnson ...............................7
2. Felix Hernandez
 .............................
5
3. Mark Langston ................................44. Erik Hanson .....................................1 Floyd Bannister ...............................1
Mariners Seasons with 200.0 Innings:
1. Jamie Moyer ....................................7
2. Felix Hernandez
 .............................
6
 Randy Johnson ...............................64. Mike Moore .....................................55. Freddy Garcia ..................................4 Mark Langston ................................4
Mariners Seasons with 200.0 IP, 200 K:1. Felix Hernandez
 .............................
5
 Randy Johnson ...............................53. Mark Langston ................................4

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