Chris Hernandez

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Christopher Hernandez

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Chris Hernandez was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 14th round of the 2007 amateur draft (a couple picks ahead of pitcher Robert Carson) but did not sign, opting to attend the University of Miami instead. As a freshman there, he went 11-0 with a 2.62 ERA and 117 strikeouts en route to being named Baseball America Freshman of the Year. He was also named a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American, the conference Freshman of the Year, a Roger Clemens Award finalist, to the Brooks Wallace Award watch list, first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, to the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team, a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-American and a Baseball America and a Second Team All-American. He also played in the College World Series that year and participated in the Haarlem Baseball Week and World University Championship. After winning 7 games as a sophomore, he posted a 10-3 record and a 2.64 ERA in his junior year.

Following that season, he was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the seventh round of the 2010 amateur draft, one pick ahead of pitcher Josh Osich. He was signed by scout Laz Gutierrez and began his pro career that summer with the Lowell Spinners, appearing in a single game. In 2011, he was 10-7 with a 3.18 ERA in 25 games for the Salem Red Sox to earn Carolina League Mid-Season All-Star and Organization All-Star honors. In 2012, he was 5-12 with a 3.26 mark in 146.1 innings between the Portland Sea Dogs and Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox. He was an Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star that year. In 2013, again between Portland and Pawtucket, he was 5-9 with a 4.72 ERA and in 2014, with Pawtucket, he was 5-9 with a 4.08 ERA.

Overall, he was 25-37 with a 3.80 ERA in 114 games (88 starts) in his professional career. He had played in major league spring training in both 2013 and 2014.

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