Jasier Herrera

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Jasier Herrera Yánes

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jasier Herrera has pitched as high as AAA and has been on the Colombian national team.

Herrera was signed by San Francisco Giants scout Daniel Mavarez in November 2014. [1] He was 0-2 with a 9.26 ERA for the 2015 DSL Giants, striking out 15 in 11 2/3 IP bur walking ten and throwing six wild pitches. He improved to 3-1, 3.27 with five saves for the same team the next year. He then had a setback, missing 2017 due to Tommy John surgery. [2] Returning to action with the 2018 AZL Giants Orange, he had a 1-4, 3.88 record.

The Cartagena native split 2019 between the AZL Giants Black (6-1, 1.99) and Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (3-1, 4.00). He was among the Arizona League leaders in ERA (3rd, behind Adolfo Ramirez and Gabe Morales), wins (tied for 3rd) and WHIP (1.12, 10th). [3] He tied Seth Corry, Matt Frisbee, Alfred Gutierrez and Aaron Phillips for the most wins by a Giants farmhand, despite not having played in a full-season league. The 2020 minor league season was wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Early in 2021, he pitched for Colombia in the 2020 Americas Olympic Qualifier (the Olympics and qualifiers had kept the 2020 moniker after COVID-19 delays despite being held in 2021). He pitched once, relieving Jean Ruiz in the 7th with a 2-0 deficit against Venezuela. He went 1-2-3 against Luis Castro, Ramón Flores and Hernán Pérez. In the 8th, he allowed a single to Alí Castillo but he was caught stealing. He then got Juniel Querecuto on a liner, walked Robinson Chirinos and retired Carlos Pérez. By the time Sergio Ocampo took over in the 9th, Colombia had tied it at two, but they still took the loss. [4] He split the summer between the Eugene Emeralds (1-2, 3.99 in 24 G) and Sacramento River Cats (3 R in 2 IP), making it to AAA for the first time at age 23. He was back with Colombia for the 2021 U-23 Baseball World Cup, allowing two runs in 3 2/3 IP (again facing Venezuela) as his team won the Bronze Medal. [5]