Sitting nearly 97 mph, Hernandez’s fastball is mostly of the sinking variety, with the pitch getting 11% more drop than average. Deployed 48.5% of the time in 2019, Hernandez’s heater ended with a -3.1 pVAL and a .250 batting average against it.
The slider is Hernandez’s go-to selection, with the 88 mph pitch comprising 35.5% of his usage and finishing the year with a 40% K rate and a .111 batting average against it. The slider gets average depth and breaks 4.5 inches on average, 42% more than the league average.
Hernandez threw 53 changeups in 2019, with 47 of them going to left-handers. The pitch got much less depth than the average changeup in the majors last season, getting 21 inches of drop, which was 25% less than average. Only making up 16% of his total arsenal, the changeup finished with a 41.7% K rate.