|Arizona pitcher David Hernandez|
Hernandez just completed another outstanding season as a late-inning reliever for the Arizona Diamondbacks.He amassed a 2-3 record but improved his ERA (2.50) and struck out more hitters (98) in one less inning of work (68 1/3 IP). His strikeout to walk ratio was massively impressive (4.45-1), he improved his Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched or WHIP (1.1-1.0) and his Wins Above Replacement rating was a 1.7, which is solid for a reliever.
This year Hernandez is being slotted to be the set-up man for D-backs' closer J.J. Putz. The team did sign former San Diego closer Heath Bell in the off-season.
His younger brother, Raymond, played last summer in Arizona's Class A team in Visalia. He, too, is a pitcher.