|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||72.10||5.00||5.00||6.00||3.49||1.20||82.00||31.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Colorado|| 3.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 10.1||0||0|| 4.35||0||6||10|
|vs RHB|| 10.1||0||0|| 1.74||0||2||11|
|05/22/2013||Brandon Belt, 1B SF|
Cory Luebke, SP SD
|Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
David Hernandez, RP ARI
|05/21/2013||Matt Adams, 1B STL|
Josh Collmenter, RP ARI
|David Hernandez, RP ARI|
|05/21/2013||Mike Olt, 1B TEX|
David Hernandez, RP ARI
|Brett Lawrie, 3B TOR|
Glen Perkins, RP MIN
|Last 10 Games|
|David Hernandez closes out Phillies|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) With Heath Bell having pitched in the last three games, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson rolled with David Hernandez for the final three outs of Friday's win against the Phillies.
Hernandez, who entered the game in the ninth with a one-run lead, allowed the first two batters on base. He worked his way out of the jam and needed just 14 pitches to secure a 3-2 win and his first save of the season.
Hernandez has a 3.57 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP through his first 17 2/3 innings.
|Kirk Gibson discusses back of bullpen|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told MLB.com on Wednesday that Heath Bell will receive the first shot at closing games with J.J. Putz on the disabled list. David Hernandez will remain in his current role as setup man.
"I just think Heath's got more experience at closer right now, and if we move Heath and David right now we're really moving the whole bullpen," Gibson said. "It just seems like it's less disruptive."
|Don't give up on David Hernandez yet|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Despite blowing away hitters over the past few seasons with overpowering stuff, David Hernandez is still waiting for his chance. The Diamondbacks appear keen on prioritizing experience at the back end of the bullpen, and all signs appear to indicate that former All-Star Heath Bell, and not Hernandez, will get the call for save opportunities with J.J. Putz on the disabled list.
For Fantasy owners who have been making Hernandez a target of speculative pickups, this is bad news, but it is by no means a death knell for his long-term value. I definitely would not run out to grab Hernandez right now, but Bell is unlikely to get much of a leash, given his dreadful season with the Marlins a year ago.
Hernandez clearly has the most upside out of the Diamondbacks' relief options if he can get some save chances, so Fantasy owners should continue to keep a close eye on the situation. If Bell looks shaky in the ninth inning, I would definitely take a look at Hernandez. He has averaged 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings in his last three seasons, with a 3.05 ERA.
|Diamondbacks to use two-closer committee?|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz is headed for further evaluation Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game with elbow stiffness. If Putz has to miss extended time, then the Diamondbacks would need to replace his absence in the closer's role.
Heath Bell, who recorded his second save after replacing Putz Tuesday, believes the Diamondbacks would use a two-closer committee, involving David Hernandez and himself, if Putz needs a stint on the disabled list.
"They brought me in to help out if J.J. needed a day off or if David needed a day off," Bell said. "I mean, you never want to see anybody hurt. But unfortunately, if he has to take some time on the DL, I think myself and David can fill in real nicely."
|David Hernandez worth watching|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/1/13) Both Matt Reynolds and David Hernandez ended Tuesday night as two of the five most-viewed players in CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues. That is because Diamondbacks' closer J.J. Putz's struggles to close out games continued yet again, as he blew his major-league leading fourth save of the season.
So far, it has been Reynolds -- not Hernandez -- who has gotten the excess save opportunities, however Hernandez is widely considered the closer of the future. He has huge potential as a shutdown closer, with 189 strikeouts in 150 1/3 innings since joining the Diamondbacks in 2011.
Hernandez has the greater upside as a Fantasy option, but whichever pitcher ends up getting consistent save opportunities will be the one to snag. The Diamondbacks have a lot of money tied up in Putz, but his struggles continue to make it hard for them to trust. Fantasy owners looking for saves on the wire will definitely want to keep an eye on the situation in Arizona.
Bullpen Report: Time to hold on a second
Why should holds be considered when evaluating relievers, even for those owners who don't need to address the statistic in their leagues? Nando Di Fino provides a clear explanation in his Bullpen Report.
Down on the Farm: Being frank about Franklin
The Seattle Mariners need punch on offense and they have options in the minors. But will they pull the trigger and call up someone like Nick Franklin? Scott White takes a closer look in Down on the Farm.
D-Backs' Goldschmidt, Chavez team up to beat Hudson
Paul Goldschmidt hit three doubles, Eric Chavez drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday.
D-Backs' Corbin moves to 6-0 with win against Braves
Patrick Corbin allowed three hits in seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks turned an infield double into two runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 Tuesday night.
News & notes: David Hernandez/Heath Bell
Which potential Arizona closer will get the job long term -- David Hernandez or Heath Bell?
|David Hernandez improved on his numbers for the fourth consecutive year, finally dipping his ERA below 3.00 and raising his strikeout rate to a near-elite level. Hernandez finished 2012 with a 2.50 ERA and 1.02 WHIP, while striking out 98 batters in 68 1/3 innings. He also notched four saves. As good as Hernandez is, he probably has a shot at no more than a handful of saves this year, as J.J. Putz returns as the closer and Arizona traded for Heath Bell in the offseason. Hernandez still has value in NL-only leagues, though, as he can help keep ERA and WHIP down while striking out a lot of batters (more Ks in 2012 than Bartolo Colon, John Axford and Jonathan Papelbon). He can be taken in reserve rounds of NL-only drafts. (Updated 12/12/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||SD||9:40 pm||Eric Stults|
|5/25/13||SD||10:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/26/13||SD||4:10 pm||Jason Marquis|
|5/27/13||TEX||3:40 pm||Yu Darvish|
|5/27/13||TEX||9:40 pm|| |
|5/29/13||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Justin Grimm|
|5/30/13||@ TEX||2:05 pm||Derek Holland|
= probable start