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Kelvin Herrera
ERA S K
4.26 9 19
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 5-10 / 200 NFBC ADP: 92.65
Position: RPBorn: 12/31/1989 Birthplace: Tenares, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Royals (2006)


Latest News
May 21 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his ninth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Sunday. Herrera struck out two, ending the game with a 4.26 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
May 20 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET0:25 ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST11:55 PM VEN8:25 UAE11:25 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera blew his second save, allowing two runs on three hits in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Friday. Herrera struck out two, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
May 19 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Kelvin Herrera allowed one run on three hits in 1.0 inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 on Thursday. Herrera struck out two, ending the game with a 3.71 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Herrera has been unsteady in his first season as the Royals' full-time closer. Thursday marked the second consecutive appearance in which he surrendered three hits and a run. In his last nine games, Herrera has given up five runs and 13 hits in nine innings.
May 14 5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his eighth save, allowing one run on three hits in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 on Sunday. Herrera struck out one, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
May 13 7:59 PM PT8:59 PM MT9:59 PM CT10:59 PM ET22:59 ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST10:29 PM VEN6:59 UAE (+1)9:59 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his seventh save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday. Herrera struck out one, ending the game with a 3.00 ERA and 0.87 WHIP on the season.
May 12 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his sixth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Friday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.21 ERA and 0.93 WHIP on the season.
May 10 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his fifth save, allowing no runs on no hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Tuesday. Herrera struck out two, ending the game with a 3.46 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season.
May 6 5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET20:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST8:00 PM VEN4:30 UAE (+1)7:30 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera fell to 1-1, allowing two runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Saturday. Herrera struck out two, ending the game with a 3.75 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: With the game tied at 1-1 in the ninth, Herrera gave up back-to-back home runs in a span of three pitches after getting the first two outs. He's allowed four homers in 12 innings after giving up six in 72 innings last season.
May 6 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET0:06 ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST11:36 PM VEN8:06 UAE11:06 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his fourth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.45 ERA and 0.82 WHIP on the season.
May 4 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Thursday. Herrera struck out one, ending the game with a 2.70 ERA and 0.80 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 30 5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET20:25 ET0:25 GMT8:25 5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST7:55 PM VEN4:25 UAE (+1)7:25 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Sunday. Herrera struck out one, ending the game with a 3.00 ERA and 0.78 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 14 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET14:08 ET18:08 GMT2:08 11:08 AM MST1:08 PM EST1:38 PM VEN22:08 UAE1:08 PM CT-Herrera notched his first save of the season despite surrendering a solo home run in the ninth inning of Thursday's 3-1 win over Oakland.
Analysis: Herrera has been a bit shaky in the closer's role so far, as he blew his other save chance by giving up a game-tying homer to Houston's Jake Marisnick on Sunday. Of equal concern is the hard-throwing righty's lack of strikeouts, as he's fanned just one batter in three innings of work.
Feb. 3 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-The Royals and Herrera have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $5.325 million salary for the upcoming season.
Analysis: Herrera, a second-year arbitration-eligible player, will serve as Kansas City's closer following the team's trade of Wade Davis to the Cubs. The hard-throwing 27-year-old saved 12 games with Davis on the disabled list for part of last season and finished with a 2.75 ERA and a career-high 86 strikeouts in 72 innings.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2011 KC 0 1 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.0 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 1.00 13.50
2012 KC 4 3 3 - 4 76 0 0 84.1 79 24 22 4 21 6 77 1.19 2.35
2013 KC 5 7 2 - 4 59 0 0 58.1 48 27 25 9 21 2 74 1.18 3.86
2014 KC 4 3 0 - 1 70 0 0 70.0 54 12 11 0 26 0 59 1.14 1.41
2015 KC 4 3 0 - 7 72 0 0 69.2 52 23 21 5 26 1 64 1.12 2.71
2016 KC 2 6 12 - 15 72 0 0 72.0 57 23 22 6 12 0 86 0.96 2.75
2017 KC 1 1 9 - 11 19 0 0 19.0 20 9 9 5 4 0 19 1.26 4.26
Career 20 24 26 - 42 370 0 0 375.1 312 121 113 30 110 9 379 1.12 2.71


Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2014 KC Total 1 0 0 - 0 11 0 0 15.0 11 3 3 0 7 0 16 1.72
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.2 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 5.40
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 5.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0.00
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 6.2 5 2 2 0 5 0 6 2.70
2015 KC Total 1 0 0 - 0 11 0 0 13.2 10 2 1 0 3 0 22 0.66
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 6 3.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 5.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 5.0 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 0.00
Career 2 0 0 - 0 22 0 0 28.2 21 5 4 0 10 0 38 1.26

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 KC Total 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 183 100 94 97.6 58.1
Slider 60 92 81 86.2 19.05
Changeup 72 93 87 90.1 22.86


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