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Kelvin Herrera
ERA S K
4.35 18 31
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)


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June 24 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his 18th save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday. Herrera struck out one, ending the game with a 4.35 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: After a rough start to June, Herrera is 5 for 5 in save opportunities while allowing just an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings in his last seven appearances.
June 22 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET10:49 ET14:49 GMT22:49 7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST10:19 AM VEN18:49 UAE9:49 AM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his 17th save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday. Herrera struck out one, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
June 19 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET23:48 ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST11:18 PM VEN7:48 UAE (+1)10:48 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his 16th save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Monday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.66 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
June 18 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET22:12 ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST9:42 PM VEN6:12 UAE (+1)9:12 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his 15th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 0.2 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Sunday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.82 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
June 17 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET13:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE12:59 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his 14th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Friday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.94 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.
June 14 4:37 PM PT5:37 PM MT6:37 PM CT7:37 PM ET19:37 ET23:37 GMT7:37 4:37 PM MST6:37 PM EST7:07 PM VEN3:37 UAE (+1)6:37 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera allowed one run - zero earned - on two hits in 1.0 inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Wednesday. Herrera struck out one, ending the game with a 5.13 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
June 11 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Kelvin Herrera did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Diego Padres 12-6 on Saturday. Herrera struck out one, ending the game with a 5.33 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
June 9 10:30 AM PT11:30 AM MT12:30 PM CT1:30 PM ET13:30 ET17:30 GMT1:30 10:30 AM MST12:30 PM EST1:00 PM VEN21:30 UAE12:30 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera fell to 1-2, allowing four runs on three hits and one walk in 0.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Houston Astros 6-1 on Thursday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.55 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Herrera has been a huge disappointment in his first season as the Royals' full-time closer. He's yielded seven home runs in 24 1/3 innings after giving up only six in 72 innings last season. ''He's given up a lot of home runs this year,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''It goes in cycles, like hitter's slumps. Pitchers go into slumps, too.''
June 8 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his 13th save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday. Herrera struck out three, ending the game with a 4.13 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
June 6 6:48 AM PT7:48 AM MT8:48 AM CT9:48 AM ET9:48 ET13:48 GMT21:48 6:48 AM MST8:48 AM EST9:18 AM VEN17:48 UAE8:48 AM CT-Kelvin Herrera allowed three runs - two earned - on two hits in 1.0 inning as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Houston Astros 7-3 on Monday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.30 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
May 31 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his 12th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Tuesday. Herrera struck out two, ending the game with a 3.68 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
May 27 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 ET0:06 GMT8:06 5:06 PM MST7:06 PM EST7:36 PM VEN4:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his 11th save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Saturday. Herrera struck out two, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Herrera has bounced back from a mid-May rough patch to close out three straight save chances during the past week. He's now struck out 13 in nine innings while notching seven saves over his last nine appearances, though he owns a 4.00 ERA and a .325 batting average against during that period.
May 26 8:08 PM PT9:08 PM MT10:08 PM CT11:08 PM ET23:08 ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST10:38 PM VEN7:08 UAE (+1)10:08 PM CT-Kelvin Herrera recorded his 10th save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Friday. Herrera struck out one, ending the game with a 4.05 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
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 2 18 - 20 32 0 0 31.0 33 17 15 7 5 0 31 1.23 4.35
Career 20 25 35 - 51 383 0 0 387.1 325 129 119 32 111 9 391 1.13 2.77


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 292 102 94 97.7 60.83
Slider 82 94 81 87.1 17.08
Changeup 106 93 87 90.2 22.08


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