Currently, the Boston Red Sox have very little to worry about their pitching rotation, as it is one of the best of all major leagues. However, we must always look to the future, and this 22-year-old pticher seems to be the next great ace of the World Series champions.
After a �� @MLBazFallLeague showing (1.59 ERA, 24 K, 11.1 IP), Darwinzon Hernandez is off to a �� start this spring. Fanned 3 in 2 scoreless today and has now done this:— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) March 3, 2019
�� He continues to climb the @RedSox Top 30 Prospects list: https://t.co/k7ug6AG8E6 pic.twitter.com/kwEPM0Yepg
His name is Darwinzon Hernandez, a Venezuelan southpaw from Ciudad Bolívar, who has surprised everyone with his excellent Spring Training by throwing 4 tickets so far without a race, allowing 3 hits, negotiating 3 tickets and prescribing 6 strikeouts this preseason.Ian Browne de MLB.com habló con Chris Sale sobre el potencial de Hernández:
I know a lot of people talk about him as a possible pitcher for the bullpen, but he's a big guy, with a huge body, so I'd like to see what he can do as a starter and see how he evolves
Look out for LHP Darwinzon Hernandez this season, who is ranked by @BaseballAmerica as the @RedSox #1 pitching prospect. He’s allowed 0 runs in his first 2 #GrapefruitLeague games, and more notably only allowed 1 HR to the first 406 lefty batters he’s faced in his pro career. pic.twitter.com/xfeXu2O5od— PawSox (@PawSox) March 5, 2019
In 2018, Hernandez had a good season in the minor leagues, with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses between Class A and Double A, with a 3.53 ERA in 107 innings pitched and 134 strikeouts. In addition, Darwinzon is the No. 4 prospect of the Red Sox organization.