Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Born: (1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 27), Miami, Florida
Gabriel "Gaby" Hernandez (born May 21, 1986 in Miami, Florida) is a professional baseball starting pitcher who is currently with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He attended Belen Jesuit High School prior to being drafted in the third round of the 2004 amateur draft by the New York Mets. He was signed by scout Joe Salermo.
1 Professional career
1.1 New York Mets,
1.2 Florida Marlins,
1.3 Seattle Mariners,
1.4 Boston Red Sox,
1.5 Kansas City Royals,
1.6 Chicago White Sox/Arizona Diamondbacks,
3 External links,
New York Mets:
Hernandez began his professional career in 2004, splitting the season between the GCL Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 10 games with the GCL Mets, he went 3-3 with a 1.09 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 49⅔ innings. He allowed only 25 hits. He appeared in only one game for the Cyclones, going 1-0 with six strikeouts in three innings of work.
In 2005, he played for the Hagerstown Suns and St. Lucie Mets, going 6-1 with a 2.43 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 92⅔ innings with the Suns (18 games started). He slumped with St. Lucie, however, going only 2-5 with a 5.74 ERA in 10 games started. Overall, he went 8-6 with a 3.47 ERA in 28 games started. In 135 innings, he struck out 131 batters and allowed 107 hits. Hernandez was rated the 17th best prospect in all of Minor League Baseball by Baseball America.
On December 5, 2005, he was traded with fellow minor leaguer Dante Brinkley to the Florida Marlins for catcher Paul Lo Duca.
He spent the 2006 season with the Jupiter Hammerheads, going 9-6 with a 3.89 ERA in 20 games (19 starts). With the Carolina Mudcats in 2007, he went 9-11 with a 4.22 ERA in 28 games started. Hernandez went into the season competing for the fifth spot in the starting rotation in spring training. He did not make the big league roster, however, he began the 2008 season in the Marlins organization, going 2-8 with a 7.24 ERA in 13 games started with the Albuquerque Isotopes, and in four games started with the Mudcats he went 3-0 with a 4.30 ERA.
On July 31, 2008 -- the trading deadline -- he was traded to the Mariners for pitcher Arthur Rhodes. He went 1-1 with a 5.01 ERA in six games started with the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, the team he played with following his trade. Overall, he went 6-9 with a 6.13 ERA. In 2009 with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League he went 10-9 with a 5.23 ERA in 26 games, all starts. With the signing of Ryan Garko on February 1, 2010, Hernandez was designated for assignment by the Mariners to make room for Garko on the 40-man roster.
Boston Red Sox:
On February 10, 2010, the Boston Red Sox acquired Hernandez off waivers from the Mariners. On March 1, 2010 the Boston Red Sox designated Gaby Hernandez for assignment to make room for Casey Fien.
Kansas City Royals:
On March 3, 2010 the Kansas City Royals claimed Hernandez off waivers from the Red Sox.
Chicago White Sox/Arizona Diamondbacks:
In 2011 he played with the Charlotte Knights in the Chicago White Sox organization and with the Reno Aces in the Arizona Diamondbacks system.