Ever since his debut in 2005, Felix Hernandez has been on the list of league’s top pitchers. Now, nine years later, Hernandez has been even more dominant, ultimately causing the nickname, “King Felix.”
Hernandez, 28, has spent his entire career with Seattle, however in all his time there, the team has been irrelevant. Following a huge offseason acquisition in Robinson Cano, the Mariners look like primed for a playoff run. Yet, they knew this would only be possible if Hernandez was on top of his game, and boy has he.
Through his first 14 starts, Hernandez holds an 8-1 record, with a minute 2.39 ERA. Statistically speaking, the 2014 season has been his best. Hernandez owns a vocation high K/9 (9.73), a vocation low BB/9 (1.56), and a vocation low HR/9 (0.28). Perhaps the best representation of his abilities, would need to be his league-best 1.92 FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching on an ERA scale). Many of these numbers have lead Seattle to a current Wild Card lead.
Hernandez has truly been an ace in the Emerald City, and among the elite hurlers in all baseball. He has, let me make it clear, lived as much as the name, King Felix.