Steve gave you the complete run-down on Ariel Hernandez after he was promoted from Double-A earlier this week. Last night, Hernandez made his MLB debut, and we talked about how electrifying that debut was.

It was really a dazzling debut, with Hernandez throwing 100-mph fastballs mixed with insane breaking stuff. I can’t wait to watch this guy pitch more.

Last night, Baseball America’s JJ Cooper had some thoughts about Hernandez that I figured the Nation would be interested to read. Here’s Cooper’s mini-tweetstorm:

7 Responses

  1. Jonathan

    FYI: I couldn’t get the videos to play.

  2. Gaffer

    I have been worried about service time for our young pitchers like Garrett and Davis (making the team out of spring) but Hernandez may be here to stay and now we get him for 7 years!

  3. Tom Mitsoff

    I think they will send Hernandez back. He was only in AA, and 2 2/3 innings last night makes him unavailable for at least a couple of days. One of the aspects of the Dick Williams rebuild plan is not to rush young players to the bigs. If Hernandez continues to perform this way at AA and then AAA, then we’ll surely see him later this year.

    • Jordan Barhorst

      Yep – biggest question mark and a big domino to fall will be what the team does with Turner when Mesoraco comes back.