Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez

About Felix Hernandez

Felix Abraham Hernndez Garca (born April 8, 1986), nicknamed 'King Flix', is a Venezuelan right-handed starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. Hernndez throws a fastball between 92-96 mph, although he does not rely entirely on overpowering velocity. Instead he often uses a two-seam fastball, which comes in just a bit slower but with more movement and sink as it approaches the batter. His repertoire of pitches also includes a hard curve, a power change-up, and a slider, all of which he can throw extremely well (he avoided the slider early in his career because the team was concerned it might injure his arm). When at his best, Hernndez can induce a steady procession of groundball outs and strikeouts, with very few balls being hit in the air. Like some other pitchers, Hernndez wears a long-sleeved undershirt beneath his uniform jersey. While typically this is done to keep the pitcher's arm from getting chilled, Hernndez wears it even in the hottest weather.

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