Chris Hernandez Makes Triple-A Debut
After 18 starts with the Portland Sea Dogs where he compiled a 3.13 ERA (36 ER/103.2 IP) – good for the 12th-best in all of Double-A – Chris Hernandez is scheduled to make his Triple-A debut Sunday night from Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Ky.
Taken in the 7th round, the University of Miami product becomes the first player from the Red Sox 2010 draft class to reach Triple-A. Among those taken ahead of the left-hander: Kolbrin Vitek (1st Red Sox selection, batting .252 with Portland), Bryce Brentz (taken 2nd by Boston, hitting .274 with the Sea Dogs), and Anthony Ranaudo (currently on Portland’s disabled list).
Last year, in his first full season of pro ball, Hernandez was a mid-season and post-season All-Star in the Carolina League with High-A Salem. He ranked 4th in the C.L. and 5th among Red Sox qualifying farmhands with a 3.18 ERA (45 ER/127.1 IP), and racked up a team-leading 10 wins, tying for 2nd in the system.