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Prospects in the Rangers' 2020 player pool

Jung, Huff lead talented contingent of prospects hoping for a shot
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Jonathan Hernandez ascends to Major Leagues with Rangers

Righty earned win in debut Wednesday
August 22, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2019) - Former Riders pitcher Jonathan Hernández made his Major League debut with the Rangers Wednesday night, earning the win in relief against the Angels.The righty tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings, yielding just one hit and striking out one along the way. He began this season with

Hernandez tames Hounds in tough defeat

De Leon racks up three hits in 1-0 loss
June 27, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (June 27, 2019) - Jonathan Hernández registered one of his best starts of the season in a 1-0 loss to Midland Thursday night.SYNOPSIS* Hernandez yielded one unearned run on two hits across seven frames, striking out nine Midland hitters without allowing a walk.* Michael De Leon went 3-for-4, notching

Jonathan Hernandez named Texas League Pitcher of the Week

Righty tossed seven scoreless frames with 10 strikeouts Friday
June 3, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (June 3, 2019) - Frisco RoughRiders pitcher Jonathan Hernández was named Texas League Pitcher of the Week Monday after a dominant start Friday against Corpus Christi.In his outing against the Hooks, Hernandez fired seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out 10. The

Hernandez headlines Pitchers of the Week

Rangers No. 8 prospect fanned 10 in first scoreless start of 2019
June 3, 2019

It had been almost a year to the day since the Rangers had seen this version of Jonathan Hernández, and the hints of dominance the right-hander displayed last week had to be a welcome sight.Texas' No. 8 prospect tossed seven scoreless innings for Double-A Frisco, striking out 10 for the

Hernandez's masterpiece, Profar's heroics lift Riders to 12-inning win

Riders increase division lead to two games with walk-off win
June 1, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (May 31, 2019) - Jonathan Hernández was masterful on the mound and Juremi Profar delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th, sending the Riders to a 6-5 win over Corpus Christi Friday night.SYNOPSIS* Hernandez logged his best start of the year, firing seven scoreless innings while

'Riders' Hernandez puts up seven zeros

Rangers No. 8 prospect allows three hits, strikes out 10
May 31, 2019

Jonathan Hernández made sure to end May with a bang.The Rangers' No. 8 prospect recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts and gave up three hits over seven scoreless frames before Double-A Frisco defeated Corpus Christi, 6-5, in 12 innings on Friday at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

Texas notes: Hernandez harnessing arsenal

Hard-throwing Rangers prospect focused on control with Frisco
May 3, 2019

Jonathan Hernández has never sought photographic evidence, but he's pretty sure he was in Minneapolis and Chicago in April 1997 to watch his father, Fernando, make his only two appearances as a right-handed reliever for the Detroit Tigers.Forgive the younger Hernandez for not knowing for sure, though. After all, he

Beck's big blast carries Riders to first win

Riders pitchers strike out 13 'Hounds
April 5, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (April 5, 2019) - Preston Beck's tie-breaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning Friday lifted the Frisco RoughRiders to their first victory of the season in a 4-1 triumph over the Midland RockHounds.SYNOPSIS* Beck drilled a three-run shot just inside the right field foul pole, cracking a 1-1 tie

Trio of star starters part of Riders initial roster

2019 season begins next Thursday
March 27, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (Mar. 27, 2019) - Three of the top arms in the Rangers farm system - Jonathan Hernández , Brock Burke and Joe Palumbo - headline the Frisco RoughRiders initial roster for the 2019 season, the Texas Rangers announced Wednesday.All three pitchers rank in the top 10 of MLB

Hernandez helps Riders to 11-inning win

Righty takes perfect game into fifth as Riders clinch series
August 24, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (August 23, 2018) - Jonathan Hernández tossed a masterpiece Thursday in San Antonio as the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, knocked off the Mission 4-3 in 11 innings Thursday night.BIG MOMENTS* Hernandez opened with four perfect innings and allowed his only two baserunners on

Hernandez heating up for RoughRiders

Rangers No. 6 prospect yields three hits in six shutout frames
August 23, 2018

Jonathan Hernández is locked in -- literally. The sixth-ranked Texas prospect has gotten great results after revamping his throwing program. He spun six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out eight as Frisco nipped San Antonio, 4-3, in 11 innings at Nelson Wolff Stadium on Thursday. Hernandez threw 52

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 9

Sheffield keeps zeros coming; Franco adds even more hits
August 10, 2018

Theme of the dayLiving up to expectations: Sometimes prospects get overhyped as the baseball world focuses almost exclusively on their strengths, but it's still comforting to see so many of the game's top Minor Leaguers do what they do best on a given night. After initially struggling in the International

Riders allow just four hits all day in doubleheader split

Hernandez dominates Travelers in game two victory
August 9, 2018

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 9, 2018) - Behind excellent pitching all day long, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, split a doubleheader with the Arkansas Travelers Thursday at Dickey-Stephens Park, winning game two 6-0 after losing the front half 4-0.GAME ONE - Arkansas 4 Riders 0BIG

Hernandez delivers best Double-A start

Sixth-ranked Rangers prospect allows two hits over six innings
August 9, 2018

It took some time for Jonathan Hernández to acclimate to Double-A. He turned in his best Texas League start yet Thursday. The No. 6 Rangers prospect allowed two hits while striking out nine over six frames as he led Double-A Frisco to a 6-0 win over Arkansas at Dickey-Stephens Park. He

Three-run fifth does the trick in 4-1 win

Hernandez hooks Corpus Christi in series opener
August 2, 2018

FRISCO, Texas (August 2, 2018) - Keyed by a three-run fifth and a solid performance from Jonathan Hernández , the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, knocked off the Corpus Christi Hooks 4-1 Thursday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.BIG MOMENTS* The Frisco bats came through in the fifth inning,

Hernandez guides Riders to series victory

Bats break out for two big frames in 8-4 win over San Antonio
July 14, 2018

FRISCO, Texas (July 14, 2018) - Led by an excellent start from Jonathan Hernández, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, sealed a series victory over San Antonio with a 8-4 win over the Missions Saturday in front of nearly 10,000 fans at Dr Pepper Ballpark.BIG MOMENTS* Hernandez

The Show Before the Show: Episode 167

July 6, 2018

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Three Wood Ducks Earn Rangers Players of the Month Awards for May

Hernandez claims his second straight Pitcher of the Month, along with first-time awards for Leblanc and Jenkins
June 11, 2018

KINSTON, NC - The Texas Rangers announced their Minor League Player of the Month Awards for the month of May on Monday. RHP Jonathan Hernández, INF Chuck Leblanc, OF Eric Jenkins, and recently added LHP Sal Mendez swept the awards from the club.Hernandez earns his second consecutive Pitcher of the Month

Ducks' Hernandez puts up eight zeros

Rangers No. 13 prospect ties career high with 11 strikeouts
May 30, 2018

With a 1.94 ERA entering Wednesday's game, it would seem difficult for Jonathan Hernández to pitch any better. But he did.The 13th-ranked Rangers prospect matched his career high with 11 strikeouts and allowed two hits over eight innings in his longest Minor League start as Class A Advanced Down East

Hernandez Delivers Massive Performance in Pivotal Win over the Astros

He has collected 32 strikeouts over his last 20 innings pitched
May 30, 2018

KINSTON, NC - Jonathan Hernández turned in the best start of his career on Wednesday night to help the Wood Ducks (30-22) claim first place in the southern division again in a 1-0 victory over the Astros (29-22).

Hernandez Strikes Out Ten, Wood Ducks Fall Late

The pitching staff struck out 15, but the Mudcats had just enough offense in the end
May 23, 2018

ZEBULON, NC -Jonathan Hernández turned in his second straight start with double-digit strikeouts along with six shutout innings in a no decision, as the Wood Ducks (26-20) fell to the Mudcats (23-23) in extras, 2-1. 

Rangers' Hernandez fans 10 for Wood Ducks

Red-hot righty gives up two hits over six scoreless frames
May 23, 2018

Jonathan Hernández is one of the most feared pitchers in the Carolina League. He proved that point once again Wednesday. The Rangers' 14th-ranked prospect struck out 10 over six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a pair of walks, in Class A Advanced Down East's 2-1, 10-inning loss to Carolina at

Down East's Hernandez keeps it in the family

No. 14 Rangers prospect making gains with his father's guidance
May 22, 2018

Working on his defense on the fields near his house in the Dominican Republic, a 12-year-old Jonathan Hernández knew he wanted to be a shortstop. He already grasped that baseball ran in his blood and figured life as a middle infielder was the one he should lead.His father, however, had

Two Wood Ducks Earn Rangers Recognition for April Performances

Jonathan Hernandez and Leody Taveras take home two of the season's first four awards from the Rangers
May 17, 2018

KINSTON, NC -- The Texas Rangers announced their Minor League Player of the Month awards for the month of April on Thursday. Right-handed pitcher Jonathan Hernández and center fielder Leody Taveras earned recognition as Pitcher of the Month and Defender of the Month respectively.Hernandez, 21, turned in four starts in