University of Miami Athletics

Chris Hernandez


Left Handed Pitcher




195 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Monsignor Pace HS

• 2009 All-ACC Second Team
• 2009 Brooks Wallace Award Preseason Watch List
• 2009 NCBWA Preseason First Team All-American
• 2009 Louisville Slugger Preseason First Team All-American
• 2008 NCBWA National Freshman Pitcher of the Year
• 2008 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Freshman Pitcher the of Year
• 2008 Loiusville Slugger First Team All-American
• 2008 ACC Freshman of the Year
• 2008 Roger Clemens Award Finalist
• 2008 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List
• 2008 First Team All-ACC
• 2008 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team
• 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
• 2008 NCBWA Freshman All-American
• 2008 Baseball America Second Team All-American
• 2008 Second Team All-American
• Member of the 2008 USA Baseball National Team
• Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 14th round of the 2007 MLB Draft

Earned All-ACC honors for the second straight season in 2010 … Had arguably the most productive season by a freshman in UM history in 2008, going 11-0 with a 2.72 ERA en route to numerous All-America honors … Enters the 2010 season with a record of 18-5 and an ERA of 3.20 … Leads the staff in career innings (203.1) and games started (32) … Owns team’s best career strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.3-to-1) … Was a member of the USA Baseball National Team in 2008 … Drafted in the 14th round of the 2007 MLB draft by the Detroit Tigers.

•Led UM in wins (7), innings pitched (90 2/3) and strikeouts (93)
•One of two UM pitchers, along with Iden Nazario, to start a staff-high 15 games
•Was third among all pitchers with 40+ innings pitched with a 4.76 earned run average
•Picked off a team-high five runners on the year
•Tied his career high with 11 strikeouts against Florida State on April 4
•Miami went 9-6 in his 15 starts
•Went 5-3 with a 4.84 ERA in 10 starts in league play
•Lasted at least five innings in all 15 starts and at least six innings in 10 starts
•Closed out the regular season allowing just four earned runs over 27 IP (starts at UNC, vs. Virginia Tech, at Boston College, vs. Bethune-Cookman)
•Dropped his wild pitch total from 10 in 2008 to six in 2009

•Finished the year with the best record ever by a UM freshman (11-0)
•Led team in wins (11), games started (17), innings pitched (112.2) and strikeouts (117)
•Recorded eight of his 11 wins against Atlantic Coast Conference teams
•Allowed two runs or less in 10 of 17 starts
•Owned staff’s third-lowest ERA (2.62)
•Longest ’08 outing: 8.0 innings (Virginia – 4/25, Clemson – 5/21)
•Recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts twice (Clemson – 4/4, UVa 4/25)
•Best outing of the season came against Virginia (4/25), when he allowed no runs on just two hits while striking out 11 and walking just one in eight innings of work
•Owned team’s best strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.5-to-1)
•Held opponents to a .223 batting average against him
•Allowed five or fewer hits in over half of his starts (9-of-17)
•Miami won 14 of the 17 games he started (ND in 6-2 loss vs. Florida – 3/2, ND in 6-3 loss vs. Arizona – 6/6, ND in 7-4 loss vs. Georgia 6/14)
•Walked just four batters in his last eight appearances (47 2/3 innings) for an average of just 0.76 walks per nine innings
•Tossed eight innings of shutout ball against Clemson in the ACC Tournament, allowing just four hits while striking out 10 to earn his 11th win of the season
•Tossed 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight in earning a no-decision against Missouri in the Coral Gables Regional (5/31)
•Earned a no decision after allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings against Arizona in game one of the Coral Gables Super Regional
•Made first career relief appearance in the third game of the Super Regional, holding the Wildcats scoreless in one inning of work
•His most effective month came in May, when he went 4-0 with a 2.11 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 34 innings of work.
•Allowed just four home runs all season (one per 28.2 IP)
•Did not commit and error in 27 chances
•Nearly half (7-of-15) of attempted base-stealers against him were unsuccessful

•Played for Tom Duffin at Monsignor Pace
•Was four-year letterwinner and two-time first team all-state selection
•Helped team to the state championship as a junior
•Went 7-2 with 106 strikeouts and a 0.87 ERA his senior season in 2007
•Selected as The Miami Herald’s Class 4A-1A Pitcher of the Year as a senior

•Son of Teri and Arnardo Hernandez
•Has a younger brother, Nicholas
•Majoring in Business Management