Felix Abraham Graham Hernandez Garcia popularly known as Felix Hernandez is a world famous baseball pitcher who plays for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). In this entire baseball career, he earned several awards and titles like MLB Wins leader 2009, Al Cy Young Award etc. He made his MLB debut in 2005 and he has been selected directly from high school in 2002 for a signing bonus of $710,000 only because of his talent as a baseball pitcher.
Felix Hernandez Minor League Deal With Braves
Felix Hernandez reached a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves giving him an invitation to big league spring training. For over a decade, he has been the most durable pitcher in the majors and this performance has made him the perfect choice for the Minor League Deal.
Felix Hernandez was born on 8th April 1986 in Valencia, Venezuela. His father was Felix Hernandez Sr and mother’s name was Mirian Hernandez. His father was a businessman and owned a truck business while his mother was a homemaker. He has 1 sibling, a brother named Moises Alexander Hernnadez with whom he has spent his entire childhood. He received the AMerican citizenship in 2018 before that he was a Venezuelan. He belongs to the Christiniaty religion and his ethnicity is mixed.
Felix Hernandez Career Details
In 2003, he came to the United States and started pitching on the Mariner’s minor league system. In 2004 he was awarded as the Mariner’s Player of the Minor League award for his amazing performance in the league among other pitchers.
He made his debut on April 4, 2004 against Detroit Tigers. The match was good but his team lost the match with a score of 3-1.
In 2007 he received the honor of being named the team’s Opening Day starter. In 2008, Felix showed remarkable performance and scored 175 strikeouts and finished the 2008 season with a 9-11 record posting. He also achieved another big achievement of throwing the fastest fastball of all AL starters in 2008. The average speed of his fastest fastball was 94.9 miles per hour which was really a terrific performance by any pitcher in baseball history.
In 2009, his performance as a pitcher was also outstanding like its previous year. He finished the 2009 season 19-5 with a 2.49 ERA and 217 strikeouts. Because of this superb performance, he became the strong contention for the AL Cy Young Award.
In 2010., Felix Hernandez signed a 5 years extension contract with the Seattle Mariners worth $78 million that added to the involved offseason In 2010 only, the Baseball Prospectus Internet Baseball Awards named it AL Cy Young Winner. The same success continued for him in 2012 also and in 2013 he signed an extension contract of 7 years worth $175 million with the Mariners which made him the highest paid pitcher in Major League history. However, the achievement was surpassed by Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers in March 2013 who signed the extension contract worth $180 million.
In 2014 only, Felix won his 2nd American League ERA title with a 2.14 ERA and in 2015, he was selected as an All-Star by Ned Yost along with his team mate Nelson Cruz. On April 4, 2016, Felix defeated Mike Trout and the Angle and earned his 150ths victory in his baseball career.
On 31 October, 2019, he acquired another big achievement when he ended the 2019 season with a 1-8 record against Los Angeles Angels. Recently, in January 2020, he signed a Minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves for $1 million.
Felix Hernandez Net Worth
As per the fame achieved so far as a baseball pitcher, it is confirmed that he has accumulated a huge amount of money with baseball only. As mentioned earlier, he is one of the highest paid baseball pitchers. His annual salary is approx $27,857,142 and his net-worth is estimated to cross over $100 million by the end of 2020. He is currently under a 7 years contract worth $175 million. Also he is a brand ambassador of expensive car brands.
Is Felix Hernandez Married To Wife?
Felix Hernandez is a married person. His wife’s name is Sandra Hernandez. They got married on March 14, 2008 and the couple has been living happily without complications for the last 12 years.
Felix Hernandez Body Measurements
Felix Hernandez is a tall man with a height of 1.90m. His average body weight is 102 kg. He possesses a very healthy body and a charming smile.