The Miami Marlins selected pitcher Elieser Hernandez from the Houston Astros in the 2017 Rule V Draft. On May 31, 2012, Houston signed him as an amateur free agent, and he played with the DSL Astros the next season.
He earned a ticket to the United States the following season thanks to his 2013 5-1, 1.26 record. He pitched briefly for the Greeneville Astros in 2014 and had a record of 4-1, 2.78 for the GCL Astros.
He played for the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Tri-City ValleyCats in 2015, going 3-4, 3.12, and the Lancaster JetHawks of the California League in 2016, going a combined 6-8, 4.51.
After suffering a setback in 2017, Hernandez returned to the Gulf Coast League for a period of rehabilitation. He also played for the Carolina League’s Class A Buies Creek Astros, where he had a 4-5 record and a 3.98 ERA.
The Astros failed to sign him to their 40-man roster, so the Marlins took a chance on him in the Rule V Draft despite the fact that his development had been hampered by injuries and he hadn’t played a full season at any level up to that time.
Due to a tooth infection, he was put on the injured list at the conclusion of spring training in 2018.
He subsequently underwent a few rehabilitation assignments with the Jupiter Hammerheads and Jacksonville Suns, the latter of which gave him his first exposure to the AA level.
He debuted for the Marlins on May 10th, pitching two scoreless innings in a 9-2 defeat to the Atlanta Braves.
How Tall Is Elieser Hernandez?
Elieser Hernandez is 1.83 m tall.