Friday, April 24, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #55: Xavier Hernandez
PHOTO: Wow, what is up with those caterpillars on his face!
STAT: Hernandez was one of the top relievers in baseball in 1992-1993 with, among guys with no games started, the 3rd-most games, 2nd-most innings pitched, and 5th-best ERA+ among guys with at least 100 IP and who were not full-time closers.
Hernandez had those 2 great years in 1992-93 and a few other decent years but ended up with average numbers over a somewhat short career.
He's one of three major-leaguers with the first name of Xavier, the others being Nady and Rescigno.