Married to Jessica Farah-Hernandez.
Went 10-3 with a 2.64 ERA and 110 K's in 19 games (18 starts) as a junior with the University of Miami in
2010...That year, led the Hurricanes and ranked among Atlantic Coast Conference leaders in ERA (1st), wins
(2nd), and K's (3rd)...Led the University of Miami in wins (7), innings pitched (90.2), and strikeouts (93) in
2009...Named 2008 Freshman of the Year byBaseball America after going 11-0, the school's best-ever record for
a freshman, with a 2.62 ERA while topping the team in wins, starts (17), innings (112.2), and strikeouts (117).
Was 4-year letter-winner and 2-time first team all-state selection at Monsignor Pace (FL) High School...Went
7-2 with 106 strikeouts and a 0.87 ERA his senior season in 2007 and was selected as The Miami Herald's Class
4A-1A Pitcher of the Year as a senior...Helped team to the state championship as a junior.2012Ranked 2nd among full-season Red Sox qualifiers with a 3.26 ERA (53 ER/146.1 IP) over 26
games (25 starts) between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket.
Combined to hold left-handed hitters to a .233 clip (27-for-116), just 5 extra-base hits (all doubles), and 7 RBI.
Began the season with the Sea Dogs and named to the Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star Team.
Topped Portland hurlers (min. 80.0 IP) with a 3.13 ERA and 1.33 WHIP...Also ranked among Portland leaders
in wins (T-3rd, 4), starts (2nd, 18), and innings (3rd, 103.2).
Went at least 5.0 innings while holding opponents to 4 runs or less in all 18 starts for the Sea Dogs.
Did not allow an earned run in 10.2 innings over back-to-back starts on 4/13 vs. Binghamton (5.0 IP) and 4/18
vs. New Britain (5.2 IP)...Also fanned a career-high 8 batters on 4/18.
Yielded 4 total runs in 25.2 innings (1.40 ERA) over 4 starts from 6/3-19...Won scoreless, 7.0-inning starts
on 6/3 at Altoona and 6/14 at Bowie.
Ranked 6th in the EL in ERA at the time of his 7/20 promotion to Pawtucket for his Triple-A debut...Was the
youngest pitcher to appear for the PawSox all year.
Surrendering 2 runs or less in 5 of his 7 starts for the PawSox.
Threw 5.0 scoreless frames for the win in his 1st career relief outing on 7/27.
Made 1 postseason appearance with Pawtucket, allowing 2 runs over 6.0 innings in a start on 9/6 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.2011Named a Carolina League Regular- and Post-Season All-Star in his 1st full pro season
with High-A Salem.
Ranked 4th in the Carolina League and 2nd among full-season Red Sox qualifiers with a 3.18 ERA (45 ER/127.1 IP).
Compiled a team-leading 10 wins, tying for 2nd in the system...Also placed among club leaders in K's (3rd,
80), starts (3rd, 25), and innings (2nd, 127.1).
Surrendered 1 earned run or less in 15 of 25 starts...Gave up 3 earned runs or less 21 times.
Was undefeated in 3 April starts (2-0, 0.64 ERA) and 5 July starts (3-0, 1.46 ERA).
Did not allow an earned run over his 1st 2 starts (10.0 IP)...Held opponents to 1 run or less in 7 of 8 starts
through 5/24, going 5-1 in that stretch.
Went 5-0 in a 9-game stretch from 6/30-8/13...Posted a 1.66 ERA (9 ER/48.2 IP) in that time.
Hurled 1st career complete game in a 6.0-inning 3-2 loss at Wilmington on 8/20.2010Made pro debut with 1 game for Short-A Lowell, allowing 1 run in a 2.0-inning start on
9/4 at Hudson Valley.