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Francisco Hernandez C

Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
Birth Date2-4-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight180 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2004 KAN A 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BRI Rk 53 203 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KAN A 44 171 .210 .267 .344 .411 .265 .256 91 -7.3 4.0 2.3 -0.1 0.4 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2005 GRF Rk 58 237 .324 .269 .350 .410 .266 .376 99 14.8 6.3 1.6 0.1 0.2 26.1 2.5 26.1 2.5
2006 KAN A 92 351 .255 .258 .330 .377 .259 .254 99 -1.4 7.8 4.6 -1.0 -0.7 13.3 1.3 13.3 1.3
2007 KAN A 80 310 .268 .265 .337 .404 .263 .297 110 2.6 9.2 5.1 -0.5 -3.4 14.8 1.4 14.8 1.4
2008 WNS A+ 79 288 .259 .253 .329 .388 .258 .250 104 -0.4 8.8 4.5 -0.5 0.1 16.6 1.6 16.6 1.6
2012 LIC Wnt 5 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 KAN A 16 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .267 .312 .333 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BRI Rk 203 32 59 13 1 5 30 13 32 0 0 .326 .370 .492 .166 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KAN A 171 15 34 5 0 3 18 13 29 0 0 .222 .296 .314 .092 .210 1.5 -0.1 0.1
2005 GRF Rk 237 37 74 19 0 6 34 19 25 0 1 .349 .410 .524 .175 .324 26.1 0.1 2.5
2006 KAN A 351 29 78 16 1 6 34 22 31 3 1 .247 .305 .361 .114 .255 13.3 -1.0 1.3
2007 KAN A 310 42 75 23 1 4 36 35 29 0 1 .277 .362 .413 .137 .268 14.8 -0.5 1.4
2008 WNS A+ 288 28 59 15 0 6 31 32 33 2 2 .245 .329 .382 .137 .259 16.6 -0.5 1.6
2012 LIC Wnt 12 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • amateur free agent-Dominican 02

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Once a precocious prospect, small, switch-hitting catcher Francisco Hernandez’s slow progress has seen his age finally catch up to his levels. A contact hitter with a strong arm, he projects as a future backup.
2008 Catching prospects are few and far between, but Hernandez doesn't merely deserve consideration because supply lags so far behind demand. He's a solid line-drive hitter with adequate receiving skills and a strong arm behind the plate (killing off 29 percent of attempting base stealers), although he's almost tiny by backstop standards, which handicaps any projection of future power. He's young, but not so young that he can afford to stumble on his way up.
2007 Francisco Hernandez is probably the best prospect listed in this paragraph due to his youth and defensive abilities, but his bat has failed to progress after a promising 250-PA stretch at Great Falls in the first half of 2005.
2006 On the plus side, Hernandez was just 19, and both the scouts and our numbers suggest that he could be a premium defensive catcher. On the negative side, he`s very small, very slow, and hit an empty .222 against Sally League pitching. Did we mention that he was just 19?

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Future Shock: Positional Rankings - CatcherKevin Goldstein2007-07-18
Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part OneNate Silver2006-02-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn’t trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America’s top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “When Teagarden is behind the dish, he’s one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he’s Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops.”
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture.”

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)


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