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Portrait of Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez 2BPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 1330 .281 .350 .361 .268 5.4
Birth Date5-23-1990
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Age26 years, 6 months, 16 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2012
-0.32013
-0.22014
2.52015
3.42016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2013 PHI 23 34 131 121 17 35 5 0 0 40 9 26 1 0 0 10 0 3 .289 .344 .331 .237 -0.6 -2.1 -0.3
2014 PHI 24 66 125 114 13 27 2 0 1 32 9 33 0 1 4 1 1 .237 .290 .281 .234 0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2015 PHI 25 127 452 405 57 110 20 4 1 141 40 86 2 1 4 35 19 5 .272 .339 .348 .261 14.5 8.5 2.5
2016 PHI 26 155 622 547 67 161 14 11 6 215 66 116 2 2 5 39 17 13 .294 .371 .393 .287 33.4 -0.4 3.4
Career3821330118715433341158428124261549883722.281.350.361.26847.63.95.4

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2007 vph Rk 54 205 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 vph Rk 60 234 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 PHL Rk 41 175 .331 .231 .316 .338 .000 .305 97 11.6 4.5 -0.4 -4.7 1.3 17.0 1.2 17.0 1.2
2010 WPT A- 65 287 .301 .250 .327 .368 .000 .364 99 12.2 8.1 -0.4 3.3 1.6 21.5 2.6 21.5 2.6
2011 CLR A+ 119 452 .227 .264 .330 .389 .000 .322 102 -16.6 13.6 -0.6 -1.6 1.4 -2.3 -0.4 -2.3 -0.4
2011 MAR Wnt 36 124 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 REA AA 103 450 .279 .265 .330 .396 .000 .358 103 8.9 12.4 -0.7 -3.9 0.7 21.4 1.8 21.4 1.8
2012 LEH AAA 30 129 .228 .253 .319 .377 .000 .270 95 -4.7 3.8 -0.2 0.1 0.7 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2012 MAR Wnt 44 176 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 34 131 .237 .248 .308 .381 .000 .368 106 -3 3.4 0.2 -2.1 -1.2 -0.6 -0.3 -0.6 -0.3
2013 REA AA 3 13 .440 .252 .343 .362 .000 .500 105 2.4 0.4 0 0.1 -0.8 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2013 LEH AAA 104 440 .281 .256 .323 .384 .000 .384 101 10.1 12.6 -0.3 -3.5 3.8 26.2 2.3 26.2 2.3
2014 PHI MLB 66 125 .234 .241 .307 .368 .000 .321 96 -3 3.2 0.2 -2.0 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2
2014 REA AA 26 117 .311 .275 .340 .417 .000 .364 103 6.1 3.2 0.6 -0.2 0.3 10.2 1.1 10.2 1.1
2014 LEH AAA 40 171 .230 .248 .311 .374 .000 .328 99 -5.8 5.1 0.9 -3.1 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3
2015 PHI MLB 127 452 .261 .249 .310 .393 .000 .342 99 0.4 12.2 0.2 8.5 1.7 14.5 2.5 14.5 2.5
2016 PHI MLB 155 622 .287 .252 .319 .402 .263 .363 91 17.3 17.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.9 33.4 3.4 33.4 3.4

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
2007 vph Rk 205 32 50 7 8 2 21 11 30 6 4 .276 .320 .436 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 vph Rk 234 31 62 7 6 1 24 33 22 19 7 .315 .414 .426 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 PHL Rk 175 21 40 5 1 0 18 17 20 13 5 .267 .355 .313 .047 .331 17.0 -4.7 1.2
2010 WPT A- 287 36 83 13 2 0 23 26 27 32 6 .325 .394 .392 .067 .301 21.5 3.3 2.6
2011 CLR A+ 452 47 113 7 4 4 37 23 80 23 10 .268 .306 .333 .064 .227 -2.3 -1.6 -0.4
2011 MAR Wnt 124 9 29 2 0 0 4 9 23 5 3 .259 .314 .277 .018 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MAR Wnt 176 23 41 5 3 1 16 17 32 14 4 .266 .345 .357 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 REA AA 450 50 125 26 11 2 51 27 67 16 12 .304 .345 .436 .131 .279 21.4 -3.9 1.8
2012 LEH AAA 129 13 30 4 1 0 6 4 11 5 3 .248 .270 .298 .050 .228 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2013 LEH AAA 440 59 121 12 9 2 34 41 81 32 8 .309 .375 .402 .092 .281 26.2 -3.5 2.3
2013 PHI MLB 131 17 35 5 0 0 10 9 26 0 3 .289 .344 .331 .041 .237 -0.6 -2.1 -0.3
2013 REA AA 13 2 5 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 .500 .500 .600 .100 .440 1.9 0.1 0.2
2014 REA AA 117 13 35 4 1 3 14 13 13 1 3 .340 .410 .485 .146 .311 10.2 -0.2 1.1
2014 PHI MLB 125 13 27 2 0 1 4 9 33 1 1 .237 .290 .281 .044 .234 0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2014 LEH AAA 171 23 40 6 3 0 10 15 34 7 4 .256 .322 .333 .077 .230 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2015 PHI MLB 452 57 110 20 4 1 35 40 86 19 5 .272 .339 .348 .077 .261 14.5 8.5 2.5
2016 PHI MLB 622 67 161 14 11 6 39 66 116 17 13 .294 .371 .393 .099 .287 33.4 -0.4 3.4

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2013 494 0.4980 0.4413 0.7752 0.6179 0.2661 0.8882 0.5152 0.2248 226 -0.005636
2014 490 0.4939 0.4510 0.7376 0.5826 0.3226 0.9078 0.4375 0.2624 209 0.002008
2015 1628 0.4785 0.4472 0.7734 0.6393 0.2709 0.9016 0.4957 0.2266 737 0.000647
2016 2400 0.4892 0.4338 0.7906 0.6337 0.2423 0.8911 0.5387 0.2094 0 0.000000
Career50120.48710.44060.77830.6290.26180.89590.51250.2217282.101-0.0001

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PHI $525,000
2015 PHI $510,000
2014 PHI $500,000
2013 PHI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,010,000
2011Current$525,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,535,000
3 yrTotal$1,535,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 154 dOctagon1 year/$0.525M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2016). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/19/10.
  • Signed by Philadelphia as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20155.47.412.914.68.96.449.2

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .308 .367 .374 .270
11 vs R (Multi) .252 .320 .324 .251
18 Split (Multi) -.056 -.047 -.050 -.019
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.004 -.003 -.001
30 vs L (2015) .314 .381 .388 .278
31 vs R (2015) .254 .322 .331 .253
38 Split (2015) -.061 -.059 -.057 -.025
39 LgAvg (2015) -.019 -.010 -.007 -.004

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Even if it's difficult to buy into Hernandez as any sort of cornerstone or long-term middle-infield option, his 2015 can't be considered anything less than a pleasant surprise. Coming into the season, Hernandez was the presumed favorite to ascend to the starting role at second base in the event Chase Utley got hurt again (ding) or agreed to be traded (ding ding). Hernandez performed admirably, hitting .289/.343/.361 from the day Utley hit the DL on June 23rd until his season was abruptly concluded by his thumb's dislocation on a play at first base. He may never bop more than five home runs or hit .300 in a season (he needed a well-above-average BABIP just to hit .272 last year), but every year teams do far worse than him for their super-utility quick fixes.
2015 Just entering his mid-20s, Cesar Hernandez still holds a shred of hope to become a full-timer, though it would take quite a boost to his offense to get there. Given the state of the franchise, there's no reason to spend much effort trying to find the next Reid Brignac or Andres Blanco to take away his plate appearances.
2014 The Phillies brought Hernandez through the system as a second baseman, but decided to test him in center field midway through the International League season. This proved prescient—or, if you're an unhinged conspiracy theorist able to fit any evidence into your fantastical worldview, very suspicious—when, two weeks later, Ben Revere broke his foot. He got a September call-up and, to the Phillies' delight, played well. His newfound versatility should open up some doors for him in 2014, assuming the Illuminati make sure somebody on the Phillies gets conveniently disabled.
2013 Hernandez has handled some aggressive assignments with aplomb, though he wasn’t quite ready for Triple-A last year. He looked good in Double-A, though, smacking the ball all over the place and cleaning up his approach from High-A in 2011, resulting in a 3 percent improvement in his strikeout rate. His speed was evident when he used his gap power for 26 doubles and 11 triples, but the horrid 16-for-28 stolen-base rate shows that his baserunning instincts need work. Hernandez's defense is fine. He just needs to continue honing his offense and he could find himself succeeding Utley.
2011 Cesar Hernandez showed very good contact skills in the New York-Penn League, but his secondary skills are unlikely to develop much further.

BP Articles

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What You Need to Know: Just For the RecordAshley Varela2016-07-25
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Expert FAAB Review: Week FiveMike Gianella2016-05-03
What You Need to Know: The Year Of The Botched Infield FlyDaniel Rathman2016-04-12
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Winter Is Leaving: Philadelphia PhilliesMichael Baumann2016-03-14
Transaction Analysis: Fifty Million Cardinals Fans Can't be WongMatthew Trueblood2016-03-04
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Fifth Column: PECOTA Picks Philies to Win NL EastMichael Baumann2016-02-23
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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 75: Well-Balanced BreakfastBret Sayre2016-01-26
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Searching for Steals in a Slower EraCraig Goldstein2015-10-16
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