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Gorkys Hernandez | Outfielder | #66

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / DET
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Gorkys Hernandez went 4-for-4 versus the Padres on Friday.
It was a weak 4-for-4 from a fantasy standpoint, as he neither scored nor drove in a run. He was also thrown out on his steal attempt. Hernandez has started three straight games with Austin Slater down. He's hitting .248 with no power at all, but the Giants still seem to think he's their best option in left. Jul 15 - 1:44 AM

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Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-5 and scored a run in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

All three hits were singles. The 29-year-old part-time outfielder has a .236 batting average with no home runs and 12 RBI. He has scored 20 runs and stolen seven bases. He was signed originally by the Tigers and has since changed organizations eight times and played in the Mexican League.
Jul 5 - 11:17 PM

Filling in for an injured Denard Span, Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a double, four RBI and a walk Tuesday as the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 8-4.

Hernandez was penciled on to the Giants' roster right from the start of the spring, but he didn't figure to see much action after Chris Marrero was able to claim a spot platooning with Jarret Parker in left. It also didn't help matters that Hernandez hit just .211/.237/.368 with one steal in three tries during March. What the Giants weren't counting on was needing to replace Span on the second day of the season. Hernandez got the nod and collected as many RBI tonight as he had in 26 games and 54 at-bats for the Giants last year. He'll continue to start in center until Span returns.
Apr 5 - 1:38 AM

Gorkys Hernandez is starting in center field and batting leadoff for the Giants in Friday's NLDS Game 1 against the Cubs.

Jon Lester has dominated left-handed batters this season, so Hernandez is getting the call in center over Denard Span. The Giants also have Kelby Tomlinson at second base over Joe Panik. Their full lineup looks like this: Hernandez CF, Brandon Belt 1B, Buster Posey C, Hunter Pence RF, Angel Pagan LF, Brandon Crawford SS, Tomlinson 2B, Conor Gillaspie 3B, Johnny Cueto P.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 04:41:00 PM

Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

Hernandez cracked a solo home run in the seventh inning to boost the Giants to a 4-1 advantage. That would stand as the final score. The 29-year-old outfielder has seen just 28 at-bats with the big league club this season and has picked up 10 hits in that space, including two homers and three doubles. Despite some nice numbers in a small sample size, he does not hold fantasy value.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:54:00 AM

Gorkys Hernandez hit his first major league homer since 2012 in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

He also doubled. Hernandez has had just 29 major league at-bats since 2012, when he was a 24-year-old rookie. He'll mostly be a bench player this month, but he was getting a start in Denard Span's place tonight.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 12:21:00 AM

Giants purchased the contract of OF Gorkys Hernandez from Triple-A Sacramento.

He'll serve as outfield depth for San Francisco while Gregor Blanco recovers from a right shoulder impingement. Hernandez, 28, was batting .302/.382/.421 with eight home runs and 20 stolen bases in 116 games this season at Triple-A, but he seems doubtful to hold significant fantasy value.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 06:07:00 PM

Giants signed OF Gorkys Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hernandez, 28, hit .288/.365/.406 at Triple-A with the Pirates last season and received a cup of coffee in the majors. He'll provide outfield depth.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Gorkys Hernandez has elected free agency.

Hernandez, now 28, appeared in eight games with the Pirates this season and spent most of the year in Triple-A, where he batted .288/.365/.406 with six homers and 42 RBI over 104 games. He'll look for a better opportunity elsewhere.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Pirates activated OF Gorkys Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Hernandez might remain in the minors for the rest of the season.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Gorkys Hernandez (shoulder) has been sent to Triple-A Indianapolis to begin a rehab assignment.

Hernandez was placed on the disabled list last weekend with a sore left shoulder. He should be ready when his two weeks are up but isn't a given to be added to the big league roster, especially with the Pirates in pursuit of offensive help.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Pirates placed OF Gorkys Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with left shoulder discomfort.

It looks like a phantom injury that allows the Pirates to bring back Wilfredo Boscan early for bullpen depth. Hernandez should be ready to return later this month when eligible.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of OF Gorkys Hernandez from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Hernandez was batting .275/.359/.415 with five homers and eight steals at Indy. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a home run Monday to lead the Pirates to a 7-6 win over the Rays.

Hernandez has a great glove, but his bat has kept him out of the majors since a 70-game stint with the Marlins and Pirates in 2012. That might change next month, since the Pirates are looking for a reserve outfielder with Travis Snider gone. They're smart enough to know his .407 spring average won't carry over, but he's in the running anyway. What might work against him is that the Pirates hardly need to focus on defense with their outfield reserves when they have three legitimate center fielders in the starting lineup.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 05:24:00 PM

Gorkys Hernandez is expected to arrive to Pirates' camp on Saturday.

The non-roster invitee has been delayed a couple of days by visa issues. The 27-year-old will be competing for a reserve outfielder role with the Pirates this spring but offers little in the way of fantasy relevance.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
3Hunter Strickland
4George Kontos
5Cory Gearrin
6Josh Osich
7Albert Suarez
8Kyle Crick
9Chris Stratton
10Will Smith