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Cesar Hernandez | Second Baseman | #16

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 161
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / PHI
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Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 and smacked a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Reds.
His first-inning longball off starter Bronson Arroyo was the first of three solo dingers the Phillies would launch against Arroyo in the game. Hernandez has a .293 batting average with five home runs and 12 RBI. His 35 runs scored rank seventh in the majors. May 27 - 7:32 PM

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Cesar Hernandez (groin) returned to the Phillies' starting lineup on Saturday.

Hernandez sat out Friday's game due to a minor groin injury, but he's right back in there and atop the Phillies' lineup for Saturday's showdown against Bronson Arroyo and the Reds.
May 27 - 12:58 PM

Cesar Hernandez is not in the Phillies' lineup Friday due to a slight groin injury.

It's something that's been bothering him a bit of late, although it sounds like he'll probably be back in there Saturday. Andres Blanco is handling second base Friday.
May 26 - 4:27 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Rockies on Monday.

Pete Mackanin has been doing a lot of lineup rearranging lately, but one thing he hasn't tried is taking Hernandez out of the leadoff spot. Hernandez has cooled off after a strong April, but he still seems like the right choice at the top now, even if he has hit .193 in his last 15 games.
May 22 - 10:44 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

He singled and scored in the first inning. He beat out a bunt single to lead off the eighth frame and came around to score another run. Hernandez has been a run-scoring machine this year, crossing the plate 33 times in 40 games. Only four players have scored more. He owns a .303 batting average with four homers, 11 RBI and six stolen bases in 183 plate appearances.
May 20 - 7:20 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 4-for-7 and swiped his fourth base in Thursday's 13-inning loss to the Cubs.

The steam attempt was his first in two weeks. Hernandez is hitting .336, but with an increase in his strikeout rate that suggests he's unlikely to keep it up.
May 4 - 6:51 PM

Cesar Hernandez is getting the day off Thursday against the Marlins.

Andres Blanco will fill in at second base and Daniel Nava will take a turn at leadoff in the Phillies' series finale versus Miami. Hernandez has put up an impressive .321/.360/.536 batting line with four home runs and three stolen bases in 19 games this season.
Apr 27 - 10:43 AM

Cesar Hernandez slugged his fourth home run of the season Sunday in the Phillies' win over the Braves.

It was a go-ahead two-run shot in the Phillies' four-run eighth inning. Odubel Herrera also homered in the frame. Hernandez finished the day 2-for-4 with two RBI and is now slashing .338/.376/.563 through 80 at-bats this season.
Apr 23 - 4:29 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored, leading the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Braves on Friday.

Hernandez singled and scored in the third inning, and again in the seventh which would stand as the difference in the contest. With the three-hit attack, he's now hitting a robust .324/.368/.535 with three homers, eight RBI and three stolen bases on the season.
Apr 21 - 10:22 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 and drilled a two-run homer in a win over the Nationals on Saturday.

He scored the Phillies' first run of the game in the fourth inning when he reached via a bunt single and rode home on an Odubel Herrera double. Hernandez played the role of hero in the eighth inning by breaking open a tie game with a two-run blast off Joe Blanton to provide the game's winning margin. The leadoff hitter is known more for his speed than his power but that was his second longball of the season and he has yet to steal a base. He hit six homers last year while swiping 17 bags. He is rocking a .313/.353/.542 slash line through 51 plate appearances.
Apr 15 - 4:10 PM

Cesar Hernandez hit a walkoff RBI single in the Phillies' 4-3 win over the Nationals on Sunday.

Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez let the Nationals back into the game with an ugly three-run top of the ninth, but Hernandez bailed him out with a poke to left field in the bottom of that frame, scoring Daniel Nava from third base. Hernandez also had an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, finishing the day 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI. The second baseman owns a .269/.321/.538 batting line with four RBI and seven runs scored through six games this season, after his surprisingly productive 2016.
Apr 9 - 5:48 PM

Cesar Hernandez will hit leadoff in Monday's season opener against the Reds.

Hernandez thrived out of the leadoff spot during the second half last season and ultimately finished with a .294/.371/.393 batting line. He could be a useful fantasy asset if he can improve his success rate in the stolen base department. He was just 17-for-30 last season. The full lineup for Philadelphia against Scott Feldman: Hernandez 2B, Howie Kendrick LF, Odubel Herrera CF, Maikel Franco 3B, Michael Saunders RF, Tommy Joseph 1B, Cameron Rupp C, Freddy Galvis SS, Jeremy Hellickson SP.
Apr 3 - 10:11 AM

Cesar Hernandez told reporters Thursday that he wants to steal 30-40 bases in 2017.

Hernandez went 17-for-30 in stolen base attempts last season while slashing .294/.371/.393 over 622 plate appearances. 30-40 steals sounds like a real reach, but 25 might be doable if he really puts his mind to it. The 26-year-old second baseman added 15 pounds of muscle over the winter to help his durability.
Feb 16 - 9:16 AM

Phillies and INF Cesar Hernandez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.55 million contract.

It's slightly closer to the figure that Hernandez filed at ($2.8 million vs. $2.0 million), but close enough to the midpoint that both sides should be happy with this resolution. Hernandez hit .294/.371/.393 with six homers, 39 RBI and 17 stolen bases during a breakout 2016 season.
Feb 3 - 2:32 PM

Cesar Hernandez requested $2.8 million and was offered $2 million by the Phillies when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

With the two sides being relatively close, there's a decent chance that they meet somewhere in the middle and avoid going to a hearing in February. MLBTradeRumors.com projects Hernandez to earn $2.5 million through arbitration, which leans slightly toward the player's side.
Jan 13 - 7:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Brock Stassi
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Aaron Altherr
2Howie Kendrick
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Michael Saunders
2Daniel Nava
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Zach Eflin
6Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Joaquin Benoit
3Jeanmar Gomez
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Joely Rodriguez
7Mark Leiter
8Luis Garcia
9Ben Lively
10Adam Morgan