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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
Contract: view contract details

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Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 with three RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Hernandez dealt a big blow to the Bucs when, with the bases loaded and two out and with a 3-2 count he knocked a single that plated all three baserunners. Hernandez also stole his fifth base of the season in the win. There was some concern the 27-year-old might be the odd man out after Scott Kingery went north with the team, but Hernandez has asserted his place in and atop the lineup, hitting .286/.430/.413 through 18 games. Apr 19 - 10:47 PM

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Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored as the Phillies topped the Braves 5-1 in 10 innings Tuesday.

The second hit was a bunt single that was key in the Phillies' four-run 10th inning. Hernandez is batting .291 with 15 walks and 13 runs scored in 16 games. Scott Kingery's presence doesn't seem to be bothering him at all.
Apr 17 - 11:34 PM

Cesar Hernandez is not in Monday's lineup versus the Braves.

It's a routine day off. He'll sit with Scott Kingery making the start at second base. The exciting rookie will also replace Hernandez in the leadoff spot.
Apr 16 - 3:08 PM

Cesar Hernandez reached four times Thursday, going 1-for-2 with three walks and two steals.

Even though Scott Kingery's natural position is second base, Hernandez has started all six games there thus far. He'll get the occasional day off, but nothing more than that; Kingery is going to have to earn his playing time elsewhere.
Apr 5 - 9:28 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a home run in Thursday's Opening Day loss to the Braves.

Hernandez took Braves starter Julio Teheran deep for a solo shot in the sixth inning. Suddenly having to look over his shoulder at the charging Scott Kingery, Hernandez may be galvanized by the youngster -- not that he needed a push, after hitting .294/.373/.421 with nine homers, 15 steals and 85 runs scored last year. With Kingery set to play all over the diamond, Hernandez should continue to see plenty of at-bats and, hitting atop the Phillies lineup, should score plenty of runs once again this year.
Mar 30 - 1:20 AM

Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-5 on Monday, dropping his spring average to .209.

Hernandez shouldn't be feeling the heat from Scott Kingery; as talented as Kingery is, Hernandez has been plenty strong enough the last two years to secure his job. It's been a bad spring -- he's struck out 10 times and he's sporting a .244 OBP -- but he's locked in as the Phillies' leadoff hitter.
Mar 19 - 5:08 PM

Phillies and 2B Cesar Hernandez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.1 million contract.

It's a well-earned raise for Hernandez, who has hit .294/.372/.406 over the last two seasons. He's under team control through 2020.
Jan 12 - 2:18 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 on Sunday in a victory over the Braves on Sunday.

All three hits were singles for Hernandez. In a season where the Phillies have struggled for the entirety of the year, Hernandez has been a rare constant, and how has a .296/.370/.422 line for the 2017 campaign. He should be hitting at or near the top of the Philadelphia lineup again in 2018.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez reached base in four out of his five plate appearances Friday against the Braves.

Hernandez went 1-for-2 with three walks. He doubled to begin the fourth inning — the first hit of the night off Sean Newcomb — before later scoring on a sacrifice fly from Nick Williams. The 27-year-old hasn’t done much category-wise this month, but he continues to hit for average and get on base at the top of the Phillies’ lineup. He’s batting .292/.367/.420 over 121 games.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 12:09:00 AM

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Dodgers.

Hernandez hasn't homered in a month, but he's batting .319 with 10 walks and 15 runs scored in 82 plate appearances in September. The double today was his 25th of the year. He had just 14 during his breakthrough season in 2016.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 05:40:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez is not in Monday's lineup versus the Dodgers.

J.P. Crawford will draw the start at second base. Odubel Herrera will take Hernandez's place in the leadoff spot against Clayton Kershaw.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 02:52:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

Hernandez was the catalyst for an offense that banged out 14 hits and 10 runs on the night. All four of his hits were singles. The 27-year-old is having a bit of a quietly solid year in Philadelphia, batting .293/.365/.424 with eight homers, 30 RBI, 74 runs scored and 14 steals across 113 games. He's under team control through 2020.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 12:36:00 AM

Cesar Hernandez is out of the Phillies' starting lineup again on Wednesday versus the Marlins.

J.P. Crawford will get another start at second base, with Freddy Galvis at shortstop and Maikel Franco playing third. Hernandez has been the odd man out in two straight games.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:55:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez is not in the Phillies' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Marlins.

J.P. Crawford will start at second base and bat eighth versus Miami left-hander Dillon Peters. Odubel Herrera is taking a turn at leadoff.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 02:26:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI as his team beat the Nationals on Saturday.

He drove in a run with an infield single in the fourth inning, then scored on a bases-loaded walk by Rhys Hoskins. The three hits boosted his batting average to .291 in 502 plate appearances this year. He has scored 72 runs, driven in 30 runs and swatted eight homers. The leadoff-hitting second baseman has 14 steals in 19 tries.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 12:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jorge Alfaro
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Scott Kingery
SS1J.P. Crawford
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Rhys Hoskins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Nick Williams
2Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Aaron Nola
2Jake Arrieta
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Ben Lively
7Mark Leiter
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Tommy Hunter
3Pat Neshek
4Luis Garcia
5Adam Morgan
6Edubray Ramos
7Yacksel Rios
8Drew Hutchison
9Victor Arano