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Cesar Hernandez | Second Baseman | #16

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 delivered a two-run double and scored a run Friday against the Mets.
Hernandez went 1-for-5 on the night. The 26-year-old had a lowly .248 batting average back on June 20, but he’s hitting .348 over his last 53 games and has claimed the leadoff spot in the Phillies’ lineup. He can be erratic on the bases at times, but he’s capable of helping mixed fantasy leagues right now. Aug 26 - 10:26 PM

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Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored to help the Phillies double up the Cardinals 4-2 on Saturday.

Given that Hernandez has nine triples this season, it's actually worth saying that he finished just a triple shy of the cycle in the game. The homer was his fourth of the year, giving him 30 RBI and 49 runs scored. The 26-year-old has fairly quietly put up a nice season at the dish, batting .298/.358/.400 after Saturday's win.
Aug 20 - 11:25 PM

Cesar Hernandez (foot) has returned to the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.

Hernandez fouled a ball off his foot earlier in the week and was forced to sit out a pair of games. He's back in the leadoff spot in the Phillies lineup for Saturday's showdown against Luke Weaver and the Cardinals.
Aug 20 - 3:54 PM

An X-ray on Cesar Hernandez's right foot came back clean.

Hernandez fouled a ball off his foot earlier this week and will sit out a second straight game Friday. He's considered day-to-day. Emmanuel Burriss is filling in at second base.
Aug 19 - 4:38 PM

Cesar Hernandez missed Thursday's win over the Dodgers with a right foot injury.

Hernandez fouled a ball off his foot earlier this week and is still feeling the effects. He was in the Phillies' original starting lineup for Thursday night but was scratched just before first pitch. Taylor Featherston filled in and went 1-for-4 with an RBI double. Hernandez is day-to-day.
Aug 18 - 10:56 PM

Cesar Hernandez was a late scratch Thursday against the Dodgers.

The reason for his absence is unknown. Taylor Featherston will sub in for Hernandez at second base and bat eighth against Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling. The Phillies should have an update on Hernandez's status after the game.
Aug 18 - 7:16 PM

Cesar Hernandez singled and swatted a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

He also drew a walk, reaching base in three of his four trips to the plate. Hernandez has rebounded from a slow start and now sports a nice .292/.352/.387 batting line on the season. Cameron Rupp and Ryan Howard also homered for the Phillies.
Aug 16 - 11:27 PM

Cesar Hernandez had a nice night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Braves, reaching base four times and scoring the Phillies' lone run.

Hernandez went 1-for-2 and drew three walks, serving as a terrific catalyst atop the Phillies lineup. The only issue was that the hitters behind him failed to drive him in. Hernandez is having a nice season offensively, slashing .289/.341/.375 with two homers, 26 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Jul 29 - 11:02 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 4-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored versus the Twins on Thursday.

Hernandez's OBP was down to .293, but this will help a whole lot. What's really disappointing from a fantasy perspective is that he's just 3-for-8 stealing bases. He never figured to contribute much in the other categories, but he did seem like a solid bet for 20 steals going into the season.
Jun 23 - 4:50 PM

Cesar Hernandez is not in the Phillies' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers.

Hernandez was dropped from the second spot to the seventh spot in the Philadelphia batting order on Tuesday night and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. He's slashing just .248/.301/.301 in 43 games this season. Andres Blanco will start at second base and hit seventh Wednesday versus Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
May 25 - 10:06 AM

Cesar Hernandez has been dropped to seventh in the order for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Hernandez has mostly batted second recently, but he owns an underwhelming .252/.301/.305 batting line through 42 games. Freddy Galvis will get a chance in the No. 2 spot versus Justin Verlander.
May 24 - 3:31 PM

Cesar Hernandez is batting ninth for the Phillies on Friday.

Hernandez has been bounced around to different spots in the lineup by manager Pete Mackanin, but this is the first time he's hit at the bottom of the order. He's hitting a disappointing .240/.269/.300 in the early going.
Apr 22 - 3:47 PM

Cesar Hernandez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

He'll take a seat against right-hander Logan Verrett. Andres Blanco will start at second base and bat third. Freddy Galvis is batting cleanup Tuesday while Odubel Herrera is in the No. 2 spot.

Cesar Hernandez is not in the Phillies' lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals.

It's just a day of rest. Emmanuel Burriss will handle second base and also lead off for the Phils.
Apr 15 - 2:40 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-4 and was caught stealing for a third time Thursday against the Padres.

Hernandez isn't going to offer much to fantasy leaguers besides steals, so it could be a bad sign that he's already been thrown out three times in four attempts. He might need to cut back a bit.
Apr 14 - 3:55 PM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2A.J. Ellis
3Jorge Alfaro
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Ryan Howard
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Peter Bourjos
2Tyler Goeddel
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Adam Morgan
9Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3David Hernandez
4Edubray Ramos
5Michael Mariot
6Frank Herrmann
7Severino Gonzalez