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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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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

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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

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

He cracked an RBI double in the sixth inning and then trotted home on a Nick Williams homer. The Phillies' leadoff batter and second baseman owns a nice .289 batting average with eight home runs, 69 runs scored and a paltry 29 RBI in 488 plate appearances. He's stolen 14 bases in 19 tries.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 12:59:00 AM

Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a walk and a run scored on Sunday against Miami.

In a game that was dominated by pitching, Hernandez was one of the few offensive stars. In a season that's been dominated by awfulness, Hernandez has been one of the few bright spots for the Phillies. He's not hitting .289/.352/.422 with 14 steals. You can do a lot worse.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Friday’s 7-1 victory over the Cubs.

Hernandez had two doubles and a bases-clearing triple. He’s now batting .311 over 37 games since returning from an oblique injury in mid-July. It would be nice to see him run a bit more, but he’s getting on base at the top of Philadelphia’s lineup.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 11:32:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez clobbered his seventh home run of the season as the Phillies fell to the Mets on Friday evening.

Hernandez pulled the Phillies even at 6-6 with a solo shot off of Jerry Blevins in the eighth inning. That wound up being the extent of their offense however. He finished the night 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and also drew a pair of walks. The Phillies' leadoff hitter is slashing .293/.365/.426 with seven long balls and 21 RBI.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 11:18:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez walked twice, scored a run, and drove in a run Friday against the Brewers.

Hernandez drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning. He’s 4-for-15 (.267) with four walks, three RBI, and four runs scored over four games since returning from the disabled list. The 27-year-old could be an interesting trade chip leading into the deadline.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:36:00 PM

Phillies activated 2B Cesar Hernandez from the 10-day disabled list.

Hernandez, out since June 10 with a strained left oblique, went 1-for-7 with nine walks over four rehab game with High-A Clearwater. The 27-year-old has had an underwhelming year, but he could be a trade candidate this month.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 02:58:00 PM