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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 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. Sep 21 - 5:40 PM

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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.
Sep 18 - 2:52 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.
Sep 15 - 12:36 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.
Sep 13 - 2:55 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.
Sep 12 - 2:26 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.
Sep 10 - 12:17 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.
Sep 7 - 12:59 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.
Sep 3 - 5:16 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.
Aug 25 - 11:32 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.
Aug 11 - 11:18 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.
Jul 21 - 10:36 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.
Jul 17 - 2:58 PM

Cesar Hernandez (oblique) is set to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Hernandez made it through his final minor league rehab game on Sunday without issuing, going 1-for-1 and drawing six walks for High-A Clearwater. He has been on the shelf since June 10 due to the oblique issue.
Jul 16 - 9:30 PM

Cesar Hernandez (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list Monday.

It sounds like he'll probably replace Aaron Altherr (hamstring) on the roster. Hernandez has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained left oblique but has played three rehab games without any apparent issues.
Jul 16 - 12:09 PM

Cesar Hernandez (oblique) is on track to return to the Phillies' next week.

The exact date of his return is yet to be determined, but it looks like it'll be early in the week. Prior to suffering his oblique injury, he was hitting .277/.336/.399 with five homers and six swipes in 58 games.
Jul 14 - 7:37 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jorge Alfaro
2Cameron Rupp
3Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Rhys Hoskins
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
2J.P. Crawford
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Nick Williams
2Daniel Nava
3Hyun Soo Kim
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Aaron Nola
2Jerad Eickhoff
3Nick Pivetta
4Ben Lively
5Mark Leiter
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Vince Velasquez
9Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Luis Garcia
3Adam Morgan
4Hoby Milner
5Edubray Ramos
6Jesen Therrien
7Yacksel Rios
8Kevin Siegrist
9Ricardo Pinto
10Zac Curtis
11Victor Arano
12Henderson Alvarez