Enrique Hernandez
Enrique Hernandez
27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Los Angeles Dodgers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After a couple years spent boxed in as a complementary bench player, Hernandez got a chance to prove he's more than that. He didn't quite play every day, but Hernandez logged 462 plate appearances during the regular season -- 120 more than his previous career high -- while jumping all around the diamond, playing every position except catcher. Offensively, Hernandez was 18% better than league average as he shaved his strikeout rate by 6.5 percentage points and added nearly 50 points to his slugging percentage. He hit .252/.338/.495 against right-handed pitching, which was a dramatic improvement upon his .159/.244/.255 line against righties in 2017. Hernandez's 16.7% infield-flyball rate was an eyesore and realistically, there's probably only one way to go when it comes to batting average (down), but his cost will be minimal given he's not a true everyday player, and he's eligible at three positions (2B, SS, OF). Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Day off Sunday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 14, 2019
Hernandez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
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Hernandez will head to the bench after starting the last three games and going 2-for-11 with a two-run home run. Chris Taylor will start at the keystone and bat seventh in the series finale versus Milwaukee.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+73%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+90%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .872 421 61 20 49 1 .272 .360 .512
Since 2017vs Right .702 457 64 16 51 5 .215 .298 .404
2019vs Left 1.312 19 5 1 2 0 .467 .579 .733
2019vs Right .760 55 7 3 9 0 .224 .291 .469
2018vs Left .780 225 29 9 20 1 .260 .335 .445
2018vs Right .833 237 38 12 32 2 .252 .338 .495
2017vs Left .946 177 27 10 27 0 .270 .367 .579
2017vs Right .499 165 19 1 10 3 .159 .244 .255
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+30%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .862 450 70 24 56 3 .262 .341 .522
Since 2017Away .700 428 55 12 44 3 .222 .314 .386
2019Home .966 46 8 3 7 0 .325 .391 .575
2019Away .780 28 4 1 4 0 .208 .321 .458
2018Home .916 222 33 14 29 1 .287 .352 .564
2018Away .704 240 34 7 23 2 .227 .322 .382
2017Home .771 182 29 7 20 2 .215 .315 .456
2017Away .681 160 17 4 17 1 .216 .300 .381
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Stat Review
How does Enrique Hernandez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.64
 
BB Rate
12.2%
 
K Rate
18.9%
 
BABIP
.298
 
ISO
.250
 
AVG
.281
 
OBP
.365
 
SLG
.531
 
OPS
.896
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
Hernandez has yet to see even 350 plate appearances in a single season with the Dodgers and it is not imminently clear how that will change in 2018 with the crowded depth chart they have. The shortstop/outfield eligibility is a nice part of his profile, but it is only nice if you can use it and with his playing time limitations, he is only an option for NL-only leagues as a last outfielder or a middle-infield role. He has the other flaw of being a guy that is much better against the short side of a platoon as he rakes lefties while struggling against righties. His profile and abilities are reminiscent of Sean Rodriguez, who eventually found a way to make the most of his opportunities in a similar role. Go look at Rodriguez's 2016 if you would like to see the high end of what Hernandez could be in 2018.
There is no way to sugarcoat Hernandez's 2016 season, because the performance was ugly no matter how you slice and dice the numbers. He was a juggernaut in a small sample against southpaws in 2015, but in 2016 he hit under the Mendoza Line against pitchers from each side of the rubber. He hit .170 on the road but only .205 at home (albeit with a lower OBP). A midseason ribcage injury may have contributed to his struggles at the plate, but Hernandez had fallen deep into the abyss well before that injury came to light. The Dodgers will hit the reset button, and he may even be given a chance to start at second base if an upgrade can't be acquired before the start of the season. If he enters the year as an everyday player, he is worth a flier in deeper leagues, given his age (25) and the fact that he has yet be given a chance in a steady big league role.
Hernandez came over from the Marlins in the deal involving Dee Gordon and quickly cemented himself as the Dodgers' top utility player, seeing time at six different positions. At the dish, he was better than expected, and Hernandez torched southpaws to the tune of .423/.471/.744 in 78 at-bats. He saw quite a bit of time in center field down the stretch due to the struggles of Joc Pederson. He walked in just 5.0% of his plate appearances last season, but that could improve with more major league experience. Hernandez doesn't run much, limiting his value, but he's still just 24. Heading into 2016, the Dodgers seem likely to utilize Hernandez in a similar role to last year, meaning he will likely see only semi-regular playing time between center field and the middle-infield positions, barring injury to a Dodgers starter.
Opportunity in the major leagues was hard to come by for Hernandez after a mid-season trade from the Astros as the 23-year-old infielder was given just 40 at-bats and hit .175/.267/.425 after batting .284/.348/.420 over 80 at-bats prior to the move. Hernandez was also consistently solid on the farm last season, putting together a .319/.372/.484 line with 58 runs, 25 doubles, 11 home runs and 42 runs scored in 98 games across two levels. Hernandez’s low strikeout rate and gap-power could provide some intriguing offensive opportunity if he wins playing time, but he'll likely be limited to a utility role after being acquired by the Dodgers in December.
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Cranks fourth homer
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 11, 2019
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Dodgers' 11-7 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
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Situated on bench
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 10, 2019
Hernandez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.
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Back in lineup Sunday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 7, 2019
Hernandez is back in the lineup Sunday, playing second base and hitting seventh against the Rockies, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Gets day off
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 6, 2019
Hernandez is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies.
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Raking to start season
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 2, 2019
Hernandez went 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot in a 4-2 loss to the Giants on Tuesday and is now hitting .375 with two home runs over his first 16 at-bats.
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