Teoscar Hernandez
Teoscar Hernandez
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Toronto Blue Jays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Let's get the bad out of the way: Hernandez whiffed a bunch (31.2 K%), gave his manager headaches on defense (minus-5 outs above average) and might struggle with future playing time. However, Hernandez's 2018 issues shouldn't completely erase his former hype. After all, he tied for ninth with a 9.4 Brls/PA mark (after 9.5 in limited 2017 action) and sat among the top 25 in average exit velocity (91.8 mph) and contact distance (201 feet). Toronto appears focused on improving his fielding to justify fitting him in the lineup. The 26-year-old should still see opportunities at designated hitter and left field, and maybe he'll revisit a fraction of the base-stealing that helped him swipe 16 bags in the minors in 2017, if new skipper Carlos Montoyo gives him the green light more often. Those who go back to the well and target him as a depth player could wind up with a high-impact breakout. Just don't get too attached. Read Past Outlooks
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OFToronto Blue Jays
April 18, 2019
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 7-4 victory against the Twins on Thursday.
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He finally belted his first home run of the year Monday, and apparently that's opened the well. He has two bombs and six RBI in the last four games. Overall, Hernandez is batting .250 with five extra-base hits, 12 RB(, eight runs and a steal in 64 at-bats this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
3
1
7
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
1
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+111%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+57%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .769 218 28 12 30 2 .227 .289 .480
Since 2017vs Right .782 486 65 20 59 4 .247 .311 .472
2019vs Left 1.090 25 2 1 8 0 .350 .440 .650
2019vs Right .517 61 8 1 4 1 .182 .262 .255
2018vs Left .744 166 22 9 17 2 .217 .283 .461
2018vs Right .783 357 45 13 40 3 .250 .311 .472
2017vs Left .647 27 4 2 5 0 .192 .185 .462
2017vs Right 1.014 68 12 6 15 0 .290 .353 .661
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
2018
Even Split
2017
 
 
+67%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .803 338 48 14 42 1 .248 .311 .492
Since 2017Away .756 366 45 18 47 5 .235 .298 .458
2019Home .602 39 4 0 4 0 .206 .308 .294
2019Away .734 47 6 2 8 1 .244 .319 .415
2018Home .769 255 33 9 27 1 .238 .302 .468
2018Away .772 268 34 13 30 4 .241 .302 .469
2017Home 1.149 44 11 5 11 0 .333 .364 .786
2017Away .690 51 5 3 9 0 .196 .255 .435
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Stat Review
How does Teoscar 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
0.48
 
BB Rate
11.6%
 
K Rate
24.4%
 
BABIP
.283
 
ISO
.133
 
AVG
.227
 
OBP
.314
 
SLG
.360
 
OPS
.674
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
Hernandez was a popular late-season pickup in 2017 during his September callup, thanks to his combined .265/.351/.490 line with 18 homers and 16 stolen bases between Triple-A Buffalo and Fresno. Toronto gave him an audition and Hernandez impressed, generating two six-game hit streaks, a pair of two-homer games, and a stretch of six homers in six games. There's more pop in his bat than his 6-foot-2, 198-pound frame suggests, though his flyball-centric profile comes with a lot of swing-and-miss, making him a potential batting average liability, and a player susceptible to lengthy slumps. Still, he boasts a walk rate that could make up for that. The 25-year-old, who has shown 30-steal speed on multiple occasions in the minors, could emerge as a surprise power-speed producer if he's given a starting job for 2018. Even if he's projected for a fourth-outfielder role coming out of spring training, Hernandez has a combination of tools that could force the Jays' hand to an increase in playing time at some point this season.
Hernandez earned his first taste of the big leagues in 2016 after rocketing through the upper levels of the minors. The toolsy 24-year-old outfielder hit a combined .307/.377/.459 with 10 home runs, 53 RBI and 34 stolen bases (on 49 attempts) in 107 games between Double-A and Triple-A, parlaying that success into a promotion to the majors. He appeared in 41 games for the big club, though he was often just used as a pinch hitter against lefties. His power, particularly against lefties, is at least 50-grade, so he has the potential to someday post double-digit steals and homers in a season, but he lacks a true plus tool. In another organization, Hernandez might be poised for everyday duties heading into 2017, but the Astros depth dictates that his best chance of making the big league club out of camp is as the right-handed side of a platoon.
Hernandez emerged as one of the Astros' most exciting prospects in 2014 after putting up huge numbers in the California League, but that excitement faded a bit after his first full season with Double-A Corpus Christi. Hernandez certainly fits the profile for the Astros, combining power and speed with a ton of strikeouts, but he'll need to improve his ability to get on base (6.4-percent walk rate) to take the next step forward in his development. Despite his struggles last season, a jump to Triple-A is likely at some point in 2016.
Signed by the Astros out of the Dominican Republic in 2011, Hernandez emerged as one of the team's most exciting prospects last season. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, the 22-year-old mans center field with a rocket arm (11 outfield assists in 2014) that could eventually warrant a move to right field as he develops. Hernandez also has the power and speed combo that fantasy owners crave, hitting .292/.362/.535 with 37 doubles, nine triples, 21 home runs, 85 RBI and 33 steals in 119 games between High-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi last season. With exceptional work ethic and five average or better tools, Hernandez is someone to keep an eye on as he reaches the upper levels of the Astros' farm system. A jump to Triple-A is likely at some point in 2015.
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Finally goes yard
OFToronto Blue Jays
April 16, 2019
Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's win over the Twins.
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Heads to bench
OFToronto Blue Jays
April 14, 2019
Hernandez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.
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Not in lineup
OFToronto Blue Jays
April 11, 2019
Hernandez is not starting Thursday against Boston.
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Heads to bench Thursday
OFToronto Blue Jays
April 4, 2019
Hernandez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Indians.
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Third straight start
OFToronto Blue Jays
March 30, 2019
Hernandez will start in left field and hit third Saturday against the Tigers.
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