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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
434 .239 10 54 39 11 85 1.0
Birth Date9-7-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight196 lbs
Age31 years, 7 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12015
0.22016
-0.12017
0.52018
1.02019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2012 MIA 24 45 147 28 2 3 3 12 37 2 5 2 .212 .288 .341 64 -6.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2
2012 PIT 24 25 26 2 0 0 0 1 5 1 2 0 .083 .154 .083 67 -1.0 0.5 0.2 0.0
2015 PIT 27 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 69 -0.2 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2016 SFN 28 26 57 14 5 0 2 3 11 0 0 1 .259 .298 .463 93 -0.3 -0.1 0.9 0.2
2017 SFN 29 128 348 79 20 1 0 31 73 3 12 4 .255 .327 .326 76 -9.4 2.3 -3.5 -0.1
2018 SFN 30 142 451 97 16 2 15 27 113 4 8 5 .234 .285 .391 79 -10.2 2.5 -0.3 0.5
Career37410342204362074239102812.234.295.35776-27.14.9-3.30.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 TGR Rk GCL 50 217 .245 .317 .347 .356 98 13.5 6.6 0.6 42 0 -2.7 0.5 -1.0 0.4
2007 WMI A MDW 124 533 .259 .330 .380 .333 97 12.8 17.1 1.6 103 0 6.6 6.6 -4.1 2.8
2008 MYR A+ CRL 100 467 .262 .337 .405 .313 100 1.7 14.9 0.8 101 0 26.6 2.7 -7.7 3.7
2009 ALT AA EAS 86 374 .258 .333 .384 .326 98 -7.1 10.6 1 77 0 2.1 3.8 -15.9 0.2
2009 MIS AA SOU 52 228 .260 .337 .387 .421 87 7.4 6.5 0.6 114 0 5.5 3.5 0.2 1.7
2010 ALT AA EAS 92 414 .256 .327 .389 .347 97 -4.2 10.9 1 86 0 -6.3 3.5 -12.3 -0.3
2011 IND AAA INT 126 475 .262 .327 .399 .357 95 -0.3 14.7 1.1 102 0 1.5 6.8 -4.1 1.9
2011 ORI Wnt VWL 59 189 .000 .000 .000 .252 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIA MLB NL 45 147 .250 .307 .392 .272 99 -4.6 4.0 0.3 64 10 -0.1 -0.2 -6.0 -0.2
2012 PIT MLB NL 25 26 .257 .322 .412 .105 97 -3.9 0.7 -0.1 67 10 0.2 0.5 -1.0 0.0
2012 IND AAA INT 67 281 .256 .325 .386 .341 98 2 8.4 -1.3 97 0 16.1 1.4 -3.6 2.1
2012 ORI Wnt VWL 61 259 .000 .000 .000 .440 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NWO AAA PCL 90 340 .261 .330 .396 .386 86 2.4 9.8 -0.2 85 0 -4.5 2.1 -8.7 -0.1
2013 OMA AAA PCL 34 135 .263 .329 .405 .283 91 -3.8 3.9 0.3 86 0 2.0 1.0 -3.4 0.4
2014 CHR AAA INT 47 193 .251 .320 .382 .308 117 -13.6 5.8 -0.6 78 0 5.4 1.4 -7.3 0.5
2014 OMA AAA PCL 4 14 .242 .311 .362 .273 99 -1.1 0.4 -0.1 77 0 0.5 -0.1 -0.5 0.0
2015 PIT MLB NL 8 5 .271 .319 .381 .000 89 -1.3 0.1 0 69 5 -0.5 0.0 -0.2 -0.1
2015 IND AAA INT 104 391 .255 .323 .373 .355 96 15.2 10.8 0.8 129 0 -3.4 2.0 6.0 1.6
2016 SFN MLB NL 26 57 .244 .310 .376 .293 93 0.7 1.6 0 93 14 0.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.2
2016 SAC AAA PCL 116 503 .277 .339 .427 .349 90 21.3 14.1 1.3 119 0 -0.2 2.1 2.8 2.1
2017 SFN MLB NL 128 348 .253 .321 .423 .331 91 -5.6 10.2 -0.9 76 11 -3.5 2.3 -9.4 -0.1
2018 SFN MLB NL 142 451 .241 .311 .391 .283 96 -6.7 12.6 -0.1 79 10 -0.3 2.5 -10.2 0.5
2019 PAW AAA INT 15 55 .247 .322 .414 .313 92 -3 1.6 0.1 0 0 2.6 1.6 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 TGR Rk GCL 217 205 41 67 9 2 5 95 23 10 27 20 4 .327 .356 .463 .137 1 1
2007 WMI A MDW 533 481 84 141 25 5 4 188 50 36 69 54 11 .293 .346 .391 .098 4 4
2008 MYR A+ CRL 467 406 75 107 23 6 5 157 42 48 79 20 4 .264 .347 .387 .123 4 4
2009 ALT AA EAS 374 344 45 90 14 2 3 117 31 24 76 9 8 .262 .312 .340 .078 2 2
2009 MIS AA SOU 228 212 33 67 11 2 0 82 19 15 54 10 8 .316 .360 .387 .071 1 1
2010 ALT AA EAS 414 368 45 98 11 4 2 123 26 33 95 17 3 .266 .330 .334 .068 6 6
2011 ORI Wnt VWL 189 162 23 32 9 1 2 49 14 19 43 9 2 .198 .290 .302 .105 2 3
2011 IND AAA INT 475 424 48 120 25 9 1 166 40 35 91 21 9 .283 .348 .392 .108 1 7
2012 ORI Wnt VWL 259 226 48 83 13 2 2 106 23 28 42 15 4 .367 .436 .469 .102 2 2
2012 MIA MLB NL 147 132 16 28 2 3 3 45 11 12 37 5 2 .212 .288 .341 .129 0 1
2012 PIT MLB NL 26 24 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 2 0 .083 .154 .083 .000 0 0
2012 IND AAA INT 281 237 43 61 11 2 2 82 25 34 64 13 7 .257 .353 .346 .089 2 6
2013 NWO AAA PCL 340 309 45 85 11 4 4 116 22 22 96 22 9 .275 .330 .375 .100 1 4
2013 OMA AAA PCL 135 121 14 28 6 1 2 42 10 8 29 3 3 .231 .286 .347 .116 2 2
2014 CHR AAA INT 193 176 19 41 10 0 0 51 8 13 44 6 0 .233 .292 .290 .057 1
2014 OMA AAA PCL 14 13 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 2 1 .231 .286 .231 .000 0
2015 PIT MLB NL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2015 IND AAA INT 391 340 51 98 16 3 6 138 42 41 78 17 3 .288 .365 .406 .118 3 5
2016 SAC AAA PCL 503 437 74 132 22 3 8 184 51 52 77 20 13 .302 .382 .421 .119 3 5
2016 SFN MLB NL 57 54 7 14 5 0 2 25 4 3 11 0 1 .259 .298 .463 .204 0 0
2017 SFN MLB NL 348 310 40 79 20 1 0 101 22 31 73 12 4 .255 .327 .326 .071 2 2
2018 SFN MLB NL 451 414 52 97 16 2 15 162 40 27 113 8 5 .234 .285 .391 .157 4 2
2019 PAW AAA INT 55 50 10 11 1 1 1 17 9 3 19 2 1 .220 .255 .340 .120 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 706 0.5014 0.4363 0.7305 0.6045 0.2670 0.8458 0.4681 0.2695 -0.0053
2015 13 0.5385 0.5385 1.0000 0.7143 0.3333 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000 0.0006
2016 223 0.5247 0.4664 0.7596 0.6239 0.2925 0.8493 0.5484 0.2404 0.0000
2017 1423 0.4659 0.4519 0.7387 0.6516 0.2776 0.8356 0.5403 0.2613 0.0000
2018 1768 0.4915 0.4932 0.6950 0.6766 0.3159 0.7840 0.5106 0.3050 0.0000
Career41330.48630.46800.72060.65300.29320.81650.51710.2794-0.0009

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-26 2010-09-19 Minors 55 0 Right Fingers Fracture Ring Finger -
2008-04-24 2008-05-28 Minors 34 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $
2018 SFN $561,500
2017 SFN $537,000
2016 SFN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,098,500
2 yrTotal$1,098,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 13 dBoras Corp.1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/11/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors.
  • 1 year/$0.5615M (2018). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/18.
  • 1 year/$0.537M (2017). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 11/19/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 8/23/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/1/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/28/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 7/30/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract). Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Kansas City 4/10/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Miami 2/13. DFA by Miami 3/31/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Miami 4/3/13. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Miami 7/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12. Acquired by Miami in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed 3/2/10.
  • Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Atlanta 6/3/09.
  • Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Detroit 10/29/07.
  • Signed by Detroit 2005 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 484 60 117 21 2 12 53 45 104 14 7 .273 .347 .416 105 24.9 CF 1, LF 0 2.7
80o 467 56 109 20 2 11 49 41 102 13 6 .263 .335 .401 98 18.9 CF 1, LF 0 2.0
70o 454 53 103 19 2 11 47 39 101 12 6 .254 .325 .393 93 14.7 CF 1, LF 0 1.6
60o 444 51 98 18 2 10 44 37 100 11 6 .247 .316 .379 89 11.4 CF 1, LF 0 1.2
50o 434 49 94 17 2 10 42 35 99 11 5 .242 .310 .374 85 8.4 CF 1, LF 0 0.9
40o 424 47 89 16 2 9 41 34 97 10 5 .234 .302 .357 81 5.5 CF 1, LF 0 0.6
30o 414 44 84 15 2 9 39 32 96 10 5 .226 .293 .349 77 2.6 CF 1, LF 0 0.3
20o 401 42 79 14 2 8 36 30 95 9 4 .218 .284 .334 72 -0.7 CF 1, LF 0 0.0
10o 384 39 71 13 1 7 33 27 92 8 4 .204 .266 .307 65 -4.9 CF 1, LF 0 -0.5
Weighted Mean436499417210433699115.241.309.372869.0CF 1, LF 01.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20203244150931719443810310.238.311.360800.97.61.91.311.3-6.90.3
2021334284992171104537998.241.313.370820.97.81.81.211.0-6.20.3
202234386448315183933917.240.312.361810.76.31.50.99.9-6.00.3
202335382448215194033906.240.313.368820.76.51.50.89.8-5.60.3
202436377437914183833915.238.312.362800.75.91.40.79.7-5.90.3
202537372427815183832894.236.309.362800.65.61.40.69.6-6.00.3
202638346397414183530833.236.309.360790.64.91.30.58.9-5.70.2
202739340387113173429822.234.307.357780.54.61.40.38.7-5.90.2
202840332376913173329811.232.305.354770.54.21.40.28.5-6.00.2

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5 80 Marlon Byrd 2009 111
6 79 Tike Redman 2008 0 DNP
7 79 Cory Sullivan 2011 0 DNP
8 79 Brian Bogusevic 2015 63
9 79 Nyjer Morgan 2012 69
10 79 Craig Gentry 2015 66
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12 78 Paulo Orlando 2017 71
13 78 Tony Gwynn 2014 66
14 78 Emil Brown 2006 104
15 77 Clete Thomas 2015 0 DNP
16 77 Jason Ellison 2009 0 DNP
17 77 Jeff Salazar 2012 0 DNP
18 77 Chris Heisey 2016 98
19 76 Andrew Romine 2017 70
20 76 Chad Allen 2006 0 DNP
21 76 Eugenio Velez 2013 0 DNP
22 76 Ivan De Jesus 2018 0 DNP
23 76 Nolan Reimold 2015 104
24 76 Rajai Davis 2012 85
25 76 Joe Inglett 2009 80
26 76 Robb Quinlan 2008 82
27 76 Jason Pridie 2015 71
28 76 Alejandro De Aza 2015 103
29 76 Cameron Maybin 2018 89
30 76 Esteban German 2009 88
31 76 Elian Herrera 2016 0 DNP
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33 75 Adam Rosales 2014 94
34 75 Dewayne Wise 2009 78
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36 75 Gary Matthews 2006 113
37 75 Shane Robinson 2016 74
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39 75 Austin Jackson 2018 64
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41 74 Robinson Chirinos 2015 106
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68 73 Ramon Santiago 2011 88
69 73 Marvin Benard 2002 73
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 A beneficiary of poor organizational depth, Hernandez found himself entrenched on the active roster despite toting a .460 OPS in late May. The Venezuelan didn't possess incriminating photos of the general manager, but he had the next-best thing. With plus speed and a strong arm, he was a capable center fielder, the only such player on the entire 40-man roster or healthy in Triple-A. As injuries beset the Giants' frail outfield, Hernandez fell ass backward into regular playing time, leading the league in plate appearances among players without a single home run. Nevertheless, through a string of fortuitous BABIP turns, he booked a .361 OBP in his final 242 trips to the plate. That should keep him in the fifth-outfielder conversation this spring, even if—against all odds—his vital defensive abilities turn out not to be unique.
2017 Once a fabled prospect, Gorkys Hernandez is now one of baseball's ronin, wandering from one hamlet to the next, catching the pop flies that would otherwise roll to the wall. Someone has to stand there, after all, to oppose the next batch of heroes.
2013 Once a toolsy outfielder perennially mentioned in trade talks, Hernandez is now with his fourth organization, and the prospect shine has officially come off. Acquired from the Pirates in the Gaby Sanchez deal at the trade deadline, Hernandez failed to produce enough to warrant consideration for a full-time gig with the Marlins in 2013. Though he is a plus defender at all three outfield positions, his offensive value is limited to his wheels. That one-dimensional skill won’t ever suffice for more than a reserve-outfielder/pinch-runner role on a contender.
2012 The Pirates had Hernandez repeat Double-A in 2010 and he made progress until breaking a finger. In 2011, they skipped him to Triple-A and he responded by posting his highest isolated power since 2008. Not only that, Hernandez maintained his walk rate and slashed his strikeout totals. The only area where Hernandez took a step back was on the basepaths, as his stolen base success rate dipped from 85 percent to 70 percent. Now 23, the big questions are whether Hernandez’s bat will work in the majors, and whether it can play in a corner, as he is unlikely to displace Andrew McCutchen with the Pirates. Otherwise, look for Pittsburgh to dangle him in a trade.
2011 The Pirates hoped that a second season at Double-A in 2010 would provide Hernandez with the spark the perennial prospect needed to get his career moving. Unfortunately, just when he'd begun to hit well, showing more plate discipline and stealing bases at a higher percentage than he had before, his season ended when he broke a finger attempting to bunt in late July. Hernandez is one of the best defensive center fielders in the minors, but he needs to continue to make progress offensively this season at Triple-A to even think about being a regular in the bigs, something that, with Andrew McCutchen in front of him, would require the third trade of Hernandez's career.
2010 For a young prospect who has yet to see The Show, Hernandez is becoming pretty well-traveled. The Tigers shipped him to the Braves in their trade for Edgar Renteria after the 2007 season, and he was flipped to the Pirates last June as part of the Nate McLouth trade. Hernandez was a disappointment (and perhaps disappointed) following the trade, as he didn't hit much for Altoona, and had to be reprimanded multiple times for attitude problems. He's still very young, and gifted outstanding speed and range in center field, but his baserunning speed isn't being exploited effectively, and his walk rate will need to rebound. He could wind up on the move again at some point, as center figures to be the domain of Andrew McCutchen for years to come, and Hernandez's bat doesn't profile well in a corner.
2009 A speed-and-defense center fielder, Hernandez is stuck behind Jordan Schafer on the Braves’ depth chart, and thus is as likely to be used as a trade chip as to continue his climb through the Braves' system. He got off to a great start in the offense-stifling environment of Myrtle Beach last year before hamstring trouble brought down his numbers. He nevertheless managed to repeat his production from 2007 by compensating for the resulting loss in average with improved plate discipline, which could be the key to his eventual big-league success.
2007 Hernandez has not received the press clippings of the Mets` Fernando Martinez or the Yankees` Jose Tabata, but as barely legal outfielders go, he isn`t far behind. Hernandez has everything it should take to become a .300 hitter in the big leagues: Outstanding hitting reflexes, speed that rates as a 70 or 75 on the scouting scale, and a relatively low strikeout rate. He could go in a couple of directions as a prospect, either improving his walk rate to the point that he becomes a viable leadoff hitter, or filling out and developing 15-20 home run power--or both, in which case we could be talking about the next Bobby Abreu.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tony Gwynn Jr. a fair comp for Gorkys Hernandez?
(Guapo from Erie, PA)
I've heard worse. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yunel Escobar, Gorkys Hernandez, Charles Morton and a lefty reliever for Jake Peavy seems basicaly to me like giving Escobar for Peavy who is a very cheap superace for 4-5 years. Is it a good or bad deal for the Braves?
(JOHN54 from Alabama)
I think you're being a little too harsh on Morton, and Gorkys, um... has a great name and could be, er, sort of a fourth OF. It's not a great return, you're right. It was a more exciting deal with Tommy Hanson as part of it. It's a good deal for the Braves. I've written elsewhere (tho' I'm not the only one) to suggest that Peavy's H/R splits suggest he is overvalued to some degree, and no doubt that figures in.

I'm so certain I typed "sex" in that last entry, but it came out "self." And you know what? Self-life is a really interesting concept that I like even better. (Steven Goldman)
2008-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am looking forward to attending the Future's Game. Traditionally alot of these players have made an MLB impact. I am wondering what you project of Dexter Fowler, Gorkys Hernandez, and Taylor Teagarden. Will I see you there?
(jake1m from Jenny Lind, Ca.)
I won't be able to make it to the game. I don't get too many chances to travel right now, between family and radio obligations.

I think that Teagarden would have gotten the call over Ramirez had he been healthy when Laird got hurt. But therein lies the rub - staying healthy has been his biggest problem as a professional. I like him better defensively than the other Ranger catching prospects. I think that Fowler's development is one of the reasons why the Rockies are entertaining notions of trading Holliday. My only concern with Hernandez is whether he develops any power, but I love his speed and his contact rate. (Jeff Erickson)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Gorkys Hernandez or Jordan Schafer as Atlanta's centerfielder of the future?
(Mike from Atlanta)
Gorkys Hernandez. We'll always wonder now if Schafer's 2007 was legit or not after he got bushted for HgH. I think Schafer will be in a different organization by the start of next season. (John Perrotto)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gorkys Hernandez or Desmond Jennings?
(Bron from Ontario)
Jennings by a wide margin. Both are top 100 guys though. (Kevin Goldstein)


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