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Portrait of Enrique Hernandez

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
423 .241 14 50 49 3 101 1.5
Birth Date8-24-1991
Height5' 11"
Weight192 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.92015
0.22016
1.72017
2.22018
1.52019
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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
2014 HOU 22 24 89 23 4 2 1 8 11 0 0 0 .284 .348 .420 110 1.0 0.3 1.4 0.5
2014 MIA 22 18 45 7 2 1 2 4 10 1 0 0 .175 .267 .425 107 0.3 0.0 1.7 0.4
2015 LAN 23 76 218 62 12 2 7 11 46 2 0 2 .307 .346 .490 104 1.8 0.1 0.0 0.9
2016 LAN 24 109 244 41 8 0 7 28 64 0 2 0 .190 .283 .324 79 -5.7 -0.9 2.6 0.2
2017 LAN 25 140 342 64 24 2 11 41 80 0 3 0 .215 .308 .421 89 -3.9 2.6 8.4 1.7
2018 LAN 26 145 462 103 17 3 21 50 78 1 3 0 .256 .336 .470 112 8.3 1.9 -2.7 2.2
2019 LAN 27 46 178 35 5 1 7 17 46 1 0 0 .222 .298 .399 96 0.0 0.7 -0.9 0.5
Career5581578335721156159335582.240.317.428991.84.610.46.4

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2009 AST Rk GCL 53 225 .247 .341 .328 .333 103 4.6 6.8 1.2 140 0 -6.5 2.7 -3.3 0.1
2010 TCV A- NYP 60 265 .250 .331 .367 .316 101 1.4 8.1 -0.8 115 0 0.0 -0.1 -1.2 0.6
2011 LEX A SAL 62 249 .260 .332 .394 .283 110 -7.6 7.2 -1.6 100 0 3.9 -1.7 -4.1 0.4
2012 LNC A+ CAL 100 411 .277 .341 .433 .297 109 -4.1 11.4 -0.6 71 0 -0.1 0.8 -20.7 -0.9
2012 CCH AA TEX 23 88 .257 .321 .392 .268 97 -3.2 2.4 -0.1 85 0 -3.2 -0.6 -2.5 -0.4
2012 CAR Wnt PWL 39 163 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CCH AA TEX 116 483 .246 .315 .373 .253 105 -9 13.1 -0.4 90 0 -4.3 -0.5 -15.9 -0.9
2014 HOU MLB AL 24 89 .250 .310 .388 .319 97 2.3 2.3 0 110 13 1.4 0.3 1.0 0.5
2014 MIA MLB NL 18 45 .245 .299 .372 .179 98 0.2 1.2 0 107 12 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.4
2014 CCH AA TEX 10 43 .230 .296 .347 .333 96 1.8 1.2 -0.1 151 0 0.7 0.1 1.5 0.4
2014 NWO AAA PCL 21 84 .267 .326 .414 .276 87 2.7 2.5 0.3 128 0 -0.2 -0.5 2.3 0.4
2014 OKL AAA PCL 67 289 .270 .336 .418 .346 94 11.9 8.7 0.1 128 0 2.2 1.7 7.8 2.0
2015 LAN MLB NL 76 218 .256 .316 .407 .364 91 12.9 5.9 0.5 104 16 0.0 0.1 1.8 0.9
2015 OKL AAA PCL 16 64 .262 .337 .394 .200 87 -4.8 1.8 0.4 34 0 -0.6 0.6 -5.3 -0.3
2016 LAN MLB NL 109 244 .254 .319 .411 .234 89 -4.4 6.9 -0.5 79 11 2.6 -0.9 -5.7 0.2
2016 RCU A+ CAL 2 10 .294 .371 .436 .600 95 1.1 0.3 0 110 0 -0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.0
2016 TUL AA TEX 2 9 .263 .335 .370 .000 98 -1.7 0.2 0 8 0 0.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.1
2016 DOD Rk AZL 2 8 .273 .364 .415 .000 108 -2.1 0.2 -0.1 34 0 0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2016 CAR Wnt PWL 24 102 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 LAN MLB NL 140 342 .263 .332 .434 .254 91 1.4 10.0 0.1 89 10 8.4 2.6 -3.9 1.7
2018 LAN MLB NL 145 462 .250 .319 .409 .266 97 14.2 13.0 0.4 112 10 -2.7 1.9 8.3 2.2
2019 LAN MLB NL 46 178 .247 .314 .426 .262 85 1.5 5.2 -0.2 96 13 -0.9 0.7 0.0 0.5

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
2009 AST Rk GCL 225 207 35 61 12 3 1 82 27 10 28 8 2 .295 .336 .396 .101 2 2
2010 TCV A- NYP 265 246 31 69 18 1 3 98 33 14 35 3 0 .280 .323 .398 .118 1 1
2011 LEX A SAL 249 215 30 53 11 0 2 70 17 31 33 0 2 .247 .341 .326 .079 0 3
2012 CAR Wnt PWL 163 147 24 47 12 2 2 69 17 11 17 4 2 .320 .379 .469 .150 0 2
2012 LNC A+ CAL 411 378 52 104 25 7 5 158 49 22 43 4 2 .275 .318 .418 .143 3 5
2012 CCH AA TEX 88 81 7 20 2 0 1 25 3 4 9 2 2 .247 .299 .309 .062 0 1
2013 CCH AA TEX 483 437 53 103 18 2 13 164 46 34 70 5 3 .236 .297 .375 .140 2 5
2014 HOU MLB AL 89 81 10 23 4 2 1 34 8 8 11 0 0 .284 .348 .420 .136 0
2014 MIA MLB NL 45 40 3 7 2 1 2 17 6 4 10 0 0 .175 .267 .425 .250 0
2014 NWO AAA PCL 84 72 8 18 5 0 2 29 6 10 13 0 1 .250 .345 .403 .153 1
2014 OKL AAA PCL 289 264 41 89 17 2 8 134 31 18 25 6 5 .337 .380 .508 .170 3
2014 CCH AA TEX 43 40 9 13 3 0 1 19 5 3 3 0 0 .325 .372 .475 .150 0
2015 LAN MLB NL 218 202 24 62 12 2 7 99 22 11 46 0 2 .307 .346 .490 .183 2 1
2015 OKL AAA PCL 64 59 6 10 2 0 1 15 9 4 14 1 0 .169 .219 .254 .085 1 0
2016 TUL AA TEX 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .000 0 0
2016 RCU A+ CAL 10 8 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 2 3 1 0 .375 .500 .500 .125 0 0
2016 CAR Wnt PWL 102 86 9 18 3 0 1 24 4 15 23 2 1 .209 .333 .279 .070 0 0
2016 LAN MLB NL 244 216 25 41 8 0 7 70 18 28 64 2 0 .190 .283 .324 .134 0 0
2016 DOD Rk AZL 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2017 LAN MLB NL 342 297 46 64 24 2 11 125 37 41 80 3 0 .215 .308 .421 .205 3 1
2018 LAN MLB NL 462 402 67 103 17 3 21 189 52 50 78 3 0 .256 .336 .470 .214 5 4
2019 LAN MLB NL 178 158 21 35 5 1 7 63 22 17 46 0 0 .222 .298 .399 .177 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 532 0.4868 0.4417 0.8426 0.6139 0.2784 0.9182 0.6842 0.1574 -0.0030
2015 823 0.4666 0.4739 0.7359 0.6380 0.3303 0.8449 0.5517 0.2641 0.0035
2016 963 0.4403 0.4444 0.7103 0.6274 0.3006 0.8534 0.4753 0.2897 0.0000
2017 1387 0.4859 0.4658 0.7461 0.6677 0.2749 0.8067 0.6071 0.2539 0.0000
2018 1824 0.4666 0.4326 0.7858 0.6345 0.2559 0.8796 0.5823 0.2142 0.0000
2019 742 0.4663 0.4542 0.7240 0.6387 0.2929 0.8416 0.5000 0.2760 0.0000
Career62710.46850.45050.75640.64000.28300.85370.56620.24360.0002

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
2011-07-30 2011-09-06 Minors 38 34 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-17 2011-05-13 Minors 26 24 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 LAN $3,725,000
2018 LAN $1,600,000
2017 LAN $555,000
2016 LAN $520,000
2015 LAN $
2014 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,675,000
2019Current$3,725,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$6,400,000
4 yrTotal$6,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 54 dRep 1 Baseball1 year/$3.725M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.725M (2019). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2018). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2016). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Houston 7/1/14. Acquired by Miami in trade from Houston 7/31/14. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Miami 12/10/14.
  • Drafted by Houston 2009 (6-191) (American Military Academy, Guaynabo, P.R.). $0.15M signing bonus.

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 468 61 108 23 2 17 60 56 91 4 1 .267 .358 .460 118 30.1 2B 0, CF 0 3.0
80o 452 57 101 22 2 16 56 53 90 3 1 .258 .348 .446 112 24.9 2B 0, CF 0 2.5
70o 441 54 96 21 2 15 54 50 89 3 1 .250 .339 .432 108 21.2 2B 0, CF 0 2.2
60o 432 52 93 20 2 15 51 48 88 3 1 .247 .334 .430 104 18.3 2B 0, CF 0 1.8
50o 423 50 89 19 2 14 49 46 87 3 0 .241 .327 .416 101 15.6 2B 0, CF 0 1.5
40o 414 48 83 18 1 13 47 44 86 3 0 .228 .312 .390 97 13.0 2B 0, CF 0 1.2
30o 405 46 81 18 1 13 45 42 85 3 0 .228 .311 .393 94 10.3 2B 0, CF 0 1.0
20o 394 44 76 17 1 12 43 40 83 3 0 .218 .301 .376 89 7.4 2B 0, CF 0 0.7
10o 378 40 70 15 1 11 40 37 82 2 0 .208 .289 .357 83 3.4 2B 0, CF 0 0.3
Weighted Mean42450891921450468730.240.326.41510116.02B 0, CF 01.6

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
2020283704778161134541772.238.324.408981.010.50.70.99.5-0.6-1.1
2021294095385181145145851.239.326.4171001.211.90.60.910.5-0.1-1.2
2022303975283171155043840.238.324.4221001.111.50.50.810.20.0-1.2
2023313925082181144843830.237.323.413981.010.60.50.710.1-0.6-1.2
2024323244166141113936700.232.321.403960.88.10.40.58.3-1.1-1.0
2025333134065141113934670.234.321.412970.88.10.40.48.0-0.7-1.0
2026342753557121103430590.234.322.407960.66.80.30.27.1-0.8-0.8
202735238304810182926510.232.319.404950.55.60.30.26.1-1.0-0.7
202836222284510082724480.232.319.403950.55.20.30.15.7-0.9-0.7

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Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 90 Nate McLouth 2009 103
2 88 Ryan Sweeney 2012 71
3 88 Chris Coghlan 2012 63
4 85 Desmond Jennings 2014 93
5 84 Dexter Fowler 2013 104
6 84 David DeJesus 2007 95
7 84 Coco Crisp 2007 84
8 83 Jackie Bradley 2017 96
9 83 Vernon Wells 2006 123
10 82 Leonys Martin 2015 61
11 82 A.J. Pollock 2015 124
12 81 Kevin Kiermaier 2017 101
13 81 Dustin Ackley 2015 93
14 81 Cameron Maybin 2014 68
15 81 Michael Saunders 2014 113
16 81 Jon Jay 2012 101
17 80 Aaron Hicks 2017 114
18 80 Franklin Gutierrez 2010 92
19 79 Jacoby Ellsbury 2011 144
20 79 Domonic Brown 2015 82
21 79 Angel Pagan 2009 106
22 79 Melky Cabrera 2012 132
23 79 Luis Matos 2006 74
24 79 Johnny Grubb 1976 117
25 79 Stephen Piscotty 2018 120
26 79 Lyman Bostock 1978 111
27 79 Lastings Milledge 2012 0 DNP
28 78 Bernie Williams 1996 134
29 78 Felix Pie 2012 0 DNP
30 78 Dan Gladden 1985 87
31 78 Len Dykstra 1990 131
32 78 Chris Young 2011 103
33 78 Michael Brantley 2014 147
34 78 Neil Walker 2013 109
35 77 Adam Eaton 2016 108
36 77 Mitch Moreland 2013 104
37 77 Al Oliver 1974 119
38 77 Denard Span 2011 90
39 77 Logan Forsythe 2014 87
40 77 Daniel Murphy 2012 96
41 77 Lonnie Chisenhall 2016 94
42 77 Freddie Lindstrom 1933 118
43 77 Fred Schulte 1928 100
44 77 Carlos Quentin 2010 117
45 77 Conor Jackson 2009 74
46 77 Andy LaRoche 2011 73
47 77 Gerardo Parra 2014 84
48 77 Ken Landreaux 1982 102
49 77 Jason Kipnis 2014 88
50 77 Jake Powell 1936 97
51 77 Andy Pafko 1948 151
52 76 Cody Asche 2017 57
53 76 James Loney 2011 107
54 76 Amos Otis 1974 119
55 76 Lynn Jones 1980 109
56 76 Marcus Semien 2018 99
57 76 Alex Gordon 2011 133
58 76 Von Hayes 1986 123
59 76 Paul Blair 1971 93
60 76 Willy Aybar 2010 87
61 76 Harry Rice 1929 104
62 76 Paul Lehner 1948 83
63 76 Reid Nichols 1986 83
64 76 Peter Bourjos 2014 71
65 76 Jed Lowrie 2011 97
66 76 Josh Reddick 2014 116
67 76 Travis Snider 2015 86
68 76 Jody Gerut 2005 79
69 76 Chad Curtis 1996 94
70 75 Matt LaPorta 2012 76
71 75 Kevin McReynolds 1987 117
72 75 Bernard Gilkey 1994 91
73 75 Norm Miller 1973 109
74 75 Chris Taylor 2018 103
75 75 Sammy Byrd 1934 83
76 75 Wilson Ramos 2015 72
77 75 Hank Thompson 1953 131
78 75 Kolten Wong 2018 91
79 75 Reggie Smith 1972 140
80 75 Gary Geiger 1964 88
81 75 Miguel Montero 2011 119
82 75 Alex Rios 2008 106
83 75 Trevor Crowe 2011 67
84 75 Travis d'Arnaud 2016 80
85 75 Johnny Groth 1954 93
86 75 Mark Kotsay 2003 92
87 75 Khalil Greene 2007 98
88 75 Brett Gardner 2011 88
89 75 Milton Bradley 2005 103
90 75 Jason Castro 2014 86
91 75 Goody Rosen 1940 0 DNP
92 75 Dixie Walker 1938 97
93 75 Stephen Drew 2010 112
94 75 Chris Snyder 2008 99
95 75 Edwin Encarnacion 2010 116
96 75 Jackie Jensen 1954 116
97 75 Mickey Brantley 1988 92
98 75 Ruppert Jones 1982 118
99 75 Jason Kubel 2009 130
100 74 Kevin Pillar 2016 81

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 We all play certain roles in life, it's just that some of us have the good fortune to have the contours and limits of those roles spelled out in painfully obvious detail. Such is the case of Kiké, a player who does some things well, does some other things not very well at all and shows precious middle ground between the two extremes. After a down year in 2016, he came back with a vengeance to reestablish himself as a vital member of the 25-man in Los Angeles, appearing once again at every position but the battery and throwing down a .310 TAv against southpaws. That was more than enough to offset a putrid .499 OPS against righties, though he managed to blur the lines a bit with a back-breaking grand slam off a right-hander amid an epic three-homer outburst in the pennant-clincher. With the first arbitrated pay raise of his career in pocket, he figures to line up in a similar role again for the Azul in 2018.
2017 A spark plug for the team in 2015, Hernandez short-circuited in 2016. The Dodgers had big plans for the lefty-mashing, multi-position-playing Puerto Rican as the weak-side platoon at the keystone, and possibly in center field. The plan started off well, as Hernandez belted two home runs off Madison Bumgarner in a mid-April game and finished the night hitting .440 batting average on the young season. Over the next 22 games, he hit .047/.180/.047. Thereafter, he spent the rest of the season hovering around the Mendoza Line. A ham both on-screen and off, the closest thing to a star turn that Hernandez pulled was a guest spot on The Bold and the Beautiful in September. Hernandez will hope for another crack at the role—and improved results—in 2017. Otherwise, his lines will get cut.
2016 It feels like Hernandez saw a highlight reel featuring Brock Holt and Brock Holt's hair and thought, “You know what, that looks pretty fun.” For the second year in the row, the super-utilityman played every position save first base, catcher and pitcher, and this time around Hernandez contributed with the bat, too. Despite walking less and striking out more, he improved in nearly every offensive category, riding a .364 BABIP to a .315 TAv. Can we reasonably expect Kiké to hit like that again? Probably not, but Hernandez's versatility and knack for hitting left-handed pitching make him an asset, even if he's miscast in the every-day-center-fielder role he assumed once Joc Pederson's struggles became too much to bear.
2015 If you could say one thing about Hernandez's 2014 season, it would be that he got around. Few players don five different uniforms in the course of a regular season, and even fewer play so many positions on the diamond for each of those squads. He suited up in eighteen different team-and-position combinations in 2014 alone. Of course, the reason most utility players are utility players is because they don't do any one thing particularly well. Hernandez has no carrying tool and, aside from his semi-breakout in 2014, he hasn't shown a propensity to hit much better than league-average at any level. To run it down: no speed on the basepaths, no power, average-ish defense and mediocre contact ability. He's the $3 stocking stuffer at eye-level near the hardware store checkout, the imperfect tool for any job. He'll be in some team's toolkit for a decade, but without punching much higher than replacement level.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these infielders going to be a long-term asset? Alex Guerrero, Jace Peterson, Enrique Hernandez, Christian Colon, Luis Sardinas?
(Steve Sax from Los Angeles)
Thanks for getting us started, Steve. I think Sardinas has the best chance of the group to be an asset from the standpoint of emerging as a major-league regular. (Daniel Rathman)


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