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Portrait of Oscar Hernandez

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
325 .172 8 27 31 1 37 -1.7
Birth Date7-9-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight230 lbs
Age26 years, 3 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.22015
0.12016
2017
2018
-1.72019
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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
2015 ARI 21 18 36 5 1 0 0 3 15 1 0 0 .161 .257 .194 61 -1.5 0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2016 ARI 22 4 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .455 95 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1
Career22477101315100.167.239.26269-1.50.2-1.3-0.1

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
2011 VTB Rk VSL 69 294 .257 .346 .355 .424 106 46.6 9.2 1.4 207 0 -1.1 -2.9 28.0 3.3
2012 PRI Rk APP 49 195 .247 .318 .373 .250 102 2.1 6.0 3.2 128 0 1.6 -1.1 5.4 1.4
2013 BGR A MID 3 11 .249 .323 .358 .250 105 1.5 0.3 0 121 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
2013 HUD A- NYP 43 181 .239 .308 .332 .232 98 -1.8 4.7 2.1 106 0 2.3 -0.6 -3.0 0.6
2014 BGR A MID 94 397 .254 .319 .372 .289 96 1.9 11.3 3.1 97 0 0.8 -0.8 -7.2 0.7
2015 ARI MLB NL 18 36 .263 .320 .415 .313 98 -2.8 1.0 0.5 61 11 -1.7 0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2015 KNC A MID 5 14 .235 .300 .334 .200 108 -1.6 0.4 0 61 0 0.0 0.0 -0.8 0.0
2015 RNO AAA PCL 8 27 .269 .328 .413 .300 120 -1.5 0.7 0.5 62 0 0.6 -0.3 -1.5 0.0
2015 SRR Wnt AFL 16 62 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 ARI MLB NL 4 11 .267 .329 .412 .100 100 -0.5 0.3 0.2 95 10 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1
2016 VIS A+ CAL 34 133 .256 .327 .393 .361 99 6.7 3.8 2.1 149 0 0.6 -1.2 3.2 0.9
2016 MOB AA SOU 42 150 .244 .318 .357 .191 101 -6.5 4.0 2.4 59 0 7.0 -0.6 -8.8 0.4
2017 WTN AA SOU 67 255 .249 .321 .371 .226 105 -10.5 6.9 4.2 59 0 -4.1 0.0 -8.3 -0.1
2018 PAW AAA INT 47 171 .250 .313 .389 .263 93 -7.2 5.0 3 63 0 3.9 -2.6 -5.9 0.3
2019 PME AA EAS 7 26 .238 .318 .380 .154 99 -3.1 0.7 0.4 9 0 0.3 0.4 -2.2 0.0
2019 PAW AAA INT 47 168 .267 .348 .448 .225 92 -7.9 5.8 3.5 66 0 -5.1 -0.7 -7.2 -0.3

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
2011 VTB Rk VSL 294 239 56 96 14 1 21 175 66 37 44 3 5 .402 .503 .732 .331 3 0
2012 PRI Rk APP 195 160 25 37 9 1 5 63 24 23 31 0 1 .231 .349 .394 .163 4 0
2013 BGR A MID 11 9 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 .222 .364 .222 .000 0 0
2013 HUD A- NYP 181 167 22 38 6 0 6 62 33 11 24 9 1 .228 .282 .371 .144 1 0
2014 BGR A MID 397 362 43 90 18 5 9 145 63 25 78 3 6 .249 .301 .401 .152 5
2015 SRR Wnt AFL 62 56 4 10 3 0 0 13 9 5 14 0 0 .179 .258 .232 .054 0 0
2015 KNC A MID 14 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .000 0 0
2015 ARI MLB NL 36 31 4 5 1 0 0 6 1 3 15 0 0 .161 .257 .194 .032 0 1
2015 RNO AAA PCL 27 25 2 6 3 0 0 9 1 1 5 0 0 .240 .269 .360 .120 0 1
2016 MOB AA SOU 150 144 12 28 6 0 7 55 18 5 27 3 0 .194 .227 .382 .188 0 0
2016 VIS A+ CAL 133 112 15 33 10 0 3 52 15 18 26 1 0 .295 .402 .464 .170 0 1
2016 ARI MLB NL 11 11 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .455 .273 0 0
2017 WTN AA SOU 255 233 23 46 11 0 8 81 21 17 58 0 0 .197 .257 .348 .150 1 2
2018 PAW AAA INT 171 151 16 31 7 0 1 41 14 14 37 1 0 .205 .284 .272 .066 1 2
2019 PAW AAA INT 168 148 20 31 10 0 6 59 20 12 33 0 0 .209 .274 .399 .189 2 3
2019 PME AA EAS 26 24 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 11 0 0 .083 .154 .083 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 150 0.4800 0.5400 0.6049 0.6667 0.4231 0.7708 0.3636 0.3951 -0.0017
2016 42 0.4524 0.6190 0.8846 0.7895 0.4783 1.0000 0.7273 0.1154 0.0000
Career1920.47400.55730.66610.69360.43520.82090.44320.3339-0.0014

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $
2018 BOS $
2017 ARI $
2016 ARI $
2015 ARI $507,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$507,500
1 yrTotal$507,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 22 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 1/4/19 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 5/17/19. DFA by Boston 7/2/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Arizona 3/17. DFA by Arizona 6/23/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Arizona 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Selected by Arizona from Tampa Bay in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14. Signed by Arizona 3/6/15.
  • Signed by Tampa Bay 8/14/09 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 384 38 74 16 1 12 42 22 94 1 0 .208 .259 .361 61 1.6 C -6, 1B 0 -0.5
80o 364 34 67 15 1 11 38 19 91 1 0 .199 .247 .347 53 -3.3 C -6, 1B 0 -1.0
70o 349 31 61 13 1 10 35 18 89 1 0 .188 .236 .327 47 -6.5 C -6, 1B 0 -1.4
60o 337 29 56 12 1 9 33 16 87 1 0 .179 .225 .310 42 -9.0 C -6, 1B 0 -1.6
50o 325 27 52 11 1 8 31 15 84 1 0 .172 .214 .294 37 -11.2 C -6, 1B 0 -1.9
40o 313 25 48 11 0 8 29 14 82 0 0 .164 .206 .283 32 -13.2 C -6, 1B 0 -2.1
30o 301 23 44 10 0 7 27 13 80 0 0 .156 .197 .266 27 -15.1 C -6, 1B 0 -2.3
20o 286 21 39 9 0 6 24 12 77 0 0 .145 .186 .245 21 -17.1 C -6, 1B 0 -2.5
10o 266 18 35 8 0 6 21 10 73 0 0 .140 .178 .244 13 -19.4 C -6, 1B 0 -2.7
Weighted Mean3292855121932168510.179.223.31339-10.5C -6, 1B 0-1.8

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
2020263463565121103516910.197.241.32635-1.3-6.2-0.73.78.9-18.0-5.5
202127338346111093418880.199.249.32436-1.3-5.9-0.83.58.7-17.2-6.0
202228334346212093418880.203.251.33037-1.3-5.8-0.83.48.6-16.9-6.0
2023293703969130103822980.202.256.33238-1.4-6.1-0.93.69.5-18.4-6.6
2024303553866120103819970.205.256.34139-1.3-5.8-0.93.49.1-17.4-6.3
2025313293461110103518910.199.248.33437-1.3-5.9-0.83.18.5-16.6-5.9
2026323513765120103720940.204.256.33638-1.3-6.1-0.93.29.0-17.4-6.3
202733330356111093419890.203.255.33438-1.3-5.8-0.82.98.5-16.4-5.9
202834315335911093318850.203.255.33438-1.2-5.7-0.82.78.1-15.7-5.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 96 Tony Cruz 2012 79
2 91 Martin Maldonado 2012 87
3 90 Martin Cervenka 2018 0 DNP
4 90 James McCann 2015 77
5 89 Kade Scivicque 2018 0 DNP
6 89 Clint Sammons 2008 76
7 89 Luis Exposito 2012 71
8 89 Mark Thomas 2013 0 DNP
9 89 Josh Phegley 2013 72
10 88 Mark Wagner 2009 0 DNP
11 88 Sean Ochinko 2013 0 DNP
12 88 Luke Maile 2016 68
13 88 Kyle Farmer 2016 0 DNP
14 88 Tim Federowicz 2013 62
15 87 Mitch Canham 2010 0 DNP
16 87 Jason Jaramillo 2008 0 DNP
17 87 Caleb Joseph 2011 0 DNP
18 87 Travis Scott 2010 0 DNP
19 86 Steven Lerud 2010 0 DNP
20 86 Tyler Marlette 2018 0 DNP
21 86 Adrian Nieto 2015 0 DNP
22 86 Nevin Ashley 2010 0 DNP
23 86 Johnny Monell 2011 0 DNP
24 86 Matthew Koch 2014 0 DNP
25 85 Konrad Schmidt 2010 91
26 85 Jeff Mathis 2008 62
27 85 Daniel Rohlfing 2014 0 DNP
28 85 Justin Knoedler 2006 74
29 85 Luke Montz 2009 0 DNP
30 85 Michael Ohlman 2016 0 DNP
31 84 Cameron Rupp 2014 61
32 84 Tony Sanchez 2013 88
33 84 Austin Romine 2014 69
34 84 Joey Meneses 2017 0 DNP
35 83 Michael Jones 2010 0 DNP
36 83 Mark Ori 2009 0 DNP
37 83 Adam Moore 2009 73
38 83 Dan Butler 2012 0 DNP
39 83 Jeremy Hunt 2009 0 DNP
40 83 K.C. Hobson 2016 0 DNP
41 83 Luke Murton 2011 0 DNP
42 83 Joe Sever 2016 0 DNP
43 82 Kevin Smith 2009 0 DNP
44 82 Clay Harris 2008 0 DNP
45 82 Stephen Head 2009 0 DNP
46 82 Rob Johnson 2008 66
47 82 Jeff Kindel 2008 0 DNP
48 82 Matt Oberste 2017 0 DNP
49 82 Logan Parker 2010 0 DNP
50 82 James Vasquez 2018 0 DNP
51 82 Dominic Ficociello 2017 0 DNP
52 82 Johan Limonta 2009 0 DNP
53 82 Bill Rhinehart 2010 0 DNP
54 82 Brett Pill 2010 0 DNP
55 82 Elias Diaz 2016 97
56 82 Travis Mattair 2014 0 DNP
57 82 Blaise Salter 2018 0 DNP
58 82 L.B. Dantzler 2016 0 DNP
59 82 Dustin DeMuth 2017 0 DNP
60 82 Ronnie Mitchell 2016 0 DNP
61 82 Tyler Cannon 2013 0 DNP
62 82 Matthew Page 2017 0 DNP
63 82 John Wooten 2016 0 DNP
64 82 Will Allen 2017 0 DNP
65 81 Tony Thompson 2014 0 DNP
66 81 Ricky Oropesa 2015 0 DNP
67 81 Alexander Simpson 2015 0 DNP
68 81 Hunter Mense 2010 0 DNP
69 81 Nate Freiman 2012 0 DNP
70 81 Trever Adams 2014 0 DNP
71 81 Wilkin Castillo 2009 95
72 81 Chris Herrmann 2013 79
73 81 Brad Nelson 2008 86
74 81 Ian Sagdal 2018 0 DNP
75 81 Matthew Liuzza 2009 0 DNP
76 81 Max Stassi 2016 66
77 81 Clint Robinson 2010 0 DNP
78 81 Ben Paulsen 2013 0 DNP
79 81 Jason Delaney 2008 0 DNP
80 81 Sean Halton 2012 0 DNP
81 80 Shawn Pleffner 2015 0 DNP
82 80 Michael Flacco 2012 0 DNP
83 80 James Van Ostrand 2010 0 DNP
84 80 Wes Bankston 2009 0 DNP
85 80 Jose Briceno 2018 86
86 80 Kaleb Cowart 2017 81
87 80 Jesse Wierzbicki 2014 0 DNP
88 80 Tommy Everidge 2008 0 DNP
89 80 Mike Paulk 2009 0 DNP
90 80 Yasiel Balaguert 2018 0 DNP
91 80 Anthony Gallas 2013 0 DNP
92 80 Petey Paramore 2012 0 DNP
93 80 Matt Winn 2018 0 DNP
94 80 Jeremie Tice 2012 0 DNP
95 80 Anthony Recker 2009 0 DNP
96 80 Cam Gallagher 2018 84
97 80 Drew Weeks 2018 0 DNP
98 80 Edgar Corcino 2017 0 DNP
99 80 Dan Fiorito 2016 0 DNP
100 80 Chris Edmondson 2013 0 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Oscar Hernandez was a rare Rule 5 pick who stuck, thanks to some roster engineering on the part of the Diamondbacks. He's light with the bat, but has the defensive chops to be a solid backup catcher.
2016 Rule 5 selectee Oscar Hernandez spent half the season with a broken hand, half the season playing over his head, and the whole season telling people he is Felix Hernandez's messy roommate.
2014 Oscar Hernandez made noise at the plate as a teenager in Venezuela with good bat speed, advanced feel for the zone and raw power; since then, his work with the glove has impressed stateside.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ever see Oscar Hernandez in person? Was that one summer league an aberration or is there potential to be a high level catcher down the line?
(Steve from New York )
I saw Hernandez at least ten games last season. I really like his long term potential and believe he can be an everyday catcher down the line. He's been quite good for a 20-year old in the Midwest League. (Mark Anderson)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)So with Tampa Bay trading away Jose Lobaton where does that leave them in terms of overall catching depth?
(Pete from Orlando )
They have Hanigan and Molina in the majors. After that they have a few generic minor-league backstops (Roman Ali Solis and Eddy Rodriguez) and a younger, potential backup catcher type in Curt Casali to round out the upper-minors. Deeper in the system they actually have some interesting prospects: Nick Ciuffo, David Rodriguez, and Oscar Hernandez. So they aren't necessarily great at the top levels, but as an organization they're okay. It's not like they could've kept Lobaton anyway. (R.J. Anderson)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2013 afx .000 0.0 61 -.001 0.0 1 -.013 -.010 0.0 2.2 0.0
2013 asx .000 0.0 1533 -.001 0.4 26 -.094 -.014 1.3 2.9 2.3
2014 afx .000 0.0 3021 .001 -1.1 53 -.031 -.004 1.1 1.0 0.8
2015 mlb -.017 -1.2 353 .005 -0.5 2 -.003 -.001 0.0 -1.8 -1.7
2015 aaa .008 0.7 305 .000 0.0 2 .007 .000 0.0 0.5 0.6
2015 afx .000 0.0 53 -.001 0.0 1 .009 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 aax .017 7.0 0 .000 0.0 26 .010 .000 -0.1 7.6 7.0
2016 mlb .015 0.4 110 -.001 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 2.1 0.4
2016 afa .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 33 -.034 .007 0.7 1.6 0.6
2017 aax .002 1.6 3057 .005 -5.3 53 -.001 .009 0.0 -2.7 -4.1
2018 aaa .008 4.2 93 -.001 0.0 38 -.031 -.003 0.8 5.0 3.9
2019 aax .002 0.1 285 .000 0.0 9 -.051 .000 0.3 0.3 0.3
2019 aaa -.012 -6.7 8 .000 0.0 35 -.046 .003 1.0 -5.7 -5.1

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