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Portrait of Marco Hernandez

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
7 .167 0 1 0 0 82 0.0
Birth Date9-6-1992
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age26 years, 11 months, 12 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
0.02016
0.12017
2018
0.02019
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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
2016 BOS 23 40 56 15 1 0 1 5 10 0 1 0 .294 .357 .373 88 -0.7 -0.2 -0.7 0.0
2017 BOS 24 21 60 16 3 0 0 1 15 1 0 1 .276 .300 .328 68 -2.2 -0.3 1.4 0.1
2019 BOS 26 32 81 25 5 0 2 1 17 2 1 1 .325 .350 .468 85 -1.2 0.3 1.6 0.3
Career9319756903742322.301.337.39881-4.1-0.22.30.4

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.
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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 CUB Rk AZL 51 233 .281 .352 .406 .370 105 9.3 8.6 2.7 98 0 0.7 -0.9 -13.2 -0.2
2012 PEO A MID 43 171 .256 .326 .386 .263 97 -8.9 5.0 2.2 43 0 3.5 -0.8 -10.4 0.0
2012 BOI A- NOR 67 283 .248 .330 .360 .313 120 -3.4 7.8 3.2 91 0 -5.0 -1.6 -2.5 0.2
2013 KNC A MID 111 443 .255 .324 .375 .297 113 -13.3 12.5 4.5 73 0 8.2 -0.6 -17.1 0.8
2014 DAY A+ FSL 122 486 .252 .319 .366 .328 102 -7.6 14.3 6.6 91 0 4.1 0.0 -13.1 1.2
2015 PME AA EAS 68 294 .252 .308 .364 .382 97 11.1 7.9 3.5 137 0 -3.0 -1.9 5.6 1.3
2015 PAW AAA INT 46 190 .257 .316 .369 .324 88 1.3 5.3 0.8 98 0 -4.8 -1.2 -3.1 -0.3
2016 BOS MLB AL 40 56 .247 .310 .392 .350 115 -1 1.6 0.1 88 14 -0.7 -0.2 -0.7 0.0
2016 PAW AAA INT 57 237 .254 .312 .377 .381 98 5.8 6.7 0.9 118 0 -3.7 -0.5 1.7 0.5
2017 BOS MLB AL 21 60 .249 .320 .419 .372 108 -2.7 1.8 0.3 68 16 1.4 -0.3 -2.2 0.1
2019 BOS MLB AL 32 81 .256 .323 .448 .397 110 1.5 2.5 -0.1 85 18 1.6 0.3 -1.2 0.3
2019 SLM A+ CAR 21 91 .248 .323 .367 .324 106 2.7 2.5 0.3 132 0 -4.0 -1.1 2.7 0.0
2019 PAW AAA INT 35 146 .267 .346 .451 .349 98 -4.1 5.1 -0.1 88 0 -0.5 -0.1 -2.0 0.2

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 CUB Rk AZL 233 210 39 70 16 5 2 102 42 16 29 9 7 .333 .375 .486 .152 5 1
2012 BOI A- NOR 283 269 39 77 12 4 5 112 38 10 36 8 3 .286 .310 .416 .130 2 2
2012 PEO A MID 171 157 18 33 2 3 2 47 12 9 40 2 1 .210 .249 .299 .089 3 2
2013 KNC A MID 443 417 45 106 17 3 4 141 34 16 72 21 7 .254 .287 .338 .084 2 4
2014 DAY A+ FSL 486 441 61 119 13 7 3 155 55 30 90 22 8 .270 .315 .351 .082 6
2015 PAW AAA INT 190 181 27 49 9 2 4 74 22 8 39 1 0 .271 .300 .409 .138 1 0
2015 PME AA EAS 294 282 30 92 21 4 5 136 31 9 49 4 2 .326 .349 .482 .156 0 2
2016 BOS MLB AL 56 51 11 15 1 0 1 19 5 5 10 1 0 .294 .357 .373 .078 0 0
2016 PAW AAA INT 237 223 26 69 7 4 5 99 29 12 51 4 2 .309 .343 .444 .135 1 1
2017 BOS MLB AL 60 58 7 16 3 0 0 19 2 1 15 0 1 .276 .300 .328 .052 0 0
2019 PAW AAA INT 146 137 23 39 12 0 2 57 11 6 32 3 2 .285 .308 .416 .131 3 0
2019 SLM A+ CAR 91 78 15 23 7 0 0 30 9 8 9 1 1 .295 .374 .385 .090 2 0
2019 BOS MLB AL 81 77 14 25 5 0 2 36 8 1 17 1 1 .325 .350 .468 .143 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 190 0.4421 0.5421 0.7767 0.7024 0.4151 0.8644 0.6591 0.2233 0.0000
2017 232 0.4483 0.5302 0.6829 0.6538 0.4297 0.7353 0.6182 0.3171 0.0000
2019 273 0.4652 0.6007 0.6951 0.7480 0.4726 0.7474 0.6232 0.3049 0.0000
Career6950.45320.56110.71330.70410.44260.77530.63130.28670.0000

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 $564,000
2018 BOS $554,000
2017 BOS $
2016 BOS $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$554,000
2019Current$564,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,118,000
2 yrTotal$1,118,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 105 d1 year/$564,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$564,000 (2019). Re-signed by Boston 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.554M (2018). Re-signed by Boston 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Boston 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Contract selected by Boston 11/20/15. Re-signed by Boston 3/2/16.
  • Acquired by Boston in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/15/14.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 7/19/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 82 10 23 3 1 2 0 6 17 1 1 .311 .370 .459 113 4.6 2B 1 0.0
80o 56 7 15 2 0 2 0 4 12 1 0 .294 .357 .451 102 2.3 2B 1 0.0
70o 38 4 9 1 0 1 0 2 8 0 0 .265 .306 .382 94 1.1 2B 1 0.0
60o 22 2 6 1 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 .300 .333 .500 88 0.4 2B 0 0.0
50o 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167 82 0.1 2B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean152410001300.286.333.357850.22B 00.0

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
2020271051226413126241.267.317.407840.31.7-0.00.32.7-1.31.5
202128911121312106201.260.313.403830.31.3-0.00.22.3-1.21.3
2022291191428413137271.257.308.399810.31.5-0.10.33.1-1.81.7
2023307591931285180.256.310.394810.20.8-0.10.21.9-1.21.1
2024316071420274140.256.310.396810.20.7-0.10.11.5-0.90.9
20253236481014280.255.306.392800.10.3-0.10.10.9-0.60.5
2026337110001020.250.302.387780.00.1-0.00.00.2-0.10.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 86 Ben Gamel 2018 98
2 83 Alex Presley 2012 78
3 82 Scott Hairston 2006 78
4 82 Jordany Valdespin 2014 84
5 81 Moises Sierra 2015 0 DNP
6 81 Xavier Paul 2011 74
7 80 Andrew Toles 2018 81
8 80 Kevin Pillar 2015 94
9 80 Felix Pie 2011 63
10 79 Andy Dirks 2012 116
11 79 Shane Victorino 2007 98
12 79 Angel Pagan 2008 76
13 79 A.J. Pollock 2014 111
14 79 James Jones 2015 54
15 79 Luis Terrero 2006 68
16 78 Eury Perez 2016 0 DNP
17 78 Nate Schierholtz 2010 80
18 78 Clete Thomas 2010 0 DNP
19 78 Chris Burke 2006 90
20 78 Brennan Boesch 2011 115
21 77 Junior Lake 2016 75
22 77 Whit Merrifield 2015 0 DNP
23 77 Jason Repko 2007 0 DNP
24 77 Chris Snelling 2008 92
25 77 Lorenzo Cain 2012 98
26 77 Abraham Almonte 2015 84
27 77 Prentice Redman 2006 0 DNP
28 77 Zoilo Almonte 2015 0 DNP
29 76 Franklin Gutierrez 2009 105
30 76 Desmond Jennings 2013 106
31 76 Jason Donald 2011 80
32 76 Aaron Cunningham 2012 59
33 76 Tyler Collins 2016 86
34 76 Leury Garcia 2017 82
35 76 Jonel Pacheco 2009 0 DNP
36 76 Juan Lagares 2015 76
37 76 Ryan Langerhans 2006 84
38 76 Leonys Martin 2014 90
39 75 Michael Choice 2016 0 DNP
40 75 Charlie Blackmon 2013 101
41 75 Brian Bogusevic 2010 42
42 75 Alfredo Marte 2015 99
43 75 David Lough 2012 80
44 75 Bryson Myles 2016 0 DNP
45 75 Antonio Perez 2006 41
46 75 Chris Heisey 2011 112
47 75 Jeremy Hazelbaker 2014 0 DNP
48 75 Gabe Gross 2006 106
49 75 Matt Holliday 2006 135
50 75 Brian Anderson 2008 83
51 75 John Raynor 2010 74
52 75 Preston Tucker 2017 0 DNP
53 75 Eric Thames 2013 0 DNP
54 75 Robbie Grossman 2016 118
55 75 Mark Payton 2018 0 DNP
56 74 Ronny Paulino 2007 84
57 74 Xavier Avery 2016 0 DNP
58 74 Patrick Kivlehan 2016 65
59 74 Drew Stubbs 2011 79
60 74 Tim Beckham 2016 78
61 74 Trayce Thompson 2017 55
62 74 Charlie Culberson 2015 0 DNP
63 74 Ryan Spilborghs 2006 83
64 74 Brett Gardner 2010 98
65 74 Kevin Kiermaier 2016 99
66 74 Chris Nelson 2012 89
67 74 Aaron Altherr 2017 107
68 74 Dustin Martin 2010 0 DNP
69 74 Shin-Soo Choo 2009 126
70 74 Kyle Parker 2016 0 DNP
71 74 Tyler Kuhn 2013 0 DNP
72 74 Cory Sullivan 2006 63
73 74 Delwyn Young 2008 66
74 74 Lastings Milledge 2011 81
75 74 Michael Earley 2014 0 DNP
76 74 Bryan Petersen 2012 55
77 74 Brandon Jones 2010 0 DNP
78 74 Cole Garner 2011 42
79 74 Jefry Marte 2017 79
80 74 Dave Sappelt 2013 72
81 74 JD Closser 2006 73
82 73 Gorkys Hernandez 2014 0 DNP
83 73 Michael Morse 2008 70
84 73 Kendrys Morales 2009 135
85 73 Jon Jay 2011 95
86 73 Tony Abreu 2011 0 DNP
87 73 Danny Richar 2009 82
88 73 J.D. Martinez 2014 133
89 73 Brandon Guyer 2012 84
90 73 Chris Denorfia 2007 0 DNP
91 73 Choo Freeman 2006 63
92 73 Joey Rickard 2017 65
93 73 Wilmer Difo 2018 79
94 73 Deik Scram 2010 0 DNP
95 73 Josh Anderson 2009 62
96 73 Max Muncy 2017 0 DNP
97 73 Jimmy Paredes 2015 90
98 73 James McCann 2016 78
99 73 Anthony Gose 2017 0 DNP
100 73 Brian Cavazos-Galvez 2013 0 DNP

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 It’s easy to forget, now that we’re officially in the Rafael Devers Era, but at one point in 2017 it looked like Hernandez would play a big role in Boston. With Brock Holt injured and Pablo Sandoval being Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox were in dire need of a third baseman. They turned to Hernandez, a smooth-swinging utility infielder who had acquitted himself well in his brief MLB time in 2016. Unfortunately, Hernandez injured his non-throwing shoulder on May 4, and that was that. He needed surgery to stabilize the joint and missed the rest of the season, meaning that when the Red Sox yelled “Marco,” no one responded (we’ve all been there). Hernandez isn’t a star, but he’s a competent hitter and a passable defensive option at third, short and second. That last part could be key for a Red Sox team that expects to be without Dustin Pedroia until May or June.
2017 I mean, sure, Theo Epstein won another ring in Chicago, but before you heap too much praise on him remember that he basically gave Hernandez to the Red Sox for free. For the third-straight season, Hernandez hit well wherever he played. That included a cup of coffee in the majors, in which Hernandez held his own at the plate as a 23-year-old rookie. There’s nothing special about Hernandez’s game, but he can hit for average, run a bit and serve as a reasonable defender in the middle infield. He’s got Brock Holt in front of him, but Hernandez is good enough to be on an MLB bench right now. Take that, Theo.
2016 Single-A was cruel to Hernandez. The then-Cub struggled in a small sample there in 2012 and again for a full season in 2013, largely erasing himself from the prospect scene. Since then, however, he's hit at every stop, including a 46-game demonstration at Pawtucket to end last season. There's not much power in his profile, but there is some speed and some bat-to-ball ability. It's enough that as someone who can legitimately hold down the shortstop position he should make for a viable utility infielder. You read that right: The Red Sox system is so deep they even have Deven Marrero insurance. Given that Hernandez was acquired for the low, low price of one Felix Doubront, it's pretty clear in retrospect that Boston won the Theo Epstein trade.
2013 Hernandez looks at first glance like the archetypal useful glove-first shortstop, but he might be a little more than that. The first question, though, is whether he'll be able to put everything together to reach even that modest potential. He doesn't have the frame to hit for serious power, but he isn't destined to be some slap-hitting groundball machine either. He has a line-drive swing that could give him a decent average and modest doubles power, and given his fielding potential, that may be all he needs. He's rangy and has a strong arm, but he'll need to cut down on his errors to be the player he can be.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)What would a Red Sox package for Sonny Gray look like? Would have to be something like Moncada/Devers, Owens, and someone else, right?
(Slinkey1998 from California)
Given what the trade market looks like right now, I think you'd probably need two of the top 4, or at least Kopech instead of Owens. With that being said, this is Billy Beane we're talking about so you never know. Maybe he's super in love with Marco Hernandez or something. (He's probably not) (Matt Collins)


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