Cesar Hernandez, Infield, Philadelphia Phillies, #16


Date of Birth: 5/28/1990
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela

Cesar Hernandez, infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, was signed by the Phillies in July, 2006, at the age of 16. He played in the Phillies' minor league system from 2007 through part of 2014. As a minor leaguer, he batted .294 with 704 hits, 241 RBIs, 155 stolen bases, and 386 strikeouts to 211 walks in 645 games. Defensively, he made 1,307 assists, 340 double plays, 995 putouts, and 68 errors at second base.

In 2013, Hernandez joined the Phillies for 34 games. During that time, he batted .289 with 35 hits. He batted .237 with 62 hits in 66 games in 2014. Defensively, he played in center field (in 2013) and at second base and third base.

Hernandez batted .272 in 127 games with the Phillies in 2015. He finished the season with 110 hits, 20 doubles, 19 stolen bases, and 35 RBIs. As a second baseman, he made 234 assists, 47 double plays, 132 putouts, and 6 errors.

Hernandez had a strong 2016 season, batting .294 in 155 games. He finished the season with 161 hits, 14 doubles, 11 triples, 17 stolen bases, and 39 RBIs. Defensively, as the Phillies' second baseman in 149 games, he made 390 assists, 102 double plays, 241 putouts, and 12 errors.

Career batting statistics for Hernandez through 2016 include:

  • 382 games played
  • 333 hits
  • 88 RBIs
  • 261 strikeouts to 124 walks
  • .281 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Hernandez at second base through 2016 include:

  • 258 games played
  • 657 assists
  • 156 double plays
  • 407 putouts
  • 20 errors
  • .982 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Cesar Hernandez
ESPN - Cesar Hernandez
Baseball Reference - Cesar Hernandez