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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scouting Report Luis Hernandez

Luis Hernandez - #3
26 years old (27 in June)
4th major league season
5'10" 190 pounds
Bats S/Throws R

To get the quick and dirty synopsis on my feelings on Luis Hernandez on this team, check out this preview for game 142 (Sept 11, 2010).

Profile: A light-hitting middle infielder that isn't even above-average defensively. He will forever be remembered for his 'Kirk Gibson moment' of fouling a ball off his foot, then hitting a home run off Tim Hudson and barely being able to run the bases.He had surgery to repair the fracture in September, and was not cleared to play yet when I was at Spring Training.

Good: He makes the league minimum ($414,000). He has "moxie." That's all he's got going for him. Seriously, that's it.

Bad: He can't hit (.245/.286/.298 in 120 games in the majors), doesn't know how to walk (4.8% BB rate vs 8.5% league average), and from all fielding metrics, is average at best.

This is where Luis Hernandez Belongs if he still is with the Mets...
Role: There is no reason for Hernandez to be on the 40-man roster. He's a organizational 'filler' at this point in his career, and I can not understand why he would even be considered for a back-up infield position. This is not a 20-21 year old who you need to give a chance to show they can play. He's had plenty of chances (4th organization) and has shown he's not a big league ball-player.

Next up: Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner 

1 comment:

  1. ...wish we still had Alex Cora after looking at these candidates. He batted .286 with Texas last year - the guy still has game!