Marco Hernandez
27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After missing most of 2017 and all of 2018 with shoulder problems, Hernandez returned to the big leagues in early June and spent most of the remainder of the season on the major-league roster. While it's certainly encouraging that he was able to play at all, his performances were hardly impressive. In 155 plate appearances, he posted a .250/.279/.338 slash line, stealing one base, homering twice and walking just three times. He primarily played second base, one of a handful of options the Red Sox tried out in the absence of Dustin Pedroia. It's hard to get too excited about a 27-year-old with a career 67 wRC+, and indeed the Red Sox designated him for assignment this offseason. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Red Sox in December of 2019.
Included in summer camp
2BBoston Red Sox
June 29, 2020
Hernandez was added to the Red Sox's 60-man player pool Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Hernandez, who is not on the 40-man roster, has been an organizational soldier since joining the Red Sox from the Cubs in 2015 as the player to be named later in the Felix Doubront deal. After a 2017 shoulder injury lingered and wiped out 2018, Hernandez returned for 2019 and saw action in 61 games for the Red Sox. The 27-year-old utility infielder profiles as an average defender and doesn't hit enough to make up for that. For this pandemic-shortened season, he'll be insurance against a spate of infield injuries at second base, shortstop or third base.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .711 69 5 0 4 1 .318 .348 .364
Since 2017vs Right .577 146 20 2 9 0 .229 .255 .321
2019vs Left .726 52 4 0 3 1 .320 .346 .380
2019vs Right .561 103 14 2 8 0 .214 .245 .316
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .665 17 1 0 1 0 .313 .353 .313
2017vs Right .612 43 6 0 1 0 .262 .279 .333
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2018
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2017
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .607 96 11 0 6 0 .258 .274 .333
Since 2017Away .630 119 14 2 7 1 .257 .294 .336
2019Home .614 64 6 0 5 0 .262 .286 .328
2019Away .620 91 12 2 6 1 .241 .275 .345
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home .594 32 5 0 1 0 .250 .250 .344
2017Away .665 28 2 0 1 0 .308 .357 .308
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Stat Review
How does Marco Hernandez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.07
 
BB Rate
1.9%
 
K Rate
27.1%
 
BABIP
.337
 
ISO
.088
 
AVG
.250
 
OBP
.279
 
SLG
.338
 
OPS
.617
 
wOBA
.274
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
26.2%
 
Barrels/PA
0.7%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Marco Hernandez
Games Played By Position: 2020 Eligibility Notes
260 days ago
Clay Link looks at appearances by position and makes note of multi-position eligibility and lost eligibility for 2020.
FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Breakdown
July 3, 2019
Chris Bennett checks out Wednesday's main slate and finds few dependable pitching options, which makes Walker Buehler an even more appealing play against the Diamondbacks.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
June 9, 2019
Erik Siegrist looks over the American League free-agent pool and expects bidding to be fierce for Yordan Alvarez as he makes his much-anticipated Astros debut.
The Z Files: AL East Playing Time Preview
December 7, 2017
Todd Zola begins his look at playing time situations with the AL East and wonders if Aaron Hicks is up to the task of being the Yankees' everyday center fielder.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
April 9, 2017
Erik Siegrist looks at the available talent in the American League and thinks Jose Berrios is still worth scooping up despite last season's poor big-league debut.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Hernandez spent most of the 2016 season at Triple-A Pawtucket, earning multiple callups throughout the year due to his solid play. The 24-year-old slashed .309/.343/.444 across 223 at-bats in Pawtucket and did well adjusting his bat to the big leagues, producing a .294/.357/.373 line over 51 at-bats in Boston. With his ability to play shortstop as well as second and third base, Hernandez makes himself an attractive option for the Red Sox next season, especially if he continues to hit for a solid average. The utility man featured at each of those infield positions for Boston last year, although his defensive skill set will likely work best at second base going forward. He will likely be at Triple-A to start the season, however, his versatility should quickly earn him some opportunities for the Red Sox.
Hernandez began the calendar year as a member of the Cubs but was traded to Boston prior to spring training as the player-to-be-named later in the 2014 deal that sent Felix Doubront to Chicago. The 23-year-old shortstop had a bit of a breakout year in his first season in the Red Sox organization. He started at Double-A Portland where his .326/.349/.482 slash was fueled by a .382 BABIP, and the numbers dropped after a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket. He’s overly aggressive and swings early in counts, such that he doesn’t draw many walks. Major-league pitchers will surely take advantage of that tendency. He has moderate power and could develop 10-homer potential in the majors. He’s still a bit raw in the field in terms of footwork and hands and may not stick long-term at short. He played some second base at Pawtucket and will probably be developed as a utility player with a good stick. Hernandez will open the year at Triple-A Pawtucket.
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Clears waivers
2BBoston Red Sox
January 16, 2020
Hernandez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
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Designated for assigment
2BBoston Red Sox
January 10, 2020
Hernandez was designated for assignment Friday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Returns to Boston
2BFree Agent
December 3, 2019
Hernandez signed a contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
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Cut loose by Boston
2BFree Agent
December 2, 2019
Hernandez was non-tendered by the Red Sox on Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Sees regular duty
2BBoston Red Sox
September 19, 2019
Hernandez made his sixth start in the last seven games and went 1-for-4 in Wednesday's 11-3 loss to the Giants.
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