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Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss second baseman Cesar Hernandez.
Cesar Hernandez hit .291 at two minor league levels in 2012. After hitting .304 in 100 games at Double A Reading, Hernandez was promoted the Triple A where he struggled hitting only .248.
Projects to be an average major league player
Above average ceiling to hit for average
Below average power
Strong throwing arm
Good speed and base stealer
Has a career .290 batting average as a professional
Excellent base stealer
Above average defender
Strong throwing arm
Had a dip in contact rate
Well below average power
Cesar Hernandez has no major league experience and is on a minor league contract.
Cesar Hernandez will be 23 years old in May and will need to prove that he can hit at the Triple A level. He will need to...
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