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2015 Player Review: Cesar Hernandez

I first met Cesar Hernandez in the summer of 2012. At the time, Hernandez was just named an Eastern League All-Star and was competing in the EL All-Star Game in front of his home fans in Reading. His line jumped off the page at me: .304 with a .345 OBP with 16 or so steals at just 22 years old. Why wasn’t anyone talking about this guy? He was shy and I tried to speak broken Spanish...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hernandez Goes to 60-day DL; JP Crawford Up

…In the air in a high flying double play. Just kidding, not yet. But he did do this showing his Ups. -screenshot via Yesterday, the Phillies lost second baseman Cesar Hernandez to the DL after he collided at first base with Anthony Rizzo, dislocating his thumb for all to see.  The Phillies will be bringing up Chase d’Arnaud, to take his place as the Fightins’ continue...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cesar Hernandez is officially done for the season; Phillies add infielder Chase d'Arnaud

View image | When Cesar Hernandez misplayed a ground ball to second base into a collision with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, it did not look very good. Hernandez's injury meant that the Phillies needed some extra infield help. In terms of starting at second base, newly acquired Darnell...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hernandez exits early with dislocated thumb, unlikely to return this season

View image | The departures of perennial shortstop Jimmy Rollins and second baseman Chase Utley from the Philadelphia Phillies' organization this season gave Cesar Hernandez, a 25-year-old, switch-hitting utility infielder out of Venezuela, ample opportunity to showcase his talent. Hernandez accomplished just that. Over 127 games, 93 starts and...
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September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Chase Utley not a starter at 2B when he returns

Chase Utley is on the DL right now for the Philadelphia Phillies, don’t expect to see him immediately slide back into their lineup with the familiar “4” next to his name. Before Tuesday’s game with the Dodgers in Los Angeles, GM Ruben Amaro was asked about Utley’s role when he returned. Amaro didn’t commit to Utley at second base, and instead backed the relatively...
Via The Outside Corner
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: What can be inferred from Nationals series

On Friday night the weather and the first batter of the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals match-up seemed as dreary as many fans expect the season to be. But even after Michael Taylor rounded the bases as he led the game off with a solo home-run for the Nationals, something changed. Roberto Hernandez went on to only give up one more hit before exiting the game after...
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Need To Give Cesar Hernandez A Shot

#451407284 / The Phillies signed a young second baseman out of Venezuela at the young age of 16. While it feels like Hernandez has been in the Phillies system forever, he had to grow up while playing in the Phillies system. A very talented second baseman, Hernandez has been...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernandez returns as more versatile player

Cesar Hernandez, Image- Jay Floyd Recalled by the Phillies on Tuesday, infielder Cesar Hernandez hopes that he has displayed enough improvement at a new position to stick around in the big leagues for the foreseeable future. The switch-hitting Hernandez opened the 2014 season with the Phillies, but was demoted to Double-A Reading in April tasked with developing his defensive repertoire...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014: #4 2B/OF Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez, Image- Jay Floyd Signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent at the age of 16 in 2006, Cesar Hernandez swiftly proved himself as a capable prospect that had quite a future in baseball. Last year, the young Venezuelan was honored as a Triple-A All-Star and made his big league debut. This year, he’ll be doing everything in his power to earn another chance to...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Expanded Storyline: Stealth Arm and Early Philadelphia Phillies

Even though many are penciling in the two new starters, Jonathan Pettibone is in the conversation for the Opening Day rotation of the Philadelphia Phillies. But who will begin the campaign at Triple-A Lehigh Valley? Please, scroll down for this edition of Nitecap Insight: Timeline Analysis, which is an additional posting. Please, scroll down below the 2014 payroll table for Stealth...
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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