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NL East Notes: Nationals, Kingery, Braves

Some rumblings from around the National League East… The Nationals would still like to add another Major League catcher to their roster,’s Jon Paul Morosi reports.  In bringing in another experienced veteran, however, the Nats would run the risk of losing Pedro Severino, who is out of options.  (Miguel Montero is also in camp on a non-roster invite.)  Catcher is the only...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What Cesar Hernandez’ injury means for the Philadelphia Phillies

Well, the worst team in the National League just got even worse. On Tuesday, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin announced that second baseman Cesar Hernandez would be expected to miss the next six weeks due to an oblique injury. Hernandez was fourth among Phillies’ position players with a .277 BA and .336 OBP and led the team with 66 hits and 40 runs scored. The team is...
June 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Cesar Hernandez and the Short-Hitter Power Struggle

Last week, Sam Miller wrote an excellent piece for ESPN on the rise of the height-challenged slugger. But height has always been an advantage in baseball, particularly when it comes to power hitting. The average American male is 5-foot-10, but in the first year of this decade only one of the top 75 home run hitters in baseball was actually listed at that height or shorter. (Six...
Via Fangraphs
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

The Year Cesar Hernandez Hit Three Ground-Ball Triples

There’s a genre of baseball discussion known as the “fun fact.” You might also call it “trivia.” A player is the first to accomplish a particular feat in 40 years; another is the only one to reach a notable career mark in a particular season. The genre doesn’t demand rigorous analysis; it’s merely a collection of interesting tidbits which may or may not be relevant in more thorough...
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December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals Park netting stops busted bat from flying into seats

The extended netting installed at Nationals Park once again saved the day when it prevented Cesar Hernandez’s broken bat from flying into the stands. During the top of the 7th inning of Wednesday's game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, a pitch from Gio Hernandez got in a bit on the Phillies second baseman’s hands, breaking the bat and sending a huge...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via Phillies Nation
October 20, 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...
Via Philliedelphia
September 14, 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...
Via Philliedelphia
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...
Via Phillies Nation
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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