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Heriberto Hernandez

Heriberto Hernandez

C | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 180 | Age: 19
Bonao, Dominican Republic
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 10 8 4 3 0 1 3 .375 .500 .375 .875
Career Minors 473 378 102 121 23 98 11 .320 .450 .635 1.085
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .375 0 1 3 .875
Career Minors .320 23 98 11 1.085

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 DSL Rangers2 DSL ROK 60 239 178 56 52 15 5 12 49 53 41 5 5 6 .292 .464 .635 1.099
2019 2 Teams Minors 53 234 200 46 69 17 4 11 49 29 60 6 3 4 .345 .436 .635 1.071
2019 AZL Rangers AZL ROK 50 224 192 42 66 17 4 11 48 27 57 3 3 4 .344 .433 .646 1.079
2019 Spokane Indians NWL A(Short) 3 10 8 4 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 0 0 .375 .500 .375 .875

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 45 | Arm: 55 | Field: 45 | Overall: 45

The Rangers discovered right-hander Ronny Henriquez and promising hitters Randy Florentino and Hernandez at the same workout in the Dominican Republic and eventually signed the trio for a total of $45,000. Hernandez turned pro for $10,000 in December 2017 and led the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League in extra-base hits (32) while ranking second in homers (12), slugging (.635) and OPS (1.099) in his pro debut. He continued to rake when he came to the United States in 2019, leading the Rookie-level Arizona League in hits (66), extra-base hits (32), RBI (48) and total bases (124) while placing second in homers (11) and third in slugging (.646) and OPS (1.079).

Hernandez has a penchant for making consistent hard contact. A right-handed hitter, he has the chance to hit for average and power, and his pop to all fields stands out most right now. He's aggressive at the plate but doesn't swing and miss excessively and will accept walks when pitchers refuse to challenge him.

Where Hernandez will make his defensive home remains in question. He has solid arm strength and can flash similar speed, though he projects more as a below-average runner once he fills out. He's shaky behind the plate and has seen time at first base, but he'll probably wind up on an outfield corner.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/31/2019 Heriberto Hernandez assigned to Spokane Indians from AZL Rangers.
06/17/2019 C Heriberto Hernandez assigned to AZL Rangers.
06/01/2018 1B Heriberto Hernandez assigned to DSL Rangers2.
12/13/2017 Texas Rangers signed free agent C Heriberto Hernandez to a minor league contract.